Sébastien Foucan Biography
Sébastien Foucan, born on May 27, 1974, in Paris, France, is a renowned freerunner and actor of French/Guadeloupean descent. He is the creator of freerunning, which is a variation of parkour.
His unique philosophy on parkour and freerunning emphasizes the importance of basic training for personal safety and maintaining a positive perception of the sport.
Sébastien Foucan’s rise to fame began in 2002, when he appeared in a TV advertisement for Nike’s Presto running shoe. His popularity increased in the United Kingdom after he featured in Mike Christie’s Channel 4 documentary Jump London in September 2003, followed by Jump Britain.
His remarkable stunts and athleticism gained him further attention when he portrayed the character Mollaka in the James Bond film, Casino Royale. Sébastien Foucan is chased by James Bond through a Madagascan building site and he uses his freerunning expertise to get away from Bond, but Bond outwits him and eventually gets his man. Additionally, Foucan appeared in Madonna’s Jump music video and accompanied the singer on her 2006 Confessions Tour.
Apart from his acting and performance career, Sébastien Foucan helped K-Swiss in designing their Ariake line of freerunning shoes. He also appeared in a trailer for the game Mirror’s Edge.
In 2012, Foucan was one of the 15 celebrities on the seventh season of Dancing on Ice. However, he was eliminated in a double Ultimate Skills skate-off with Heidi Range on February 19th.
Sébastien Foucan is also the founder of the freerunning team, Blacklist, which won the World Chase Tag PRO 2 GO Europe championship. His exceptional skills helped the team defeat their opponents from different parts of the continent. Blacklist finished 3rd/4th in World Chase Tag 4, primarily due to Foucan’s contribution.