Jean Le Poulain

Jean Le Poulain (12 September 1924 – 1 March 1988) was a French stage actor and stage director.

Jean Le Poulain
Born12 September 1924
Died1 March 1988(1988-03-01) (aged 63)
OccupationStage actor

He attended the cours Simon in Paris and won the first prize of Comedy at the Conservatoire national supérieur d'art dramatique in 1949. He was then recruited by Jean Vilar at the Théâtre national populaire and in 1952 he appeared with Gérard Philipe in The Prince of Homburg by Heinrich von Kleist at the théâtre des Champs-Élysées. He began as an actor both in theatre and cinema in 1947 and often appeared on the regular theatre show of the French television Au théâtre ce soir created in 1966. He joined the Comédie-Française in 1978, where he became sociétaire in 1980, then General administrator from septembre 1986 until his death, where he portrayed Monsieur Jourdain in Le Bourgeois gentilhomme by Molière.

Theatre

Actor

Director

Filmography

Cinema

Télévision

  • 1975 : Le Tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours - 2 90 minutes parts broadcast on Antenne 2, Monday 29 December and Tuesday 30 December 1975
  • 1979 : La Belle vie by Jean Anouilh, TV director Lazare Iglesis as Albert
  • 1981 : Staline est mort by Yves Ciampi, as Beria
  • 1983 : Le Tartuffe by Molière, TV director Marlène Bertin

Au théâtre ce soir

Comedian
  • 1966 : Interdit au public by Roger Dornès and Jean Marsan, directed by Jean Le Poulain, TV director Pierre Sabbagh, Théâtre Marigny
  • 1968 : Azaïs by Georges Berr and Louis Verneuil, directed by Jean Le Poulain, YV director Pierre Sabbagh, Théâtre Marigny
  • 1969 : Le Minotaure by Marcel Aymé, directed by Jean Le Poulain, TV director Pierre Sabbagh, Théâtre Marigny
  • 1970 : Le Bourgeois gentilhomme by Molière, directed by Jean Le Poulain, TV director Pierre Sabbagh, Théâtre Marigny
  • 1971 : Fric-frac by Édouard Bourdet, directed by Jean Le Poulain, TV director Pierre Sabbagh, Théâtre Marigny
  • 1971 : De doux dingues by Joseph Carole, directed by Jean Le Poulain, TV director Georges Folgoas, Théâtre Marigny
  • 1973 : Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare, directed by Jean Le Poulain, TV director Georges Folgoas, Théâtre Marigny
  • 1975 : Le noir te va si bien by Jean Marsan after Saül O'Hara, directed by Jean Le Poulain, TV director Pierre Sabbagh, Théâtre Édouard VII
  • 1977 : Le Faiseur by Honoré de Balzac, directed by Pierre Franck, TV director Pierre Sabbagh, Théâtre Marigny
  • 1978 : Les Deux Timides and Le Misanthrope et l'Auvergnat by Eugène Labiche and Marc Michel, directed by Jean Le Poulain, TV director Pierre Sabbagh, Théâtre Marigny
  • 1978 : Volpone by Jules Romains and Stefan Zweig after Ben Jonson, directed by Jean Meyer, TV directorPierre Sabbagh, Théâtre Marigny
  • 1978 : Miam miam ou le Dîner d'affaires by Jacques Deval, directed by Jean Le Poulain, TV director Pierre Sabbagh, Théâtre Marigny
  • 1984 : Le Malade imaginaire by Molière, directed by Jean Le Poulain, TV director Pierre Sabbagh, Théâtre Marigny
Theatre director openly
  • 1972 : Le Don d'Adèle by Pierre Barillet and Jean-Pierre Grédy, TV director Pierre Sabbagh Théâtre Marigny
  • 1973 : Pétrus by Marcel Achard, TV director Georges Folgoas, Théâtre Marigny

Prizes and honours

  • 1978 : prix du Brigadier for Le Faiseur by Honoré de Balzac, Théâtre des Variétés
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