Simon Abkarian

Simon Abkarian (born 5 March 1962) is a French-Armenian actor. Born in Gonesse, Val d'Oise, of Armenian descent, Abkarian spent his childhood in Lebanon. He moved to Los Angeles, where he joined an Armenian theater company managed by Gerald Papazian. He returned to France in 1985, settling in Paris. He took classes at the Acting International school, then he joined Ariane Mnouchkine's Théâtre du Soleil. Abkarian left the Théâtre du Soleil in 1993 and played in 2001 "Beast on the Moon" by Richard Kalinoski, directed by Irina Brook, a play about the life of a survivor of the Genocide of the Armenians, a role which won him critical acclaims and the Molière of the best comedian. His first roles in cinema were proposed by French filmaker Cédric Klapisch, who asked him to play in several of his movies, notably in "Chacun cherche son chat" ("When the Cat is Away" (1996) and in "Ni pour, ni contre (bien au contraire)" en 2003. He was featured in Sally Potter's Yes (2004), in which he played the lead role. Abkarian then played Mehdi Ben Barka in the thriller "J'ai vu tuer Ben Barka" by Serge Le Péron, about the kidnapping and the murder of the leader of the Moroccan opposition. He then played in "Prendre Femme" by Ronit Elkabetz which won him several interpretation prizes. Playing different roles and in different genres, he was featured in the adventure "Zaïna, cavalière de l'Atlas" by Bourlem Guerdjou, in the comedy "Le Démon de midi" by Marie-Pascale Osterriet. He has also appeared in Atom Egoyan's Ararat (2002), he was Albert in Almost Peaceful (2004) by French Director Michel Deville a film about Holocaust survivors, he was featured in "Your Dreams" (2005) by Denis Thybaud. He played the role of villain Alex Dimitrios in the James Bond film, Casino Royale. The character is a Government contractor and arms dealer working against Bond. He was featured as Sahak in the thriller "Les Mauvais Joueurs" ("The Gamblers") (2007) by Frédéric Balekdjian. He has also been the voice of Ebi in the French version of the animated feature "Persepolis". Abkarian played the role of the eminent Armenian poet Missak Manouchianin in "Army of Crime" (2010) by Robert Guédiguian, a French filmaker based in Marseilles, who is also of Armenian parentage. He has also played Dariush Bakhshi, the Iranian Special Consul, in the BBC drama Spooks MI-5. Abkarian is known for his intensity in acting and for his ecclectism in the roles he choses. Description above from the Wikipedia article Simon Abkarian, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia .

Geburtstag: 05.03.1962

Geburtsort: Gonesse, Val d'Oise, France

Anzahl der Filme, die wir schon mit Simon Abkarian gesehen haben: 1

Anzahl aller Filme, in denen Simon Abkarian mitgespielt hat: 78

2025
  • Le Quatrième mur
    Rolle: Marwan
2023
  • Mémoires de Palestine
    Rolle: Narrator (voice)
2022
  • Overdose
    Rolle: Daniel Prat
  • The Way to Happiness
    Rolle: Saül Birnbaum
  • Restless
    Rolle: Antoine Marelli
  • Cop Goes Missing
    Rolle: Tristan
2021
  • Off-Season
    Rolle: Anthony
  • Permis de construire
    Rolle: Müller
  • Black Notebooks
    Rolle:
  • Les Damnés de la Commune
    Rolle: Narrateur (voice)
2020
  • Le dernier jour du jeûne
    Rolle:
2019
  • The Audition
    Rolle: Philippe
  • Someone, Somewhere
    Rolle: Mansour
  • The Swallows of Kabul
    Rolle: Atiq (voice)
  • Ce soir-là et les jours d'après
    Rolle: Karan
  • Rebels
    Rolle: Simon Bénéké, Sandra's father
2018
  • The Sonata
    Rolle: Charles Vernais
  • Cyrano, My Love
    Rolle: Ange Fleury
2017
  • Journey from Greece
    Rolle: Kakourgos
  • Overdrive
    Rolle: Jacomo Morier
  • J'ai tué ma femme
    Rolle: Le patron du café
2016
  • Scribe
    Rolle: Gerfaut
  • Chouf
    Rolle: Le libanais
2015
  • Don't Tell Me the Boy Was Mad
    Rolle: Hovannès Alexandrian
  • Tehlirian on Trial: Armenia's Avenger
    Rolle: Narrator
  • 1915
    Rolle: Simon
2014
  • The Cut
    Rolle: Krikor
  • Colt 45
    Rolle: Commander Luc Denard
  • Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem
    Rolle: Elisha
2013
  • Angelique
    Rolle: L'avocat François Desgrez
  • The Marchers
    Rolle: Le père de Farid
2012
  • Qu'est-ce qu'on va faire de toi?
    Rolle: Abraham Drucker
  • Zarafa
    Rolle: Hassan (voice)
2011
  • Force
    Rolle: Jimi Weiss
  • Les Amants naufragés
    Rolle: Milo Garavan
2010
  • Comme une ombre
    Rolle: Vincent
  • Turk's Head
    Rolle: Le veuf
2009
  • Rage
    Rolle: Merlin
  • Army of Crime
    Rolle: Missak Manouchian
2008
  • Secrets of State
    Rolle: Al Barad
  • The Wedding Song
    Rolle: Raoul
  • Le Menteur : La Pièce !
    Rolle: Lelio
  • A Day at the Museum
    Rolle: Gilles Paulin
  • Khamsa
    Rolle: Khamsa's Father
  • The Seven Days
    Rolle: Eliyau
  • Minor Revelations
    Rolle:
  • L'Affaire Ben Barka
    Rolle: le général Oufkir, ministre marocain de l'intérieur
2007
  • Rendition
    Rolle: Said Abdel Aziz
  • Persepolis
    Rolle: Marjane's Father (voice)
  • Trivial
    Rolle: Pierre
  • New Délire
    Rolle: Gunter (voice)
2006
  • Casino Royale
    Rolle: Alex Dimitrios
  • The Snake
    Rolle: Sam
  • Armenia
    Rolle: Sarkis Arabian
2005
  • S.A.C. : Des hommes dans l'ombre
    Rolle: Cesari
  • I Saw Ben Barka Get Killed
    Rolle: Mehdi Ben Barka
  • Zaina: Rider of the Atlas
    Rolle: Omar
  • Yes
    Rolle: He
  • The Demon Stirs
    Rolle: Julien Cestac
  • Les mauvais joueurs
    Rolle: Sahak
  • In Your Dreams
    Rolle: Wilson
2004
  • To Take A Wife
    Rolle: Eliyahoo
2003
  • Not For, or Against (Quite the Contrary)
    Rolle: Freddy
  • The Legend of Princess Parva
    Rolle: Swami (voice)
2002
  • Almost Peaceful
    Rolle: Albert
  • Aram
    Rolle: Aram
  • The Truth About Charlie
    Rolle: Lieutenant Dessalines
  • Ararat
    Rolle: Arshile Gorky
1999
  • Lila Lili
    Rolle: Simon
1997
  • Tempest in a Teapot
    Rolle:
  • The Silence of Rak
    Rolle: Customer
1996
  • When the Cat's Away
    Rolle: Carlos
1994
  • Ana El Awan
    Rolle:
  • Le Poisson rouge
    Rolle: Customer
  • Dieu reconnaîtra les siens
    Rolle:
  • Comme des riches
    Rolle:
  • De Gaulle – Partie 1 : La France Libre
    Rolle: Charles De Gaulle
  • De Gaulle – Partie 2
    Rolle: Charles De Gaulle