Guillaume Gallienne

Guillaume Gallienne (1972) is a French actor, screenwriter and film director. He has received two Molière Awards for his stagework and has won two César Awards, one for writing and the other for his performance in his autobiographical comedy film Me, Myself and Mum (2013).

Gallienne graduated in 1998 at the French National Academy of Dramatic Arts and made his film debut in 1992 in Tableau d'honneur after which he starred in Sofia Coppola's 2006 film Marie Antoinette. He collaborated with choreographer Nicolas Le Riche to write the libretto for the 2011 Paris Opera Ballet production of Caligula and adapted Bolshoi Ballet's 2014 Parisian production of Illusions perdues.
His 2013 film Me, Myself and Mum, an adaptation of his stage show, was screened in the Directors' Fortnight section at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival where it won the top prize (Art Cinema Award) and the Prix SACD. The film was nominated for ten Césars, the most in 2014, winning five in total. Gallienne has been a member (Sociétaire) of the Comédie-Française company since 2005 and he became a Knight of the National Order of Merit in November 2008 and an Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters at the start of 2013.

He has hosted a weekly literature show Ça peut pas faire de mal on France Inter since September 2009.

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