Gaël Morel

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Gaël Morel
Gaël Morel 2007.jpg
Born (1972-09-25) 25 September 1972 (age 45)
Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, France
Occupation Actor, director, screenwriter
Years active 1994–present

Gaël Morel (born 25 September 1972) is a French film director, screenwriter and actor.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Morel was born in Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, France, a small town of 30,000 inhabitants outside Lyon. He also grew up in the nearby little village of Lacenas in the Villefranche district.

At the age of 15, Morel left home to pursue film studies in Lyon, and later moved to Paris. There he met acclaimed French director André Téchiné who cast him in the lead role of François in the multi César-winning 1994 film Les Roseaux sauvages which brought him to wider fame, earning much critical praise for his performance, and a 1995 César nomination for Most Promising Young Actor.

While his Wild Reeds co-stars Élodie Bouchez and Stéphane Rideau have both gone on to successful acting careers (he has often cast them in his own films), Morel has chosen to pursue a career behind the camera, as filmmaking has always been his passion.


As actor[edit]

Year Title Role Director
1994 Les Roseaux sauvages François André Téchiné
1995 Le Plus Bel Âge Bertrand Didier Haudepin
1998 Zonzon Grandjean Laurent Bouhnik
2001 Far François André Téchiné

As director[edit]

Year Title
1994 La Vie à Rebours
1996 Full Speed
1999 Premières Neiges
2002 Les Chemins de l'Oued (Under Another Sky)
2004 Le Clan
2007 Après Lui
2008 New Wave
2011 Notre Paradis
2017 Catch the Wind



  1. ^ "Gaël Morel - AlloCiné" (in French). AlloCiné. Retrieved September 25, 2011. 

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