Ludovic Coutaud aka Lunatic Clown is an active thespian who was born in Marseille, in the Côte d’Azur (French Riviera), where he first started Theatre at the age of 5.
For 13 years, he learned, played, had the time of his life with the lines of Molière, Shakespeare, Beckett, Feydeau, Goldoni and many other masters. At 14, he obtained his first onscreen role in a short film entitled ‘Touilleur et Boule de Neige’ directed by Laurence Briata, the painter Georges Briata’s daughter.
Between the years of 2009 and beginning 2011, he invented, wrote and directed his very first original stories (in French) for the screen gathering friends and family.
On February 2011, off to the Big Apple for a new exciting artistic journey! Ludovic started the ‘Acting for Film’ Conservatory Program at the New York Film Academy. During the year, he got his first New York Stage gig at the Historic Players Club (Gramercy Park) for the NYFA Spring Showcase.
Right after his memorable graduation, he landed a job doubling as a stage manager and clown for an Equity Play written by Daniel Neudell called ‘A Lover’s Pinch’, showcased at the LGBT Community Center (Greenwich Village).
From 2012 to 2018, he performed and created in New York City! As a performer, his onscreen roles, as well as stage parts, vary from independent projects to renowned productions uniting a diversity of versatile characters. He had the opportunity to be represented by Extra Mile NYC. Besides, he was a member of a professional musical theatre troupe that toured Brooklyn for a series of original shows choreographed by Krystle Armstrong Alan and Kami Martin. In several shows, he portrayed the iconic Lumière, Count Dracula, a happy Christmas Elf and even Jack Skellington.
Actor, playwright, director, creative producer and teacher, Mr Coutaud has written a dozen original plays in English that he directed and produced in New York City on several Broadway stages. Precisely, his first book of plays ‘A Lively Journey Through Plays’ is available on Amazon (Kindle Edition | Paperback), Lulu Bookstore (Printed Book), Bookelis (Ebook | Book), also featuring four original bonus scenes.
In 2014, back to the land of wine and cheese, France, living in the city of Paris, when he was represented by Bureau Georges Lambert between 2014 and 2020.
In 2017, he founded the Lunatic Clown And Cie, a travelling high-spirited production company that gathers talents from all over the world. He devotes his entire time to creating new original projects and bringing his art internationally with his Lunatic Clown Classes. So far, his work has been seen in France, New York City, Japan, Mexico, London and many more wonderful places. In 2020, he collaborated with illustrator Jorge-Luis Mendez to create his first Lunatic comic book that can be seen here.
In addition, Ludovic has written for New York Film Academy‘s Blog and Londres Mag, for which he shares about the arts and entertainment. He now pens articles for FilmSpeak. (Find all articles here). He is too, a television writer for a French/Corsican TV sketch comedy series called Paese. During 2020’s lockdown, he was invited to be apart of a group of authors to create a unique tale. Discover the five fragments here . . .
A singer as well, Ludovic is now a proud member of the ‘Choeur Phocéen’ in the vibrant city of Marseille, participating in various concerts and operettas.
Passionate, lively, eccentric are colourful qualities he is spreading to the public, in the shoes of Jean-Philippe, in the stage comedy ‘Entre Ils et Elle’ by Stéphane Floch. He tours many cities of France to put on a happy face on each audience member.
Now, on a silly note, have you ever wondered which Halloween monster you are ? Well, dare to find out playing his family-friendly quiz here (available in both English and French).
You’ve understood it, this website flourishes! Stay curious and you will come across the different original projects that came right from Ludovic’s curious mind from his imagination to reality.
Now, here are some interviews gave throughout the years . . .
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