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James Thiérrée

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Birth date2 May 1974(age 42)
Place of birthLausanne, Switzerland
OccupationFilm actor, director
ParentsVictoria Chaplin and
Jean-Baptiste Thiérrée

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James Thiérrée is the writer, director and star of The Junebug Symphony, La Veillée des Abysses and Au Revoir Parapluie (performed at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) in 2007 and 2008).

He is the son of Jean-Baptiste Thiérrée and Victoria Chaplin, the grandson of actor Charlie Chaplin and the great-grandson of playwright Eugene O'Neill. He started performing aged 4 in his parents' company, Le Cirque Imaginaire and later Le Cirque Invisible.

His theatre productions have been staged the world over, from Sadlers Wells in London to the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York, to rave reviews.

James Thiérrée’s fourth full-length creation, Raoul (a solo theatre piece blending contemporary circus, movement, music and poetry) was co-commissioned by the Barbican Centre and made its debut in London in October 2009.

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