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Yves Jacques

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B: May 10, 1956 in Québec City, Québec

Yves Jacques’ professional life has led him from Québec City to Montréal, and then on to Paris, where he has performed on stage as well as in films. He has made over forty films, and has been recognized with multiple awards in his career, including “Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres,” one of the most prestigious distinctions granted by the cultural ministry of France. Fluently bilingual, Jacques also had lead roles in several award-winning movies, including Jesus de Montreal (Jury Prize, Cannes, 1989; Oscar Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film 1990); La Classe de Neige (Jury Prize, Cannes 1998), La Chambre des Magiciennes (International Critics’ Award, Berlin, 2000), Betty Fisher et Autres Histoires (International Critics’ Award, 2001), La Petite Lily (Official Selection, Cannes, 2003) and The Barbarian Invasions (Academy Award, Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, 2004). His performance in the stage production of the far side of the moon also won him the Theatre du Nouveau Monde’s Best Actor Award in Montréal in 2003. An Officer in the Order of Canada (2009) in 2012 he added an Elliot Norton Award for Best Solo Performance for his work in Le projet Anderson.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

Sonatine (1984)
Le crime d’Ovide Plouffe (1984)
Hold-Up (1985)
Le déclin de l’empire américain (1986)
Jésus de Montréal (aka Jesus of Montreal, 1989)

Ding et Dong le film (1990)
Milena (1991)
Le voyageuse du soir (TV-1993)
Louis 19, le roi des ondes (1994)
Bob Million (TV-1997)
Michael Kael contre la World News Company (1998)
Le classe de neige (aka The Visitor, 1998)
Changement de cap (TV-1998)
Souvenirs intimes (1999)
Trois saisons (TV-1999)

La chambre des magiciennes (TV-2000)
La veuve de Saint-Pierre (aka the Widow of Saint Pierre (2000)
La vie après l’amour (aka Life After Love (2000)
La Soirées des Jutras (host, TV-2000)
L’ainé des Ferchaux (TV-2000)
Thérèse et Léon (YV-2001)
Nuit de noces (aka Wedding Night, 2001)
Betty Fisher et autres histoires (2001)
Le collectionneur (2002)
Séraphin: un homme et son péché (2002)
Les Dangereux (2002)
Les invasions barbares (aka The Barbarian Invasions (2003)
La petite Lili (2003)
The Aviator (2004)
La petite chartreuse (2005)
Je préfère qu’on reste amis (2005)
Aurore (2005)
Désaccord parfait (2006)
Un secret (2007)
48 heures par jour (2008)
Silence! On voudrait bien s’aimer… (2008)
Le banquet (2008)
Je vais te manquer (2009)
La Dernière Fugue (2009)

French Immersion (2011)
Laurence Anyways (2012)
Thérèse Desqueyroux (2012)
Astérix and Obélix: God Save Britannia (2012)
Les garçons et Guillaume, à table (2013)
Belle comme la femme d’un autre (2013)
Grace of Monaco (2013)
Le regne de la beaute (aka An Eye for Beauty, 2014)
Pays (aka Boundaries, 2016)
De père en flic (2017)
La beauté du monde (2018)

TV Series – Cast:
Boogie-woogie 47 (1980)
Poivre et sel (1983)

Bye Bye (1986-1991)
Jalna (1994, mini-series)
Belle Époque (1995)

Napoléon (2002, mini-series)
L’Ètat de Grace (2006, mini-series)
Le clan mafiosa (2006, mini-series)

Inquisito (2012)

De père en flic 2, movie, poster,
Poster for the film De père en flic 2, courtesy of Les films Séville.