Clément Hervieu-Léger has had a unique career. He was scouted while studying at the conservatoire of the 10th arrondissement in Paris, quickly abandoned his law and political science studies, and after fruitful artistic collaborations, joined the Comédie-Française in 2005. Parallel to his work as an actor, he also collaborated with Patrice Chéreau. He co-founded the Compagnie des Petits Champs with Daniel San Pedro in Beaumontel and created l'Étable, a centre for cultural activities in a rural environment. With the Comédie-Française, Clément Hervieu-Léger directed Molière's Critique of the School for Wives and The Misanthrope, followed by Marivaux's Le Petit Maître Corrigé (The Beating of the Young Master). He also directed Marivaux's L'Épreuve and Molière's Monsieur de Pourceaugnac. For the opera, he directed Cavalli's La Didone and Mozart's Mitridate. Clément Hervieu-Léger teaches drama at the dance school of the Paris Opera. He co-wrote the book J'y arriverai un jour (One day I'll make it) with Georges Banu. In 2014, he wrote his first play, Le Voyage en Uruguay (The Trip to Uruguay). The audience of the Festival d'Avignon previously saw Clément Hervieu-Léger in the role of Gunther von Essenbeck in Ivo van Hove's direction of The Damned, presented in 2016 in the Cour d'honneur of the Palais des papes.
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