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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 3 August 1958Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Lambert Wilson was born in Paris and studied acting at the Drama Centre in London.

A fluent English speaker, he made his feature film debut at the age of twenty-two in Fred Zinnemann's Five Days One Summer (1981) starring opposite Sean Connery. He went on to work with many of France's most prestigious auteur directors, playing leads in Andrzej Zulawski's La Femme Publique, (1983), Véra Belmont's Rouge Baiser (1984), André Téchiné's Rendez-vous, (Official Selection at Cannes and winner of the Best Director Award, 1984), Luigi Comencini's La Storia (1985), Claude Chabrol's Le Sang des Autres (1987), Philippe de Broca's Chouans (1987) and Peter Greenaway's The Belly of an Architect (1987). He starred in his actor/director father Georges Wilson's feature film debut, La Vouivre (1988), and won the Jean Gabin Award for his performance in Denis Amar's Winter '54, (1989). Further film work includes James Ivory's Jefferson in Paris (1994) opposite Nick Nolte and Gwyneth Paltrow and John Duigan's The Leading Man, with Thandie Newton and John Bon Jovi (1996). He has made four films with Alain Resnais: Same Old Song (1997), Not on the Lips, 2003, Private Fears in Public Places, (2006) and You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet (2012) and has worked with Jacques Doillon in Trop (peu) d'amour, (1997), Deborah Warner in The Last September, with Maggie Smith, Fiona Shaw, Jane Birkin and Michael Gambon (1998) and starred in Raùl Ruiz's Combat d'amour en songe (2000).

His more recent, English language work includes the Wachowski brothers' Matrix Reloaded and Matrix Revolutions (2001), Pitof's Catwoman (2004) with Halle Berry and Sharon Stone, Breck Eisner's Sahara, (2005), Michael Radford's Flawless (2006) with Demi Moore and Michael Caine, and Mathieu Kassovitz's Babylon A.D. (2007) with Vin Diesel and Charlotte Rampling. He has just starred in three international productions, Lulu Wang's Posthumous with Jack Huston and Britt Marling, Victor Levin's 5 to 7 with Anton Yelchin, Glenn Close and Frank Langella, and Suite Française, opposite Michelle Williams, Kristin Scott Thomas and Matthias Shoenaerts, all due for release in 2014.

Highlights from his latter French filmography include: Valérie Lemercier's Palais Royal! (2004), Xavier Beauvois' Of Gods and Men, Cannes Official Selection and Winner, Grand Prize of the Jury (2009), Bertrand Tavernier The Princess of Montpensier (2009), Alain Chabat's Le Marsupilami (2011), Philippe Le Guay's Cycling with Moliere (2012).

In the summer of 2013, he played the lead in Eric Lavaine's Barbecue, opposite Florence Foresti, Franck Dubosc, Guillaume de Tonquédec, Lionel Abelanski, Jérôme Commandeur, Valérie Crouzet, Sophie Duez et Lysiane Meis (2014).

Lambert Wilson is a Chevalier and Officier des Arts et des Lettres and Chevalier and Officier de l'Ordre National du Merite.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Phil Delafoulhouze

Trivia (17)

He is half Irish, half French.
Screen tested for GoldenEye (1995) for the role of James Bond 007, appearing in test footage opposite Maryam d'Abo (Kara Milovy in The Living Daylights (1987)) as Tania Romanova, re-enacting scenes from From Russia with Love (1963).
Was featured in a series of artsy Calvin Klein ads featuring Christy Turlington for Eternity in 1991, as well as a poster ad for Eternity in 1998.
French citizen.
Shares birthday with Mathieu Kassovitz, TV presenter Vincent Perrot and Martin Sheen.
Sings in a show called "La Nuit Americaine" in Paris.
As a singer, is a baritone.
When Lambert was a child, his father used to tell the journalists that he lived alone, while he was a married family father, to protect his family from the paparazzi, that's why Lambert and his brother grew up tranquilly.
As a singer, he recorded two albums: "Musicals" and "Demon e & Merveilles".
Attended London's Drama Centre from September 1975 until December 1977, leaving before completing the acting course in order to make his professional theatrical debut in Paris in a play with his father, Georges Wilson.
Mother is named Nicole and used to be a photo model.
As a narrator, he has worked under the direction of some of the world's greatest conductors including Rostropovitch, Prêtre, Mazur, Dutoit, and Ozawa.
Performs on stage in both French and English, and co-starred in "A Little Night Music" with Judi Dench for the Royal National Theater in London in 1996,.
Has starred in two different films whose title is 'Sahara'. First in Andrew V. McLaglen's movie (1983), starring Brooke Shields. And in Breck Eisner's movie (2005), starring Matthew McConaughey and Penelope Cruz.
Appeared as Pangloss/Voltaire/Martin in the new John Axelrod production of Leonard Bernstein's opera Candide. Production played at LaScala June 20, 22, 26, 28 and July 4, 6, 10, 13, 18, 2007. [June 2007]
He attended the Drama Centre, then located in the Chalk Farm area of London, between 1975-1978.

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