At eighteen, Christian Gonon from Toulouse moved to Paris, where he received his first acting classes from Jean Périmony, moving on to the École nationale supérieure des arts et techniques du théâtre.
After his studies, Christian Gonon performed many successful roles in the theatre, including performances in Cyrano at the Théâtre Mogador, Victor Hugo’s Lucretia Borgia at the Théâtre régional des Pays de la Loire and Dantons Tod by Georg Büchner. Fir his interpretation of d’Artagnan in The Three Musketeers he was awarded the Jean Marais prize as best comedien.
Gonon also acts in films, including the prize-winning Memento (1992) and the Arte tv-film Une journée au Luxembourg (1994); he performed the main character in Et si je parle (2002) by Sébastien Gabriel.
In 1998, Christian Gonon joined the Comédie-Française, where his many roles included Bassanio in The Merchant of Venice (2001), the Man and Rénard in Robert Wilson’s Fables de La Fontaine (2004), Gremio in Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew (2007) and Jack in L’Ordinaire by Michel Vinaver (2009). Since 2009 he is related to the Comédie-Française as Sociétaire.