Patrick Bauchau


Patrick Bauchau Trivia


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    • Patrick Bauchau (On Andrea Parker): Andrea Parker is in reality a very kind and considerate person whom I admire...both as a person and as an actress...I'm always amazed at how effectively she portrays a character so contrary to her own persona.

    • Patrick Bauchau: I was having dinner with some friends in Paris, and there was someone that I didn't really know there as well, and suddenly this person got up, kissed everyone goodbye and started to leave. He apologized and said that he had to go home and see The Pretender. He said dining with Syd was one thing, but that he still wanted to go see the episode!

    • Patrick Bauchau: When you are in a blockbuster movie, you tend to execute a pre-established program and seem to be part of a giant battleship. In the art films, it's more of a guerilla style and less structured. In some ways, TV and art movies have more in common, because you discover what's to be done, and then you can be more creative.

    • Patrick Bauchau: I have played leading parts in 5 different languages. They sum up my own linguistic capacities - English, French, Spanish, Italian and German. Depending on how much time I spend in these zones, one or the other will be rusty in my head...German right now because I have not been there in a long time.

    • Patrick Bauchau (On his role as Sydney in The Pretender): My position in the series is privileged since I play a character that is both sympathetic and realistic. People feel warmly towards Sydney when they recognize him.

    • Patrick Bauchau (On his character, Sydney, in The Pretender): In the case of The Pretender, my character was supposed to be a bad guy. He turned out to be a compromised role, one who definitely has his good side more emphasized by the work. I am sure a rough side still exists in Sydney, but at this stage in life, he has more distance on it, with his past.

    • Patrick Bauchau (On getting his role in The Pretender): My agent called me in the middle of the night and mentioned that I should report at the earliest opportunity. The next thing I knew, at the end of the shooting I left for LA and Toronto where the pilot was filmed. The way I was cast...because the casting person called Tori had seen a film that I had shot the year before in Brazil - The Interview - in which I played a priest. And so from playing a Catholic priest I found myself playing a "priest" in The Pretender.

    • Patrick Bauchau: I was a great fan of the very first Bond that came out, Dr. No, and I've seen most of them since.

    • Patrick Bauchau: I have a good ear, so I can slip quickly into a foreign language when the culture is attractive to me. I have in the course of time picked up a certain number of languages.

    • Patrick Bauchau (On Pretender co-star Andrea Parker): She has been, definitely, the joy of working on this show, particularly as we're all Centre related, so we've got much more opportunity to interact with her than with Jarod. Andrea has been one of the solid joys of working in the Centre. We have the opportunity of interacting with her almost every time that we go on the stage. And she's been a total surprise in every show for four years - in fact five years now. We saw her budding into a comedienne at first, and then an action star, and even a tragedienne.