Lothaire Bluetau is a Canadian actor. He was born in Montreal, Quebec and performs in both French and English. Lothaire Bluteau has worked in theatre, film and television throughout Canada and internationally. He abandoned medicine for the theatre and was first noticed for his performance as a mentally challenged youth in Yves Simoneau’s In the Shadow of the Wind (Les Fous de Bassan). After receiving great acclaim for the lead in the stage version of Being at Home with Claude, he won a best actor Genie Award for his performance in Denys Arcand‘s Oscar-nominated Jésus de Montréal. He has since appeared in Black Robe and Robert Lepage‘s Le Confessionnal, and his international credits include Orlando (1992) and I Shot Andy Warhol (1996).
He had a recurring role in the third season of the television series 24 as the character Marcus Alvers. In the fourth season of The Tudors, he played Charles de Marillac, the French ambassador to the court of King Henry VIII. In July 2014, it was announced he was cast in the History Channelseries Vikings as the 9th century King of France, Charles the Bald.
Bluteau won the 1990 Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for his work on Jesus of Montreal and was nominated for the same award in 1996 for his work in the film The Confessional (Le Confessionnal). He was nominated for the AFI Award for Best Actor for his work on Black Robe.
Bluteau won the award for Best Actor at the 1997 Gijón International Film Festival for his work on Bent.