Simon Coleman | Living the Solo Life: Jean-Michel Tinivelli’s Insights into Being Single at 50
Simon Coleman | Living the Solo Life:
Interpreter of Simon Coleman in the eponymous series, a new episode of which is broadcast on Friday September 22, 2023 on France 2, Jean-Michel Tinivelli spoke about his love life.
A well-known face among the general French public, Jean-Michel Tinivelli is one of the most popular actors on the small screen. The actor has lent his features to characters in television series such as Navarro, Julie Lescaut, Les Cordier, judge and cop, Joséphine, guardian angel, or Alice Nevers, the judge is a woman, in which he played from 2007 to 2022. A prolific career which has not seen any slack for many years. Although he no longer plays in Alice Nevers, the judge is a woman, he now plays the title role in the Simon Coleman series, broadcast on France 2.
Viewers discover the adventures of a police officer with a solitary character who nevertheless has to live with the children of his deceased sister. “It’s not just a thriller. It’s a socio-police comedy. We’re in single parenthood, it’s definitely a social subject. There’s something to do with the single dad,” confided the actor in the columns of Le Parisien, while a new episode of the program is broadcast on Friday September 22, 2023.
Simon Coleman | A happy single
Single and fifty years old, his character is reminiscent of his own case. Indeed, Jean-Michel Tinivelli wanted to compose the character with more realism, drawing inspiration from his life. It all started in La Rochelle when a producer offered him the project in 2020: “After this nightmare that was Covid. I really wanted to see humans again, so I came to the festival”.
But when we talk to him in more detail about his character, one detail bothers him: his character should not be a forty-year-old but a fifty-year-old: “It’s funnier because if you’re single at 50, I know it I am, you’re a little more hardened”, he laughed to the Parisian, evoking his celibacy with a certain uninhibitedness. It remains to be seen whether he is as solitary as his character.