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FactHe was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award: American Express Award in 1996 (1995 season) for Best Musical for Jolson played at the Victoria Palace Theatre.


Francis Cabrel (born 23 November 1953) is a French singer-songwriter and guitarist. He has released a number of albums falling mostly within the realm of folk, with occasional forays into blues or country. Several of his songs, such as “L’Encre de Tes Yeux” and “Petite Marie”, have become enduring favorites in French music.

Cabrel was born in Agen, Lot-et-Garonne. His father worked for the local electricity board and his mother was a housewife. He has two sisters: Hélène, who is three years older than him, and Françoise, who is two years younger.

Cabrel’s parents encouraged their son’s love of music, buying him his first guitar when he was 14. He quickly developed a passion for the instrument, and began writing his own songs.

After completing his secondary education, Cabrel took a job as an insurance salesman. He continued to play music in his spare time, performing in local bars and clubs.

In 1975, Cabrel released his first album, Les Chemins de Traverse. The album was not a commercial success, but did garner some critical acclaim.

Cabrel’s breakthrough came with his second album, 1977’s Les Murs de Poussière. The album’s first single, “Petite Marie”, was a huge hit in France, and propelled the album to the top of the charts.

Since then, Cabrel has released 13 studio albums, all of which have been commercially successful. He has sold over 20 million records worldwide.

Cabrel has been married to Mariette Lewin since 1978. The couple have two children: a son, Pierre (born 1979), and a daughter, Sarah (born 1982).

Cabrel is a committed Christian. He has said that his faith is the most important thing in his life, and that it informs his songwriting.

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1He was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award: American Express Award in 1996 (1995 season) for Best Musical for Jolson played at the Victoria Palace Theatre.

Movies

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dangerous Davies: The Last Detective1981TV Movie executive producer
All Kinds of Music1970TV Movie executive producer
The Flight of the Heron1968TV Mini-Series executive producer - 8 episodes
The Dream Machine1964TV Movie documentary producer
Dave's Kingdom1964TV Series producer
Mainly Millicent1964TV Series producer - 2 episodes
The Tommy Steele Show: Quincy's Quest1962TV Movie producer
This Is Bobby Darin1960TV Movie producer
Spectacular1960TV Series producer - 1 episode
The Anthony Newley Show1960TV Series producer - 1960
The Gentle Flame1959TV Movie producer
The Julie Andrews Show1959TV Mini-Series producer - 1 episode
Be My Guest1959TV Series producer - 3 episodes
There's Always Music1959TV Movie producer
The Ivor Novello Awards1959TV Special producer
Musical Playhouse1959TV Series producer - 1 episode
Dig This!1959TV Series producer - 13 episodes
Riverside One1958TV Series producer - 6 episodes
The World Our Stage1958TV Series producer - 6 episodes
The World Our Stage1957TV Movie producer
These Are the Shows1957TV Movie producer
From Me to You1957TV Series producer - 9 episodes
Beat Up the Town1957TV Movie producer
My Pal Bob1957TV Series producer - 4 episodes
Festival of British Popular Songs1956-1957TV Series producer - 10 episodes
Beauty and the Beast1956TV Movie producer
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre1956TV Series producer - 1 episode
The Tin Pan Alley Show1956TV Series producer - 9 episodes
Off the Record1955-1956TV Series producer - 25 episodes
Hit Parade1955-1956TV Series producer - 4 episodes
There's Always Music1955TV Short producer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gabrielle and the Doodleman1984
CuffyTV Series 5 episodes, 1983 written by - 1 episode, 1983
Shillingbury Tales1981TV Series writer - 6 episodes
Hammer House of Horror1980TV Series screenplay - 1 episode
...And the Band Played On1980screenplay
ITV Sunday Night Drama1970-1972TV Series 2 episodes
The Tommy Steele Show: Quincy's Quest1962TV Movie
The Gentle Flame1959TV Movie script
Beauty and the Beast1956TV Movie adapted by
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre1956TV Series adapted for television by - 1 episode
Off the Record1956TV Series script - 1 episode

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Luke's Kingdom1976TV Series 12 episodes
My Wife's Lodger1952uncredited
Penny Plain1952TV Movie

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gabrielle and the Doodleman1984
Dave's Kingdom1964TV Series 1 episode
Val Parnell's Sunday Night at the London Palladium1961TV Series 1 episode
A Christmas Night with the Stars1959TV Series segment director - 1 episode
The World Our Stage1958TV Series sequence director - 1 episode
The World Our Stage1957TV Movie live segments
These Are the Shows1957TV Movie
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre1956TV Series director - 1 episode

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Beauty and the Beast1956TV Movie music and lyrics
Kaleidoscope1953TV Series music by - 1 episode
My Wife's Lodger1952musical director

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Follyfoot1971TV Series writer: "The Lightning Tree" - as Steven Francis

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Quincy's Quest1979acknowledgements: screenplay

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Dream Machine1964TV Movie documentaryHimself

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