Monday, September 18, 2023

Little Known Spaghetti Western Actors ~ Jean-Francois Balmer

[These daily posts will cover little known actors or people that have appeared in more recent films and TV series. Various degrees of information that I was able to find will be given and anything that you can add would be appreciated.]

Jean-Francois Balmer was born in Valangin, Switzerland on April 18, 1946. He studied at the Conservatoire d'Art Dramatique de Paris from 1970-1973 and graduated from l'Ecole supérieure de commerce de Neuchâtel.

He’s worked extensively in French cinema as a director and actior in television and stage productions since the early 1970s. He’s best known for “La menace” (1977), “Madame Bovery” (1991) and “In the House” (2012).

His only Euro-western appearance was as the governor in 2009’s “Lucky Luke” directed by James Huth and starring Jean Dujardin in the title role.

BALMER, Jean-François [4/18/1946, Valangin, Switzerland -     ] – theater, film, TV actor, married to actress Françoise Petit [1951-    ] (1987-    ), awarded Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur [2004].

Lucky Luke – 2009 (Governor)

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