Photograph: Raphael Delorme
Arnaud has just completed filming as 'Yves Saint Laurent' in the Disney + Kaiser Karl series, alongside Daniel Brülh, directed by Jérome Salle and Audrey Estrougo. He also Dan Levy's upcoming feature Good Grief alongside Ryth Negga, Himesh Patel, Luke Evans, Celia Imrie and more.
Arnaud Valois studied acting at Cours Florent. He was discovered in 2006 in Charlie Says by Nicole Garcia where he played one of the lead roles alongside Jean-Pierre Bacri, Vincent Lindon and Benoit Magimel. Arnaud went on to play in A French Gigolo by Josiane Balasko and Girl on the Train by André Téchiné. Arnaud then went on to star with BPM by Robin Campillo in which he plays 'Nathan' alongside Nahuel Perez Biscayart and Adèle Haenel. A role for which Arnaud won Best Actor ewcomer at the Lumières Awards 2018 and was nominated for Best Actor newcomer at the César 2018.
The following year he starred in Sweetheart by Lisa Azuelos (Grand Jury Prize at the Alpes d'Huez Festival) and his first international feature Paradise Hills by Alice Waddington (alongside Emma Roberts and Milla Jovovich - official selection Sundance).
In 2020, Arnaud starred in the fantasy mini-series Moloch by Arnaud Malherbe for the Arte channel (with Marine Vacth and Olivier Gourmet), and in two films Cannes 2020; My Best Part by and with Nicolas Maury (also with Nathalie Baye and Laure Calamy) & Spring Blossom by Suzanne Lindon (with Frédéric Pierrot, Florence Viala and Dominique Besnehard). That same year, Arnaud was also on stage at the Philharmonie de Paris with the musical Le Vilain Petit Canard (The Ugly Duckling), set to music by French pop star Etienne Daho and directed by Sandra Gaudin.
At the beginning of 2021, he directed his first short film, The New Me (Le Nouveau Moi), co-written with Suzanne Lindon and produced by Les Films du Kiosque for the French platform OCS. In December 2021, Si Demain by Fabienne Godet (with Julie Moulier and Lucie Debay) is released in theaters, and Arnaud performed on the stage of L'Arsenic (Lausanne, Switzerland) in Jean Genet's play, Le Balcon, adapted and directed by Sandra Gaudin.
He has recently starred in Sophie Levy's first feature film, Méduse (starring Anamaria Vartolomei and Roxane Mesquida) and a new revival of Le Vilain Petit Canard (The Ugly Duckling), this time at the T.N.B in Rennes and again alongside Étienne Daho. Arnaud will also soon star in Melisa Godet's dystopian series LT-21 for OCS (with Leonie Simaga, Aurelia Petit).
Arnaud is currently working on his second film as director, which he hopes to shoot soon. Still produced by Les Films du Kiosque, this short film is co-written with Lily Landecy.
Not A Real Production
Cannes 2020 label, official selections TIFF & San Sebastian Festival
MY BEST PART
Cannes 2020 label
OUR WONDERFUL LIVES
Centre National du Cinéma et de L'image Animée (CNC)
BPM (BEATS PER MINUTE)
Les Films de Pierre
EYES FIND EYES
Jean-Manuel Fernandez | Sean Price Williams
Alfama Films | Clap Filmes
THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN
Union Générale Cinématographique (UGC)
A FRENCH GIGOLO
L'APPLICATION DES PEINES (Short)
Les Productions du Trésor | StudioCanal
PLUTOT D'ACCORD (Short)
Christophe Botti | Stephane Botti
Yves Saint Laurent
Audrey Estrougo | Jérôme Salle
L’Arsenic, Lausanne, Switzerland
THE UGLY DUCKLING
La Philharmonie de Paris, T.N.B, Tour