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Guillaume Mélanie
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Guillaume Mélanie

List of works mentioned in Actes du Théâtre :
Panique au Ministère (with Jean Franco)
Plein la vue (with Jean Franco)
Pour combien tu m'aimes ? (with Jean Franco)
Un week-end sur deux (et la moitié des vacances scolaires) (with Jean Franco)
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Actes du Théâtre n° 92 June 2016

Guillaume Mélanie’s love for the stage and humor blossomed when his mother took him by accident to see Muriel Robin at the Olympia in 1990! He was 11 years old. He had never seen her before, except for once, a few weeks earlier, on the Saturday night television show Champs Elysée where she did her answering machine sketch: it was love at first sight! And the same thing happened at the Olympia. He couldn’t stop laughing for two hours. He’d never laughed so hard before. As he left the theater he told his mother: that’s what I want to do when I grow up!
She and her co-author and friend Pierre Palmade are the ones who inspired him to write.
At the age of 18 he wrote his first play, C'est trois ou rien, in which he acted for over a year at the Guichet Montparnasse.
From the age of 20 to 28 he performed at the Théatre d'Edgar in the following comedies he wrote: Mes meilleurs ennuis, L'Amuse-gueule, Tout fout l'camp.
He auditioned for Pierre Palmade’s studio in 2008, and acted in various shows with the group at the Gaîté and the Comédie de Paris.
In 2009, he wrote Panique au ministère with his pal Jean Franco. Met Amanda Lear for whom in 2011 he rewrote Lady Oscar, an adaptation of the play Oscar.
In 2010, he staged and acted in Le Trésor de Mamma Giulia with Danièle Evenou, and toured throughout France.
In 2011, he wrote Plein la vue for Véronique Genest.
In 2012, he acted in 13 à table at the Théâtre St-Georges, staged by his mentor Pierre Palmade.
In 2013, he co-wrote Jamais 2 sans 3 with Jean Franco and starred with Liane Foly at the Théâtre du Palais-Royal. In 2014 he toured in the play.
In late 2014, he finished writing Panique au ministère 2, staged in January 2015.
At the Palais des Glaces he staged with Jean Franco their play Pour combien tu m’aimes, a romantic comedy, a sort of upside down version of Pretty Woman.
He wrote and performed in Un week-end sur deux et la moitié des vacances scolaires with Jean Franco. Together they cowrote La Candidate, the sequel to Panique au ministère starring Amanda Lear in the lead role.