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Also Known As: Died: October 7, 2013
Born: November 2, 1944 Cause of Death: Lung cancer
Birth Place: Lezigne, Maine et Loire, , FR Profession: director, actor, screenwriter

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A much heralded French theater and opera director, Patrice Chereau has increasingly been directing feature films, finding his widest audience with "La Reine Margot/Queen Margot" (1993), adapted from the Dumas novel about the politically expedient marriage between the title character and Henry de Navarre in an attempt aimed at quelching the Protestant tide in France.

A much heralded French theater and opera director, Patrice Chereau has increasingly been directing feature films, finding his widest audience with "La Reine Margot/Queen Margot" (1993), adapted from the Dumas novel about the politically expedient marriage between the title character and Henry de Navarre in an attempt aimed at quelching the Protestant tide in France.

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DIRECTOR:

1.
2.
  Gabrielle (2005)
3.
  Son Frere (2003) Director
4.
  Intimacy (2000) Director
6.
  Queen Margot (1994) Director
7.
  Temps et la Chambre, Le (1992) Director
8.
  Contre l'oubli (1992) Director
9.
  Hotel de France (1987) Director
10.
  Homme blesse, L' (1985) Director

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Time of the Wolf (2003) Lise Brandt
2.
 Time Regained (1999) Voice Of Marcel Proust
3.
 Lucie Aubrac (1997) Max
4.
 Bete de Scene (1994)
5.
 The Last of the Mohicans (1992) General Montcalm
7.
 Al-Wedaa Ya Bonaparte (1985) Bonaparte
8.
 Danton (1982) Camille Desmoulins
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1964:
Made debut as theatre director with "L'Intervention"
1966:
Named director of The Theatre de Sartrouville
1969:
Directed first opera, "L'Italienne a Alger"; Made stage acting debut, "Richard II"
:
Co-director of the Theatre Nationale de Paris
1974:
Made feature film directorial debut, "La Chair de l'orchidee"
1982:
Made film acting debut, "Danton"
1991:
Co-starred in "The Last of the Mohicans"
1993:
Directed and co-wrote "La Reine Margot/Queen Margot"
1998:
Helmed "Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train"
1999:
Provided the voice for the narrator of "Time Regained", Raul Ruiz's adaptation of Proust's "A la recherche du temps perdu"
2001:
"Intimacy", his first English-language film adapted from Hanif Kureishi's novel, premiered at Sundance and later screened at Berlin; engendered some controversy for its frank depictions of sexual intercourse
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Notes

Chereau on "Queen Margot": "It will be anything, perhaps, but a period piece. Or rather, we shall try to answer the question: how to make a period piece today? What relationship can we have today to history, to our history? To a period apparently so removed from our own? So, what name shall we give this movie? Historical thriller? Mafia film? Psychological drama? Try to think of this script, to read it. Imagine that we will build a world in which there will be no anecdotes, nothing that resembles historical recreation." --quoted in Cinema d'aujourd'hui et de demain

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father:
Jean-Baptiste Chereau. Has two.
mother:
Marguerite Chereau. Married.
brother:
Claude Chereau. Government official. Older.
brother:
Claude Chereau. Has six; Young is the third child.
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