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Name: Francois Arnaud
Date of Birth: 5 July, 1985
Home town: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Education: Conservatoire National d'art dramatique in Montreal, Quebec
Websites: livejournalcom/francoisarnaud

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Francois completed training at the Conservatory of Dramatic Arts in Montreal in 2007. He participated in several plays before taking the plunge into Television and Films.


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Non-acting careers:

  • 2008 - I Already Saw
  • 2009 - I Killed My Mother (J'ai tue ma mere) played Antonin
  • 2009 - The Hot played Yannick
  • 2008/09 - Taxi 0-22 played Marc-Andre
  • 2008 - The Double Life played Stefan
  • 2009 - Yamaska played Theo
  • 2007 - Tender Totems and Cruel Sketches
  • 2008 - The Impresario of Smyrna
  • 2008 - Time Lynx of Per Olov Enquist
  • 2009 - Wake Up and Sing
Big break:

  • Playing Theo in Yamaska
Best known for:

  • I Killed My Mother (Film), Playing Theo in Yamaska (TV)
  • The Vancouver Film Critics Circle Acting Award for I Killed My Mother
Upcoming projects:

  • 2011 Showtime's The Borgias will play Cesare Borgia


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  • "I'm not going to lie, it's a bit scary" Francois in June 2010 discussing his role as Cesare.
  • "Sometimes I feel like god, five months in Hungary, I'm going to be alone" Francois in June 2010 talking about filming in Budapest.
  • “As a teen, I wasn’t very happy,” says Arnaud. “Theatre became my outlet to let everyone know I existed. After that, it’s as if I just tried to honour what theatre had done for me.”
  • “He was just like my dad,” Arnaud says. “I never thought that before I met him. But when we read together, I realized they were very similar. Francois talking about Jeremy
  • "Yeah, I did actually. There's something really dangerous about the guy, but I don't know, I felt him from the inside. I said, “That could be me.” Like, if I was in that position, I could do these things. Which is probably very scary". Talking about auditioning for Cesare Borgia
  • “Based on what I saw of myself in the first season, yes, I’ve changed Cesare" Talking about Season 2
  • "I did a lot of research for the part I was playing and the time period, not only on the Borgias but other renaissance families at the time like the Medicis. I also read works inspired by Cesare Borgia like Machiavellis "The Prince", which basically became my bible" - Francios on how he prepared for his role


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  • Graduated from Conservatoire National d'art dramatique in Montreal, Canada.
  • Was raised in both Canada and France.
  • Speaks English, French and Spanish fluently.
  • His real name is Barbeau.

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AnyaTudor Another interview with Francois Arnaud 4 Jun 15 2012, 9:20 AM EDT by Elisabeta99
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Here is another interview:
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pookiesmama Fan Chat with Francois Arnaud 16 Apr 9 2012, 9:26 PM EDT by EvelynneB
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Please share your caht sesion with Francois Arnaud with everyone and help tell the story of the 2nd annual chat with cast
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AnyaTudor Happy Birthday Francois! 2 Jul 6 2012, 2:12 PM EDT by Neta07
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Happy 27th birthday! :)
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AnyaTudor Francois Arnaud looks to Season 3 of 'The Borgias' 2 Jun 19 2012, 1:40 AM EDT by Urquheart
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Another interview with Francois:,0,4642170,full.story
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AnyaTudor Francois Arnaud on 'The Borgias' finale, Juan's murder 1 Jun 17 2012, 9:02 AM EDT by Nofretete
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New article! Francois talks about Finale:,0,4505154.story
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