André Gaston Maillol|
1926 (age 91–92)
André Maranne (born 1926) is a French former actor, best known for playing Frenchmen in English language roles in the UK from the mid-1950s. Born André Gaston Maillol, he used André Maranne as a stage name for many years.
Born in Toulouse, France, Maranne's most prominent recurring role was Sergeant François Chevalier in six of The Pink Panther films, alongside Peter Sellers and Herbert Lom. Before the Pink Panther, he appeared as a French officer in The War Lover (1962) and had a cameo role in the James Bond movie Thunderball (1965).
He appeared in such diverse television programmes as Jason King ("Wanna buy a television series?", 1971), Fawlty Towers (as André in the 1975 "Gourmet Night" episode), Lord Peter Wimsey ("Clouds of Witness", 1972), Yes Minister (as European Agricultural Commissioner Maurice, proponent of the "euro-sausage", in "Party Games", 1984, the episode in which Jim Hacker becomes UK Prime Minister), All Creatures Great and Small and Doctor Who (The Moonbase, 1967).
Maranne was also a co-presenter of four in the French teaching programme, Bonjour Françoise on the BBC in the 1960s and acted in all 8 episodes of La Chasse au Trésor (1967) as well as all 24 episodes of Ensemble-French for Beginners in the 1970s, also for the BBC.
- Wicked as They Come (1956) as Paris Barman (uncredited)
- Port Afrique (1956) as Police Officer
- Loser Takes All (1956) as Bar Waiter (uncredited)
- Rogue's Yarn (1957) as French Fisherman (uncredited)
- Carve Her Name with Pride (1958) as Garage Man
- Harry Black (1958) as Frenchman
- The Square Peg (1958) as Jean-Claude
- The Giant Behemoth (1959) as French Radio Officer (uncredited)
- A French Mistress (1960) as Dubbing (voice)
- The Greengage Summer (1961) as Mounsieur Dufour
- Two Wives at One Wedding (1961) as Paul
- Middle Course (1961) as Franz
- The Silent Invasion (1962) as Argen
- H.M.S. Defiant (1962) as Colonel Giraud
- The War Lover (1962) as French Officer (uncredited)
- Come Fly with Me (1963) as French Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
- Maniac (1963) as Salon (voice, uncredited)
- A Shot in the Dark (1964) as François
- the Beauty Jungle (1964) as Lift Man (uncredited)
- Night Train to Paris (1964) as Louis Vernay
- Return from the Ashes (1965) as 2nd Detective (voice, uncredited)
- Thunderball (1965) as SPECTRE No. 10 (uncredited)
- Doctor in Clover (1966) as Pierre in French film
- The Terrornauts (1967) as Gendarme
- The Girl on a Motorcycle (1968) as French Superintendent
- Duffy (1968) as Garain
- Battle of Britain (1969) as French NCO
- Darling Lili (1970) as Lt. Liggett
- And Soon the Darkness (1970) as Radio DJ (voice, uncredited)
- Our Miss Fred (1972) as French Resistance Fighter
- Bequest to the Nation (1973) as Adm. Villenueuve
- Paul and Michelle (1974) as Bellancourt
- Percy's Progress (1974) as French Newsreader (uncredited)
- Gold (1974) as Syndicate Member
- The Return of the Pink Panther (1975) as Sgt. François Chevalier
- The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976) as Sgt François Chevalier
- Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978) as Sgt. François Chevalier
- The London Connection (1979) as Duvalier
- S.O.S. Titanic (1979) as Michel Navratil
- Rise and Fall of Idi Amin (1981) as French Ambassador
- Trail of the Pink Panther (1982) as Sgt. François Chevalier
- Curse of the Pink Panther (1983) as Sgt. François Chevalier
- The Razor's Edge (1984) as Joseph, the butler
- Morons from Outer Space (1985) as Prof. Trousseau
- Plenty (1985) as Villon
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