Career, controversies, companions… The secrets of Nicolas Bedos

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Nicolas Bedos was born on April 21, 1979 in Neuilly-sur-Seine. He is the son of humorist Guy Bedos and Joëlle Bercot, a former classical dancer. After stopping his studies very early, he returned at the age of 18 as a reader and artistic adviser at Canal. A bad experience for the latter: “I had a secretary! Everyone thought I was boosted”, reports Paris Match.

At the age of 24, he wrote his first play entitled Sortie de scène in which his father Guy Bedos played one of the key roles alongside Elisabeth Margoni, Cyrille Eldin and Gabrièle Valensi. The success is there so that his first play is nominated for the Molières 2005 in the best creative play category. On the strength of this first experience, he embarked on the writing of a second piece called, Eva. Unfortunately, this play was a failure, as he revealed in the columns of Paris Match in 2011: “After the success of my first play, performed by my genius father, I wrote one for Niels Arestrup, who never hadn’t worked. A flop that had earned me three years in the closet, a very thankless period where everything I wrote was refused”, he explained.

But Nicolas Bedos has several strings to his bow. From 2010, we find him as an actor in several feature films including L’amour dure trois ans by Frédéric Beigbeder, Populaire, Amour et Turbulences or even in Mr. and Mrs. Adelman, directed by him. The star also excels at directing. In 2019, he shot his second film La Belle Époque with actors Daniel Auteuil, Guillaume Canet, Fanny Ardant and Doria Tillier, his ex-girlfriend. This achievement allows him to win the César 2020 for best original screenplay. For a few months, Nicolas Bedos has been producing the third part of OSS 117 entitled OSS 117: Red Alert in Black Africa.

Nicolas Bedos has repeatedly caused controversy with his chronicles broadcast on television. In November 2010 in his column La Semaine mythomane in the program Semaine critique! on France 2, Nicolas Bedos criticized the policy of the State of Israel in the presence of the writer Alain Finkielkraut and the journalist Elisabeth Lévy. A chronicle that has outraged many viewers. Following this, journalist Elisabeth Lévy came to his defense in a column entitled “No, Nicolas Bedos is not anti-Semitic”.

In 2012, he was fined 2,000 euros by the Paris Criminal Court after “public insults” towards the police held in Bruce Toussaint’s show, Everyone he is beautiful, everyone he is nice. .

In 2014, on Laurent Ruquier’s show On n’est pas couche, Nicolas Bedos again sparked controversy after putting himself in the shoes of an anti-Semitic character.

In an interview with Marie-Claire magazine in 2011, Nicolas Bedos said he was “a fake quetard”, far from the image of a ladies’ man that some might attribute to him. He had even explained that he had experienced three important stories: “I am a pooch, I loved women in an almost neurotic way. Girls like it. All that is courtship (…) I have had three important stories with actresses. But there were as many women. You will admit that between Mathilde Seigner and Isabelle Huppert, there is a world”, he explained.

But one of his stories that has marked the press is none other than his relationship with the Miss Weather Canal Doria Tillier. A secret love affair that the latter had revealed in November 2013 on the Grand Journal show while Nicolas Bedos was present on the set. The couple would have separated during 2019.

If he remained on good terms with the next mistress of ceremonies of the Cannes Film Festival 2021, Nicolas Bedos is no longer a heart to take. Marked by the disappearance of his father Guy Bedos in May 2020, the actor-director was able to console his pain in the arms of his new partner Pauline Desmonts.

During the Cinéroman festival which took place on June 19, 2021 in Nice, Nicolas Bedos formalized his relationship with his darling on the red carpet in front of the photographers. Appearing accomplices and smiling, the alchemy seemed more than obvious between the two lovers for the preview of the film The Black Box by Yann Gozlan. Discreet about his new romance, the director of the third part of the OSS 117 saga would be happier than ever with the pretty blonde. Unknown to the general public, we learn on her LinkedIn page that she graduated from a business school, EDHEC Business School, before becoming Director of External Relations and Head of the Art Department.

In Guy Bedos’s 2015 autobiography I’ll Remember Everything, the comedian opened up about his money troubles, saying he was “broke”. “Plus a round in the bank. All spent. Six months after ending my career as a showman, theaters packed for fifty years,” he wrote. He would have been forced to sell his house in Corsica in order to “survive”.

More recently, our colleagues from Liberation painted the portrait of Nicolas Bedos and his father, who died on May 28, 2020. “The other day, I passed Quai de l’horloge where there was an apartment where the light remained on, night owl night light and fatal beacon which attracted the castaways of dawn. Nicolas Bedos lived below, with a view of the Seine and the Samaritaine, “wrote the journalist in this portrait. The director would also have moved to a rental “boulevard Saint-Germain where he is not often as he has been filming for six years”.

I must say that during his lifetime, Guy Bedos would have burned a large part of his money. In Non Stop People, Victoria Bedos confided in an astonishing anecdote at the notary. “We had an appointment with my brother at the notary’s. We knew it anyway… we said to the notary: ‘well, we’re in agreement, there’s nothing’ and he actually told us that ‘there wasn’t much,” she explained before adding: “We had a lot of laughs, because you had to laugh a little bit in those moments. It wasn’t something that interested him. And by dint of not being interested in money, money paid him back. He made bad choices”.