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Bernard Giraudeau
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Bernard Giraudeau in 2007
Born (1947-06-18)18 June 1947
Died 17 July 2010(2010-07-17) (aged 63)
Paris, France
Occupation Actor, director, producer, scriptwriter
Years active 1971–2010
Spouse(s) Anny Duperey (?–2010) (his death)
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Bernard René Giraudeau (18 June 1947 – 17 July 2010) was a French actor, film director, scriptwriter, producer and writer.

Early life

He was born on 18 June 1947 in La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime. In 1963 he enlisted in the French navy as a trainee engineer, qualifying as the first in his class a year later. He served on the helicopter carrier Jeanne d'Arc in 1964–1965 and 1965–1966, and subsequently on the frigate Duquesne and the aircraft carrier Clemenceau before leaving the navy to try his luck as an actor.

Career

Giraudeau first appeared on film in Deux hommes dans la ville (1973), and his first film as director was in 1987, though he continued to work as an actor. As a writer, wrote the text of books of photography as well as publishing children's stories (Contes d'Humahuaca, 2002) and several novels. He was also the reader on the French audiobooks of the Harry Potter series.

Personal life

He was married to actress and author Anny Duperey, with whom he had two children; one of them, Sara Giraudeau, has achieved success as an actress.

Death

In 2000 he suffered from cancer which led to the removal of his left kidney, with a subsequent metastasis in 2005 affecting his lungs. He said that the cancer led him to re-evaluate his life and understand himself better. He devoted some of his time to the support of cancer victims through the Institut Curie and the Institut Gustave-Roussy in Paris. He died of his cancer on 17 July 2010 in a Paris hospital.

Filmography as film actor

  • 1973: Revolver – Kidnapper
  • 1973: Deux Hommes dans la ville (directed by José Giovanni) – Frédéric Cazeneuve
  • 1975: Le Gitan (directed by José Giovanni) – Mareuil
  • 1976: Jamais plus toujours – Denis
  • 1977: Le Juge Fayard dit Le Shériff – Le juge Davoust
  • 1977: Bilitis (directed by David Hamilton) – Lucas
  • 1977: Moi, fleur bleue – Isidore
  • 1977: Et la tendresse ? Bordel ! – Luc
  • 1979: Le Toubib (directed by Pierre Granier-Deferre) – François
  • 1980: La Boum – Éric Lehman
  • 1981: Viens chez moi, j'habite chez une copine (directed by Patrice Leconte) – Daniel
  • 1981: Passione d'amore (directed by Ettore Scola) – Capitaine Giorgio Bacchetti
  • 1981: Croque la vie (directed by Jean-Charles Tacchella) – Alain
  • 1982: Le Grand Pardon [fr] (directed by Alexandre Arcady) – Pascal Villars
  • 1982: Meurtres à domicile – Max Queryat
  • 1982: Hécate (directed by Daniel Schmid) – Julien Rochelle
  • 1983: Le Ruffian (directed by José Giovanni) – Gérard
  • 1983: Papy fait de la résistance (directed by Jean-Marie Poiré) – Un resistant arrêté
  • 1984: Rue barbare [fr] (directed by Gilles Béhat [fr]) – Chet
  • 1984: L'Année des méduses (directed by Christopher Frank) – Romain Kalides
  • 1985: Les Spécialistes (directed by Patrice Leconte) – Paul Brandon
  • 1985: Bras de fer [fr] (directed by Gérard Vergez) – Delancourt
  • 1985: Moi vouloir toi – L'ex-ami d'alice
  • 1985: Among Wolves – L'exécuteur de De Saintes (uncredited)
  • 1986: Les Longs Manteaux – Murat
  • 1986: Poussière d'ange [fr] – Inspector Simon Blount
  • 1987: L'homme voilé – Pierre
  • 1987: Vent de panique – Roland Pochon
  • 1991: La Reine blanche (directed by Jean-Loup Hubert) – Yvon
  • 1991: Le coup suprême – Jacques Mercier
  • 1992: Après l'amour (directed by Diane Kurys) – David
  • 1992: Drôles d'oiseaux (directed by Peter Kassovitz) – Constant Van Loo
  • 1993: Une nouvelle vie (directed by Olivier Assayas) – Constantin
  • 1994: Elles ne pensent qu'à ça... (directed by Charlotte Dubreuil) – l'homme de la fin
  • 1994: Le Fils préféré (directed by Nicole Garcia) – Francis
  • 1996: Les Caprices d'un fleuve – Jean-François de La Plaine
  • 1996: Ridicule (directed by Patrice Leconte) – Abbé de Vilecourt
  • 1997: Marianna Ucrìa – Grass
  • 1997: Marquise (directed by Véra Belmont) – Molière
  • 1997: Marthe (directed by Jean-Loup Hubert) – The Colonel
  • 1998: TGV (directed by Moussa Touré) – Roger
  • 1998: Le Double de ma moitié (directed by Yves Amoureux) – Thierry Montino
  • 1999: Gouttes d'eau sur pierres brûlantes (directed by François Ozon) – Léopold
  • 1999: Une affaire de goût (directed by Bernard Rapp) – Frédéric Delamont
  • 2003: That Day – Pointpoirot
  • 2003: La Petite Lili (directed by Claude Miller) – Brice
  • 2003: Les marins perdus – Diamantis
  • 2004: Je suis un assassin – Brice Kantor
  • 2005: Chok-Dee – Jean

Filmography as director

1988 – La Face de l'ogre (film TV)

1991 – L'Autre (film, 1991), d'après le roman d'Andrée Chédid

1992 – Un été glacé (film TV)

1996 – Les Caprices d'un fleuve

Documentaries

1992- The travels of Bernard Giraudeau

1992- La Transamazonienne

1999- Un ami chilien

1999- Chili Norte – Chili Sure

2003 – Esquisses Philippines

  • 1992: Transamazonienne, Editions Odyssée, photos Pierre-Jean Rey
  • 1996: Les Caprices d'un fleuve, Editions Mille et Une Nuits,
  • 2001: Le Marin à l'ancre, Editions Métailié
  • 2002: Les Contes d'Humahuaca, Editions Métailié / Seuil jeunesse
  • 2003: Ailleurs, commentaire sur les peintures d'Olivier Suire Verley, Editions PC
  • 2004: Les Hommes à terre, Editions Métailié
  • 2007: Les Dames de nage, Editions Métailié
  • 2007: "Le Retour du quartier-maître", in Nos mers et nos océans, collective work of Les Écrivains de marine, Éditions des Équateurs, pp. 75–106
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