Born in Rennes in 1960, Éric Vigner studied acting at ENSATT and at the National Academy by Dramatic Art (CNSAD). His first stage setting was for Corneille's The Royal Place in 1988. He has been an actor under the direction of Jean-Pierre Miquel, Christian Colin, and Brigitte Jaques and worked with Philippe de Broca, Benoît Jacquot, and Maria de Medeiros on film projects. He formed a company 'Suzanne M', motivated by a desire to further research into the theatre. He was the scenographer for Roland Dubillard's The Bone House in 1991, which he set in a closed-down factory in the French town of Issy-les-Moulineaux. In 1995, Vigner became director of the Dramatic Center in Lorient. As part of a diverse body of work presented there, he staged 'The Comic Illusion' by Pierre Corneille; Brancusi counters the United States with the Festival of Avignon and the Center Georges Pompidou in Paris (1996). With the TNS school, he directed Lambert Wilson in Jean Genet's The Funambulist (1997) and presented Jacques Rebotier (1998) as well as Hugo's Marion Delorme (1999). At the Comédie Française, he directed Racine's Bajazet (1995), Molière's L'Ecole des Femmes in 1999 and Savannah Bay by Marguerite Duras. In 2001, he produced Henry James' The Beast in the Jungle, also presented in 2004 at the Kennedy Center in Washington. Vigner has recently collaborated with experimental graphic/art duo M/M Paris, on a black and white film 'Antigone Under Hypnosis', which documents their avant garde re-working of the 1772 opera of the Greek myth 'Antigone'. The V & A Museum exhibited this project in November 2006 as part of their 'Paris Calling' season.