Franck Saurel - Actor



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I was born in Toulouse in the south of France. Enjoying an early life within the Pyrénées, then aged 21, I joined the le Théâtre du Soleil developing a practise known as 'drums on Digue'. I gained extensive expertise in a range of varied theatre skills as well as learning dance - including 'Commedia dell arte', 'Kathakali', 'circus skills', 'puppetry', 'contemporary dance', 'street dance', 'Latin dance', and 'Capoeira'. These experiences allowed me to develop my body to complete intensive physical performances and also enriching my acting ability. Following this experience I then found the world of acting in television, stage roles, film and theatre. ... read more

I regularly perform in, SAGA, a contemporary staging by Jonathan Capdevielle and also in "En Apnée", a show performed in a public open air theatre with the Compagnie Délit de Façade. I also perform in "Cristal Place" and "Mü" with the Transe Express Company, which showcases, literally, gigantic forms where musicians, acrobats, actors and dancers meet at the top of structures transported on telescopic cranes over forty meters high.

In 2020, I will also perform and dance in "Montagnes", a contemporary dance show choreographed by Florence Bernad de Montpellier.

In addition to working with le Théâtre du Soleil (east of Paris, France) I have performed as the lead actor in the opera at Die Entführung aus dem Serail in Glyndebourne (near Brighton, England), in 2016 and again in 2020.
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Also see Photo gallery and Video

Portrait Photo copyright Sarah Robine
© Franck Saurel ~ Don Quichotte opening
© Franck Saurel 2020


• 2020 − Opera - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | Die Entführung aus dem Serail Mozart's East-meets-West comedy makes its first Festival return. Returns 4th July to 26th August 2020.
Postponed until further notice (Covid 19)
• 2020 − Dance - Mountain: contemporary dance choreography Florence Bernad.

• 2019 − Théâtre de Rue - Cristal Palace: Cie Transe Express comedic-Dancer.

• 2019 − Théâtre - Don Quichotte: directed by Mr. Cervantes Cie Fébus, Lead role, Don Quichotte, m.e.s. Frédéric GARCES. Gavarnie festival, Hautes Pyrénées

• 2017 − Cabaret - Cabaret Apocalypse, acrobatic dancer, m.e.s. Jonathan CAPDEVIELLE, National Scene, Le Quai, Angers.

• 2016 − Théâtre - En Apnée | Contemporary theatre performed in public open air theatre, m.e.s. Agathe ARNAL. Recorded on location, Le Sillon, Clermont l'Hérault.

• 2015 − Théâtre - SAGA, Contemporary Theatre , Jonathan CAPDEVIELLE, the Parvis National, Tarbes.

• 2015 − Cinema-Television - & Opera Die Entführung aus dem Serail | director Sir David McVicar, Lead role of the Pasha Selim, at the Festival de Glyndebourne.

• 2009 − Feature film, Les Gardiens de l´ordre (The Guardians of Order), Director | N. Bougrhief

• 2006 − Theatre - | L'Emmerdeur, m.e.s. Francis WEBER. Theater of Porte, St Martin, Paris

• 1999 à 2002 − Theater - Actor in the Théâtre du Soleil | director: Ariane MNOUCHKINE

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© Franck Saurel ~ Tématic dance
© Franck Saurel ~ La fille qui tangue
& copy; Franck Saurel ~ Actor ~ Cinema-Television - & Opera Die Entführung aus dem Serail
© Franck Saurel ~ Don Quichotte

Photo gallery

Photo Portfolio:

Opera | Theatre | Street Theatre | Cinema:

• − Agents photo-book 2020

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Opera ~ (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)

• − Don Quichotte

• − En Apnée (in apnea)

• − Dance

• − Saga

• − Le Transe Express (The Transe Express)

• − La Fille qui Tangue

© Franck Saurel portrait sérieux
© Franck Saurel ~ Histoire(s)de club ryan


Stage and film portfolio

• − La fille qui tangue ~ trailer

    Demo tape
        − For Android mobile phone users: View

• − Feature Film | Film | Television

• − Theatre

• − Opera

• − Théâtre de Rue (Street Theatre)

© Franck Saurel ~ Zoika Gasoline mal
© Franck Saurel ~ en-apnée