Friday, October 30, 2015

In the service of France. Who is Hugo Becker, hero of the series Arte? – West France

With his side parting, Tintin’s profile, Hugo Becker was an ideal son-side in “Serving France” . It is the young first type of a feature film of the 1960s Style Delon or Belmondo, in their early days.

“It is our beautiful André Merlaux” , laughs Jean-François Halin, the creator of the series. Happy cast of this spy comedy that lies somewhere between “Mad Men” and “OSS117″ (which is also writer).

Movies, TV and mini-series

Born in Metz there are twenty-eight, Hugo Becker, aka Merlaux, is the only actor little known of the troupe, also excellent. Next TV series, he made no memorable appearances in “RIS forensic” or “Julie Lescaut” .

The miniseries “Heads” did come forward last year, on France 2. Alongside the actor Clovis Cornillac, he played a young Romain are committed tortured kitchen, out of prison. . A role for which he won an award at the Festival television creations Luchon

cinema side, we have seen particularly in two feature films of 2011 Action: “The assault “, Julien Leclercq, and ” Prey “, Eric Vallette.

Prince ” Gossip Girl “

But it is on the side of the United States … that we must seek the most popular role – for now – of this actor trained at the Cours Florent in Paris and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.

“He participated in the American series” Gossip Girl “”, says Jean-François Halin. He played Louis Grimaldi, Prince of Monaco, in this series Youth golden Manhattan, New York. “ It has made him a worldwide star!”

Her character did not leave indifferent not that of Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester embodied by) in two episodes of the 4 th season filmed in Paris and twenty others carried across the Atlantic. Very many teenage fans “Gossip Girl” around the world have also succumbed to the charm.

Perfectly trilingual

Hugo Becker who speak perfect English and Spanish, also toured the USA in the film “Damsels in Distress” , Whit Stillman (2011) and “Breath In” , Drake Doremus, presented at the festival Sundance 2013.

In other words, the actor is not “in the service of France” only yesterday! It was announced in 2016 in “Republican Gangsters” , alongside Niels Arestrup, Kad Merad and Anna Mouglalis. A series filmed in the North in the spring for Canal +. More to come …

“Serving France” , four 26-minute episodes aired every Thursday from 20 h 50, on Arte. Until November 12.


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