FRENCH ACTOR Manuel Sinor distinguishes himself by having embodied various nationalities, under the direction of seasoned filmmakers (Bryan Singer, Luc Besson, David Oelhoffen, Frédéric Forestier, Julien Leclercq) and opposite prominent Francophone and European actors (Gilles Lellouche, Valérie Lemercier, Paul Ahmarani, Andrzej Chyra, Cillian Murphy) – with the bonus of playing for Marvel in X-Men: Apocalypse. Through it all, a certain taste for character building, which does not make him shy away from soul-searching roles. This double perspective has served him in comedy as well as 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 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.