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Also Known As: Died: November 23, 2006
Born: October 1, 1930 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: France Profession: actor, nightclub entertainer

Biography CLOSE THE FULL BIOGRAPHY

With his slightly stocky frame and a likably average, hangdog face with sad eyes, Philippe Noiret has long been one of the most highly acclaimed and prolific of contemporary French screen actors. Over the years, his exceptional versatility has enabled him to disguise his features in countless ways and to play a wide range of middle-class husbands, fathers and career figures. He had enjoyed ten successful years with the Theatre Nationale Populaire in Paris (and played one or two bit parts in films) before he made his full-fledged film acting debut in Agnes Verde's "La Pointe Courte" in 1954. Noiret first attracted attention in film for his portrayal of the unhappy uncle in Louis Malle's delightfully frantic farce "Zazie Dans Le Metro" (1960) and, soon thereafter, gave an award-winning performance as a stuffy but quietly vengeful husband in Georges Franju's superb adaptation of "Theresa Desqueyroux" (1962).

With his slightly stocky frame and a likably average, hangdog face with sad eyes, Philippe Noiret has long been one of the most highly acclaimed and prolific of contemporary French screen actors. Over the years, his exceptional versatility has enabled him to disguise his features in countless ways and to play a wide range of middle-class husbands, fathers and career figures. He had enjoyed ten successful years with the Theatre Nationale Populaire in Paris (and played one or two bit parts in films) before he made his full-fledged film acting debut in Agnes Verde's "La Pointe Courte" in 1954. Noiret first attracted attention in film for his portrayal of the unhappy uncle in Louis Malle's delightfully frantic farce "Zazie Dans Le Metro" (1960) and, soon thereafter, gave an award-winning performance as a stuffy but quietly vengeful husband in Georges Franju's superb adaptation of "Theresa Desqueyroux" (1962).

Filmographyclose complete filmography

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 3 Amis (2007)
3.
 Step By Step (2004)
5.
 Cotelettes, Les (2003) Leonce
6.
 On Guard! (2002) Philippe D'Orleans
7.
 Pique-nique de Lulu Kreutz, Le (2000) Joseph Steg
8.
9.
 Les Palmes de M. Schutz (1997) Schutz
10.
 Marianna Ucria (1997) Duke Signoretto
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Milestones close milestones

1948:
Made his feature film debut in a bit part as a maitre d'hotel in "Gigi", directed by Jacqueline Audry
1951:
Member of the Theatre Nationale Populaire, Paris; appeared in "Richard II", "El Cid", "Don Juan" and "Mary Tudor"
1954:
Full-fledged film acting debut, "La Pointe Courte", directed by Agnes Varda
1958:
Broadway debut in "Lorenzaccio"
1965:
Made English-language film debut in "Lady L", with his dialogue dubbed by Peter Ustinov
1968:
Full fledged Hollywood film debut, "Justine"
1984:
One-shot acting role in a US TV-movie, "Aurora"
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Education

Centre Dramatique de l'Ouest: -

Companions close complete companion listing

wife:
Monique Chaumette. Married c. 1960.

Family close complete family listing

father:
Pierre Noiret. Representative for a clothing company.
mother:
Lucy Noiret.
daughter:
Frederique Noiret. Assistant director.

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