From the ramparts of “Kaamelott” to the fortified village of “Asterix” … A look back at 20 actors who visited these two famous worlds.
True institutions of French pop culture, the universe of Asterix (created by René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo) and that of Kaamelott (built by Alexandre Astier) have often constituted real playing fields for many actors. Like Christian Clavier, Géraldine Nakache, Clovis Cornillac or even Alain Chabat, here are 20 actors who have visited both the small Gallic village of Armorica and the kingdom of Logres.
Interpreter of King Arthur and creator of the series Kaamelott, Alexandre Astier also played the legionary Malosinus (underling of Brutus) in Asterix at the Olympic Games, before lending his voice to the disillusioned centurion Oursenplus in The Domain of the Gods and The Secret of the Magic Potion : two animated films that he co-directed alongside Louis Clichy.
Unmissable and hilarious in the guise of the Chevalier Perceval in Kaamelott, Franck Pitiot remains under the orders of Alexandre Astier in The Domain of the Gods and The Secret of the Magic Potion, since he embodies the legionary Humerus.
Exasperated wife of the Duke of Aquitaine (Alain Chabat) in season 5 of Kaamelott, Geraldine Nakache lends her voice to Dulcia, a Roman citizen drawn by lot to come and settle in The Domain of the Gods with his family.
Unfortunate interpreter of the unbearable King Burgonde in the first season of Kaamelott, Lorànt Deutsch also embodies Anglaigus, a Roman architect commissioned by Caesar to build the Domain of the Gods.
After having played a particularly ill-bred Burgundian sovereign in Kaamelott, Guillaume Briat lent his voice to the legendary Obelix in the two animated films of Alexandre Astier.
After having embodied a Duke of Aquitaine not very smart in Kaamelott and a hilarious Caesar in Mission Cléopâtre (which he himself directed), Alain Chabat gave voice in The Domain of the Gods, where he plays the Roman Senator Prospectus. In addition, he is currently preparing an animated series on Asterix: Le Combat des Chefs..
Druid one day, always druid … Interpreter of the incompetent Merlin in Kaamelott, Jacques Chambon also embodies Zurix, an enchanter with a very pronounced Swiss accent, in The Secret of the Magic Potion.
Authoritarian and tyrannical in the role of Dame Séli, Joëlle Sevilla plays the fishmonger Ielosubmarine, wife of Ordralfabétix, in the two animated feature films of her son Alexandre Astier.
Also seen in the trailer for Kaamelott – First part and credited in the credits as Quarto, Clovis Cornillac is the second actor to have physically played the famous Gallic warrior in Asterix at the Olympic Games.
Father of Alexandre Astier and interpreter of the ruthless Lord Leodagan in Kaamelott, Lionnel Astier vocally embodies the blacksmith Cétautomatix, a key figure in the small Gallic village, in The Domain of the Gods and The Secret of the Magic Potion.
King of Gaunes and father of pleutre Bohort in season 6 of Kaamelott, Philippe Morier-Genoud carries the laurels of Caesar in The Domain of the Gods and The Secret of the Magic Potion.
Claiming and bawling in the role of the peasant Roparzh, Serge Papagalli becomes village chief by vocally interpreting Abraracourcix in the two animated films of Alexandre Astier.
After playing Belt – a producer of limited talent – in Kaamelott, François Morel lent his voice to the legendary fishmonger Ordralfabétix – known for his questionable merchandise – in the two animated films of Alexandre Astier.
After playing the treacherous and devious King Lot in Kaamelott, François Rollin offered himself a little vocal cameo in The Secret of the Magic Potion, where he stealthily plays the druid Grotadefrix.
Emma de Caunes
Domestic kleptomaniac in the first season of Kaamelott, Emma de Caunes makes a cameo appearance in Asterix and Obelix: Mission Cleopatra, where she plays Caesar’s secretary.
After having played Spurius Cordius Frontinius, the aide-de-camp of Macrinus (Tchéky Karyo) in season 6 of Kaamelott, Pascal Demolon lent his voice to a goth gladiator in The Domain of the Gods.
While in April 2019, we wondered about his possible presence in the casting of Kaamelott – First part (following his false dispute with François Rollin on France Inter), no one knows for the moment whether Edouard Baer will indeed be in the game. On the Asterix side, he in any case interpreted the scribe Otis in Cleopatra Mission, and the little Gaul himself in For Her majesty.