Grégoire leads the Gallic invasion

November 8th, 2012 Comments Off

Grégoire Vigneron has gained a reputation as a co-author of such titles as Le petit Nicolas (FFF UK 2010), Molière and The Story of My Life / Mensonges et Trahisons (FFF UK 2006) in tandem with Laurent Tirard who whom again he joined forces for Astérix and Obélix: God Save Britannia / Astérix et Obélix, Au service de sa majesté.

He made his first feature film as a director in 2010 – Immaculate / Sans laisser de traces for which his references were Alfred Hitchcock and Woody Allen.

Although his other works have vered towards comedy, this was a thriller with a dark side featuring Benoît Magimel and Léa Seydoux. Earlier in his career after taking a course at the drama school Cours Florent he worked as an actor on such films as Jacques Maillot’s Nos vies heureuses and L’Attrape-rêves directed by Alain Ross.

An encounter with fellow students at the Femis film school led to his first short Tête d’Ange in 1994. At 34 he returned to University to do a philosophy degree but his taste for cinema remained strong. It was while making his third short Une fausse image de moi that he met Laurent Tirard with whom he began the scrseenplay for Mensonges et Trahisons. He has also worked for television, including a series for the M6 channel.

Grégoire Vigneron will be present at screenings of Astérix and Obélix: God Save Britannia / Astérix et Obélix, Au service de sa majesté at London Ciné Lumière on Thursday 8 Nov 20:30 and Edinburgh Filmhouse on Friday 9 Nov 20:30. He will be accompanied for the London screening by Marc Missonnier, the film’s producer.

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