Didier
Sandre

536e sociétaire

Didier Sandre has been pensionnaire of the Comédie-Française since the 1st of November 2013 and had made his debut in Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s The Visit (La Visite de la vieille dame) under the direction of Christophe Lidon. As part of the company, he has interpreted Orgon in Molière’s Tartuffe staged by Galin Stoev and Capulet in Éric Ruf’s staging of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. In July 2016, Didier Sandre performed Baron von Essenbeck in Ivo van Hove’s adaptation of Visconti The Damned. For Denis Podalydès, he played Guiche in Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac and Géronte in Molière’s Les Fourberies de Scapin. Anne Kessler entrusted him with Gustaf’s part in August Strindberg’s The Creditors.

As a child, Didier Sandre dreamed of becoming a dancer or a musician, and ultimately chose the theatre. The Russian Tania Balachova taught him the Stanislavski method before he became an intern with directors Jerzy Grotowski and Eugenio Barba. In 1968, Catherine Dasté hired him for La Pomme Verte, her theatre company for the young audience. Didier Sandre’s career took off thanks to a demanding repertoire directed by renowned directors. There, he performed in the following plays among others: Molière’s Dom Juan, Shakespeare’s The Tempest and Jakob Lenz’s Der Hofmeister (Le Précepteur) all staged by Bernard Sobel; in the four plays by Molière first shown in Avignon and subsequently in Paris directed by Antoine Vitez; and Ibsen’s Peer Gynt, Genet’s Les Paravents and Marivaux’s La Fausse suivante directed by Patrice Chéreau. Giorgio Strehler directed him in Corneille’s L’Illusion comique, while Claudia Stavisky directed him in Georges Feydeau’s Monsieur Chasse and Roland Schimmelpfennig’s Die Frau von früher (La Femme d’avant). Luc Bondy cast him for two plays by Arthur Schnitzler: Das weite Land (Terre étrangère) and Der einsame Weg (Chemin solitaire). Hans Peter Cloos directed him in August Strindberg’s The Dance of Death (Danse de mort) in which he starred beside Charlotte Rampling. In 1987, the National Critics Association (Syndicat national de la critique) rewarded him for his roles in Mishima’s Madame de Sade, Beaumarchais’s Le Mariage de Figaro and Claudel’s Le Soulier de Satin. Not only has Didier Sandre made a great contribution to hours of entertainment in subsidized theatres, but he has also made an impression in the realm of private theatre. His interpretation of Lord Goring in Oscar Wilde’s The Ideal Husband, as directed by Adrian Brinem, earned him a Molière Award in 1996. In 2013 he received the Brigadier Award for playing Stefan Zweig in Roland Harwood’s Collaboration beside Michel Aumont and Christiane Cohendy.

Didier Sandre is also a movie actor. He has been directed by Romain Goupil in La Java des ombres; Pascale Ferran in Petits arrangements avec les morts; Eric Rohmer in Conte d’automne; Lucas Belvaux in 38 Témoins and Pas son genre; Agnès Jaoui in Au bout du conte and Catherine Corsini in Un amour impossible. He has acted in multiple television features films, such as L’Allée du Roi and À la recherche du temps perdu both directed by Nina Companeez. He regularly collaborates with musicians on programs including music, literature and poetry.

Didier Sandre is Chevalier of the Legion of Honour, Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters and Chevalier of the National Order of Merit.

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Les Fourberies de Scapin

by Molière
Directed by Denis Podalydès

Richelieu

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Les Démons

adapted from Fiodor Dostoïevski
Adapted by Erwin Mortier
Translate by Marie Hooghe
Directed by Guy Cassiers

Richelieu

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On ne sera jamais Alceste

after Molière et la comédie classique by Louis Jouvet
adapted and directed by Lisa Guez

Studio

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Le Bourgeois gentilhomme

comedy-ballet by Molière
directed by Valérie Lesort and Christian Hecq

Richelieu

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At the Comédie-Française

2024-2025

2023-2024

  • Les Démons

    adapted from Fiodor Dostoïevski Adapted by Erwin Mortier Translate by Marie...

    Stépane Trofimovitch Verkhovenski, ancien professeur d’université, ami intime de Varvara...

    Richelieu

  • Les Fourberies de Scapin

    by Molière Directed by Denis Podalydès

    Géronte, père de Léandre (alternating)

    Richelieu

  • Le Bourgeois gentilhomme

    Comedy-ballet by Molière Directed by Valérie Lesort and Christian Hecq

    Maître de philosophie (alternating)

    Richelieu

  • Portrait d'acteur : Didier Sandre

    PARADOXE(S) The motto, Simul et singulis, instantly places them at the heart of a...

    Studio

  • Hommage à Patrice Chéreau

    Public reading

    Vx-Colombier

2022-2023

  • Le Petit-Maître corrigé

    by Marivaux Directed by Clément Hervieu-Léger

    le Comte, père d’Hortense

    Richelieu

  • Singulis / La Messe là-bas

    Paul Claudel devised and performed by Didier Sandre

    Studio

  • Médée

    after Euripide Translated by Florence Dupont Adaptated and directed by Lisaboa...

    Créon, roi de Corinthe

    Richelieu

  • Fragments Norén

    artistic director Amélie Wendling

    Vx-Colombier

2021-2022

  • Le Bourgeois gentilhomme

    Comedy-ballet by Molière Directed by Valérie Lesort and Christian Hecq

    Maître de philosophie (Alternating)

    Richelieu

  • Les Fourberies de Scapin

    by Molière Directed by Denis Podalydès

    Géronte

    Richelieu

  • Monsieur de Pourceaugnac

    by Molière artistic direction by Véronique Vella bifrontal system

    Oronte

    Vx-Colombier

  • On ne sera jamais Alceste

    after Molière et la comédie classique by Louis Jouvet Adapted and directed by Lisa Guez

    Élève comédien

    Studio

  • George Dandin ou le Mari confondu

    by Molière artistic direction by Hervé Pierre bifrontal system

    M. de Sotenville, gentilhomme campagnard

    Vx-Colombier

  • En attendant les barbares

    d’après J. M. Coetzee Adaptation et mise en scène Camille Bernon et Simon Bourgade

    le Magistrat, gouverneur de la ville

    Vx-Colombier

2020-2021

2019-2020

2018-2019

2017-2018

  • Les Créanciers

    The Creditors by August Strindberg Directed by Anne Kessler

    Gustaf

    Studio

  • Poussière

    by Lars Norén Directed by Lars Norén

    J

    Richelieu

  • Le Petit-Maître corrigé

    The Fop Reformed by Marivaux Directed by Clément Hervieu-Léger

    Le Comte, père d’Hortense

    Richelieu

  • La Règle du jeu

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

    Le Général

    Richelieu

  • Les Damnés

    The Damned after the screenplay by Luchino Visconti, Nicola Badalucco and Enrico...

    Baron Joachim von Essenbeck

    Richelieu

  • Les Fourberies de Scapin

    Scapin The Schemer by Molière Directed by Denis Podalydès

    Géronte

    Richelieu

2016-2017

  • Cyrano de Bergerac

    by Edmond Rostand Directed by Denis Podalydès

    de Guiche

    Richelieu

  • La Règle du jeu

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

    Le Général

    Richelieu

  • Didier Sandre / Mahmoud Darwich

    The Poets’ Attic

    Richelieu

  • Le Petit-Maître corrigé

    The Fop Reformed by Marivaux Directed by Clément Hervieu-Léger

    le Comte, père d’Hortense

    Richelieu

  • Roméo et Juliette

    Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare Directed by Éric Ruf

    Capulet

    Richelieu

  • Les Damnés

    The Damned after the screenplay by Luchino Visconti, Nicola Badalucco and Enrico...

    Baron Joachim von Essenbeck

    Richelieu

2015-2016

  • Les Damnés

    The Damned after the screenplay by Luchino Visconti, Nicola Badalucco and Enrico...

    Baron Joachim von Essenbeck

    Avignon

  • Tartuffe

    by Molière Directed by Galin Stoev

    Orgon

    Richelieu

  • Cyrano de Bergerac

    by Edmond Rostand Directed by Denis Podalydès

    de Guiche

    Richelieu

  • Roméo et Juliette

    Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare DIrected by scène Éric Ruf

    Capulet

    Richelieu

2014-2015

2013-2014

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