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
Spouse(s) Pascale Roberts (divorced)

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

Personal life[edit]

He was married four times: to Claude Gensac, Pascale Roberts, Annie Fournier, and Catherine Allary, all actresses.[2] He died on 15 September 2012, aged 87, from lymphoma.[3]


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.[3] 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.[3]

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).[4]

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.[3]


Year Title Author Director Notes
1987 Two into One Ray Cooney Pierre Mondy Nominated - Molière Award for Best Director
1989 La Présidente Maurice Hennequin & Pierre Veber Pierre Mondy Nominated - Molière Award for Best Director


Year Title Role Director Notes
1949 Rendezvous in July The student's friend Jacques Becker
1950 Les anciens de Saint-Loup Puy-Tirejol Georges Lampin
Souvenirs perdus The Agent Christian-Jaque
1951 Without Leaving an Address Forestier's Friend Jean-Paul Le Chanois
Victor An inmate Claude Heymann
1952 Agence matrimoniale The client Jean-Paul Le Chanois (2)
Le plus heureux des hommes Inspector Gaston Yves Ciampi
Le costaud des Batignolles Bébert Guy Lacourt
Souvenirs perdus Georges Un jour avec vous
1953 Les Compagnes de la nuit Sylvestre Ralph Habib
Capitaine Pantoufle Henri Guy Lefranc
Le Guérisseur Robert Yves Ciampi (2)
1956 People of No Importance
1983 Le braconnier de Dieu Brother Grégoire Jean-Pierre Darras


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

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