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Richard Berry (actor)

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Richard Berry
Richard Berry in 2015
Born (1950-07-31) 31 July 1950 (age 73)
Paris, France
Film director
Years active1972–present

Richard Berry (born Richard Élie Benguigui, 31 July 1950) is a French actor, film director and screenwriter. He has appeared in more than 100 films since 1972. He starred in The Violin Player, which was entered into the 1994 Cannes Film Festival.[1]

Personal life


He has a daughter, Coline, born 1976, from his relationship with actress Catherine Hiegel. He married singer and actress Jeane Manson in 1984. The couple divorced in 1986.[2] With his former wife Jessica Forde, a photographer and actress, he has a daughter, actress Joséphine Berry, born in 1992.[2]

Since 2009, he has been in a relationship with actress Pascale Louange, with whom he has a daughter, born in 2014.[2]

In 2005, he made headlines for donating one of his kidneys to his sister Marie Berry, who was born with Alport syndrome, a genetic kidney disease.[2]

His brother, Philippe Berry, is a sculptor and the former husband of actress Josiane Balasko.

Allegations of sexual abuse


On 2 February 2021, it was revealed that Berry's daughter Coline had recently filed a complaint with Paris prosecutors alleging incest and sexual abuse by Berry. In a story on his Instagram account, Berry claimed Coline made the allegation for the first time seven years prior, writing: "As I announced to my family (in 2014) that my wife and I were expecting a child, Coline, herself pregnant, reacted with extreme violence, then, in an email sent to my wife, she for the first time alluded to the fact that she [had] been 'abused.'"[3]

Selected filmography

Year Title Director Writer Notes
1994 3000 scénarios contre un virus Yes Segment: "Préservatif, une preuve d'amour"
2001 L'Art (délicat) de la séduction Yes Yes
2003 I, Cesar Yes Yes
2005 La Boîte noire Yes Yes
2010 22 Bullets Yes Yes
2014 L'Esprit de famille Yes Telefilm; original idea
2015 Nos femmes Yes Yes
2016 Tout, tout de suite Yes Yes

Acting credits


  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: The Violin Player". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 29 August 2009.
  2. ^ a b c d "Richard Berry : Pascale Louange, Marie Berry... les femmes de sa vie". Pure Trend.
  3. ^ "'Accused of incest by his daughter, Richard Berry denies"". 24 Hours News (English Edition). Retrieved 2 February 2021.