Appearing in over fifty films for the big
screen as well as television, Vincent's
acting career began at 17 when he pursued
dramatic studies at the Conservatory of
Dramatic Arts in Geneva and then in Paris.
He also studied at the experimental
Ecole des Amandiers de Nanterre, where he
trained under famed theater and opera
director Patrice Chéreau.
He impressed Chéreau,
often credited with discovering
the Swiss actor.
Following his work in theatre, in 1986
Vincent starred in his first film, "Gardien
de la nuit".
Beginning in his teens,
Vincent expressed interest in directing and
put on plays with his friends. Later in
drama school, he embraced both acting
and directing. His first directorial
debut was at the age of 27 with a short film
called "L'echange", which was nominated for
a Golden Palm at the 1992 Cannes Film
Festival. After a couple more short films,
he made his first feature-length film in
2002 with the successful "Peau d'ange". That
was followed by "The Secret" three years
later and in 2015, he directed "Alone in
Berlin", based on the 1947 book by German
author Hans Fallada.
One of Vincent's first
passions was the camera, so at fifteen, he
began studying photography at the Ecole des Art Appliques at
Centre Doret in Vevey,
Switzerland. Two years later he made the decision to
switch to acting. Recently he
has turned professional, working for French
magazines, such as Premiere and Milk. On a
personal level, an exhibition of his
photography called "From Vladivostok to
Paris" was held in Russia in 2011 and
since then, several exhibitions have taken
place in France.
For four consecutive
years (2007-2010), Vincent published a
volume in his comic book series, "La Fôret",
a children's fantasy based on Celtic tales.
The series, illustrated by Tiburce Oger, was
published by Casterman publishers. In May of 2011, he
also co-published a travel book called
"Le Paris du cinéma" which is an illustrated
guide to the city's venues that have
appeared in film. As a screenwriter, he
wrote the script for his short film, ""L'échange"
and co-wrote the script for his film, "Peau
d'ange" and "Alone in "Berlin".
A fashion lover for many
years, it was an easy progression to step in
front of the camera for magazines. In 1992,
he did a spread for Vogue Hommes and won
over the editorial staff. According to the
magazine, "he entered wearing the clothing
like a top model, having fun, but with the
seriousness of a fashion professional."
Since 2010, he has worked on four ad
campaigns for IKKS along with
actress Virginie Ledoyen. These days,
daughter Iman is more likely to be seen at
fashion shows as she has chosen a modeling
to the most comprehensive Vincent Perez web
site online where visitors can become
acquainted with this multi-cultured actor.
Born in Switzerland to a Spanish father and
German mother, Vincent not only speaks
French, but is fluent in several languages.
He makes his home in France with his wife
Karine and their three children.
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