A well-known French stage personality, actor, author, writer, teacher, director, screenwriter and member of the Comédie Française, Francis HUSTER has been thrilling theatre audiences for over 50 years, cutting across generations, without showing any signs of ageing.
In film, TV and theatre, his great passion, he has played many roles: the Plague by Camus, Variations Énigmatiques and Stefan Zweig's Chess, to name but a few, and of course the fabulous Dîner des Cons (The Dinner Game in the film version) by Francis Veber.
Anxious to get across his unconditional love of literature and more particularly for the work of Jean-Baptiste POQUELIN, Francis HUSTER ran the free class at the Cour Florent, training young people from all walks of life, before setting up, in the nineties, the theatre company that bears his name.
Deeply attached to Molière, his God, this jack-of-all-trades fought in 2019 for the playwright to be inducted into the Panthóon in Paris, to join other great names in French literature: Voltaire, Rousseau, Victor Hugo, Alexandre Dumas and Emile Zola.
Indeed, he has played Molière roles all over the world and his “Dictionnaire amoureux de Molière”, a return to the original Molière, to the brilliant playwright he was, has just come out.
Four hundred years after his birth, Molière continues to touch us, to make us laugh, to surprise us, to enlighten us, as if his plays had been written yesterday. The fact that he is so close to us adds to his mystery.
Francis HUSTER, will lovingly retrace for us all the detail of the works of Molière, the father of modern comedy in France.