Arnaud Archives

Arnaud Archives is your newest online resource dedicated to Canadian actor, François Arnaud. You may know him for his roles in television shows such as The Borgias and Blindspot, and in films such as I Killed My Mother and The Man Who Was Thursday. He currently stars in the new NBC series, Midnight Texas, as Manfred Bernardo. Thank you for visiting the site, and come back soon for the latest updates on François.

François Arnaud


Full Name: François Barbeau
Date of Birth: July 05, 1985
Place of Birth: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Nationality: Canadian
Eye Color: Hazel
Hair Color: Dark brown
Height: 6′ 1″ (1.85 m)

Early Life

François was born and raised in Canada and France. He can speak English, French, and Spanish fluently. He attended Les Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal, a Boys Choir School, where he learned to sing and play the piano. In 2007, he graduated from Conservatoire d’art dramatique in Montreal, Canada.


François is best known for his performances as Cesare Borgia in Showtime’s TV series The Borgias, as Antonin in the French Canadian movie I Killed My Mother (J’ai tué ma mère) directed by Xavier Dolan, and as Oscar in the NBC hit series Blindspot. In 2010, he received a VFCC Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Canadian Film for I Killed My Mother, which received an eight-minute standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival.

François currently leads the cast of Midnight, Texas on NBC. In this series based on books by Charlaine Harris, he portrays the role of troubled psychic Manfred Bernardo.