Jean-Loup Dabadie

Jean-Loup Dabadie, Writer, Journalist, Playwright, Scriptwriter and Dialogue writer. Member of the French Academy and Ambassador for the OPC.
"So that we do not let darkness fall on other’s,
Often children’s, eyes.
So that they are not in the dark on a beautiful day, lacking the world’s colours.
In order to stop the darkness which encompasses and intimidates them, and to give them the right to see the brightness of our existence: we must look after them.
And cure them, wherever possible.
For these reasons, and so many others, help the OPC. Because the OPC helps us illuminate what is deep inside us, and makes us aware of the price of light, which is the first condition for freedom.


Novels :

Dry Eyes (1959); Gods of the hearth (1960); Unabridged sketch: Bonne fête Paulette (1993).

Theatre :

The Scarlet Family (1967), Artagan (1988);
Adaptations: The Mink Traveller (1969 and 2003), The Vegetable (2003), Madame Marguerite (1974, 2001 and 2006), Two on the swing (1985 and 2005, winner of Molière prize for best adaption of a foreign play 1987), Mixed doubles (1986), Somewhere in this life (adaptation and staging, 1990), I am not an easy man (1993), Private comedy (1999), The same time next year…(2002), And Dabadie and Dabada (2011).

Cinema :

Scriptwriter and Dialoguist for the following films: The Things of Life (1970), Touch and Go (1971), Max and the Junkmen (1971), Dear Louise (1972), A Gorgeous Girl Like Me (1972), Cesar and Rosalie (1972), The Silent One (1973), Hail the Artist (1973), Vincent, Francois, Paul and the others (1974), The Slap (1974), The Savage (1975), An Elephant Can Be Extremely Deceptive (1976), Violette et Francois (1977), We Will All Meet In Paradise (1977), A Simple Story (1978), Courage – Let’s Run (1979), Clara et les chics types (1981), My Other Husband (1983), Waiter (1983), The Seventh Target (1984), Descent into Hell (1986), le Bal des casse-pieds (1992), My Afternoon with Margueritte (2010).

Television :

Scriptwriter and Dialoguist for The Blue Bicycle (2000), Gérald K. Gérald (2010), sketches for Guy Bedos, Sophie Daumier, Jacques Villeret, Muriel Robin, Sylvie Joly, Pierre Palmade, Michel Leeb.

Songwriting :

For Serge Reggiani, Julien Clerc, Michel Polnareff, Michel Sardou, Johnny Hallyday, Sylvie Vartan, Nicole Croisille, Jacques Dutronc, Juliette Gréco, Jean Gabin, Yves Montand, Romy Schneider, Robert Charlebois, Enrico Macias, Jesse Garon, Elsa, Richard Cocciante, Nana Mouskouri, Didier Barbelivien, Gérard Berliner, Liane Foly, Isabelle Boulay, Emily Loizeau, Martin Rappeneau, Gérard Depardieu.