Urbain Cancelier

Urbain Cancelier

Highest Rated: 91% Belle and Sebastian (2013)

Lowest Rated: 71% The Suicide Shop (2012)

Birthday: Aug 02, 1959

Birthplace: Paris, France

Stateside, French actor Urbain Cancelier is likely best known for her role as Collignon, the mean shopkeeper who mercilessly mocks his one-armed assistant in Jean-Pierre Jeunet's Oscar-nominated Parisian romantic comedy "Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain." Yet there is more to Cancelier than his menacing greengrocer. His career in the performing arts began in 1980, when he took to the professional stage for the first time. For years after that he worked diligently, often under the guiding hand of renowned director Bernard Murat. Then in 1994, Cancelier made his film debut with a small role in the largely forgotten comedy "Jeans Tonic." From there he waded through several TV appearances and a couple of shorts, finally achieving notice in the Oscar-nominated, period-piece romance "Ridicule," where he played the ill-fated Louis XVI of France. The following year he performed in another sweeping costume drama, "Le Bossu," which starred César-winning actor Daniel Auteuil. Not long after sharing screen-time with France's much adored ingénue Audrey Tautou in "Amelie," Cancelier and she re-teamed on Jeunet's World War I romance "A Very Long Engagement." Cancelier has since become a recurring player for Jeunet, also popping up in his 2009 crime caper "Micmacs." An accomplished character actor, he has already appeared in more than 40 film and television productions.

Highest rated movies

Belle and Sebastian
Intimate Strangers
Belle & Sebastian -- The Adventure Continues




75% 30% Belle & Sebastian -- The Adventure Continues Le maire (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Les pirogues des hautes terres Unknown (Character) - 2013
91% 64% Belle and Sebastian The Mayor (Character) - 2013
71% 49% The Suicide Shop Le gynécologue / Le neurasthénique (Voice) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dignity René Barthes (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Voir la mer Le conducteur du camion aux fûts (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Losing Hearts Barbier (Character) - 2009
72% 74% Micmacs Le gardien de nuit de Marconi (Character) $1.3M 2009
No Score Yet 35% The Red Inn Philippe de Marcillac (Character) - 2007
86% 69% Intimate Strangers Chatel (Character) $2.1M 2004
80% 84% Ridicule Le Roi Louis XVI (Character) $2.5M 1996


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