Patrick Bauchau (pronounced "beau-show") was born in Brussels, Belgium on December 6, 1938 to a
Belgian writer who served in the Belgian underground during WWII, and a Russian expatriate. Mr. Bauchau
and his two brothers grew up in Belgium, Switzerland and England, and it was at an early age that he began to develop
the charm and manner that would later be described as urbane, sophisticated, and cosmopolitan.
Mr. Bauchau earned a degree in Modern Languages at Oxford University on an academic scholarship and speaks
French, English, Spanish, Italian, German, plus a little Russian and Flemish.
His career in the film industry began in the 1960s in the French New Wave cinema when he worked as a runner then
moved into acting roles. Except for a brief period in the 1970s when he took a break from acting, his acting career
continues to the present, and he divides his time between the U.S. and elsewhere, appearing in a wide variety of movies
and television roles, with the best known being Sydney in the series "The Pretender."
Mr. Bauchau enjoyes carpentry, collecting oriental art, and yoga. Yet, his great passion is gardening. He
devotes many hours and much energy to the flowers, plants, and trees in the private garden at his home in
Los Angeles. His wife is French actress Mijanou Bardot, sister to Brigitte Bardot, and they have one adult daughter,