The curtain has just fallen on a piece of French theater. It would be pointless to draw up a list of Jean-Laurent Cochet’s alumni here as there are so many of them. Gérard Depardieu, Daniel Auteuil, Isabelle Huppert, Fabrice Luchini, Carole Bouquet, Michèle Laroque, Claude Jade, Bernard Giraudeau and so many others. Each of them, Jean-Laurent Cochet trained them, shaped them in their own way. Without him, the French scene would not be quite the same.
Born in January 28, 1935 in Romainville (93), Jean-Laurent Cochet very quickly contracted the taste of boards. Irretrievably attracted to the performing arts, he entered the Conservatory in 1956 in the classes of René Simon and Jean Meyer and, before his 25th birthday, won two unanimous first prizes in classic and modern comedy. Cochet was hired in stride as a boarder at the Comédie-Française where he played until 1963 nearly a hundred roles. That year, he took charge of the classic mornings at the Théâtre de