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Christian Manon

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Lee Leslie Management Pty Ltd

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Gender: Male
Age Range: 50 - 60
Height: 181cm
DOB: 05 Jan 1950
Web: http://christianmanon.wixsite.com/christian-manon
Base Location: Sydney
Available In: International
Skills: Actor, Musical Theatre, Voice Artist
Hair: Grey, White
Eye: Brown
Ethnicity: West European
Memberships: M.E.A.A
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Credits

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2014 TV French Footman Essential Media and Entertainment, Lisa Matthews
2014 SF Old Man Boulevard Film - Rob Coe & Carla de Menezes Ribeiro, Sam & Tom McKeith
2013 TV Louis Roche Network Seven, Lynn Hegarty
2013 TV Old Soldier Kylie Dufresne/Sue Taylor, Rachel Ward
2013 TV Ice Cream Vendor Seven Network, Jean-Pierre Mignon
2012 SF Cleaner Lisa Hoppe AFTRS, Martha Goddard
2007 TV Francois Jigsaw Entertainment, Will Usic
2007 FF The Magician Canterman Pictures, Daniel Marsiglia
2005 TV Smythe Network Seven, Jean-Pierre Mignon
2005 SF Roland Desporge Linoleum Films, David Lawrance
2004 ST Anselme Sydney Theatre Company, Jean-Pierre Mignon
2002 TV Various French (5 episodes) ABC TV , various
2002 FF Mael Warner Bros., Michael Rymer
2001 FF Alkaseltzer Fildebroc/France 2 Cinéma, Rolf de Heer
2000 FF Doctor Sergei Gradsky Paramount, John Wu
1999 TV George Quelleure Robin Kershaw/SBS, Kay Pavlou and Ray Argall
1998 FF Lab Technician Universal Pictures, Georges Miller
1998 ST The Guide Bell Shakespeare Company, Barrie Kosky
1998 TV Tenardier Southern Star, Tony Tilse
1997 ST Monsieur Loyal Sydney Theatre Company, Barrie Kosky
1997 FF Mister Tomasetti Fox Searchlight Pictures/Meridian Films, Gillian Armstrong
1996 SF Jean-Pierre Pod/Flat Rock, John Curran
1989 FF French Leader New World Pictures, Mark Goldblatt
1988 TV Suhel SBS, Terry Bourke
1988 FF Charles Darwin's Bodyguard Warner Bros, Yahoo Serious
1988 TV Marcel JNP Films, Peter Maxwell
1987 TV Lieutenant Bellamy ANRO, John Bannas
1985 TV Docteur Rollet ABC/Channel Four (UK), Ron Sharp
1982 TV Maitre D' Kennedy Miller Enterprise, George Olgivie

Training & Additional Notes

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TRAINING 

DEMITHEATRE (1977-78) Sydney
Part of a small ensemble of actors living and training together in Warehouse 9, Nicholson St, Balmain East, under the direction of Steve Peters from John Strelow's SA Triad Stage Alliance. 

AUSTRALIAN MIME THEATRE (1979-80) Adelaide
 Full time classes in mime and movement, anatomy of movement, classical dance and expression, tutored by Madame Zora Semberova ex-National  Theatre of Prague. 
 
THEATRE 

1975-77 
               Established Melanesian Youth Theatre in Lowiepeng,Tanna, Vanuatu. Production of four plays: Bobet, Les Deux Villages, Bons Amis, L'Oiseau Noir. 

1977-78 
              "Zanka Loi" in NARDUK by DEMITHEATRE. Dir: Steve Peters. Toured N.S.W 

1979-80 
              "Various" in LIVING SKETCHES by AUSTRALIAN MIME THEATRE at Dom Polski Centre. Dir: Zora Semberova. 
               ART ATTACK and PUBLIC SPACE (Mimodramas) by LA PETITE TROUPE at Various Adelaide's Fringe Venues. 

1981 
         CRIME OF PASSION (Solo Mimodrama choregraphed on the 2nd movement of Khachaturian Piano Concerto) at Sydney Fringe Festival Club and Footbridge Theatre. 
        "Judy" in PUNCH AND JUDY (Commedia Dell'Arte adapted from script 1854 by Robert Brough) by CHATTERBOX TRIO. Toured Sydney and surroundings. 
        "Harlequin" in LA DEPRESSION DU DOCTEUR (Commedia Dell'Arte) for the ALLIANCE FRANCAISE at the Footbridge Theatre, Sydney. 
        "Max" (trad. clown) with OZO CIRCUS at Canberry Fair, Canberra Festival 
        "Various" in A LA CARTE by CORPOREAL MIME THEATRE at Seymour Centre Downstairs. 

1982 
Joined SIDETRACK THEATRE COMPANY (dir: Don Mamouney) for the six 
following productions: 
         "Jean Capotti" in DOWN UNDER THE THUMB. (Adelaide '84 Fringe Festival Award Winner). 
         "Phillippe Dumas" in CAMPOUT AT DOG'S BUSH 

1983 
         "Hernan Ortiz" (lead role) in THE DISAPPEARED by David Holman 
         "Jean Capotti" in OUT FROM UNDER. 
         "Joe Defer" in LOCO. (Musical) 

1984 
         "Cidrolin Barette" in DAY TO DAY. Sailors Home Theatre, Sydney 
*Besides “The Disappeared” of D.Holman, Christian co-devised and co-wrote all  the above Sidetrack plays
         "Ramon Gris" in THE BLIND GIANT IS DANCING by Stephen Sewell. SYDNEY THEATRE COMPANY at the Drama Theatre,Opera House. Dir:Phillip Keir 

1985 
         "Clitandre" in THE MISANTHROPE by Moliere. SYDNEY THEATRE COMPANY at the Wharf. Dir: J.P. Mignon. 
1986 
         "Alan Moroney" (lead role) in DA VINCI WAS RIGHT by Roland Topor. ANTHILL THEATRE Melbourne. Dir: J.P Mignon. 

1987 
         "The Chair" in THE CIRCUMNAVIGATIONS OF CAPTAIN ASTERION by 
Graham Henderson. LA MAMA THEATRE, Melbourne. Dir: Arpad Mihaly 
*Received grant from the Theatre Board of the Australian Arts Council for the development of his play THE DEATH INSTINCT, adapted from Jacques Mesrine's autobiography. 

1988 
          "Count Edward de Monterey" in LES ENFANTS DU PARADIS adapted by Tobsha Learner. COMPANY B, Belvoir Street Theatre, Sydney. Dir: Katerina Ivak. 
           "Tomali man" in A STREET CAR NAMED DESIRE by Tennessee Williams. NICHOLS / BOHM Her Majesty's Theatre,Sydney and Qld. Performing Arts Centre. Dir: Robin Lefevre. 

1989 
         "Gripe-Soleil" in THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO by Beaumarchais. SYDNEY  THEATRE COMPANY at the Wharf. Dir: J.P. Mignon 

1990/91
 Overseas travel. 
*Paris workshop on Greek Tragedy with THEATRE DU SOLEIL. Dir: Ariane Mnouchkine. 

1993 
          "Maurice Duclos" in FALLEN ANGELS by Noel Coward.THE GORDON/ FROST ORGANISATION Dir: Christopher Renshaw. National tours of Australia and New Zealand. 

1994 
          "Tiresias" in ANTIGONE by Sophocles. CROSSROADS THEATRE. Dir: Clara Mason. 

1997 
        “Monsieur Loyal” in TARTUFFE by Moliere. SYDNEY THEATRE COMPANY Drama Theatre,Opera House. Dir: Barrie Kosky 

1998 
        “The Guide” in KING LEAR by Shakespeare.BELL/SHAKESPEARE COMPANY. Toured Canberra, Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney. Dir: Barrie Kosky 

2004 
        “Anselme” in THE MISER by Moliere. SYDNEY THEATRE COMPANY. Drama Theatre, Opera House. Dir: Jean-Pierre Mignon 
 
TELEVISION 

1982 "Maitre D" BODYLINE Kennedy Miller Enterprises Dir: George Olgivie. 
1985 "Doctor Rollet" TUSI TALA A.B.C and Channel Four (U.K)Dir: Ron Sharp 
1986 "Sam" THE FAST LANE A.B.C Dir: Marc Callan 
1987 "Lieutenant Bellamy" EMMA:QUEEN OF THE SOUTH SEAS ANRO Prod 
1988 "French Priest" THE RAINBOW WARRIOR CONSPIRACY Golden Dolphin Prod
           "Marcel" A COUNTRY PRACTICE JNP Films. Dir: Peter Maxwell. 
           "Maitre D" OUTBACK BOUND. CBS (USA), TNC Nine.Dir: John Llewellyn-Moxey
           "Jean-Claude" THE LAST RESORT ABC & RCC. Dir:Geoffrey Notage. 
           "Suhel" THE TOURIST SBS Dir: Terry Bourke. 
1989 "Father Leyroud" HUNTING THE WILD PINEAPPLE. Dir:Patricia L'Huede 
1991 "Anonymous Caller" THE MIRACULOUS MELLOPS Millennium Pictures. Dir : Karl Zwicky
           "French Waiter" G.P. ABC 
1997 “Creature from the Black Lagoon” THE MUNSTER’S SCARRY LITTLE  XMAS. CBS (USA)
1998 “Tenardier” A DIFFICULT WOMAN. Southern Star Dir Tony Tilse 
1999 “George Quelleure” BONDI BANQUET Prod:Robin Kershaw Dir: Kay  Pavlou and Ray Argall
2000 “Francois Pinot” BACKBERNER Craker Jack Productions ABC 
2001 “Henri Valles” BACKBERNER CJ prod ABC 
           “Jacques” BACKBERNER CJ prod ABC 
           “Jacques” HEADSTART Gannon Television Dir: Ian Watson 
2002 “Gerard Petain” (1) BACKBERNER CJ prod ABC 
           “Gerard Petain” (2) BACKBERNER CJ prod ABC 
           “Gerard Petain” (3) BACKBERNER CJ prod ABC 
2005  “Smythe” ALL SAINTS ep#341 Seven Network dir: JP Mignon 
2007  "François" STUPID STUPID MAN 2 Jigsaw Entertainment dir: Will Usic 
2013   "Old Soldier" AN ACCIDENTAL SOLDIER Dir: Rachel Ward. Prod: Kylie Dufresne & Sue Taylor
           "Ice Cream Vendor" PACKED TO THE RAFTERS(ep#118 Damage Control)Seven Network dir:JP  Mignon
            "Louis Roche" A PLACE TO CALL HOME (ep#2.06 Auld Lang Syne) Seven Network dir : Lynn Hegarty
2014   "Himself" THESE HEATHEN DREAMS Documentary about poet Christopher Barnett by Anne Tsoulis
            "French Footman" AUSTRALIA : The Story Of Us. Episode3. Essential Media and Entertainment 

FEATURE FILMS 

1985 "Charles Darwin's Bodyguard" YOUNG EINSTEIN. Warner Bros.Dir: Yahoo Serious 
1988 "French Leader" PUNISHER New World Picures. Dir: Mark Goldblatt 
1996 “Mister Tomasetti” OSCAR AND LUCINDA Dir: Gillian Armstrong 
1998 “Lab Assistant” BABE 2 Dir: Georges Miller 
2000 “Doctor Gradsky” MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 2 Paramount Pictures Dir: John Wu 
2001 "Alkaseltzer" THE OLD MAN WHO READ LOVE STORIES Fildebroc/France 2 Cinéma. Dir : Rolf de Heer
2002 “Mael” QUEEN OF THE DAMNED Warner Bros Dir:Michael Rymer 
2007 "The Magician" THE RESIDENT MAGICIAN Dir: Daniel Marsiglia 
 
SHORT FILMS 

1986"Steven" (Lead role). DEAD PROPER FELLOW. Swinburne. 
          "Jaromir Hladik (Lead role) THE LABYRINTH. Swinburne. 
          "Doctor" QUARRY. Swinburne. 
          "Restaurant Manager" REAL DREAMERS. Swinburne. 
          "Psychiatrist" THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO PHIL TYLER Dir: Andrew Dominik. Swinburne. 
1988 "The Mime" THE FIRST VALLEY. AFTRS 
1989 "Jacque Brieur" LET THEM EAT CAKE. Sydney University of Tech. 
1991 "Blind Man" Cinematographer Workshop. AFTRS Dir: Joseph Damian 
1996 “Jean-Pierre” DOWN RUSTY DOWN Dir: John Curran Pod/FlatRock prod.
           “Plastic Surgeon” WHAT’S THE DEAL Dir: Robert Mac 
2005 “Roland Desporge” FALLERS Dir: David Lawrance 
           “The Mime” Music promotion video for song “All Night” by BIT BY BATS Dir. Amy Gebhard 
 2012 "Pierre Bazinet" (Lead Role) AU P'TIT BONHEUR  by Mahveen Shahraki and David Kelly 
            "Cleaner" GODEL, INCOMPLETE by Martha Goddard. Prod Lisa Hoppe
2013 "Félix Souchon" LE CHIEN QUI FUME (A SMOKEY LIFE) Promotion trailer for feature film by Donna      McRea & Michael Vale. Prod Liz Burke
          "Old Man" A FAREWELL PARTY Short film by Sam & Tom McKeith. Prod Boulevard Film, Rob Coe & Carla de Menezes Ribeiro 
          "Raspoutine" FLAKE Promotion trailer for feature by Cyrus Bazyan. Prod Taylor Litton-Strain


RADIO (ABC and/or Radio National) 

1988 "French Man" THE AUNT'S STORY by Patrick White 
1990 "Narrator" BACKGROUND BRIEFING: HAITI 
1992 "Black Caesar" OUR COUNTRY'S GOOD. 
           "Vincent Van Gogh" THE LISTENINGROOM: STARRY NIGHT. 
           "Marcel Proust" THE SCIENCE SHOW: THE BRAIN. 
1995 “Francois Peron” THAT’S HISTORY : THE ISLE MARIA 
           “Jean-Baptiste Fourier” THE LISTENING ROOM: FOURIER 
           “Narrator” THE LISTENING ROOM: PACIFIC MOMENTS 
1996 “Narrator” BACKGROUND BRIEFING : ALGERIA 
           “Poems by Ho Chi Min” THE LISTENING ROOM : THE SILENT FOREST 
           “Casanova” THE LISTENING ROOM : MEMOIRS OF CASANOVA 
1998 “Albert de Lestang” THE LISTENING ROOM : THE FRENCHMAN”S GARDEN  
1999 “Excerpts from A.Camus and J.Genet” ENCOUNTER: 20th CENTURY  SAINTS
2000 “Barralier” THE LISTENING ROOM : BARRALIER’S JOURNAL 
           "de Labillardiere" THE EUROPEANS 
2003 "various" HINDSIGHT: THE LACEMAKERS OF CALAIS 
2004 "D'Entrecasteaux" HINDSIGHT: D'ENTRECASTEAUX 
2008 "Narrator" HINDSIGHT:HISTORY UNDER SIEGE 
           "Olivier Messiaen" INTO THE MUSIC : TRANSCENDING TIME : MESSIAEN'S QUARTET FOR THE END OF TIME 


VOICING 

1986 "General de Gaulle" NANCY WAKE. Mini-series.Simpson/Le Mesurier 
1992 "French Newsreader" FRANKIE'S HOUSE. Mini-series ABC 
2003 "Narrator" AfriCAN [solutions]. Doco Series. Prod/Dir:Robin Newell (South Africa) 
2004 "Ibrahim Keita" FOUR CORNERS: THE WILLIE BRIGITTE STORY ABC TV 
2006 “French Captain” SUPERNOVA. Series two. dir : Sandy Johnson. FOX
2010 “Various French” KILLER ELITE. Feature film. Dir Garry McKendry. Omnilab Media
2012 "Various French" DEAD EUROPE. Feature film. Dir Tony Krawitz. See-Saw Films, Porchlight Films
Shoe Size: 11.5
Clothing Size: Male - L
Waist: 87cm
Neck: 39cm
Chest: 97cm
Natural Accent: French
Accent Skills: French, Italian, Spanish
Languages: English, French
Hair Length: Short
Hair Style: Wavy
Instrumental: Bass Guitar, Didgeridoo, Guitar, Percussion
Dance: R & B, Rock n Roll
Singing: Blues, Musical Theatre, Opera, Pop, Rock, Show, Choir, Country & Western , Folk, Jazz
Singing Range: Bass Baritone
Sport & Athletic: Archery, Horse Riding, Martial Arts, Yoga
Circus: Clown, Juggling, Mime, Puppeteer

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