Laurent Lafitte was appointed as a pensionnaire at the Comédie-Française on January 8, 2012.
He played the roles of Demetrius in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream staged by Muriel Mayette-Holtz, of Ribadier in Feydeau’sLe Système Ribadier (Where There’s a Will) directed by Zabou Breitman, of Valorin in Marcel Aymé’s La Tête des autres (Other People’s heads), and of Mamimine in Gogol’s The Marriage, both staged by Lilo Baur. He was cast as well in Voltaire’s Candide directed by Emmanuel Daumas at the Studio-Théâtre and in Blessures de femmes performed at the Salle Richelieu.
Trained in the “Classe libre” (Free class) of cours Florent and in the Conservatoire national supérieur d'art dramatique (National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts of Paris) with professors such as Muriel Mayette-Holtz and Philippe Adrien, Laurent Lafitte went to Guilford School of Acting, in the UK, in view of improving the levels of both his singing and dancing.
In France, he acted in Jean-Marie Besset’s Un directed by Gilbert Desveaux, in Alan Ayckbourn’s How The Other Half Loves directed by Gildas Bourdet, in Michel del Castillo’s Le Jour du destin staged by Jean-Marie Besset, in The Imaginary Invalid directed by Gildas Bourdet, in Happy People directed by Jean-François Auguste, and in Des gens, the play based on documentaries by Raymond Depardon, co-starring Zabou Breitman who adapted it and directed it.
In 2007, he directed for the first time a play by Mohamed Kacimi Qu'elle aille au diable Meryl Streep! starring Mélanie Doutey and Arthur Igual.
He adapted many plays in French, such as Bollocks by Lee Hall, and the musical She loves Me (Rendez-vous) directed by Jean-Luc Revol. In 2008, his one man show Laurent Lafitte comme son nom l'indique, co-authored by Cyrille Thouvenin won the Raimu Award and the New Talent Prize awarded by the Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatiques (The French Society of Authors and Composers).
He worked for the cinema and on television in movies under the direction of Mathieu Kassovitz, François Favrat, Claude Miller, Joyce Bunuel, Nina Companeez, Guillaume Canet, Alexandre Coffre, Stéphane Kazandjian, and Brice Cauvin. He starred under the direction of David Charhon in De l'autre côté du périph (On the Other Side of the Tracks) and of Marion Vernoux in Les Beaux jours (Bright Days Ahead).
Laurent Lafitte was conferred the distinction of Chevalier (Knight) of the National Order of Arts and Letters.