Thursday, September 24, 2009

Meet the Actor - Etienne

Lukas Delcourt was born in Bordeaux, a city in the West coast of France. His earliest recollection of wanting to perform was in Junior High where he was cast as Harpagon in L’Avare (a play by Moliere). From there, he went on to perform in various plays such as Hamlet, Phoebe and the Big Apple, and Grease. In 1998, he made cameos in over twenty movies and television shows including Dangerous Liaisons, Wazabi, and performed opposite Gerard Depardieu and Jean Reno.

In 2002, Lukas gained commercial representation and landed various bit roles until he landed his first prominent role in La Vie Devant Nous (the season’s finale). A year later, he gained notoriety from Star Academy (the French equivalent to American Idol) where 15 million viewers excelled him into the semi-finals, a 6-month tour, 2 million copies sold from an album created from he and the contestants, and an eventual solo contract with Universal Music. His first album, Tout Est Mal Qui Finit Bien’, was released in 2004, followed by the Prince cover, “Cream”.

At the end of 2005, he decided to devote himself entirely towards his acting career and landed a role in the critically acclaimed series, Sous Le Soleil (Saint Tropez) – a French show airing in 197 countries for an unprecedented 14 seasons. In 2007, he traveled to Guadeloupe to shoot the first season of Baie De Flamboyants, but decided to leave after the first season, pack his bags, and head to Los Angeles where was cast as Christian Audigier in the series West Hollywood among various other jobs including hosting gigs, commercials, feature films and music videos.

Although Lukas is fully aware of the risk it takes to start fresh in a new and unfamiliar country, it’s a risk he’s willing to take. He’s really excited to be a part of A Note to Etienne, and is touched by the passion everyone involved has put forth.

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