François Arnaud is a Canadian actor who currently portrays Manfred Bernardo on NBC's Midnight, Texas. He has recently appeared in such films as Rabid Dogs, Big Sky, and The Man Who Was Thursday. He is best known for his role in the Showtime's Television series The Borgias.


Arnaud is a multilingual Canadian actor who most recently played a recurring role on NBC's hit drama "Blindspot." Arnaud was cast as Antonin Rimbaud in the critically acclaimed 2009 Cannes Film Festival selection "J'ai Tué Ma Mere" (I Killed My Mother) and won best supporting actor from the Vancouver Film Critics Circle. He is currently filming "High School Lover," directed by Jerell Rosales.

Following multiple roles in Canadian film and television, Arnaud made his American TV debut as Cesare Borgia in Showtime’s acclaimed historical drama "The Borgias," opposite Jeremy Irons. Other film credits include "Copperhead, Amapola," opposite Camilla Belle; "Big Sky," with Kyra Sedgwick; "The Girl King'; and "Rabid Dogs," which was an official selection at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.

Arnaud's upcoming films include the lead roles in "The Man Who Was Thursday," which will be premiering later this year at the Austin Film Festival; "Rapid Eye Movement"; "Permission," opposite Rebecca Hall, which will be premiering this April at the Tribeca Film Festival; "The People Garden"; and "Jean of the Joneses," which premiered at the 2016 SXSW Festival.[1]



  • The Double Life of Eleanor Kendall (2008)
  • I Killed My Mother (2009)
  • Heat Wave (2009)
  • Missing (2009)
  • Copperhead (2013)
  • Moroccan Gigolos (2013)
  • Hamelin (2013)
  • Amapola (2014)
  • Rabid Dogs (2015)
  • Big Sky (2015)
  • The Girl King (2015)
  • The Man Who Was Thursday (2015)
  • Jean of the Joneses (2015-Present)
  • The People of Garden (2016)
  • New Amsterdam (2016)
  • Origami (2017)
  • Rapid Eye Movement (2017)
  • Permission (2017)


  • C.A. (2007)
  • Taxi 0-22 (2008)
  • Yamaska (2009-2010)
  • The Borgias (2011-2013)
  • X Company (2015-Present)
  • Blindspot (2015)
  • Midnight, Texas (2017-Present)



  1. [ François Arnaud - Manfred Bernardo, "Midnight, Texas" - Official Bio Summary]

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