BirthdayDecember 0, 1969

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Olivier Peyon

    Full name: Olivier Peyon
    Also known as: Olivier Peyon, Peyon, Olivier
    Professions: Director, Writer, Music Department

  2. Olivier Peyon Known for

    Comment j'ai détesté les maths (2013), Stolen Holidays (2006), Claquage après étirements (2002), Promis, juré (1996)

  3. Olivier Peyon Biography

    Olivier Peyon is a French screenwriter and film director, born in L'Haÿ-les-Roses, France, on January 23, 1969.Olivier Peyon grew up in the suburbs of Paris. He went to college in Nantes to study Economics then returned to Paris where he began working as a production assistant, notably on films by Idrissa Ouedraogo. Then he translated English-language films for French distribution, including works by Coen Brothers(Fargo, The Big Lebowski, O'Brother, Intolerable Cruelty), Ken Loach (The Wind That Shakes the Barley), Stephen Frears (High Fidelity, The Hi-Lo Country), Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Shallow Grave, A Life Less Ordinary), Jane Campion (Portrait of a Lady), as well as Four Weddings and a Funeral, Being John Malkovich, Notting Hill, The Usual Suspects and the TV series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.He started out with the short film Promis, juré (1996), followed by Jingle Bells (1997), selected for the 54th Venice Film Festival, Claquage après étirements (2000), and À tes amours (2001), awarded at New York, Gardanne, Luchon and La Ciotat.His first feature film Les Petites Vacances (Stolen Holidays), was released in 2007, starring Claude Brasseur and Bernadette Lafont (one of the Nouvelle Vague's muse, in the François Truffaut and Claude Chabrol’s movies).He has recently written and directed two documentaries for Empreintes, a famous French documentary series produced by France 5: the first one is a portrait of Elisabeth Badinter, a French author, feminist and professor of Philosophy at the École Polytechnique in Paris, daughter of the late Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet, founder of the Publicis Groupe, and the wife of Robert Badinter, a famous French lawyer, law professor and previous French Minister of Justice. The second documentary is about Michel Onfray, a contemporary French philosopher who adheres to hedonism, atheism and anarchism, a highly prolific author on philosophy with more than 50 written books translated in 30 countries.Olivier Peyon is now directing an international documentary about the place of Mathematics in today’s world. It will be released in French theaters next year, and is produced by Arte and Haut & Court (Ma Vie en Rose - Golden Globe Best Foreign Language Film 1997, The Class - Palme d'Or at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival).

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