Benjamin
Lavernhe

pensionnaire

Benjamin Lavernhe dreamed of becoming a journalist. Following university studies in information sciences and communication, alongside which he attended night comedy classes at the École Florent, he decided to become an actor. He joined the Classe libre, following courses taught by Jean-Pierre Garnier, Loïc Corbery, Paul Desveaux and Magali Léris. In 2008, he enrolled in the Conservatoire national supérieur d’art dramatique de Paris and worked with Mario Gonzalez, Yann-Joël Collin, Dominique Valadié, Alain Françon and Olivier Py. In 2011, it was Olivier Py who entrusted him with the role of Benvolio in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet at the Odéon-Théâtre de l’Europe.

Benjamin Lavernhe’s debuted at the Comédie-Française, in 2012, as Lycante in Corneille’s La Place Royale under the direction of Anne-Laure Liégeois. Since then, he has continued to demonstrate the scope of his range as a performer, whether it is Pierre, a cross-dresser in L’Interlope (cabaret) written and directed by Serge Bagdassarian or Second lieutenant Vladimir Karlovitch Rode in Chekhov’s Three Sisters by Alain Françon, he is able to imbibe each of his characters with disconcerting accuracy. In 2017, Denis Podalydès entrusted him with the title role in Les Fourberies de Scapin, an emblematic role in Molière’s repertoire. He carried off this challenge with aplomb winning over the theatre audience, the critics, as well as those who attended live broadcasts of the play in cinemas.

Directors continue to reveal Benjamin Lavernhe’s talent in performing classical roles. Alain Françon directed him in Goldoni’s The Villegiatura Trilogy; Dan Jemmett in Shakespeare’s Hamlet; Jean-Pierre Vincent in Molière’s Dom Juan; Robert Carsen in Shakespeare’s Tempest; Stéphane Braunschweig in Racine’s Britannicus; Maëlle Poésy in Chekhov’s The Bear; Denis Podalydès in Victor Hugo’s Lucrezia Borgia; Clément Hervieu-Léger in Molière’s Misanthrope; Muriel Mayette-Holtz in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Giorgio Barberio Corsetti in Labiche’s An Italian Straw Hat (Un chapeau de paille d’Italie); Anne Kessler in Arthur Schnitzler’s La Ronde; Michael Marmarinos in Racine’s Phèdre and Claude Stratz in Molière’s Imaginary Invalid.

Benjamin Lavernhe has also acted in films, such as Radiostars by Romain Lévy (2012); Going Away (Un beau dimanche) by Nicole Garcia (2014); and in The Sense of Wonder (Le Goût des merveilles) by Éric Besnard (2015). In 2016, he was billed as a star in two films: Jérôme Salle's The Odyssey and Éric Capitaine's Love is Dead (Rupture pour tous). In 2017, Éric Toledano and Olivier Nakache cast him as Pierre, the Husband in C’est la Vie (Le Sens de la fête). Philippe Monnier directed him in La Cagnotte and later in Les Méchantes, broadcast on France 2 Television in 2009 and 2010 respectively.

During the 2018/2019 season, Benjamin Lavernhe will be playing in Euripides’ Electre / Oreste by Ivo van Hove, Les Serge (Gainsbourg Point Barre) written and directed by Stéphane Varupenne and Sébastien Pouderoux, the rerun of Molière’s Les Fourberies de Scapin by Denis Podalydès and Molière’s Le Misanthrope by Clément Hervieu-Léger.

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Les Fourberies de Scapin

Scapin The Schemer
by Molière
Directed by Denis Podalydès

Richelieu

Électre / Oreste

Electra / Orestes
by Euripide
Directed by Ivo van Hove

Richelieu

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At the Comédie-Française

2018-2019

2017-2018

  • Britannicus

    by Jean Racine Directed by Stéphane Braunschweig

    Narcisse

    Richelieu

  • Benjamin Lavernhe

    Actor School

    Studio

  • Faust

    by Goethe Adapted and directed by Valentine Losseau and Raphaël Navarro

    le Directeur de théâtre, Valentin (frère de Marguerite) ; manipulation magique

    Vx-Colombier

  • L'Interlope (cabaret)

    by Serge Bagdassarian Directed by Serge Bagdassarian

    Pierre

    Studio

  • La Tempête

    The Tempest by William Shakespeare French adaptation by Jean-Claude Carrière Directed...

    Sebastian, frère d’Alonso (en alternance)

    Richelieu

  • La Règle du jeu

    The Rules of the Game based on the screenplay by Jean Renoir Directed by Christiane...

    Invité

    Richelieu

  • Les Fourberies de Scapin

    Scapin The Schemer by Molière Directed by Denis Podalydès

    Scapin

    Richelieu

2016-2017

  • La séance est ouverte

    Jean Lebrun's radio show La Marche de l’histoire (The March of History), recorded with a...

    Vx-Colombier

  • Lucrèce Borgia

    Lucrezia Borgia by Victor Hugo Directed by Denis Podalydès

    Oloferno Vitellozzo (en alternance)

    Richelieu

  • La Règle du jeu

    The Rules of the Game after the screenplay by Jean Renoir Directed by Christiane Jatahy

    Invité

    Richelieu

  • 20 000 lieues sous les mers

    20,000 Leagues under the Sea by Jules Verne (adapted by Christian Hecq and Valérie...

    Conseil, serviteur du Professeur Aronnax, et manipulation de marionnettes

    Vx-Colombier

  • La Ronde

    by Arthur Schnitzler Directed by Anne Kessler

    Le Jeune Homme

    Vx-Colombier

  • L'Interlope (cabaret)

    by Serge Bagdassarian Directed by Serge Bagdassarian

    Pierre

    Studio

2015-2016

  • Un fil à la patte

    A Cat Among The Pigeons by Georges Feydeau Directed by Jérôme Deschamps

    Jean (en alternance)

    Richelieu

  • Un chapeau de paille d'Italie

    An Italian Straw Hat by Eugène Labiche Directed by Giorgio Barberio Corsetti

    Fadinard, rentier

    Richelieu

  • Britannicus

    by Jean Racine Directed by Stéphane Braunschweig

    Narcisse

    Richelieu

  • Lucrèce Borgia

    Lucrezia Borgia by Victor Hugo Directed by Denis Podalydès

    Oloferno Vitellozzo

    Richelieu

  • Le Chant du Cygne / L'Ours

    by Anton Tchekhov Directed by Maëlle Poésy

    Grigory Stépanovitch Smirnov

    Studio

  • La séance est ouverte

    Jean Lebrun's radio show La Marche de l’histoire (The March of History), recorded with a...

    Vx-Colombier

  • Le Misanthrope

    The Misanthrope by Molière Directed by Clément Hervieu-Léger

    Clitandre (alternating)

    Richelieu

2014-2015

  • La Tragédie d'Hamlet

    by William Shakespeare Directed by Dan Jemmett

    Marcellus, Reynaldo, 3e Comédien, Un Capitaine, Osrik, 2e fossoyeur

    Richelieu

  • Lucrèce Borgia

    Lucrezia Borgia by Victor Hugo Directed by Denis Podalydès

    Oloferno Vitellozzo

    Richelieu

  • Coupes sombres

    Dark Cuts by Guy Zilberstein Directed by Anne Kessler

    A Woodcutter

    TOP

  • Le Songe d'une nuit d'été

    A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare Directed by Muriel Mayette-Holtz

    Flûte

    Richelieu

  • La Dame aux jambes d'azur

    by Eugène Labiche Directed by Jean-Pierre Vincent

    Hyacinthe

    Studio

  • Le Misanthrope

    The Misanthrope by Molière Directed by Clément Hervieu-Léger

    Clitandre

    Richelieu

  • The Readers’ Bureau

    Readings of contemporary authors

    Studio

  • Dom Juan ou le Festin de pierre

    Dom Juan or the Feast with the Statue by Molière Directed by Jean-Pierre Vincent

    Pierrot and Don Alonse

    Richelieu

  • Un chapeau de paille d'Italie

    An Italian Straw Hat by Eugène Labiche Directed by Giorgio Barberio Corsetti

    Fadinard, rentier (en alternance)

    Richelieu

2013-2014

  • Phèdre

    by Jean Racine Directed by Michael Marmarinos

    Hippolyte, fils de Thésée et d’Antiope, reine des Amazones

    Richelieu

  • Le Malade imaginaire

    The Imaginary Invalid by Molière Directed by Claude Stratz

    Cléante (en alternance)

    Richelieu

  • Lucrèce Borgia

    Lucrezia Borgia by Victor Hugo Directed by Denis Podalydès

    Oloferno Vitellozzo

    Richelieu

  • Le Misanthrope

    The Misanthrope by Molière Directed by Clément Hervieu-Léger

    Clitandre

    Richelieu

  • Richard III

    by William Shakespeare Reading directed by Anne Kessler

    Brakenbury, Archevêque d'York, Le Cardinal, un messager, un prêtre, Evêque d'Ely, un...

    Maison de la Radio

  • Le Songe d'une nuit d'été

    A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare Directed by Muriel Mayette-Holtz

    Flûte

    Richelieu

  • Coupes Sombres

    Dark Cuts by Guy Zilberstein Directed by Anne Kessler

    A Woodcutter

    Vx-Colombier

  • Psyché

    by Molière Directed by Véronique Vella

    L’Amour

    Richelieu

  • La Grande Guerre

    by François Christophe Reading directed by Bruno Raffaelli

    Richelieu

  • Un fil à la patte

    A Cat Among The Pigeons by Georges Feydeau Directed by Jérôme Deschamps

    Jean (en alternance)

    Richelieu

  • La Tragédie d'Hamlet

    by William Shakespeare Directed by Dan Jemmett

    Marcellus, Reynaldo, 3e Comédien, Un Capitaine, Un Messager, Osrik, 2e fossoyeur

    Richelieu

  • La Trilogie de la villégiature

    The Holiday Trilogy by Carlo Goldoni Directed by Alain Françon

    Tognino

    Richelieu

2012-2013

  • Les Trois Sœurs

    The Three Sisters by Anton Tchekhov Directed by Alain Françon

    Vladimir Karlovitch Rode, sous-lieutenant

    Richelieu

  • Un fil à la patte

    A Cat Among The Pigeons by Georges Feydeau Directed by Jérôme Deschamps

    Jean

    Richelieu

  • Phèdre

    by Jean Racine Directed by Michael Marmarinos

    Hippolyte, fils de Thésée et d’Antiope, reine des Amazones (en alternance) Et :

    Richelieu

  • Troïlus et Cressida

    Troilus and Cressida by William Shakespeare Directed by Jean-Yves Ruf

    Diomède (alternating)

    Richelieu

  • Le Malade imaginaire

    The Imaginary Invalid by Molière Directed by Claude Stratz

    Cléante

    Théâtre éphémère

  • Anne Kessler

    Carte Blanche

    A Woodcutter

    Vx-Colombier

  • La Place Royale

    by Pierre Corneille Directed by Anne-Laure Liégeois

    Lycante

    Vx-Colombier

  • The Readers’ Bureau

    Readings of contemporary authors

    Studio

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