Pierre Mondy

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Pierre Mondy
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Mondy in 2007.
Born
Pierre Cuq

(1925-02-10)10 February 1925
Died15 September 2012(2012-09-15) (aged 87)
Paris, France
OccupationActor
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Spouse(s) Pascale Roberts (divorced)

Pierre Mondy (born Pierre Cuq; 10 February 1925 in Neuilly-sur-Seine – 15 September 2012 in Paris) was a French film and theatre actor and director. [1]

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Personal life

He was married four times: to Claude Gensac, Pascale Roberts, Annie Fournier, and Catherine Allary, all actresses. [2] He died on 15 September 2012, aged 87, from lymphoma. [3]

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Pascale Roberts French actress

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Career

His first on-screen appearance was in 1949 in Jacques Becker's Rendez-vous de juillet and he appeared in over 140 films over the course of his career. [1] In 1960, he received international recognition for the role of Napoléon Bonaparte in the film Austerlitz directed by Abel Gance. [3] In the 1970s, his most successful film was the comedy Mais où est donc passée la septième compagnie? . [1] From 1992 until 2005, he appeared in the French television series Les Cordier, juge et flic . [3]

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As a voice actor, he voiced Caius Obtus in Asterix et la Surprise de Cesar (Asterix vs. Caesar; 1985) and Cetinlapsus in Asterix Chez Le Bretons (Asterix in Britain; 1986). [4]

Mondy directed four films and thirteen television episodes, and wrote two television screenplay adaptions. He also directed over 60 theatre productions, many of them at the Théâtre du Palais-Royal in Paris. [1] In 1973 he directed the first production of La Cage aux folles starring Jean Poiret and Michel Serrault. [3]

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Television

YearTitleRoleDirectorNotes
2009 Kaamelott Emperor Caesar Alexandre Astier

Theater

YearTitleAuthorDirectorNotes
1987 Two into One Ray Cooney Pierre MondyNominated - Molière Award for Best Director
1989La Présidente Maurice Hennequin & Pierre Veber Pierre MondyNominated - Molière Award for Best Director

Filmography

YearTitleRoleDirectorNotes
1949 Rendezvous in July The student's friend Jacques Becker
1950Les anciens de Saint-LoupPuy-Tirejol Georges Lampin
Souvenirs perdusThe Agent Christian-Jaque
1951 Without Leaving an Address Forestier's Friend Jean-Paul Le Chanois
Victor An inmateClaude Heymann
1952 Matrimonial Agency The client Jean-Paul Le Chanois (2)
Le plus heureux des hommesInspector Gaston Yves Ciampi
Le costaud des BatignollesBébert Guy Lacourt
Souvenirs perdusGeorgesUn jour avec vous
1953 Les Compagnes de la nuit Sylvestre Ralph Habib
Capitaine Pantoufle Henri Guy Lefranc
Le Guérisseur Robert Yves Ciampi (2)
1956 People of No Importance
1983 Le braconnier de Dieu Brother Grégoire Jean-Pierre Darras

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 Agence France Presse. "L'acteur Pierre Mondy, 87 ans, est mort" (in French). Le Monde . Retrieved 15 September 2012.
  2. Vely, Yannick. "Pierre Mondy. La disparition du commissaire Cordier" (in French). Paris Match . Retrieved 15 September 2012.
  3. 1 2 3 4 Simon, Nathalie. "Décès de Pierre Mondy, grand comédien populaire" (in French). Le Figaro . Retrieved 15 September 2012.
  4. Minovitz, Ethan. "Director, "Asterix" actor Pierre Mondy dead at 87". Big Cartoon News. Retrieved 27 January 2018.