Jean-Claude Drouot

Jean Claude Drouot (born 17 December 1938) is a Belgian actor whose career has lasted over a half-century. At the age of twenty-five, he gained widespread fame in the French-speaking world as a result of portraying the title role in the popular television adventure series, Thierry la Fronde.[1][2][3]


Born in the Belgian municipality of Lessines, Jean Claude Drouot learned his stagecraft with the Young Theater of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB). Later (date unknown) he moved from Brussels to Paris. In Paris he followed courses with Charles Dullin. Until his departure from Dullin's troupe in 1962, he interpreted the great tragedies and plays of Molière. From 1963 until 1966 he starred as Thierry La Fronde for the TV series Thierry La Fronde.[citation needed] He made his first film in 1965 with The Devil's Tricks of Paul Vecchiali. This was followed by Happiness. He then played in British and American films such as: Laughter in the Dark (1969), Mr. Freedom (1969), and Nicholas and Alexandra (1971). Presently, Jean Claude Drouot is dedicated completely to the theater.[4][better source needed]



  1. ^ Posters for 1960s French TV series Thierry la Fronde
  2. ^ "Jean-Claude Drouot, un héros très discret" (Le Parisien, 24 September 2011 {in French})
  3. ^ Jean-Claude Drouot biography at ALLOCINE
  4. ^ Photographs of Jean-Claude Drouot at various stages of his life and career
  5. ^ "Les Rois maudits: Casting de la saison 1" (in French). AlloCiné. 2005. Archived from the original on 19 December 2014. Retrieved 25 July 2015.

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