Vincent Perez

Vincent Perez

Born: June 10, 1964
Age: 60
Birthplace: Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland
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Vincent Pérez (born 10 June 1964) is a Swiss actor, director and photographer. He is best known internationally for playing the title character, Ashe Corven, in The Crow: City of Angels, and for starring in Queen of the Damned, playing Marius de Romanus. Some of his notable films in French cinema include Cyrano de Bergerac, Le Bossu, La Reine Margot and Indochine.


Early life

Pérez was born on June 10, 1964 in Lausanne, Switzerland, to a Spanish father and a German mother. His mother was a homemaker and his father worked in the import-export business. He commenced acting studies in Geneva, followed by the CNSAD and completed his training at the school of the Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers. He started acting in theatre before starring in films.

Cinematic career

His breakthrough role was starring opposite Gérard Depardieu in Cyrano de Bergerac. He was nominated for a César Award. He has since appeared in various films and his onscreen leading ladies have included Catherine Deneuve, Kim Basinger, Isabelle Adjani and Aaliyah.

On television, he starred in Paris enquêtes criminelles, the French remake of Law & Order: Criminal Intent. Pérez starred as Lieutenant Vincent Revel.

He has also gone into directing. Two of his shorts, L'échange and Rien à dire, have been nominated for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.


He has exhibited his photographic work during festivals and in art galleries. For example, his exhibition entitled Face to Face, which featured photographs of Carla Bruni, Johnny Hallyday or Gerard Depardieu, was unveiled at Rencontres d'Arles, an annual photography festival in Arles, France. In December 2012, he exhibited his photographs of dancers of the Bolshoi Ballet at the RuArts in Moscow, Russia. Two years later, in December 2014, he exhibited them again at the Accademia Fine Art Gallery in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

Personal life

He is married to French actress Karine Silla; they have three children together.



Year Film Role Notes
1986 Gardien de la nuit (Guardian of the Night) Armand
1987 Hôtel de France Serge
1988 La maison de jade (The House of Jade) Bernard Gretz
1990 Cyrano de Bergerac Christian de Neuvillette César Award Nominee for Most Promising Actor (Meilleur espoir masculin)
Il viaggio di Capitan Fracassa (The Voyage of Captain Fracassa) Baron of Sigognac
1991 La neige et le feu Jacques Sénéchal
1992 Cendre d'or
Indochine (Indochina) Jean-Baptiste
L'échange Cannes Film Festival Golden Palm Award Nominee for Best Short Film
Short written and directed by Vincent Perez
1993 Fanfan Alexandre
1994 La Reine Margot (Queen Margot) La Môle
1995 Al di là delle nuvole (Beyond the Clouds) Niccolo
1996 Ligne de vie (Line of Life) Philippe
The Crow: City of Angels Ashe Corven/The Crow
1997 Swept from the Sea Yanko Gooral
Le bossu Duc de Nevers César Award Nominee for Best Supporting Actor (Meilleur second rôle masculin)
Cabourg Romantic Film Festival Award for Best Actor
1998 Ceux qui m'aiment prendront le train (Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train) Viviane César Award Nominee for Best Supporting Actor (Meilleur second rôle masculin)
The Treat Pierre
Talk of Angels Francisco Areavaga
Shot Through the Heart Slavko Stanic
1999 Le temps retrouvé, d'après l'oeuvre de Marcel Proust (Marcel Proust's Time Regained) Morel
Rien à dire Cannes Film Festival Golden Palm Award Nominee for Best Short Film
Short directed by Vincent Perez
2000 Épouse-moi (Marry Me) Hadrien Roche
Le Libertin (The Libertine) Denis Diderot
I Dreamed of Africa Paolo Gallmann
2001 Les Morsures de l'aube (fr) (Love Bites) Young actor
Bride of the Wind Oskar Kokoschka
2002 Queen of the Damned Marius de Romanus
Peau d'Ange (Once Upon An Angel) Nominated at the Montreal World Film Festival for the Grand Prix des Amériques
Written and directed by Vincent Perez
2003 Le pharmacien de garde (The Pharmacist) Yan Lazarrec
La felicità non-costa niente (Happiness Costs Nothing) Francesco
Fanfan la Tulipe Fanfan la Tulipe
Je reste! (I'm Staying!) Bertrand Delpire
2004 Bienvenue en Suisse Aloïs Couchepin
Nouvelle-France (New France aka Battle of the Brave) Intendant le Bigot
2007 Kod apokalipsisa (The Apocalypse Code) Lui MTV Movie Award (Russia) Nominee for Best Fight; shared with Anastasiya Zavorotnyuk
Credited as Vensan Peres
Arn - Tempelriddaren (Arn - The Knight Templar) Brother Guilbert
Si j'étais toi (The Secret) Produced and directed by Vincent Perez
2009 Demain dès l'aube (Tomorrow at Dawn) Mathieu
2010 Inhale Dr. Martinez
Bruc Maraval
The Last Warrior
2012 Lines of Wellington
2013 Puppylove Christian
2014 Кухня в Париже Nicolas Dupont Vicki admirateur, parisien, chef de protocole du Président de la France
2016 Alone in Berlin Director, writer


Year Title Role Notes
1986 Série noire Yvon 1 episode, Piège à flics
1990 Hamlet Laerte
1998 Shot Through the Heart Slavko
2000 Scénarios sur la drogue Directed 1 episode, Scénarios sur la drogue
2004 Frankenstein Deucalion
2005 Le juge Marc Steiner
2006 Avec le temps... Philippe Julliart
Jeanne Poisson, Marquise de Pompadour Louis XV
2007 Paris enquêtes criminelles (Law & Order: Paris) Vincent Revel 20 episodes
2008 Die Jahrhundertlawine Marc
2010 Lo scandalo della Banca Romana Clemente Claudet
Trahie! Paul/Antonio

Awards and nominations

César Awards

Year Award Film Result
1991 Most Promising Actor (Meilleur jeune espoir masculin) Cyrano de Bergerac Nominated
1998 Best Supporting Actor (Meilleur second rôle masculin) Le bossu Nominated
1998 Best Supporting Actor (Meilleur second rôle masculin) Ceux qui m'aiment prendront le train Nominated

Palme d'Or

Year Award Film Result
1992 Best Short Film L'échange Nominated
1999 Best Short Film Rien à dire Nominated

Montréal World Film Festival

Year Award Film Result
2002 Grand Prix des Amériques Peau d'ange Nominated

MTV Movie Awards, Russia

Year Award Film Result
2008 Best Fight 'Kod apokalipsisa Nominated

Cabourg Romantic Film Festival

Year Award Film Result
1992 Prix Jean Gabin Won
2008 Best Actor Le bossu Won

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