Dominique Farrugia

Dominique Farrugia

Dominique Farrugia in 1999
Born Dominique Spiridion Léon Farrugia
(1962-09-02) 2 September 1962
Vichy, France
Occupation Actor, film director, screenwriter, producer, humorist
Years active 1985–present

Dominique Farrugia (born 2 September 1962) is a French actor, film director, screenwriter, producer and humorist. He is a member and founder of the group of comedians Les Nuls alongside Alain Chabat and Chantal Lauby.

Life and career

Farrugia was born in Vichy, France, to a Jewish pied-noir and Maltese family.[1]

Since the launching of Canal+, in 1984, he works in editing trailers and as a broadcast production assistant on the Tous en scène show. Thus he meets Canal+ first weatherman, Alain Chabat, with whom he would form the group of comedians Les Nuls alongside Chantal Lauby and Bruno Carette in 1986. In 1987 he is included in the writing of the TV series Objective: nul (7 d'Or for best comedy TV show), the first parody by Les Nuls. He hosts a parodic weather forecast in the 'JTN' of 'Nulle part ailleurs' from 1987 to 1988. Initially, he did not want to act, but rather write. The absence of one of the actors in an episode of Objective: nul accidentally placed him in front of the camera. TVN 595, a TV special which was broadcast in October 1988, won the 7 d'Or for best show. Les Nuls' career lasts until 1992.

In 1994, La Cité de la peur is released making 3,216,436 entries in the French box office.

After Les Nuls split, Dominique Farrugia starts a film career as a director with Delphine 1, Yvan 0 and Trafic d'influence. He subsequently becomes a producer founding the RF2K production company with the actor Olivier Granier.

In 1997 he founded the cable and satellite TV channel Comédie !, discovering new comic talents such as Les Robins des Bois, Franck Dubosc, Titoff, Kad & Olivier and Jonathan Lambert.

In April 2001, he created the cable and satellite TV channel Cuisine TV.

In 2001-2002, he produces Vidocq (1,865,998 entries in France) and Monsieur Batignole (1,872,045 entries in France).

In 2002, he first becomes director-general and deputy director of broadcasting and programming at Canal+ and later president from April 2002 to February 2003 and to date, only assistant becoming president of Canal+.

In July 2003, he created FEW (Farrudg Entertainment Worldwide), a media company producing feature films.

In 2007 he produced the show of Manu Payet, then two years later of Laurent Lafitte.

In 2009, he launched the website Les graves infos which presents false news. The site is closed on 23 February 2010.

In 2010, he co-directed with Arnaud Lemort the film L'amour c'est mieux à deux (1,250,000 entries in France, more profitable movie of 2010, with its particular stage of Clovis Cornillac, Virginia Efira and Manu Payet.

Between September 2010 and May 2011, he is a columnist in the show Tout le monde il est beau, tout le monde il est gentil, hosted by Bruce Toussaint, every Sunday on Canal+.

On 20 November 2012, FEW, his production company and Luc Besson's EuropaCorp, signed an agreement under which all FEW films will be produced exclusively in partnership with EuropaCorp.


As actor

Year Title Role Director Notes
1990 Histoire(s) de la télévision Gilles Gilet Alain Berbérian
Alexis Bouriquet
TV Series
1991 Les secrets professionnels du Dr Apfelglück The sellor
1993 La Classe américaine Voice Michel Hazanavicius
Dominique Mézerette
TV Movie
1994 La Cité de la peur Various Alain Berbérian (2)
1995 Le futur Dominique Farrugia Short
1996 Delphine 1, Yvan 0 Serge Dominique Farrugia (2)
1997 Didier Gilles Alain Chabat
1998 Le clone Receptionist Fabio Conversi
Que la lumière soit Taxi driver Arthur Joffé
1999 Le clone The funeral home's employee Dominique Farrugia (3)
2000 Elie annonce Semoun Various Élie Semoun
La cape et l'épée Minstrel narrator Jean-Jacques Amsellem TV Series (2 Episodes)
2001 Grégoire Moulin contre l'humanité Sports reporters Artus de Penguern
La stratégie de l'échec The host Dominique Farrugia (4)
2003 Laisse tes mains sur mes hanches The VIP dredger Chantal Lauby
The Car Keys A producer Laurent Baffie
2004 RRRrrrr!!! The gourdinier Alain Chabat (2)
Casablanca Driver Walter Goudon Maurice Barthélémy
2010 L'amour, c'est mieux à deux A client Dominique Farrugia (5)
Arnaud Lemort
2013 Y'a pas d'âge Record label's boss July Hygreck TV Series (1 Episode)

As producer

Year Title Director Notes
1994 10 ans de censure Alain Berbérian TV Movie
1996 Delphine 1, Yvan 0 Dominique Farrugia
1997 Echec au capital Michel Hazanavicius Short
1998 Paparazzi Alain Berbérian (2)
Le clone Fabio Conversi
1999 Mes amis Michel Hazanavicius (2)
2000 Most Promising Young Actress Gérard Jugnot
2001 Vidocq Pitof
2002 Monsieur Batignole Gérard Jugnot (2)
2003 Samedi soir en direct TV Show
2008 Mes amis, mes amours Lorraine Lévy
2009 R.T.T. Frédéric Berthe
2010 L'amour, c'est mieux à deux Dominique Farrugia (2)
Arnaud Lemort
2011 Le marquis Dominique Farrugia (3)
2012 Il était une fois, une fois Christian Merret-Palmair
Dépression et des potes Arnaud Lemort (2)
2014 Jamais le premier soir Melissa Drigeard
2015 Bis Himself
2016 Encore heureux Benoît Graffin
2017 Sous le même toit Himself

As director

Year Title Notes
1995 Le futur Short
1996 Delphine 1, Yvan 0
1999 Trafic d'influence
2001 La stratégie de l'échec
2003 Samedi soir en direct TV Show
2010 L'amour, c'est mieux à deux
2011 Le marquis
2015 Bis
2016 Sous le même toit


  1. Statement on the 8 March 2011 Les Grosses Têtes show
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