'Lupin': Meet Omar Sy, Vincent Londez, Ludivine Sagnier and the rest of Netflix's French show's main cast

A closer look at the cast from Netflix's upcoming new series about France's newest gentleman thief


                            'Lupin': Meet Omar Sy, Vincent Londez, Ludivine Sagnier and the rest of  Netflix's French show's main cast
Omar Sy in 'Lupin' (Netflix)
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The legendary (and fictional) French thief Arsène Lupin has inspired hundreds of tales, both about him and about the people choosing to pick up on his legacy. Now, Netflix is adding to that robust legacy with an all-new live-action series starring Omar Sy. We take a closer look at some of the main cast for the series. Though information on who will be playing what is sparse so far, the cast list is still filled with a number of recognizable French actors adding their names to the series.

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Omar Sy

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Omar Sy plays the lead character, Assane Diop, a young janitor whose life is changed when he is handed a special notebook granting him wealth, resources and several lives with which to spend it all. Omar Sy is an actor who was born in France in 1978 after his parents immigrated to France from West Africa. He began his career immediately after high school, in 1996, as a comedian, first appearing on 'Le Cinéma de Jamel' and then creating his own show, 'Le Visiophon.' He moved to Los Angeles shortly after 2006 and earned his big break with a role in 'The Intouchables', for which he won the prestigous César Award for Best Actor in 2012. The movie itself became the best selling French film of all time in 2011, with 19 million tickets sold. Since then, he has starred in such films as 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' and 'Jurassic Word.'

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Vincent Londez

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Vincent Londez plays Capitaine Romain Laugier. Londez is a French actor and writer, best known for his roles on 'Into the Night', 'Public Enemy' and 'Missions.' Born in 1976, he has also written two film shorts, 'Prebloc' and 'Playgirl.'

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Ludivine Sagnier

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Ludivine Sagnier is a French actress, born in 1979, who made her film debut at the age of nine with 'Les Maris, les Femmes, les Amants.' While she had other small roles as a child, in 1994 she attended the Versailles Conservatoire, winning a prize in classical music before returning to cinema with the award-winning musical comedy, '8 Women.' She's since been nominated for two César Awards for Best Supporting Actress, one for 'Swimming Pool' and one for 'Un secret.' She's also known for her roles in 'Peter Pan', 'Mesrine: Public Enemy No.1', and 'The Devil's Double.' 

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'Lupin' also stars Clotilde Hesme, Nicole Garcia, Hervé Pierre, Soufiane Guerrab, Antoine Gouy, Fargass Assandé and Shirine Boutella, and airs on Netflix on January 8, 2021.