Actor, director, screenwriter, comedian, improviser, musician, composer, Patrick Ridemont is a man of many hats.
He was born in Congo in August 67, while his father was working for Air Zaire. Very young, he was passionate about football and the piano, an instrument he could no longer do without. As a teenager, he discovered theatre, his vocation, and studied drama at the IAD. This is how he travels the stages of Belgium in many plays, from Molière to Sam Shepard, via Bertold Brecht.
He then threw himself into the adventure of the Ligue d’Impro where he met Virginie Hocq and Olivier Leborgne. An excellent player, he became world champion with his team in 1999 in Montreal. He also wrote a series of entertaining shows that alternate self-mockery, parody and provocation, such as “The Two Men Show”, with Olivier Leborgne, “L’Impro Show”, interactive and full of imagination, “Who said weak?” for Virginie Hocq, not forgetting the stripper “Mon Cul”!
In television, he produced humorous capsules for Canal+ such as “TVA”, “Night Shop”, “Alouer”, “Ring Ring”. At RTBF, he hosts “100% TV”, “Oh my boat”, “60 Seconds”, “This is not the blooper 2004”, “This is not TV”. He lends his voice for radio commercials and various show announcements.
In the cinema, he played dozens of roles in films such as “Mauvais Genre” by François Girod (2001), “La Chance de ma vie” by Nicolas Cuche (2010), “Radin! » by Fred Cavayé (2016) and « Rebelles » by Allan Mauduit (2019).
He added a new string to his bow by passing to the other side of the camera and directed the crazy “Dead Man Talking” in which Virginie Efira played, and which won the Audience Award at several festivals. He interprets the role of the condemned man. Or the horror thriller “The Calendar” in which a former paraplegic swimming champion receives a strange Advent calendar for her birthday…
In 2010, he became a teacher of sound and radio techniques and practices at IHECS in Brussels. He also signs the music for several short films.
In his fifties, Patrick Ridremont shines more than ever. He bursts the screen in the successful Belgian detective series “Unit 42”, of which he shot two seasons. A black series in which his character, Samuel Leroy, old school policeman, widower and overwhelmed father, tracks down cybercriminals with his partner Billie Vebber, more thug than cop!
On March 4, Patrick Ridremont will take the stage of the Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles to present the 2023 edition of the Magritte du Cinéma, with the complicity of Cathy Immelen. He will bring his style, and his verve in a Ceremony which is above all the celebration of our cinema and all its artisans.
12th Magritte du Cinéma Ceremony – Saturday 4 March 2023, Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles. Broadcast live on La Trois and TV5.
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Patrick Ridremont will be the new master of ceremonies for the 12th Magritte du Cinéma