Bruno Cremer

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Bruno Cremer
Bruno Crémer.jpg
Cremer as Jules Maigret in the 1991 TV series
Born Bruno Jean Marie Cremer
(1929-10-06)6 October 1929
Saint-Mandé, Val-de-Marne, France
Died 7 August 2010(2010-08-07) (aged 80)
Paris, France
Occupation Actor
Spouse(s) Chantal Cremer (m. 1984-2010, his death)
Children 2

Bruno Jean Marie Cremer (6 October 1929 – 7 August 2010) was a French actor who is best known for portraying Jules Maigret on French television, from 1991 to 2005.


Bruno Cremer was born in Saint-Mandé, Val-de-Marne, to parents from Belgium. He attended the Cours Hattemer, a private school.[1] His career on stage included creating the role of Thomas Beckett in the 1959 world premiere of the play Becket by Jean Anouilh, and as Max in a French production of Bent by Martin Sherman in 1981.

In 1957, he had a credited role in the movies for the first time in Send a Woman When the Devil Fails (also known as When a Woman Meddles and When the Woman Gets Confused), featuring Alain Delon. He is widely known in France and the French-speaking world for his interpretation of the famous detective Maigret in a television series that started in 1991 and ended in 2005 after 54 episodes.

In 2000, he published an autobiography, Un certain jeune homme (A Certain Young Man). He died of cancer, aged 80, in Paris on 7 August 2010. He had been suffering from cancer for several years.[2]

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  1. ^ "Quelques Anciens Celebres". Hattemer. Archived from the original on 2015-06-18. Retrieved 2015-06-30. 
  2. ^ 'Maigret' star Bruno Cremer dies at 80: On Google News - AFP Text, August 8, 2010

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