Matthieu Charneau
Matthieu Charneau
Portrays Frenchie
Born November 23, 1988
Châteauroux, Indre, France
Gender Male
Occupation Model
Years Active 2013–present
Hair Black

Matthieu Charneau is a French actor who portrays Frenchie in FX's The Bastard Executioner.


Matthieu Charneau was born on November 23, 1988, in Châteauroux, France. He debuted as a model at age 21 after being spotted by a photographer during a visit to Paris. In 2011 Nicola Formichetti chose him to play in his short film Brothers Of Arcadia for Mugler. This collaboration launched Matthieu's success in the fashion industry and in late 2011 he made his move to Paris.

In 2012 he began training at the prestigious European Acting School Cours Florent. That same year he became a muse for the famous French artists Pierre & Gilles. He posed in three of their photographs entitled Johnny Guitar, Narcissus and Ohé Matelot. After various publications, including the cover of the British magazine Yearbook by Laurent Humbert and an exclusive portrait for Butt Magazine by Luis Venegas, he was chosen as part of the jury for the French Film Festival Chéries-Chéris.

In late 2013 Matthieu was cast in his first leading role in the feature film Les Français du Jours J - a war film about the allied landing on June 6th, 1944 with Commando Kieffer. He plays the role of Marcel Labas, a young Marine rifleman. In 2014, after a couple of music video collaborations with the bands Gentle Republic and Hollydays, Matthieu portrayed Freddie Mercury for Schön Magazine. While traveling in Los Angeles and New York, he was featured as one of the 'OUT 100' in the prestigious OUT Magazine.

In late 2014 Matthieu plays the lead in I'm Cornered, a short film which screened at the Nikon Film Festival. It tells the story of a young man demoralized by the aggressive questioning by his doctor after an HIV test. Always keeping a foot in the modeling world, he was shot in Barcelona for the exhibit Vanities Vanitatum Omnia Vanitas at the N2 Gallery. In 2015 Matthieu features in Arnaud fait son 2ème Film.

Selected FilmographyEdit

  • Arnaud fait son 2e film
  • Coup de Grace
  • Des roses et des crocodiles
  • And Sunday, the Deluge
  • Coelho Mau


Season 1 appearances
"Pilot, Part 1" "Pilot, Part 2" "Effigy / Delw" "A Hunger / Newyn" "Piss Profit / Proffidwyr Troeth"
"Thorns / Drain" "Behold the Lamb / Gweled yr Oen" "Broken Things / Pethau Toredig" "The Bernadette Maneuver / Cynllwyn Bernadette" "Blood and Quiescence / Crau a Chwsg"

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