Éric
Ruf

Sociétaire honoraire

After training at the École nationale supérieure des arts appliqués et des Métiers d'arts (school of arts and design) – Olivier de Serres, and at the Conservatoire national supérieur d'art dramatique (National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts of Paris), Éric Ruf joined the Comédie-Française on September 1, 1993 and was appointed as the 498th sociétaire on January 1, 1998. He has been the General Administrator of the Comédie-Française since August 2014.

On stage, he worked under the direction of Jacques Lassalle, Patrice Chéreau, Denis Podalydès, Christian Schiaretti, Anatoli Vassiliev, Yves Beaunesne, Éric Vignier, Jean-Pierre Vincent, Jean-Luc Boutté, Jean Dautremay, etc.
He played the role of Christian in Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac staged by Denis Podalydès, of Brel in Trois hommes dans un salon staged by Anne Kessler, and of Achilles in Kleist’s Penthesilea staged by Jean Liermier.
As Emilie Valatin’s artistic collaborator, he designed the set of da Silva’s Life of the Great Don Quixote de la Mancha and of the Fat Sancho Panza staged by Émilie Valantin.

On the big screen and on television, he worked under the direction of Yves Angelo, Nicole Garcia, Bruno Nuytten, Nina Companeez, Serge Frydmann, Claire Devers, Olivier Pancho, Josée Dayan, and Éric Forestier, etc.

As an artistic director of Edvin(e) company, he co-wrote and directed Du désavantage du vent (Les Solitaires Intempestifs Editions) and Les belles endormies du bord de scène and Armen by Jean-Pierre Abraham.
At the Studio-Théâtre, he staged Et ne va malheurer de ton malheur ma vie, an adaptation of Robert Garnier’s tragedies.

For the opera, he staged and created the scenography of Récit de l'an Zéro by Maurice Ohana and of L'Histoire de l'an Un by Jean-Christophe Marti. He further staged and designed the scenography during a workshop on Christoph Willibald Gluck for Atelier Lyrique of the Paris National Opera, taught at the Cours Florent and at the Conservatoire national supérieur d'art dramatique (National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts of Paris).

He designed sets for Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac, for Molière’s The Misanthrope and for Victor Hugo’s Lucrezia Borgia at the Comédie-Française and for Le Mental de l'équipe by Emmanuel Bourdieu both staged by Denis Podalydès.
Awarded the Prix Gérard-Philipe de la Ville de Paris, he further won, in 2007, two Molière Awards for Best Stage Design/Set and Best Supporting Actor in Cyrano de Bergerac.

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2019-2020

2018-2019

  • Lucrèce Borgia

    Lucrezia Borgia by Victor Hugo Directed by Denis Podalydès

    Don Alphonse d’Este

    Richelieu

2017-2018

2016-2017

  • Lucrèce Borgia

    Lucrezia Borgia by Victor Hugo Directed by Denis Podalydès

    Don Alphonse d’Este

    Richelieu

2015-2016

  • Lucrèce Borgia

    Lucrezia Borgia by Victor Hugo Directed by Denis Podalydès

    Don Alphonse d’Este

    Richelieu

2014-2015

2013-2014

  • Lucrèce Borgia

    Lucrezia Borgia by Victor Hugo Directed by Denis Podalydès

    Don Alphonse d’Este

    Richelieu

  • Le Misanthrope

    The Misanthrope by Molière Directed by Clément Hervieu-Léger

    Philinte

    Richelieu

  • Richard III

    by William Shakespeare Reading directed by Anne Kessler

    Clarence

    Maison de la Radio

  • Andromaque

    Andromache by Jean Racine Directed by Muriel Mayette-Holtz

    Pyrrhus, fils d’Achille, roi d’Epire

    Richelieu

  • La Tragédie d'Hamlet

    by William Shakespeare Directed by Dan Jemmett

    Le Spectre, Premier Comédien, Fortinbras

    Richelieu

  • Claude Mouriéras

    Projections de films réalisés par Claude Mouriéras

    Vx-Colombier

  • La Trilogie de la villégiature

    The Holiday Trilogy by Carlo Goldoni Directed by Alain Françon

    Paolo

    Richelieu

2012-2013

  • Cyrano de Bergerac

    by Edmond Rostand Directed by Denis Podalydès

    Christian (en alternance)

    Richelieu

  • Les Trois Sœurs

    The Three Sisters by Anton Tchekhov Directed by Alain Françon

    Vassili Vassilievitch Saliony, major

    Richelieu

  • Andromaque

    Andromache by Jean Racine Directed by Muriel Mayette-Holtz

    Pyrrhus, fils d’Achille, roi d’Epire

    Richelieu

  • Troïlus et Cressida

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

    Ulysse

    Richelieu

  • Soirée Jean Vilar, Dans le plus beau...

    Reading night

    Rouge-Cœur

    Richelieu

2011-2012

2010-2011

  • Trois hommes dans un salon – Brel,...

    by François-René Cristiani Directed by Anne Kessler

    Jacques Brel

    Studio

  • Un tramway nommé désir

    A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams Directed by Lee Breuer

    Stanley Kowalski

    Richelieu

  • Les Trois Sœurs

    The Three Sisters by Anton Tchekhov Directed by Alain Françon

    Vassili Vassilievitch Saliony, major

    Richelieu

  • Andromaque

    Andromache by Jean Racine Directed by Muriel Mayette-Holtz

    Pyrrhus, fils d’Achille, roi d’Epire

    Richelieu

2009-2010

  • Cyrano de Bergerac

    by Edmond Rostand Directed by Denis Podalydès

    Christian de Neuvillette

    Richelieu

  • Les Trois Sœurs

    The Three Sisters by Anton Tchekhov Directed by Alain Françon

    Vassili Vassilievitch Saliony, major

    Richelieu

  • Fantasio

    by Alfred de Musset Directed by Denis Podalydès

    Prologue, Spark et le Page (en alternance)

    Richelieu

2008-2009

  • Cyrano de Bergerac

    by Edmond Rostand Directed by Denis Podalydès

    Christian de Neuvillette

    Richelieu

2007-2008

2006-2007

  • Partage de midi

    by Paul Claudel Directed by Yves Beaunesne

    Mesa

    Richelieu

2005-2006

  • Cyrano de Bergerac

    by Edmond Rostand Directed by Denis Podalydès

    Christian de Neuvillette

    Richelieu

  • Grief[s]

    by August Strindberg, Henrik Ibsen and Ingmar Bergman Directed by Anne Kessler

    Henrik

    Studio

  • Les Bacchantes

    The Bacchantes by Euripide Directed by André Wilms

    Penthée

    Richelieu

  • Le Malade imaginaire

    The Imaginary Invalid by Molière Directed by Claude Stratz

    Cléante

    Richelieu

  • Fables de La Fontaine

    by Jean de La Fontaine Directed by Robert Wilson

    le Cerf

    Richelieu

2004-2005

2003-2004

2002-2003

  • Le Malade imaginaire

    The Imaginary Invalid by Molière Directed by Claude Stratz

    Cléante (alternating)

    Richelieu

  • Dom Juan ou le Festin de pierre

    Dom Juan or the Feast with the Statue by Molière Directed by Jacques Lassalle

    Dom Carlos (alternating)

    Richelieu

2001-2002

  • Dom Juan ou le Festin de pierre

    Dom Juan or the Feast with the Statue by Molière Directed by Jacques Lassalle

    Dom Carlos (alternating)

    Richelieu

  • Amphitryon

    by Molière Directed by Anatoli Vassiliev

    Amphitryon

    Richelieu

  • Ruy Blas

    by Victor Hugo Directed by Brigitte Jaques-Wajeman

    Ruy Blas

    Richelieu

2000-2001

  • Le Malade imaginaire

    The Imaginary Invalid by Molière Directed by Claude Stratz

    Cléante

    Richelieu

  • L'Avare

    The Miser by Molière Directed by Andrei Serban

    Valère

    Richelieu

1999-2000

  • L'Avare

    The Miser by Molière Directed by Andrei Serban

    Valère

    Richelieu

  • L'École des femmes

    The School for Wives by Molière Directed by Éric Vigner

    Horace

    Richelieu

  • Le Mariage forcé

    The Forced Marriage by Molière Directed by Andrzej Seweryn

    Lycaste (en alternance)

    Richelieu

1997-1998

  • Suréna

    by Pierre Corneille Directed by Anne Delbée

    Suréna

    Vx-Colombier

  • Un mois à la campagne

    by Ivan Tourgueniev Directed by Andreï Smirnoff

    Alexeï Nikolaïevitch Belaïev

    Richelieu

1996-1997

  • L'Échange

    by Paul Claudel Directed by Jean Dautremay

    Louis Laine

    Richelieu

  • Un mois à la campagne

    by Ivan Tourgueniev Directed by Andreï Smirnoff

    Alexeï Nikolaïevitch Belaïev

    Richelieu

  • Tartuffe

    by Molière Directed by Dominique Pitoiset

    Damis

    Richelieu

  • Clitandre

    by Pierre Corneille Directed by Muriel Mayette-Holtz

    Pymante

    Richelieu

1995-1996

  • Dom Juan ou le Festin de pierre

    Dom Juan or the Feast with the Statue by Molière Directed by Jacques Lassalle

    Dom Carlos

    Richelieu

  • L'Échange

    by Paul Claudel Directed by Jean Dautremay

    Louis Laine

    Richelieu

  • Lucrèce Borgia

    Lucrezia Borgia by Victor Hugo Directed by Jean-Luc Boutté

    Gennaro

    Richelieu

1994-1995

1993-1994

  • La Glycine

    by Serge Rezvani Directed by Jean Lacornerie

    le Maçon ; le Cinéaste

    Vx-Colombier

  • Monsieur Bob'le

    by Georges Schehadé Directed by Jean-Louis Benoit

    le Marchal Ferrand ; Constant ; Alexandre

    Vx-Colombier

  • Dom Juan ou le Festin de pierre

    Dom Juan or the Feast with the Statue by Molière Directed by Jacques Lassalle

    Dom Carlos (alternating)

    Richelieu

  • Aujourd'hui ou les Coréens

    by Michel Vinaver Directed by Christian Schiaretti

    Brooks ; un Marchand coréen

    Vx-Colombier

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