A French native and naturalized Canadian actor, a former jury member for the Canadian Screen Awards and the Gosh! International Film Festival, MANUEL SINOR has worked in FILM for directors of international repute (Bryan Singer, Luc Besson, Andreï Smirnov) and opposite prominent Francophone actors (Gilles Lellouche, Valérie Lemercier, Paul Ahmarani). For TELEVISION, in addition to appearances in U.S. and French series and a key role at the heart of the YouTube Originals series Les Emmerdeurs, which was nominated at France’s press awards, he has worked with renowned commercial and documentary directors (The Perlorian Brothers, Jérôme Prieur, Michael Jorgensen). In the THEATRE, his lead roles took him from the Francophone world première of Einstein’s Gift, a play crowned by Canada’s Governor-General Award, to the success of Résistantes, which toured across France as far as the Réunion Island upon entering the Top 10 of the Club de la Presse of the Off Avignon, the world’s second largest theatre festival.
Long before studying acting in Montréal, Sinor knew about changes and versatility: born in Kinshasa and bred in Nice; a singer in Brittany and a French Navy sailor in Djibouti; an IBMer in Ireland and a lecturer at the University of Alberta. He indeed holds a Ph.D in linguistics (cf. psycholinguistics thesis cited in 2011 by a team from the Max Planck Institute, world leader in this field) and has later contributed to the popularization of science as a narrator for France’s CNRS and Science & Vie.