Nahuel Pérez Biscayart

Attore (Argentina)

© Le photographe du festival du film romantique de Cabourg

Argentinian actor Nahuel Pérez Biscayart joined the Buenos Aires School of Fine Arts before training in private comedy workshops. He went on to perform in a series of plays and films both for cinema and television in Argentina. Aged only 21, he was awarded the Rolex bursary, which took him to New York where he joined Elizabeth LeCompte's company, The Wooster Group.  In 2008, back in Argentina, a part in Pablo Fendrik's La Sangre Brota (Semaine de la Critique, Cannes 2008) brought him to the public's attention. During a trip to Paris, Benoît Jacquot got in touch to offer him the main part in Deep in the Woods, which premiered at the Locarno Festival in 2010.  In 2014, he starred in Rebecca Zlotowski's Grand Central. The film was screened at the Cannes Film Festival as part of the Un Certain Regard competition. Nahuel Pérez Biscayart was then cast in David Lambert's All Yours in Belgium, a role that won him an award at the Karlovy Vary Festival. 2017 saw him return to the silver screen in France, starring in Albert Dupontel's See You Up There and Robin Campillo's 120 Beats Per Minute (2017 Cannes Grand Prize), in which he played the role of Sean, a charismatic member of Act-Up Paris in the early 90s. The role won him Best Male Newcomer at the 2018 César awards and many other awards.

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