Julien Vialon was born in 1968 in Clermont-Ferrand, Auvergne, France. His father taught him architecture, design and also about Italian creativity. His mother introduced him to travel and foreign cultures. He first came to London at age 7 and, that same year, discovered his first film on the silver screen; "Goldfinger". His decision was m...
Julien Vialon was born in 1968 in Clermont-Ferrand, Auvergne, France. His father taught him architecture, design and also about Italian creativity. His mother introduced him to travel and foreign cultures. He first came to London at age 7 and, that same year, discovered his first film on the silver screen; "Goldfinger". His decision was made: later, Julien would become an actor. He made his first debut on stage at age 15, in a local theatre group, performing in English. After getting a degree at University in Literature and Foreign Languages (English, Italian, Spanish), he then moved to Paris and joined the prestigious Florent Acting School. He made his first screen debut as a professional, playing opposite Marcello Mastroianni, in "Three lives and only one death". After appearing in many French TV series and short films, he began to travel around the world, filming commercials. He reinvested the money he made from these in his first directorial debut; to date, he has directed six short films and written two features. In 2004, his third short film script won the award for best short film at a festival in Paris and was later shown at the Cannes Film Festival in the "Short Film Corner". Back on stage, he performed the singing part of "Enjolras", the revolutionary, in "Les Misérables" in Paris in 2006. He then joined the American Actors Studio, where he spent two years improving his grasp of the Stanislavski "method". 2008 saw him portraying the lead part of Bartolomeo Vanzetti in the play "Sacco & Vanzetti". This was the story of two Italian men who went to the United States in the late 1910s in search of the "American dream" and ended up on the electric chair. A worldwide scandal at the time, their storywas later immortalized in the Joan Baez song "Here's to you, Nicola and Bart". In 2010, Julien moved on to London and the play "Platform" marked his stage debut in England, at Kevin Spacey's Old Vic. Chosen by Ron Howard to join the stellar-cast of "Rush", his next feature, Julien faced Daniel Brühl and Chris Hemsworth in this recreation of the 1976 Formula One season. The film will be released in 2013. Following that performance, Julien was cast in "Katherine of Alexandria", directed by Michael Redwood. Facing Peter O'Toole and Edward Fox, Julien plays the part of the pagan Emperor Maxentius. The film is expected to hit the screen in March 2013. Before that, Julien will be seen playing opposite Cameron Diaz and Michael Fassbender in the new Ridley Scott film, "The Counselor". "Saleh Sharif" will mark the third cooperation between Julien Vialon and film maker Zahi Farah, after "TIme" and "Rage". During the spring of 2013, Julien will join the team of "Skins", the Channel 4 TV series, for its 7th season. Later on, Julien will appear in "Base", directed by Richard Parry and produced by Vertigo Films. The english urban myth of the Victorian era, known as "Spring-Heeled jack": very popular in its time, due to the tales of his bizarre appearance and ability to make extraordinary leaps, to the point that he became the topic of several works of fiction. Julien portrayed Thomas Herring, a time-traveling adventurer, sent to capture Spring-Heeled Jack. The film is directed by Steven Wheeler. 2014 will see the collaboration between Julien and italian director Alessandro Zonin, on "From Italy with love" and "Momento Divino" (release 2015) and also Stephen Frears, on his Lance Armstrong biopic, starring Ben Foster. 2015 will see Julien back on stage, this time in Paris, in Nathalie Veneau's adaptation of Conan Doyle's novel "The valley of fear". He'll portray the famous detective Sherlock Holmes. BW
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