Jean-Louis Xavier Trintignant, born on December 11th,1930, in Piolenc, France, to Claire and Roul Trintignant, is a proclaimed actor, writer, and director. He was interested in drama since childhood and made his debut in theaters at an early age. He made his first debut in 1951 and was said to be one of the best actors of France of that time. At the tender age of 20, he moved to Paris to pursue his career in drama.

His first appearance was in the year 1955, and since then he gained immense popularity. In 1956, he gained popularity when he was paired opposite the famous actress, Brigitte Bardot, in the movie, And God Created Women. However, in between, his career was interrupted due to military service, which was mandatory for him. However, after his return to Paris, he continued with his career in the industry. He played the main lead role in A Man and a Woman, which was assumed to be one of the best French classics of that time.

He made collaborations with famous Italian directors of that time and his work was seen in A Great Silence, Violent Summer, Desert of the Tartars, and La Terrazza. Jean also appeared in several films during that time including Confidentially Yours, Three Colors: Red, ‘Amour’, and 21 Years Later. He made his first English movie, Under Fire, in 1983. However, his primary focus was stage performance rather than films.

Jean hails from an affluent family, with his uncles being very well-known race car drivers. It was for this reason that he was the first choice of Claude Lelouche for the role of a racer in A Man and a Woman. Jean married twice. He first married Stephane Audran, who was an actress, and he then married Nadine Marquand, who was a film artist, writer, and director. They had three children- Vincent, Pauline, and Marie.

Jean received several awards, some of which are Silver Bear for Best Actor for The Man Who Lies in 1968, Cannes Award for Best Actor for Z in 1969, European Film Awards for Best Actor for Amour in 2012, and Cesar Award for Best Actor in 2013.

Jay Lagaaia English Actor

Jay Lagaaia

Jay Laga'aia is a well-known New Zealand-Australian actor, singer, writer and a TV host. Though born in South Auckland, New Zealand, he is a dual citizen of both New Zealand and Australia. He is of Samoan descent. He comes from a huge family consisting of six brothers and sisters and two half-brothers. He became famous through Australian TV shows like "Water Rats"," Play School”, etc. He also appeared as a contestant on a celebrity reality show Big Brother. Not just that, he is worldwide acclaimed for his fantastic stage productions such as "The Lion King”, where he played the character of Mufasa. Among other of his stage works worth mentioning is also the role of Judas, played by him in the production Jesus Christ Superstar. Being a sizzling singer, he gave the world a children's album "Come, Dance and Sing" in 2008 and later in 2012 he came up with two more Christmas albums which proved to be a big hit. The music of the Scholastic book of pictures "Baby Elephant Walk" was also provided by him. Though he has set plenty of milestones in his career, but he is best known and appreciated for his role as Captain Typho in the films Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III– Revenge of the Sith. Jay Laga’aia was the celebrity host for the two prestigious events, Sagamore Ballroom Stage at the third celebration in 2005 and Concourse Ballroom stage at the fourth celebration in 2007. The next year 2008 proved to be a glorious year for Jay. Not only did he perform on Carols by Candlelight but also narrated the characters on the children’s show which ran for two seasons. He has also guest starred in various TV shows such as Neighbours. Coming to his personal life, he married Sandie Jane on 16 August 1990, and they have eight children together. His Star Wars cast mate and his great friend Temuera Morrison became his best man at his wedding. Laga’aia has been living a prosperous life since 1963 till now. To add to his collection of treasures, Jay is at work to release his much anticipated second children’s CD “I Can Play Anything” which is a follow-up to his successful 2007 release “Come, Dance and Sing”.


Jed Brophy

It is surprising and even thrilling if we aim for something small and win which is incredible. We might have never given a thought of it, but it so happens that they meant us. Sometimes in life, we are so lucky enough to achieve great things that we never thought we could. The same thing happened to Jed Brophy. All he thought was to stick to the theater and make his living. But he couldn't deny when someone came to him and said that something more than the present is waiting for him. That might be because of mere luck, but he had to prove himself to continue there. He did it and gained accolades all through. Jed Brophy was born on October 29, 1963, in New Zealand. He had a great childhood, and he grew passion towards the theater. After his schooling, he decided to study Drama and after four years, he graduated in 1987. Soon after his graduation, he just wants to try his hand at theater and make money out of it. But at a particular point of time in Taki Rua theater, while doing a show, the co-writer of Braindead saw him and introduced to Peter Jackson. Soon, they have their meetings and became close friends. In the late 1980's, Jed Brophy entered the film industry. By the time he met Peter Jackson, he had appeared in a minor role in a television serial. He played the role of a Policeman in 1988 film Small War On The Edge Of The Town. Though it didn't get any response, that was his debut appearance on the screen. Soon, he papered in the 1992 zombie film Braindead. He took the role of Thomas Jacob "Void" Randell. This movie starred Timothy Balme and Elizabeth Moody. In his career, he also played some roles in television series and movies like Return to Treasure Island, The Enid Blyton Secret Series, The Adventures of Swiss Family Robinson, etc. The relationship between Peter Jackson and Jed Brophy is never ending. Every movie which had their partnership did well at the box office. In 2001, his role as Nazgul in The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship of The Ring gained many critical responses. In 2002, he did duel roles as Sharu and Snaga in The Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers. As a part of venture crew, he played a role in King Kong. Then he is also famous for his character Nori in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit Series in three consecutive years 2012, 2013, 2014. Jed Brophy is not just an actor, but also a Stunts Teacher at Toi Whakaari and Whitireia's College Of Performance Arts.

Jed Brophy English Actor