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Instant Vintage: when Télé Star followed Guillaume Durand at the Cannes Film Festival in 1998


While Guillaume Durand celebrated his 70th birthday on Friday September 23, 2022, Télé Star pulled out of its archives photos of the journalist when he officiated at the Cannes Film Festival on behalf of Canal + in 1998.

True legend of the French audiovisual landscapeGuillaume Durand celebrated his 70th birthday on Friday September 23, 2022. During his television career, the presenter officiated on many antennas. However, it was on the radio that his career as a journalist began. Previously working as a history and geography teacher, Guillaume Durand was hired as a reporter by European 1 in 1978. Very comfortable in front of a microphone, he quickly got used to presenting news flashes on the air. Climbing the ranks within the station, Guillaume Durand then became deputy editor in charge of the 8 a.m. news, then the 7 a.m.-8 a.m. segment.

On the television side, he was recruited in 1986 by The Five, a channel launched by Italian media magnate Silvio Berlusconi. On this antenna, he presented the 20h Newscast between 1987 and 1991, as well as other broadcasts. Following the channel’s closure, Guillaume Durand joined the ranks of TF1where he also presented several shows. He was even assistant editor of the continuous news channel LCI between 1994 and 1997. On May 2, 1995, in duet with Alain Duhamel, the journalist moderated the televised debate of the second round of the French presidential election between Lionel Jospin and Jacques Chirac, broadcast live on TF1 and France 2.

Guillaume Durand has been on Radio Classique since 2009

Ultimately, Guillaume Durand left TF1 to take over from Philippe Gildas at the helm of the cult show Nowhere else on Canal+. Between 1997 and 1999, he was not only the presenter, but also the producer of the program. During his time at the helm of this talk show, Guillaume Durand had the opportunity to host Nowhere else live from the Cannes Film Festival. In 1998, the teams of TV Star had been able to follow the journalist for a whole day on the Croisette. As part of his show, the host notably had the opportunity to interview Hollywood legend Robert de Niro. Today, Guillaume Durand continues his career on the radio, as he is one of the star presenters of Classic Radio.

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Guillaume Durand doing his press review in front of a café, 11 a.m., April 1998

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Guillaume Durand joins his office around noon, April 1998

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In his office at Canal+, Guillaume Durand reads a few books to prepare for his program Nulle Part Ailleurs, April 1998

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Lunch break around 2 p.m. for Guillaume Durand surrounded by Albert Algoud, Cécile Siméone and Ariel Wizman, April 1998

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Guillaume Durand makes the final adjustments for the evening program “Nulle Part Ailleurs”, April 1998

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Football match between Guillaume Durand and Philippe Vandel in the corridors of Canal+, April 1998

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Guillaume Durand on set for “Nulle Part Ailleurs”, April 1998

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Debriefing after broadcast between Guillaume Durand and Alain de Greef (creator of Nulle part Ailleurs and program director of Canal+), April 1998



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