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Birthday: Jun 16, 1974
Place of Birth: Lyon, Rhône, France

Alexandre Astier

Alexandre Astier (born 16 June 1974) is a French writer, director, editor, scriptwriter, humorist, actor and composer. Astier is most known as the creator, director, writer, editor, composer, and lead actor of the French television series Kaamelott, in which he also plays King Arthur. Alexandre Astier was born in Lyon on June 16, 1974, to Joëlle Sevilla and Lionnel Astier, both actors and producers mostly in Lyon's theatre scene. Alexandre Astier studied music at the conservatory and at the American School of Modern Music of Paris. He also studied acting and screenwriting. Four of Astier's seven children have featured in Kaamelott, and both his parents are main characters in the series. His daughters Ariane and Jeanne Astier play respectively Mehben and Mehgan, the daughters of Karadoc and Maevanwi (in the episodes Pupi and Exiles). His son Neil (who also appears as Karadoc and Mevanwi's son in Pupi) plays young Arthur in the season Book V, and in the final scene of Book VI. His son Ethan plays Arthur's dream heir in Book V. Moreover, the mother of his first five children, Anne-Gaëlle Daval, is head of the costume designs on Kaamelott and the short film Dies Irae. In 2012, he plays Johann Sebastian Bach in his humorous show "Que ma joie demeure!" at the theater. In 2014, his comic show "L'Exoconférence" begins at the theater in September. Alexandre Astier first got attention from the Lyon's public thanks to the play Le Jour du froment. He also acted in Nous crions grâce, a play written and directed by Jacques Chambon, to whom he gave the role of Merlin in Kaamelott. In 2001, he was the co-screenwriter and the songwriter of the short movies Soyons sport and Un soupçon fondé sur quelque chose de gras. In 2002 he was the director of Dies Irae, a 14-minute short movie that is also the first draft of the Kaamelott TV show. In 2006, he featured in Hey Good Looking!, a French movie by Lisa Azuelos. The same year, he appeared in Asterix at the Olympic Games by Frédéric Forestier and Thomas Langmann, and in Home Sweet Home by Didier Le Pêcheur. In 2009, he played the role of the ex-husband of Sophie Marceau in the comedy LOL (Laughing Out Loud). In 2014, he was the co-director and the screenwriter of Asterix: The Mansions of the Gods. In 2015, he appeared in the film All Three of Us, directed by Kheiron. In 2018, he wrote an original screenplay for a new Asterix movie: Asterix: The Secret of the Magic Potion. Like Asterix: The Mansions of the Gods, he co-directed it with Louis Clichy. Alexandre Astier became famous as the writer, director and actor in the TV show he produced. Kaamelott is inspired by the story of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. This humorous series is broadcast on the French channel M6. The episodes lasted three and a half minutes until 2007. Then, the format changed to seven minutes and finally reached fifty-five minutes per episode in the last season Book VI. He also composes the music of the series. He has the ambition to extend the TV show to the cinema as a trilogy, but not before 2012, since Alexandre Astier plans to work as a director on another movie before launching Kaamelott on the big screen. ... Source: Article "Alexandre Astier" from Wikipedia in English, licensed under CC-BY-SA 3.0.

Filmography
Movie Cast Year
Asterix at the Olympic Games Obstinatus 2008
LOL (Laughing Out Loud) Alain 2009
Suck My Geek! Self 2007
Comme t'y es belle ! Gilles 2006
The Adventures of Philibert, Captain Virgin Clotindre 2011
David et Madame Hansen David 2012
Alexandre Astier - Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring Johann Sebastian Bach 2012
14 Million Screams Le père 2014
Zygomatiques Doctor Paul Lamarade 2013
Le jour du froment Le capitaine Munoz 2002
Quantum Love Eric 2014
All Three of Us Le Shah 2015
Einstein et la Relativité Générale, une histoire singulière Albert Einstein (voix off) 2015
Louis de Funès Forever Self 2013
L'Exoconférence Le conférencier 2015
Home Sweet Home Joubert 2008
Dies irae Le roi Arthur 2003
Asterix: The Mansions of the Gods Le centurion Oursenplus (voice) 2014
Coluche Jean-Marc Reiser 2008
Pop Redemption le Chef de la SR 2013
Asterix: The Secret of the Magic Potion Le centurion Oursenplus / Huiledolix / Blodimérix (voice) 2018
Soyons sport Francis 2002
Kaamelott: The First Chapter Arthur Pendragon 2021
Baptiste Lecaplain et ses potes : Le spectacle Alexandre 2012
La potion Astérix Self 2014
Chasseurs de Mondes Self 2019
Exoplanètes : les chasseurs de mondes Self 2019
Ne rien trouver, c'est faire une découverte Self 2015
Alexandre Astier - Nous sommes loin de tout Self 2015
Double regard Arthur / Réalisateur 1970
The Grand Restaurant IV 2022
14-18: The Noise & the Fury narrator 2008
Kaamelott: The Second Chapter (Part I) Arthur Pendragon 2025
Kaamelott: The Second Chapter (Part II) Arthur Pendragon 2026
Uderzo, sur le divan d'Astérix Self - Director 2023
L'Histoire racontée par des chaussettes - Le Film Le Temps (voix) 2023
Alexandre Astier - La Physique Quantique Conférencier 2009
Series Cast Year
Kaamelott Roi Arthur 2005
Bref Alexandre Astier 2011
Burger Quiz Self 2001
Pandas in the Mist (voice) 2016
Hero Corp Araignée Man 2008
Scènes de ménages Ancien ami Biker de José (avec Virginie Ledoyen) 2009
Quotidien Self 2016
Un bon moment Self - Guest 2020
Burger Quiz Présentateur 2001
28 minutes Self 2012
Hot Ones France Self - Guest 2022
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