Bernard Giraudeau

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Bernard Giraudeau
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Bernard Giraudeau in 2007
Born (1947-06-18)18 June 1947
La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime
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)
Children 2

Bernard René Giraudeau (18 June 1947 – 17 July 2010) was a French actor, film director, scriptwriter, producer and writer.

Early life[edit]

Giraudeau was born 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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

In 2000 he suffered a 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 at 07:00 on 17 July 2010 in a Paris hospital, finally losing his battle against cancer.[1][2][3]

Filmography as film actor[edit]

Filmography as director[edit]

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[edit]

The travels of Bernard Giraudeau 1992 – La Transamazonienne 1999 – Un ami chilien 1999 – Chili Norte – Chili Sure 2003 – Esquisses Philippines

Bibliography[edit]

  • 1992 : Transamazonienne, Editions Odyssée, photos Pierre-Jean Rey ISBN 2-909478-01-7
  • 1996 : Les Caprices d'un fleuve, Editions Mille et Une Nuits, ISBN 978-2-84205-055-9
  • 2001 : Le Marin à l'ancre, Editions Métailié ISBN 2-86424-389-X
  • 2002 : Les Contes d'Humahuaca, Editions Métailié / Seuil jeunesse ISBN 2-02-056736-9
  • 2003 : Ailleurs, commentaire sur les peintures d'Olivier Suire Verley, Editions PC ISBN 2-912683-25-4
  • 2004 : Les Hommes à terre, Editions Métailié ISBN 2-86424-582-5
  • 2007 : Les Dames de nage, Editions Métailié ISBN 2-86424-614-7
  • 2007 : "Le Retour du quartier-maître", in Nos mers et nos océans, ouvrage collectif des Écrivains de Marine, Éditions des Équateurs, pp. 75–106

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