“I think the greatest directors are secretly great actors.”
After studying law and art history, Louis-Do de Lencquesaing finally chose theater, enrolling in the Cours Périmony. His acting career began onstage at the 1989 Avignon Festival in Valère Novarina’s play You Who Live in Time.
His film debut came in 1990 in Cédric Kahn’s short film The Last Hours of the Millennium. He went on to appear in two Arnaud Desplechin films, The Life of the Dead in 1991, and the following year’s The Sentinel, as well as Claude Chabrol’s Madame Bovary.
In a career of less than 30 years, he has appeared in some 60 films and worked with such prestigious directors as Jean-Luc Godard, Olivier Assayas, Xavier Giannoli, Nobuhiro Suwa, Michael Haneke, Benoit Jacquot, Mia Hansen-Løve, Jacques Doillon and Alexander Sokurov. He has also directed three short films, Heathen (1991), First Meeting (2005) and Don’t Even Dream of It (2009), as well as one feature film, In a Rush (2012).
Recently he can be seen in Cédric Anger’s Paris Pigalle, Pierre Schoeller’s One Nation, One King, Pascal Thomas’ Because of the Girls…? and Bertrand Blier’s Abnormal Load. He also features in Arnaud Lemort’s Ibiza, in theaters next summer. He is currently finalizing the editing of his last feature, La Sainte Famille, with Laura Smet, Marthe Keller, Léa Drucker, Inna Modga, Louisdo, Thiery Godard, Manuel le Lievre, Brigitte Aubert, Henri Garcin and Olivier Perrier.