Actor Laurent Grévill began life in the Val-de-Marne, an area just west of Paris, in 1961. During his early twenties (ca. 1982-1985), he enrolled in acting workshops at Paris's Theatre Des Cinquante and studied under the aegis of coach Andréas Voutsinas (The Producers), then took courses at l'Ecole des Comédiens de Nanterre-Ammandiers, where his path criss-crossed with the directorial sensation to-be Patrice Chéreau (Intimacy). That marked a watershed moment: Chéreau cast Grévill as the lead in his deliberately paced, offbeat rural drama Hôtel de France (1987) and a star was born. Grévill landed an equally prestigious assignment courtesy of director Bruno Nuytten in that helmer's Oscar-nommed 1988 biopic Camille Claudel, then racked up a series of projects as the years and decades passed, many for directors of note. Among others, these included Marie-France Pisier (Le Bal du Gouverneur, 1990), Jean-Pierre Améris (Le Bateau de Mariage, 1993), and Claire Denis (I Can't Sleep, 1994). In 2007, Grévill signed on for a supporting role in director Philippe Claudel's I've Loved You So Long... as a kindly young man who helps an ex-convict (Kristin Scott Thomas) adjust to life on the "outside."