Augustin Ruhabura was born in Rwanda in 1961. At the French Cultural Centre in Kigali, Rwanda, he appeared in Une Vie de Boy, adapted from the novel by Ferdinand Oyono, and played the roles of Alceste in Molière’s Le Misanthrope and Max in Václav Havel’s The Beggar’s Opera (all directed by Philippe Simonis). In 1994 he moved to France, where he began to work in film and TV, collaborating with Christiane Spiero, Olivier Barma, Anne Giafferi and Laurent Dussaux, among others. In 2011 he appeared in Ulrich Köhler’s film Schlafkrankheit (which won a Silver Bear at the International Film Festival in Berlin). In January of this year, he was shooting with Constantin Costa-Gavras for Le Capital. His theatre credits include work with Benoît Marbot, Anne Bourgeois, Maria Machado and Werner Schroeter. In 2010 he created his solo evening Augustes Contes Cruels, based on Villiers de L’Isle-Adam’s Contes Cruels, at the Théâtre de Nevers. He has worked with Irina Brook regularly since 2002, appearing in Homer’s Odyssey, Brecht’s Der gute Mensch von Sezuan, A Midsummer Night’s Dream adapted from Shakespeare, Handel’s Giulio Cesare as well as Somewhere…La Mancha.