Charles de Rochefort

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Charles de Rochefort
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De Roche in 1924
Charles d'Authier de Rochefort

(1887-07-07)7 July 1887
Died31 January 1952(1952-01-31) (aged 64)
Paris, France
Years active1911–1932

Charles d'Authier de Rochefort (7 July 1887 31 January 1952) was a French film actor, principally of the silent era. He appeared in 34 films between 1911 and 1932. He also directed seven films between 1930 and 1931. [1]


Early life

De Rochefort was born in Port-Vendres, Pyrénées-Orientales, France. He was the son of Paul Charles Dominique d'Authier de Rochefort and Camille Caroline Rose Félicité Guelfucci. [2] [3]


De Roche as Pharaoh Rameses II in The Ten Commandments (1923) Charles De Roche in The Ten Commandments.jpg
De Roche as Pharaoh Rameses II in The Ten Commandments (1923)

He portrayed Pharaoh Rameses II in the biblical prologue of Cecil B. DeMille's silent film The Ten Commandments (1923).

Among the films he directed was the French-language version of Paramount on Parade (1930), and Magie moderne (1931), a French film about television released as Televisione in Italy, along with five other versions in five different languages. This latter film was produced at the Joinville Studios of Paramount Pictures at Joinville-le-Pont in Paris.

In 1943 he wrote the book Le Film de Mes Souvenirs (Secrets de Vedettes).

Personal life

During the Second World War he was interned by the German occupiers but was released due to the influence of his friend, the actress Michèle Alfa.


He died 31 January 1952 in Paris, France.

Selected filmography

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  1. "Charles de Rochefort". Film Portal. Retrieved 20 April 2019.
  2. Fabricio Cardenas, Vieux papiers des Pyrénées-Orientales, Extrait de naissance de Charles de Rochefort
  3. Death certificate n°8/86/1952 on Les Gens du Cinéma