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Ebouaney, Eriq

Posted on May 24, 2014 in E, Filmmakers Database | 0 comments

Eric Ebouaney in Bianco e nero

Eriq Ebouaney

Actor (Angers, France, 3.10.1967)

Ebouaney was born in Angers, France, the son of Cameroonian immigrants. As a child he never showed an interest in acting and was set on becoming a businessman. However, at the age of 30, he joined a theatre company and then left his job as a sales manager to become a professional actor. He made his film debut in 1996 in the Cédric Klapisch directed film Chacun cherche son chat. He landed a leading role in the 2000 film Lumumba by Raoul Peck, in which he portrayed Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba. In 2002, he starred in Brian De Palma’s Femme fatale alongside Antonio Banderas. In 2004, he played the character of Jean Claude in Mark Bamford’s debut feature Cape of Good Hope. In 2005 he starred in the award-winning Ridley Scott film, Kingdom of Heaven. In 2006, he starred in The Front Line and La Piste. In 2008, he played a supporting role in the critically acclaimed Australian film Disgrace featuring American actor John Malkovich and later was cast as Ice in Transporter 3. He starred also in several African or afrodescendant films as Bàttu (Cheick Oumar Sissoko, 2000), La Silence de la forêt (Didier Ouénagaré, 2003),  Africa Paradis (Sylvestre Amoussou2006), Case départ (Fabrice Eboué, 2011).


Italian Filmography

Bianco e Nero (Cristina Comencini, 2008, ff, act), Henry (Alessandro Piva, 2011, ff, act), Italian Movies (Matteo Pellegrini, 2012, ff, act)

Frame taken from:

Bianco e Nero. Dir. Cristina Comencini. Cattleya, Rai Cinema, 2008.

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Contributors: Maria Coletti and Leonardo De Franceschi, with Giovanna Di Martino and Renata Ornella Orlando

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