Who is Lambert Wilson?
Lambert Wilson is a renowned French actor. Born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, Lambert Wilson is known for his work in The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions, and The Matrix Resurrections. In addition, Lambert Wilson appeared in the 1977 American film Julia, and he made his feature film debut at the age of 22 in the 1981 film Five Days One Summer. A fluent English speaker, Lambert Wilson is also a singer and activist.
Lambert Wilson quick facts
|Full name||Lambert Wilson|
|Birthday||August 3, 1958|
|Age||64 years old|
|Traits||Positive: Loyal, kind, and confident|
Negative: Self-centered, lazy, and possessive
|Ethnicity||Half Irish and Half French|
|Education||He studied acting at the Drama Centre London.|
|Parents||Georges Wilson (father)|
Nicole Mulon Wilson (mother)
|Siblings||Jean-Marie Wilson (brother)|
|Net worth||USD 1 million (approx.)|
|Social media||Lambert Wilson Twitter|
- Lambert Wilson is the son of French film and Tv actor Georges Wilson.
- He attended London’s Drama Centre from September 1975 to December 1977. He quit his acting course midway to prepare for his professional theatrical debut.
- Lambert Wilson is also a singer. He has recorded two albums called “Musicals” and “Demon e & Merveilles”.
- Wilson is completely fluent in English. For his role of The Merovingian in The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, Wilson had to exaggerate his French accent. In fact, many fans were surprised upon meeting him and finding out that his accent is much less pronounced in real life.
- After playing the role of The Merovingian in The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, the Ediety tie knot became widely popular. It is now, commonly known as “The Merovingian”.
Lambert Wilson Bio/wiki
Birthday and personality traits
Lambert Wilson was born on August 3, 1958. He was born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France.
Since Wilson was born on August 3, his horoscope is Leo. People having this zodiac sign are known for their smart, caring, and honest nature. However, they also tend to be impatient, short-tempered, and overly competitive at times.
Lambert Wilson Height and Appearance
Lambert Wilson is not only recognized for his acting abilities but is also known for his undeniable good looks. The French actor stands tall at an impressive height of 6 feet and 2 inches.
In addition to this, Lambert Wilson has beautiful green-colored eyes. The Hiver 54 actor has gray hair and he usually likes to maintain some facial hair.
Ethnicity, Nationality, and Religion
Since Lambert Wilson was born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France, his nationality is French. When it comes to his ethnicity, Wilson is half Irish and half French.
Although Lambert Wilson describes himself as someone not particularly religious, the actor became deeply interested in religion after appearing in the Cannes Grand Prix-winning film Des Hommes et des Dieux. Based on real-life events, the film revolves around the mysterious kidnapping and beheading of seven monks in 1996.
Early life and Family
Lambert Wilson is the son of prolific French film and Tv actor Georges Wilson. Georges Wilson was a César Award-nominated and a BAFTA Film Award-nominated actor. He is known for his work in films such Fruits of Passion, Portrait of a Woman, Nude, A Captain’s Honor, Itinéraire bis, Tangos, the Exile of Gardel, and Mesrine: Public Enemy Number One.
Lambert Wilson’s father, Georges Wilson, was the theatrical manager and director of the Théâtre National Populaire. He passed away at the age of 88 in Rambouillet in 2010. Lambert Wilson’s mother is former photo model Nicole Mulon. Lambert Wilson has a brother named Jean-Marie Wilson when it comes to siblings.
Even though Lambert Wilson’s father was an actor, he never forced his son to pursue a career in acting. In fact, Lambert Wilson himself wasn’t much interested in the French theatre scene.
Despite his celebrity status, Georges Wilson, in order to protect his wife and children’s privacy from the paparazzi, used to tell the journalists that he lived alone. As a result, Lambert Wilson enjoyed a normal childhood.
Quite early on in his life, Lambert Wilson decided that instead of just limiting himself in the world of French cinema, he would become an “American actor” and try his luck in Hollywood. Since his mother tongue was French, Lambert Wilson studied acting at the Drama Centre London to improve his acting skills and become fluent in English, but he quit his acting course midway to prepare for his professional theatrical debut.
Relationships and Dating History
Lambert Wilson is a married man. However, the actor has not disclosed much about his wife. Despite this, Wilson’s wife has made several public appearances alongside her famous husband.
The happy pair made headlines when they attended the “Plaidoiries” Theater Play at “Le Comedia – Theatre Libre” on December 06, 2018, held in Paris, France. Although Wilson has managed to keep information about his married life under wraps, it is rumored that the popular actor and his less famous wife were in a serious relationship for several years.
After enjoying a long-term partnership, the couple got hitched in an intimate morning ceremony at a secret location. The pair exchanged wedding vows in the presence of close friends and family members. Shortly after the wedding, Wilson was spotted flaunting his wedding ring.
Career path of Lambert Wilson
Lambert Wilson Filmography:
|1977||Julia||Walter Franz||Fred Zinnemann|
|1978||Gaston Phébus||Yvain||Bernard Borderie|
|1979||The Gendarme and the Extra-Terrestrials||An alien||Jean Girault|
|1979||New Generation||Jean-Charles||Jean-Pierre Lowf Legoff|
|1979||Lady Oscar||Cocky soldier||Jacques Demy|
|1979||From Hell to Victory||Patrice||Umberto Lenzi|
|1980||Cinéma 16: Les filles d’Adam||Gilbert||Éric Le Hung|
|1980||Au feu le préfet||Patrick Callaghan||Alain Boudet|
|1980||L’Inconnue d’Arras||The grandfather||Raymond Rouleau|
|1981||Quatre femmes, quatre vies: La Maison bleue||Jean-Paul Taillandier||Robert Mazoyer|
|1981||La dernière nuit||The assistant executioner||Didier Decoin|
|1981||Chanel Solitaire||George Kaczender|
|1981||Histoire contemporaine||Henri de Brèce||Michel Boisrond|
|1981||The Trojan War Will Not Take Place||Paris||Raymond Rouleau|
|1982||Five Days One Summer||Johann Biari||Fred Zinnemann|
|1982||La Boum 2||Félix Maréchal||Claude Pinoteau|
|1983||“Sahara_(1983_film)”||Sheikh Ahmed Al Jaffar||Andrew V. McLaglen|
|1983||La Caravane||Éric||Roger Gillioz|
|1984||The Blood of Others||Paul||Claude Chabrol|
|1984||The Public Woman||Milan Mliska||Andrzej Żuławski|
|1985||L’Homme aux yeux d’argent||Villain||Pierre Granier-Deferre|
|1985||Red Kiss||Stéphane||Véra Belmont|
|1985||Abandons||Pierre-Jean de San Bartolomé|
|1986||Bleu comme l’enfer||Ned||Yves Boisset|
|1986||Corps et biens||Michel Sauvage||Benoît Jacquot|
|1986||La Storia||Carlo Vivaldi / Davide Segre||Luigi Comencini|
|1986||La Forêt noire||Béatrice Jalbert|
|1987||The Belly of an Architect||Caspasian Speckler||Peter Greenaway|
|1988||The Possessed||Nikolaj Stavrogin||Andrzej Wajda|
|1988||Chouans!||Tarquin Larmor||Philippe de Broca|
|1988||El Dorado||Pedro de Ursúa||Carlos Saura|
|1988||Margot et le voleur d’enfants||Michèle Reiser|
|1989||La Vouivre||Arsène Muselier||Georges Wilson|
|1989||Suivez cet avion||Rémi Cerneaux||Patrice Ambard|
|1989||Hiver 54, l’abbé Pierre||Abbé Pierre||Denis Amar|
|1991||Un homme et deux femmes||Doctor Paul Baudoin||Valérie Stroh|
|1991||Shuttlecock||John Prentis||Andrew Piddington|
|1992||Strangers||The Guy||Joan Tewkesbury|
|1992||Warsaw – Year 5703||Alek||Janusz Kijowski|
|1992||Frankenstein||Dr. Henry Clerval||David Wickes|
|1993||L’Instinct de l’ange||Henry||Richard Dembo|
|1994||Une qui promet||Ferdinand||Marianne Lamour|
|1994||Les Caprices de Marianne||Octave||Jean-Daniel Verhaeghe|
|1994||Rage and Outrage: The Dreyfus Affair||Raoul Sangla|
|1995||Jefferson in Paris||Marquis de Lafayette||James Ivory|
|1995||Pour une vie ou deux||Noël Gregorio||Marc Angelo|
|1996||Les Caprices d’un fleuve||Monsieur de la Malène||Bernard Giraudeau|
|1996||Le Secret d’Iris||Pierrot||Élisabeth Rappeneau|
|1996||The Leading Man||Felix Webb||John Duigan|
|1997||Marquise||Jean Racine||Véra Belmont|
|1997||Same Old Song||Marc Duveyrier||Alain Resnais|
|1997||Quand le chat sourit||Sabine Azéma|
|1998||Too Much (Little) Love||Paul||Jacques Doillon|
|1999||The Last September||Hugo Montmorency||Deborah Warner|
|2000||Don Quixote||Duke||Peter Yates|
|2000||Jet Set||Arthus de Poulignac||Fabien Onteniente|
|2000||Love Torn in a Dream||Sebatol||Raúl Ruiz|
|2001||HS – hors service||Francis||Jean-Paul Lilienfeld|
|2001||Far from China||Jean-Pierre||C. S. Leigh|
|2001||Le divin enfant||Father Marc Aubray||Stéphane Clavier|
|2002||Les tombales||Joseph||Christophe Barratier|
|2003||It’s Easier for a Camel…||Aurelio||Valeria Bruni Tedeschi|
|2003||The Matrix Reloaded||The Merovingian||The Wachowskis|
|2003||Enter the Matrix||The Merovingian (voice)||The Wachowskis|
|2003||The Matrix Revolutions||The Merovingian||The Wachowskis|
|2003||Timeline||Lord Arnaut||Richard Donner|
|2003||Not on the Lips||Eric Thomson||Alain Resnais|
|2004||Colette, une femme libre||Henry de Jouvenel||Nadine Trintignant|
|2004||People||Brother Arthus||Fabien Onteniente|
|2005||The Matrix Online||The Merovingian (voice)||The Wachowskis|
|2005||Sahara||Yves Massarde||Breck Eisner|
|2005||Mort à l’écran||Daniel Brullmann||Alexis Ferrebeuf|
|2005||Good Girl||Philippe||Sophie Fillières|
|2005||Palais royal!||Prince Arnaud||Valérie Lemercier|
|2006||Private Fears in Public Places||Dan||Alain Resnais|
|2007||Go West! A Lucky Luke Adventure||Lucky Luke (voice)||Olivier Jean-Marie|
|2008||The Great Alibi||Pierre Collier||Pascal Bonitzer|
|2008||Comme les autres||Emmanuel François Xavier Bernier||Vincent Garenq|
|2008||Babylon A.D.||Dr. Arthur Darquandier||Mathieu Kassovitz|
|2008||The Lazarus Project||Avery||John Glenn|
|2009||The Philanthropist||Yves Moehringer||Duane Clark|
|2009||Victor||Jérôme Courcelle||Thomas Gilou|
|2010||Imogène McCarthery||Samuel Tyler||Alexandre Charlot|
|2010||The Princess of Montpensier||François de Chabannes||Bertrand Tavernier|
|2010||Of Gods and Men||Christian||Xavier Beauvois|
|2012||HOUBA! On the Trail of the Marsupilami||General Pochero||Alain Chabat|
|2012||You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet||Lambert Wilson||Alain Resnais|
|2012||Ernest & Celestine||Ernest (voice)||Stéphane Aubier|
|2012||The Hollow Crown||Charles, King of France||Thea Sharrock|
|2013||Bicycling with Molière||Gauthier Valence||Philippe Le Guay|
|2013||Manipulations||Franck Barrot||Laurent Herbiet|
|2013||ReWined||The Professor||Ferdinando Vicentini Orgnani|
|2014||Barbecue||Antoine Chevalier||Éric Lavaine|
|2014||5 to 7||Valéry Pierpont||Victor Levin|
|2014||The Nostalgist||The Man||Giacomo Cimini|
|2014||Posthumous||Daniel S. Volpe||Lulu Wang|
|2015||Suite Française||Viscount de Montmort||Saul Dibb|
|2015||Sins of a Father||Andrew Piddington|
|2015||Rabid Dogs||The Father||Éric Hannezo|
|2016||The Odyssey||Jacques-Yves Cousteau||Jérôme Salle|
|2016||One Man and His Cow||Philippe||Mohamed Hamidi|
|2016||The Jungle Book||Baloo (voice in French dub)||Jon Favreau|
|2016||Tout de suite maintenant||Barsac||Pascal Bonitzer|
|2016||The Confessions||Roché’s lover||Roberto Andò|
|2017||Baby Bumps||Marc||Noémie Saglio|
|2017||Corporate||Stéphane Froncart||Nicolas Silhol|
|2017||The Royal Exchange||Philippe V||Marc Dugain|
|2018||Au bout des doigts (In Your Hands)||Pierre Geithner||Ludovic Bernard|
|2019||The Translators||Éric Angstrom|
|2020||Benedetta||The Nuncio||Paul Verhoeven|
|2020||De Gaulle||Charles De Gaulle||Gabriel Le Bomin|
|2021||The Matrix 4||The Merovingian||Lana Wachowski|
|TBA||Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris||Marquis de Chassagne|
Lambert Wilson Awards and nominations:
César Awards, France
|2021||Best Actor (Meilleur acteur)||De Gaulle (2020)||Nominated|
|2011||Best Actor (Meilleur acteur)||Des hommes et des dieux (2010)||Nominated|
|2001||Best Supporting Actor (Meilleur acteur dans un second rôle)||Jet Set (2000)||Nominated|
|1998||Best Supporting Actor (Meilleur acteur dans un second rôle)||On connaît la chanson (1997)||Nominated|
|1990||Best Actor (Meilleur acteur)||Hiver 54, l’abbé Pierre (1989)||Nominated|
|1986||Best Actor (Meilleur acteur)||Rendez-vous (1985)||Nominated|
|1985||Best Supporting Actor (Meilleur acteur dans un second rôle)||La femme publique (1984)||Nominated|
Lambert Wilson Globes de Cristal Awards, France
|2017||Best Actor (Meilleur acteur)||L’odyssée (2016)||Nominated|
Lambert Wilson Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists
|2015||European Silver Ribbon||Winner|
Lumiere Awards, France
|2007||Best Actor (Meilleur comédien)||Coeurs (2006)||Nominated|
Lambert Wilson Monte-Carlo TV Festival
|2013||Television Films – Best Performance by an Actor||Manipulations (2012)||Nominated|
Lambert Wilson Prix Jean Gabin
|1990||Prix Jean Gabin||Hiver 54, l’abbé Pierre (1989)||Winner|
|2005||Worst Supporting Actor||Catwoman (2004)||Nominated|
Lambert Wilson Charitable Work and Activism
Wilson Lambert is passionate about environmental protection. The actor supports Greenpeace and Agir pour l’Environnement.
In April 2013, Wilson was invited by United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti to assist with several UN-backed environment and cultural programs. In early 2018, Wilson worked with the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) in communications to end world hunger and poverty.
Continuing his commitment to eradicating hunger and poverty, the actor has also been long associated with the Fondation Abbé-Pierre and the Mouvement Emmaüs in France. Likewise, Wilson is an ambassador for Les Toiles Enchantées.
He is Chevalier and Officier des Arts et des Lettres and Chevalier and Officier de l’Ordre National du Mérite. In 2017, President Emmanuel Macron raised him to Commandeur de l’Ordre du Mérite.
Lambert Wilson Net Worth, Lifestyle, and Income
Owing to his successful career as an actor and singer, Lambert Wilson has accumulated quite an impressive net worth. The French actor has a remarkable net worth ranging between USD 500,000 to USD1 million as of 2021. Due to such astounding net worth, there is no doubt that Lambert Wilson leads quite a luxurious lifestyle.
Lambert Wilson Twitter
On Twitter, Lambert Wilson is active under the username @LWILSONOFF. The Same Old Song actor joined the social networking site in September 2015. Wilson has 2,853 followers on Twitter. However, he follows only 26 accounts.