Samuel Légitimus

J a m e s B a l d w i n
Paris, France 

photo©Silver Simphor 



In his youth, Samuel was very attracted by the performing arts: answering advertisements, passing auditions, and finally picking up small roles in a number of full-length movies. 
 He did voice-overs, recorded quite a few radio and television publicity campaigns (with the great Michel Colombier).


David et Samuel, début 70 à l’école primaire du Parc des Princes Paris 16e – {David and Samuel, early 1970s at Parc des Princes primary school Paris 16th} – {David and Samuel, early 1970s at Parc des Princes primary school Paris 16th}     

Victor, Samuel et David…école du Parc des Princes dans les années soixante-dix – {Victor, Samuel and David … Parc des Princes school in the seventies}

Samuel et Noéma Légitimus – 1970 – Maternelle de l’école Michel Ange 16e arrondissement de Paris – {Samuel and Noéma Légitimus – 1970 – Kindergarten of the Michel Ange school 16th arrondissement of Paris} 



UNe de mes premières boums, colo ORTF de Chatel-Montagne. (One of my first boums, ORTF colo de Chatel-Montagne) – {ONE of my first parties, ORTF colo in Chatel-Montagne. (One of my first boums, ORTF colo de Chatel-Montagne)}


Terminale A3 Lycée Claude Bernard 1983-1984

When he turned 18 he studied law for a few years then enrolled in the theory of theatre at the New Sorbonne. At the same time, and for two years, he helped to present the radio show Délires on Radio D’OM.



Samuel soon met a surprising group of artists, the Macmadedown, with whom he wrote and directed a play, Jackpot, a parody of British comedies of the time.


In 1989, he was accepted into the first promotion of prestigious school of theatre at the “Ecole” du Théâtre National de Chaillot under the direction of Jérôme Savary.  It was here that Samuel tackled classical theatre and refined his acting skills with teachers such as Andrzej Seweryn, Nita Klein, and Michel Lopez. At the end of his studies, he was the assistant director to Andrzej Seweryn for Shakespeare’s piece Love’s Labour’s Lost.

In 1991, after 2 years at the Chaillot School, he directed and acted in Harold Pinter’s The Dumb Waiter, at the Cité Internationale in Paris. He then got the role of Epikodov in The Cherry Garden, a piece adapted from Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchid, directed by Romuald Sciorra at the Théâtre du Lucernaire.