Jérôme Pradon[Biography] [Pictures] [Links]
Jérôme Jacques Olivier Marie Pradon was born on June 3, 1964, in Boulogne-Billancourt (France). His acting career started in 1984 when he was in the play Le Café(Avignon). He went on to appear in a number of French TV movies and mini-series, including Marcheloup (1982) and L’Été 36 (1986), while also continuing with theatre. He also started his singing career (with the song Tendrement).
In 1991 Jérôme was chosen to play Marius in Les Misérables (Paris). He then went to London to play Chris in Miss Saigon, and after that the lead in Napoleon in Toronto. He has since then also had successes with Martin Guerre (London), Chance! (Paris), Whistle Down the Wind (London), Killing Rasputin (London) and Jesus Christ Superstar (Scandinavia). He also appeared in version of Jesus Christ Superstar that was filmed for television (and released on dvd & video) in London (2000).
Jérôme has also played Javert in Les Misérables in London. For the 10 Anniversary Concert he played the part of Courfeyrac. In 2004 he was part of a special Les Misérables concert, performed for Queen Elizabeth II and Jacques Chirac (President of France).
In 2004 Jérôme was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award for Best Supporting Role in a Musical (for Pacific Overtures), and in 2005 he was nominated as Best Actor for the Year of 2005 in Les Musicals Festival (France).