French actor Manuel Sinor distinguishes himself by having embodied no less than seven nationalities on screen, under the direction of seasoned filmmakers (Bryan Singer, Luc Besson, David Oelhoffen, Frédéric Forestier, Julien Leclercq) and opposite prominent actors, from France (Melvil Poupaud, Gilles Lellouche, Valérie Lemercier, Michèle Laroque, Isabelle Carré) and beyond (Paul Ahmarani, Andrzej Chyra, Cillian Murphy). As a fun bonus, he got to act for Marvel, in X-Men: Apocalypse.
He is equally driven by a taste for character building and a readiness for soul-searching roles: a double perspective that has served him in both comedy and in drama and, beyond the screen, at the service of French and foreign theatre artists (Stanislas Grassian, Alberto Lombardo, Stefan Dzeparoski, Vern Thiessen, Joanna Pickering). His landmark play is Résistantes, which entered the Top 10 of the Club de la Presse of the Off Avignon, the world’s second largest theatre festival, before touring across France as far as the Réunion Island.
Sinor knew about changes and versatility long before his years of training as an actor in Montréal. Born in Kinshasa and raised in Nice, he would go on to wear the caps of blues singer in Brittany, French Navy sailor in Djibouti, IBMer in Ireland and lecturer at the University of Alberta in Western Canada. From this alma mater he holds a Ph.D for a psycholinguistics thesis that was cited by a team from the Max Planck Institute, world leader in this field. A naturalized Canadian as well as French citizen, Paris-based Sinor is a member of Screen Actors’ Guild’s Canadian sister union ACTRA and a former jury member for the Canadian Screen Awards. In his spare time he writes the odd song, and his English-speaking jazz E.P. 35 mm as a singer-songwriter can be found on major online platforms.