From real estate to comedy, there is only one step for Stéphane Plaza. An essential figure on M6, the favorite host of the French (for the fourth consecutive time) has distinguished himself as an actor for several years on television. Renowned for his humor, the fifties will reveal a more serious facet in the skin of an investigator on another channel.

This Saturday, June 18, Stéphane Plaza is leading the investigation in the detective film Meurtres à Figeac on France 3. An unpublished fiction where the actor plays Olivier, a lonely and tormented policeman in pursuit of a dangerous murderer who rages in Le Lot. “It’s a real detective series that works very hard and teaches us things. And, then, I think that viewers don’t expect to see me in an obsessed role that speaks little,” says the host with of Gala.

For our colleagues, Stéphane Plaza admits to sharing some similarities with his character. “I always say that I am a white wolf. As I am 52 years old, loneliness, it knows me a little. Like Olivier, I had a difficult mourning to do. It was a big job on me. So yes, I find myself in this character, it is a certainty”, recognizes the star who lost his mother in 2016.

However, this new challenge also allowed the great friend of Karine Le Marchand to work well on his role, seriously endorsing the costume of the policeman. “I have the chance to know in real life gendarmes and police officers. I spent several nights in police stations. I trained in shooting and carrying a pistol”, he declared in Télé Magazine before entrusting a anecdote. “I was walking around in a policeman’s costume in my agency to get used to it”.

Juggling in the dramatic and comic register, on the screen as on the boards, Stéphane Plaza has played several roles that may have escaped you. Anthology in pictures of all his roles to discover in our slideshow.