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List of notable or famous theatre directors from France, with bios and photos, including the top theatre directors born in France and even some popular theatre directors who immigrated to France. If you're trying to find out the names of famous French theatre directors then this list is the perfect resource for you. These theatre directors are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known theatre director from France is included when available.

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This historic theatre directors from France list can help answer the questions "Who are some French theatre directors of note?" and "Who are the most famous theatre directors from France?" These prominent theatre directors of France may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected French theatre directors.

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Albert Carré is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Theatre Directors from France
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Albert Carré was a French theatre director, opera director, actor and librettist. He was the nephew of librettist Michel Carré and cousin of cinema director Michel Antoine Carré. His wife was the French soprano Marguerite Carré. For over 50 years Albert Carré was a central personality in the theatrical and musical life of Paris. ...more

Age: Died at 86 (1852-1938)

Birthplace: Strasbourg, France

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Antonin Artaud is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Theatre Directors from France
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Antoine Marie Joseph Artaud, better known as Antonin Artaud, was a French playwright, poet, essayist, actor, and theatre director. ...more

Age: Died at 52 (1896-1948)

Birthplace: France, Marseille

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Bruno Moynot is a French actor and theatre director. Part of the famous French comedy group Le Splendid, he is best known for his roles in Patrice Leconte's Les Bronzés and its sequels, and as Zedko Preskovitch in Le Père Noël est une ordure. He was in couple with the French actress Josiane Balasko from 1974 to 1981. ...more

Age: 67

Birthplace: France, Bois-Colombes

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Camille du Locle is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Theatre Directors from France
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Camille du Locle was a French theatre director and a librettist. He was born in Orange, France. From 1862 he served as assistant to his father-in-law, Émile Perrin at the Paris Opéra, moving in 1870 to the Opéra-Comique. He is best remembered for mounting the original production of Bizet's Carmen in 1875. His friendship with Ernest Reyer led to him providing libretti for Sigurd and Salammbô. Du Locle was responsible for completing the libretto of Don Carlos after the death of Joseph Méry. He also played a key role in the genesis of Aida in 1869-70. In 1876, a financial dispute arose with Verdi, and Du Locle moved to Capri. He lived in what is called today “Villa Certosella”. According to ...more

Age: Died at 71 (1832-1903)

Birthplace: Orange, France

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