French-Caribbean Actor, Vincent Vermignon Discusses HBO Max’s limited drama adapted series, ‘The Staircase‘ alongside Toni Collette and Colin Firth.
French-Caribbean actor Vincent Vermignon, a native of the island of Martinique continues to make an impression on the arts as he stars in the HBO Max limited drama series, ‘The Staircase‘ alongside Toni Collette and Colin Firth, where he plays documentarian Jean-Xavier de Lestrade, based on his 2004 docuseries.
The series follows the final trial of Michael Peterson, who was convicted in 2003 for murdering his wife, Kathleen two years earlier.
Vermignon is a polyglot who speaks Creole, French, English and Spanish. Yet, that is not the most interesting fact about him. His desire to become a performer lead him East to Europe to hone his craft before returning West to North America. The reason why heading to Europe made sense is because Martinique is still a French territory, which grants Vermignon full French citizenship. That one aspect made migrating East a far more sensible choice than looking Northwest and waiting on a U.S. work visa.
Vermignon has been featured in numerous French shorts and television series, which include, BBC’s Luther, CBS’s Random and a few feature films, due out this year, ‘Beyond Existence‘ and ‘Zepon.‘ Vince was also featured in the on-going French Television series, ‘Cut‘, the television series, ‘Stefan‘, as well as international award winning short films, ‘Maybe Another Time, The Gang of the French Caribbean‘ on Netflix and many others.
A dream project for Vermignon would be to return home to Martinique in order to produce a film regarding the 1902 eruption of Mount Pelée, where only one survivor was left alive after the destruction in order to tell the story of what happened to the city below.
The HBO Max limited drama series, ‘The Staircase‘ begins streaming on Thursday, May 5, 2022.
Follow Vincent Vermignon on Instagram @vincentvermignon.