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Antonythasan Jesuthasan

Antony is an actor and writer born in Sri Lanka and based in Paris, France. He will appear in Belvoir’s production of Counting and Cracking in 2019. Antony has appeared in a number of films including Benoît Jacquot’s Casanova, Matthew Heineman’s A Private War, Cédric Anger’s L’amour est une fête, Satha Piranavan’s Friday and Friday, Lenin M. Sivam’s Roobha, Leena Manimekalai’s The Sunshine and Sengadal, and the Palme d’Or winning Dheepan by Jacques Audiard. He will also appear in the forthcoming A Loyal Man, directed by Lawrence Valin. For his work in Dheepan he has been nominated for Best Actor at the 2016 César awards, and the 2016 International Online Cinema Awards. He was also the winner of the Best Actor award in the ICS Cannes awards 2015.
In addition to his acting work, Antony has written a number of books including Shoba: Itinéraire d’un réfugié, Gorilla, Traitor and The MGR Murder Trial.

Below you can hear Antony speak in Tamil, his native tongue, about Counting and Cracking, his career as a writer, and life in Paris following his decision to seek asylum from the Sri Lankan civil war in France.

For more information and a link to tickets visit the official page for Counting and Cracking.