30 July 1928|
18 April 2010 (aged 81)|
Paul Bisciglia (30 July 1928 – 18 April 2010) was a French film actor.
Throughout his acting career, Bisciglia appeared in more than one-hundred feature films. He made his debut in the 1950 film Trois télégrammes. What followed was several uncredited roles, before landing a much larger part in drama Clara de Montargis. During the fifties, he appeared in many drama films, including the award-winning Avant le déluge, with Antoine Balpêtré, and again several more uncredited roles. During the sixties, Bisciglia began to appear more frequently in television series and television films, although he was included in many films such as The Wretches, with Michèle Morgan, Les vieux de la vieille, with Pierre Fresnay, Paris nous appartient, Le signe du lion, and in 1966, he appeared in his first leading role in Alain Cuniot's L'or et le plomb.
In 1969, Bisciglia had a small role in the horror film La vampire nue, the second feature film from director Jean Rollin. It was Bisciglia's first of several times working with Rollin. He worked with the director again in the successful films Requiem pour un vampire, with Marie-Pierre Castel and Mireille D'Argent, Les démoniaques, Lèvres de sang, and the zombie classic Les Raisins de la Mort, with Marie-Georges Pascal.
His career continued through the seventies and eighties, such as the Golden Globe-nominated Les aventures de Rabbi Jacob, Club privé pour couples avertis, with Philippe Gasté of Jean Rollin's Requiem pour un vampire, Verdict, with Sophia Loren, L'aile ou la cuisse, Family Rock, and he voiced in three animated films Astérix et la surprise de César (Asterix vs. Caesar), Astérix chez les Bretons (Asterix in Britain) and Astérix et le coup du menhir (Asterix and the Big Fight). Bisciglia's acting career continued until 1999, during which he appeared in two final feature films, Profil bas and Montana Blues.
Bisciglia also had a successful television career appearing in a number of television series and films. He made his first appearance in the 1957 television film L'équipage au complet. His television films include Elle s'abaisse pour vaincre, Les fiancés de Loches, Claudine à Paris and the television film remeke Les liaisons dangereuses. His television series credits include Le théâtre de la jeunesse, Rocambole, Les saintes chéries, Schulmeister, espion de l'empereur, Les brigades du Tigre, De mémoire d'homme, Les cinq dernières minutes, Désiré Lafarge, Commissaire Moulin, Les enquêtes du commissaire Maigret and Julien Fontanes, magistrat.
- The Turkey (1951)
- The Beautiful Image (1951)
- Clara de Montargis (1951)
- Before the Deluge (1954)
- Men in White (1955)
- Les Cousins (1959)
- The Old Guard (1960)
- All the Gold in the World (1961)
- The Sign of Leo (1962)
- Children of Mata Hari (1970)
- The Little Theatre of Jean Renoir (1970)
- Requiem pour un Vampire (1971)
- Housewives on the Job (1973)
- La dernière bourrée à Paris (1973)
- Comment réussir quand on est con et pleurnichard (1974)
- Comme un pot de fraises (1974)
- Lévres de Sang (1975)
- L'important c'est d'aimer (1975)
- Lumière (1976)
- Animal (1977)
- Les Raisins de la Mort (1978)
- Julien Fontanes, magistrat (1980–86)
- Love Without Pity (1989)