Characters In Beauty And The Beast

characters in beauty and the beast
Who is the character of Jean Louis in Beauty and the Beast?

I have just been given the part of Jean Louis in the RSC adaptation of Beauty and the Beast. However, I am ashamed to say that I have never seen or read any version of the story before, and I would like to know who exactly Jean Louis is, and how big the part is. Any help is greatly appreciated!

Belle’s Father.
If I remember the story correctly, he has a good bit of parts.