Christian
Gonon

517e sociétaire

Originally from Toulouse, Christian Gonon was admitted at the Cours Jean Périmony in Paris at the age of 18. In 1982, he enrolled at the École nationale supérieure des arts et techniques du théâtre. Prior to joining the Comédie-Française, Christian Gonon was lauded for his performances as the Count de Guiche in Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac under the direction of Jérôme Savary in 1983, as d’Artagnan in The Three Musketeers by Jean-Louis Martin Barbaz (for which he received the Jean Marais Award for Best Actor in 1991), and as de Lacroix in Georg Büchner's Danton’s Death (La Mort de Danton) directed by Philippe Lanton in 1998.

Following his interpretation of Eilif in Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage and Her Children under the direction of Jorge Lavelli, Christian Gonon was appointed pensionnaire of the Company on the 1st of July 1998. Before becoming a sociétaire on the 1st of January 2009, he excelled in a number of roles, including: Maxime in Corneille’s Cinna directed by Simon Eine, Bassanio in The Merchant of Venice directed by Andrei Serban, the Man and the Fox in La Fontaine’s Fables directed by Robert Wilson, Cassius in Paul Claudel’s Tête d’or staged by Anne Delbée, De Ciz in Paul Claudel’s Partage de midi directed by Yves Beaunesne, Gremio in Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew directed by Oskaras Koršunovas. He performed several characters in Alfred Jarry’s Ubu roi under the direction of Jean-Pierre Vincent and in Georges Feydeau’s Un fil à la patte by Jérôme Deschamps.

In 2015, Christian Hecq et Valérie Lessort entrusted him with the role of Ned Land in their staging of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, adapted from the novel by Jules Verne. That same year, Denis Podalydès, who had previously directed him in Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac, offered him the roles of Astolfo and Montefeltro in his staging of Victor Hugo’s Lucrezia Borgia. In 2004, Christian Gonon himself directed Fabrice Melquiot’s Bouli Miro and assumed the title role. He created La seule certitude que j’ai, c’est d’être dans le doute after the texts written by Pierre Desproges and directed by Alain Lenglet et Marc Fayet in 2009.

As part of the 2016 Festival Singulis, he performed the monologue Company, an autobiographical short story by Samuel Beckett, which had first been interpreted on stage by Pierre Dux in 1984.

Christian Gonon’s filmography includes among other pictures Et si je parle directed by Sébastien Gabriel and Les hommes sont des rêves directed by Guillaume Georget, as well as a number of short films such as Memento by Jean-Max Peteau in 1992, which received the Grand Prix at Avoriaz Festival and the Audience Award at Clermont-Ferrand Festival in 1993. He is the French voice of Colin Firth and Christoph Waltz.

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Jules César

Julius Caesar
by William Shakespeare
Adapted and directed by Rodolphe Dana

Vx-Colombier

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L'Heureux Stratagème

"The Successful Stratagem"
by Marivaux
Directed by Emmanuel Daumas

Vx-Colombier

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At the Comédie-Française

2019-2020

  • La Pensée, la poésie et le politique,...

    by Karelle Ménine devised and performed by Christian Gonon

    Studio

  • L'Heureux Stratagème

    "The Successful Stratagem" by Marivaux Directed by Emmanuel Daumas

    Blaise, paysan

    Vx-Colombier

  • Jules César

    Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare Adapted and directed by Rodolphe Dana

    Cinna, sénateur conspirateur, Cinna, le poète et un citoyen

    Vx-Colombier

2018-2019

2017-2018

  • L'Éveil du printemps

    The Awakening of Spring by Frank Wedekind Directed by Clément Hervieu-Léger

    le professeur Hungergurt et le docteur Von Brausepulver

    Richelieu

  • Roméo et Juliette

    Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare Directed by Éric Ruf

    Tybalt (en alternance)

    Richelieu

  • Poussière

    by Lars Norén Directed by Lars Norén

    F

    Richelieu

  • La Résistible Ascension d'Arturo Ui

    The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui by Bertolt Brecht Directed by Katharina Thalbach

    Butcher et Bowl (en alternance)

    Richelieu

  • La Règle du jeu

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

    Invité

    Richelieu

2016-2017

2015-2016

  • Un fil à la patte

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

    Chenneviette et Miss Betting

    Richelieu

  • Singulis / Compagnie

    Compagny by Samuel Beckett Directed by Christian Gonon

    Studio

  • Lucrèce Borgia

    Lucrezia Borgia by Victor Hugo Directed by Denis Podalydès

    Astolfo et Montefeltro (en alternance)

    Richelieu

  • Cyrano de Bergerac

    by Edmond Rostand Directed by Denis Podalydès

    Valvert, cuisinier, poète, musicien, Cadet

    Richelieu

  • Roméo et Juliette

    Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare DIrected by scène Éric Ruf

    Tybalt

    Richelieu

  • 20 000 lieues sous les mers

    20,000 Leagues under the Sea by Jules Verne Adapted and directed by Christian Hecq and...

    Ned Land, maître harponneur, et manipulation

    Vx-Colombier

2014-2015

  • The Readers’ Bureau

    Readings of contemporary authors

    Vx-Colombier

  • Un fil à la patte

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

    Chenneviette et Miss Betting (en alternance), Firmin (en alternance)

    Richelieu

  • Lucrèce Borgia

    Lucrezia Borgia by Victor Hugo Directed by Denis Podalydès

    Astolfo et Montefeltro (en alternance)

    Richelieu

  • Dancefloor Memories

    by Lucie Depauw Directed by Hervé Van der Meulen

    Gary

    Studio

  • The Readers’ Bureau

    Readings of contemporary authors

    Studio

  • Trahisons

    by Harold Pinter Directed by Frédéric Bélier-Garcia

    Le Garçon de café et le Garçon de restaurant

    Vx-Colombier

2013-2014

  • Othello

    by William Shakespeare Directed by Léonie Simaga

    Le Doge et Lodovico

    Vx-Colombier

  • La Visite de la vieille dame

    by Friedrich Dürrenmatt Directed by Christophe Lidon

    Moby, Hoby et Voby septième, huitième et neuvième maris de Claire Zahanassian

    Vx-Colombier

  • Un fil à la patte

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

    Chenneviette et Miss Betting (en alternance)

    Richelieu

  • La seule certitude que j'ai, c'est...

    My Only Certainty is that I Am in Doubt by Pierre Desproges Directed by Alain Lenglet...

    Studio

  • Claude Mouriéras

    Projections de films réalisés par Claude Mouriéras

    Vx-Colombier

2012-2013

  • Amphitryon

    by Molière DIrected by Jacques Vincey

    Jupiter

    Vx-Colombier

  • Un fil à la patte

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

    Chenneviette et Miss Betting (en alternance)

    Richelieu

  • L'Avare

    The Miser by Molière Directed by Catherine Hiegel

    Maître Jacques

    Richelieu

  • Troïlus et Cressida

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

    Enée and Calchas

    Richelieu

  • À la recherche du temps Charlus

    by Jacques Sereys, after Marcel Proust Directed by Jean-Luc Tardieu

    Chenneviette and Miss Betting (alternating)

    Vx-Colombier

2011-2012

  • Une puce, épargnez-la

    One Flea Spare by Naomi Wallace Directed by Anne-Laure Liégeois

    Kabe

    Théâtre éphémère

  • Un fil à la patte

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

    Cheneviette et Miss Betting

    Richelieu

  • Le Petit Prince

    by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Directed by Aurélien Recoing

    Le narrateur, L'écho, Le renard

    Studio

  • La Pluie d'été

    by Marguerite Duras Directed by Emmanuel Daumas

    Le Père

    Vx-Colombier

2010-2011

  • Ubu roi

    by Alfred Jarry Directed by Jean-Pierre Vincent

    Alfred Jarry

    Richelieu

  • L'Opéra de quat'sous

    The Threepenny Opera by Bertolt Brecht, music by Kurt Weill Directed by Laurent Pelly

    Ficlh

    Richelieu

  • La seule certitude que j'ai, c'est...

    My Only Certainty is that I Am in Doubt by Pierre Desproges Directed by Christian...

    Vx-Colombier

  • Un tramway nommé désir

    A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams Directed by Lee Breuer

    Pablo Gonzales

    Richelieu

  • Un fil à la patte

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

    Firmin, Chenneviette et Miss Betting

    Richelieu

2009-2010

  • Cyrano de Bergerac

    by Edmond Rostand Directed by Denis Podalydès

    Valvert, Cuisinier, Poète, Musicien, Cadet

    Richelieu

  • Ubu roi

    by Alfred Jarry Directed by Jean-Pierre Vincent

    Alfred Jarry

    Richelieu

  • Le Mariage forcé

    The Forced Marriage by Molière Directed by Pierre Pradinas

    Lycaste

    Studio

  • La seule certitude que j'ai, c'est...

    My Only Certainty is that I Am in Doubt by Pierre Desproges Directed by Christian...

    Vx-Colombier

2008-2009

  • Ubu roi

    by Alfred Jarry Directed by Jean-Pierre Vincent

    Alfred Jarry, Le Peuple, Greffier, l'Armée

    Richelieu

  • Vie du grand dom Quichotte et du gros...

    by Antonio José da Silva Directed by Émilie Valantin Transleted by Marie-Hélène Piwnik

    Notaire, Manant, Poète, Merlin, Homme de l'Ile, Homme masqué, Ecuyer, Trifaldi, Serviteur.

    Richelieu

  • L'Ordinaire

    by Michel Vinaver Directed by Michel Vinaver and Gilone Brun

    Jack

    Richelieu

  • Cyrano de Bergerac

    by Edmond Rostand Directed by Denis Podalydès

    Valvert, Cuisinier, Poète, Musicien, Cadet

    Richelieu

  • Le Mariage forcé

    The Forced Marriage by Molière Directed by Pierre Pradinas

    Lycaste

    Studio

  • Christian Gonon

    Carte blanche

    Vx-Colombier

2007-2008

  • Cyrano de Bergerac

    by Edmond Rostand Directed by Denis Podalydès

    Valvert, Cuisinier, Poète, Musicien, Cadet

    Richelieu

  • Vie du grand dom Quichotte et du gros...

    by Antonio José da Silva Directed by Emilie Valantin Translated by Marie-Hélène Piwnik

    Notaire, Manant, Poète, Merlin, Homme de l'Ile, Homme masqué, Ecuyer, Trifaldi, Serviteur.

    Richelieu

  • Le Misanthrope

    The Misanthrope by Molière Directed by Lukas Hemleb

    Du Bois

    Richelieu

  • La Mégère apprivoisée

    The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare Directed by Oskaras...

    Gremio

    Richelieu

  • Fables de La Fontaine

    by Jean de La Fontaine Directed by Robert Wilson

    le Renard, l'Homme

    Richelieu

  • Pedro et le Commandeur

    by Felix Lope de Vega Directed by Omar Porras

    Belardo et le Peintre

    Richelieu

2006-2007

2005-2006

  • Cyrano de Bergerac

    by Edmond Rostand Directed by Denis Podalydès

    Valvert, Cuisinier, Poète, Musicien, Cadet

    Richelieu

  • Tête d'Or

    by Paul Claudel Directed by Anne Delbée

    Cassius

    Vx-Colombier

  • Fables de La Fontaine

    by Jean de La Fontaine Directed by Robert Wilson

    le Renard, l'Homme

    Richelieu

2004-2005

2003-2004

  • Le Conte d'hiver

    The Winter Tale by William Shakespeare Directed by Muriel Mayette-Holtz

    Premier Seigneur, le Valet

    Studio

  • Fables de La Fontaine

    by Jean de La Fontaine Directed by Robert Wilson

    le Renard, l'Homme

    Richelieu

  • Bouli Miro

    by Fabrice Melquiot Directed by Christian Gonon

    Bouli Miro (en alternance)

    Studio

  • Le Malade imaginaire

    The Imaginary Invalid by Molière Directed by Claude Stratz

    Mr Bonnefoy and Mr Fleurant

    Richelieu

2002-2003

  • Le Malade imaginaire

    The Imaginary Invalid by Molière Directed by Claude Stratz

    Mr Bonnefoy and Mr Fleurant

    Richelieu

  • Le Marchand de Venise

    The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare Directed by Andrei Serban

    Bassanio (en alternance)

    Richelieu

2001-2002

  • Opéra savon

    by Jean-Daniel Magnin Directed by Sandrine Anglade

    Kristov Vrrt

    Vx-Colombier

  • Hedda Gabler

    by Henrik Ibsen Directed by Jean-Pierre Miquel

    Ejlert Loevborg

    Vx-Colombier

  • Le Malade imaginaire

    The Imaginary Invalid by Molière Directed by Claude Stratz

    Mr Bonnefoy and Mr Fleurant

    Richelieu

  • Sganarelle ou le Cocu imaginaire

    Sganarelle, or the Imaginary Cuckold by Molière Directed by Thierry Hancisse

    Lélie

    Studio

  • Le Marchand de Venise

    The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare Directed by Andrei Serban

    Bassanio (en alternance)

    Richelieu

2000-2001

1999-2000

  • Le Misanthrope

    The Misanthrope by Molière Directed by Jean-Pierre Miquel

    Acaste

    Vx-Colombier

  • La Vie quotidienne

    by Rainer Maria Rilke Directed by Philippe Macaigne

    Georg Millner

    Studio

1998-1999

  • Faust

    by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Directed by Alexander Lang

    Siebel et un Parvenu

    Richelieu

  • Le Révizor

    by Nikolaï Gogol Directed by Jean-Louis Benoit

    Stepane Ivanovitch Korobkine

    Richelieu

1997-1998

  • Euphonia

    by Hector Berlioz Directed by Jean-Pierre Miquel

    Xilef

    Vx-Colombier

  • Suréna

    by Pierre Corneille Directed by Anne Delbée

    Pacorus

    Vx-Colombier

1988-1989

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