After studying dramatic arts at the Paris Conservatoire, Samuel Labarthe won the 1993 Grand Prix Gerard Philipe for his part in the theatrical production CE QUI ARRIVE ET CE QU'ON ATTEND directed by Patrice Kerbrat. He continued on stage in works directed by Gérard Desarthe, Marcel Bluwal and Kerbrat. He made his film debut in an adaptation of Albert Cohen's novel MANGECLOUS, directed by Moshe Mizrahi. Since then, he has worked with such directors as Francis Girod, Claude Miller, Danielle Thompson, Marie-France Pisier, Claude Lelouch and André Techine. In 2000, he starred in the BBC's LOVE IN A COLD CLIMATE and THE PURSUIT OF LOVE directed by Tom Hooper. Samuel Labarthe has also been nominated for his role in UNCLE VANYA directed by Anton Tchekov at the Moliere in 1997, as well as garnering a Best Actor nomination in 2002 for his part in THE SHOP AROUND THE CORNER from Miklos Laszlo.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.
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