Comedian Wladimir Yordanoff, great theater actor and popular supporting role in cinema, unforgettable Philippe in A family resemblance, on stage and on screen, died Tuesday at the age of 66, announced Aartis, his artistic agency. he “Died today in Normandy following a dazzling illness”, is it specified.
In his half-century of theater career, this actor, son of Bulgarian violinist Luben Yordanoff, has been directed by the greatest directors, including Patrice Chéreau (Hamlet, 1988) and Alain Françon. Trained at the National Conservatory of Dramatic Art in the class of Pierre Débauche and Antoine Vitez, he collaborated on several occasions with the director Alain Françon. It is under his direction, in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, that he won in 2016 the Molière for best actor in a private show.
In 1994, he camped Philippe, a senior executive who is the pride of his mother, in A family resemblance, the successful play by Agnès Jaoui and Jean-Pierre Bacri, then in the film adaptation by Cédric Klapisch (1996), a director he will find in The Spanish inn (2002).
In 2000, he played in another film by Agnès Jaoui, The taste of Others. If he rarely occupies the first role, in films at the cinema, his face is known to all, as his film career has led him to popular films (Three zeros by Fabien Onteniente, 2002) or more demanding (I accuse by Roman Polanski, 2019, where he plays General Auguste Mercier). His latest film is OSS 117: Red alert in black Africa directed by Nicolas Bedos and scheduled for release on February 3, 2021.
“You will have given your last breaths of talent to the character of Lessignac in OSS. Many people will still love you ”, the 41-year-old director wrote on Instagram to pay tribute to the actor.
Jean Dujardin, who plays the role of OSS 117, also said “goodbye” to him.
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