Pierre Mondy

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Pierre Mondy
Born Pierre Cuq
(1925-02-10)10 February 1925
Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
Died 15 September 2012(2012-09-15) (aged 87)
Paris, France
Occupation actor

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

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.[2] 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.[2]

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).[3]

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.[2]

He was married four times: to the actresses Claude Gensac, Pascale Roberts, Annie Fournier, and Catherine Allary.[4] He died on 15 September 2012, aged 87, from lymphoma.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Agence France Presse (2012-09-15). "L'acteur Pierre Mondy, 87 ans, est mort" (in French). Le Monde. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d Simon, Nathalie (2012-09-15). "Décès de Pierre Mondy, grand comédien populaire" (in French). Le Figaro. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  3. ^ Minovitz, Ethan (September 15, 2012). "Director, "Asterix" actor Pierre Mondy dead at 87". Big Cartoon News. Retrieved September 15, 2012. 
  4. ^ Vely, Yannick (15 September 2012). "Pierre Mondy. La disparition du commissaire Cordier" (in French). Paris Match. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 

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