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Michel Serrault is a Actor French born on 24 january 1928 at Brunoy (France)

Michel Serrault

Michel Serrault
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Birth name Michel Lucien Serrault
Nationality France
Birth 24 january 1928 at Brunoy (France)
Death 29 july 2007 (at 79 years) at Honfleur (France)
Awards Officier de la Légion d'honneur

Michel Serrault (24 January 1928 – 29 July 2007) was a multi-award-winning French stage actor and film star who appeared from 1954 until (including) 2007 in more than 150 films.

Biography

Although he wanted to be a circus clown, Serrault's parents sent him to a seminary to study for the priesthood. He spent only a few months there before taking-up acting. His first professional job was in a touring production in Germany of Molière's Les Fourberies de Scapin. After military service in Dijon, he returned to Paris and joined Robert Dhery's burlesque troupe and appeared in their second hit show, Dugudu.

In 1948, he began his career in the theatre with Robert Dhéry in Les Branquignols. His first film was Ah! Les belles bacchantes, starring Robert Dhéry, Colette Brosset (Dhéry's then-wife), and Louis de Funès; directed by Jean Loubignac in 1954. Serrault played in the 1955 suspense thriller Les Diaboliques, starring Simone Signoret and directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot.

He met and worked with Jean Poiret in the early 1950s, which led to a song and comedy cabaret act and their playing together in 18 films from 1956 to 1984, and in a number of plays written by Poiret. The films they worked together in included Cette Sacrée Gamine (1956), with Brigitte Bardot, and Sacha Guitry's last film, Assassins et Voleurs (1957).

From February 1973 through 1978, he portrayed the role of Albin/Zaza opposite Jean Poiret in the play La Cage aux Folles, written by Poiret. He recreated the role for the film version of the play, which was released in 1978.

Serrault died from relapsing polychondritis at his home in Équemauville on 29 July 2007 at age 79. He was buried in Sainte-Catherine's cemetery in Honfleur and was transferred in 2009 to the cemetery of Neuilly-sur-Seine to be near his wife, Juanita Saint-Peyron, and daughter, Caroline, who died in 1977. He was survived by his daughter, actress Nathalie Serrault.




^ Bergan, Ronald (3 August 2007). "Obituary: Michel Serrault". The Guardian (guardian.co.uk). p. 38.

^ "Michel Serrault (1928-2007)". cinema2000.pt. Retrieved 2012-12-27.

Best films

Usually with

Jean Poiret
Jean Poiret
(35 films)
Darry Cowl
Darry Cowl
(19 films)
Jean Yanne
Jean Yanne
(8 films)
Francis Blanche
Francis Blanche
(20 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Michel Serrault (146 films)

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Actor

Have Mercy on Us All, 1h55
Directed by Régis Wargnier
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, La provence, Films about viral outbreaks, Disaster films
Actors José Garcia, Lucas Belvaux, Marie Gillain, Michel Serrault, Olivier Gourmet, Nicolas Cazalé
Roles Hervé Decambrais
Rating55% 2.760172.760172.760172.760172.76017
Jean-Baptiste Adamsberg n'aime pas le printemps, le retour des beaux jours, les montées de sève, car porteurs des désirs d'évasion et du déferlement des pulsions. L'absence de sa fiancée, Camille, ne contribue pas à aider ce commissaire, au moment où, dans la capitale, une énigme semble annoncer de grands malheurs… D'étranges signes apparaissent sur les portes de Paris. Des mots mystérieux, inquiétants, sont criés comme une malédiction sur la place Igor-Stravinsky… La découverte d'un mort, redoutée par Adamsberg — un premier corps noirci, première victime de la peste — annonce le retour du terrible fléau… Il semble pourtant que quelqu'un contrôle l'épidémie et en désigne les cibles.
Vivaldi, a Prince in Venice, 1h35
Directed by Jean-Louis Guillermou
Origin France
Genres Drama, Biography, Musical theatre, Historical
Actors Stefano Dionisi, Michel Serrault, Christian Vadim, Annette Schreiber, Michel Galabru, Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu
Roles l'évêque de Venise
Rating48% 2.430292.430292.430292.430292.43029
Dès sa naissance, le grand compositeur italien du XVIII siècle, Antonio Vivaldi, est affecté d’une maladie inconnue qui va déterminer le restant de sa vie. Lorsqu’il atteint ses 14 ans, sa mère le destine à une carrière ecclésiastique.
Les Enfants du pays, 1h27
Origin France
Genres Drama, War
Actors Michel Serrault, William Nadylam, Pascal Nzonzi, Ralph Amoussou, Jacky Ido
Roles Gustave
Rating52% 2.635122.635122.635122.635122.63512
Pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale, des tirailleurs sénégalais, ayant perdu leur régiment, arrivent dans un village des Ardennes vidé de ses habitants, à l'exception d'un vieil homme, de sa petite-fille et de son petit-fils. Personne ne pense alors que la guerre ira jusque chez eux. S'ensuit une brève histoire d'amour entre Bha, un tirailleur qui parle à peine le français, et Camille (Emma Javaux). Le petit garçon se lie également d'amitié avec le « sorcier » du groupe. Un soir, le chef des tirailleurs aperçoit une ligne de char qui arrive dans la forêt. C'est pris de court que Gustave (Michel Serrault) fait fuir ses petits-enfants.
Joyeux Noël, 1h56
Directed by Christian Carion
Origin France
Genres Drama, War, Historical, Musical, Romance
Themes French war films, Christmas films, Political films
Actors Benno Fürmann, Guillaume Canet, Daniel Brühl, Diane Kruger, Gary Lewis, Dany Boon
Roles le châtelain
Rating77% 3.895763.895763.895763.895763.89576
The story centers mainly upon six characters: Gordon (a Lieutenant of the Royal Scots Fusiliers); Audebert (a French Lieutenant in the 26th Infantry and reluctant son of a general); Horstmayer (a Jewish German Lieutenant of the 93rd Infantry); Palmer (a Scottish priest working as a stretcher-bearer); and German tenor Nikolaus Sprink and his Danish fiance, mezzo-soprano, Anna Sørensen (two famous opera stars).
Grabuge !
Grabuge ! (2005)
, 1h27
Directed by Jean-Pierre Mocky
Origin France
Genres Crime
Actors Michel Serrault, Patricia Barzyk, Micheline Presle, Jean Abeillé, Christian Chauvaud, Brigitte Boucher
Roles Commissaire Lancret
Rating50% 2.541732.541732.541732.541732.54173
Maurice travaille à la préfecture de police, service des étrangers. Il est célibataire, adore la musique espagnole et passe tout son temps libre dans un cabaret hispano Les Trottoirs. C'est pourquoi le commissaire Lancret lui demande de l'aider dans son enquête sur des meurtres commis sur des trafiquants de carte de séjour.
Albert est méchant, 1h25
Directed by Hervé Palud
Origin France
Genres Comedy
Actors Christian Clavier, Michel Serrault, Arielle Dombasle, Priscilla Betti, Bernard Farcy, Jackie Berroyer
Roles Albert Moulinot
Rating43% 2.157292.157292.157292.157292.15729
Patrick Lechat apprend que son père, le célèbre écrivain Jo Lechat, vient de mourir en laissant une fortune colossale.
Le Furet
Le Furet (2003)
, 1h28
Directed by Jean-Pierre Mocky
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Jacques Villeret, Michel Serrault, Michael Lonsdale, Robin Renucci, Dick Rivers, Patricia Barzyk
Roles Anzio
Rating47% 2.370332.370332.370332.370332.37033
Le Furet (Jacques Villeret), un être mystérieux et insaisissable, circule dans les égouts et le métro. Il vient d’assassiner son quatrième truand. L’inspecteur Bart est totalement désorienté : qui est le Furet ? Un modeste serrurier espérant faire fortune, un être sans relief qu’un membre de la Pègre s’imagine contrôler. Mais le Furet est-il contrôlable ?
L'Affaire Dominici
Directed by Pierre Boutron
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Michel Serrault, Michel Blanc, Thomas Jouannet, Bruno Slagmulder, Julie Delarme, Armelle Deutsch
Roles Gaston Dominici
Rating73% 3.669183.669183.669183.669183.66918
1952. Au matin du 5 août, non loin de la commune provençale de Lurs, les corps de trois touristes anglais, Sir Jack Drummond, son épouse Ann et leur fille Elisabeth âgée de 10 ans, sont retrouvés au bord de la Nationale 96, située près de la Durance, à proximité de la ferme de la famille Dominici. Chargé de l'enquête, le commissaire Edmond Sébeille soupçonne très vite les Dominici...
24 Hours in the Life of a Woman, 1h47
Directed by Laurent Bouhnik
Origin France
Genres Drama
Actors Agnès Jaoui, Michel Serrault, Bérénice Bejo, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Clément Van Den Bergh, Pascal Greggory
Roles Louis
Rating61% 3.099413.099413.099413.099413.09941
L'action se déroule dans une ville de la Côte d'Azur en trois époques, du début du XX siècle jusqu'en 1980. Marie Collins-Brown, une veuve trentenaire inconsolable, rencontre Anton, un jeune Polonais accro au jeu qui a fui son pays. Bouleversée par sa folie du jeu et son désarroi après avoir tout perdu, elle tente en vain de le sauver.
The Butterfly, 1h25
Directed by Philippe Muyl
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Michel Serrault, Claire Bouanich, Nade Dieu, Dominique Marcas, Françoise Michaud, Jacques Bouanich
Roles Julien
Rating71% 3.5941053.5941053.5941053.5941053.594105
Julien, an aging widower, is a passionate butterfly collector. Elsa, an eight-year-old girl, with her mother, a very young woman named Isabelle, just moved into his apartment building. The mother is usually away, leaving her daughter alone for long periods of time, and Elsa starts visiting Julien.
Amélie
Amélie (2001)
, 2h9
Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Themes L'adolescence, Films about education, Films about children, Films about school violence
Actors Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Isabelle Nanty, Rufus, Claire Maurier, Jamel Debbouze
Roles Un client du café. (Figuration).
Rating82% 4.1482754.1482754.1482754.1482754.148275
Amélie Poulain was raised by eccentric parents who — erroneously believing that she had a heart defect — prevented her from meeting other children. She was home schooled by her mother. She developed an active imagination and fantasy life to cope with her loneliness. After her mother is killed in a freak accident, her father's withdrawal from society worsens. Amélie eventually decides to leave home and becomes a waitress at Café des 2 Moulins in Montmartre, which is staffed and frequented by a collection of eccentrics. Spurning romantic relationships after a few disappointing efforts, she finds contentment in simple pleasures and letting her imagination roam free.
Belphegor, Phantom of the Louvre, 1h37
Directed by Jean-Paul Salomé
Origin France
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Ghost films
Actors Sophie Marceau, Michel Serrault, Frédéric Diefenthal, Julie Christie, Juliette Gréco, Jean-François Balmer
Roles Verlac
Rating44% 2.2015652.2015652.2015652.2015652.201565
A rare collection of artifacts from an archeological dig in Egypt are brought to the famous Musée du Louvre in Paris. While experts are using a laser scanning device to determine the age of a sarcophagus, a spirit escapes and makes its way into the museum's electrical system. Museum curator Faussier (Jean-Francois Balmer) brings in noted Egyptologist, Glenda Spencer (Julie Christie), to examine the findings, and she announces that the mummy inside the coffin was actually the evil spirit Belphegor.
Une hirondelle a fait le printemps, 1h43
Directed by Christian Carion
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Michel Serrault, Mathilde Seigner, Jean-Paul Roussillon, Frédéric Pierrot, Marc Berman, Françoise Bette
Roles Adrien
Rating66% 3.345363.345363.345363.345363.34536
Sandrine (Mathilde Seigner) gets tired of her life as an IT instructor in Paris and decides to leave her work and dedicate her life to agriculture. She first goes to college where she earns her BTS in two years, undertaking internships along the way. She then wishes to buy an isolated farm in the Vercors from an old farmer called Adrien (Michel Serrault) who wishes to retire. The trials and tribulations of a young woman in a harsh lifestyle then follow.
Vajont
Vajont (2001)
, 1h56
Directed by Renzo Martinelli
Origin Italie
Genres Drama
Themes La fin du monde, Disaster films
Actors Michel Serrault, Daniel Auteuil, Laura Morante, Jorge Perugorría, Anita Caprioli, Philippe Leroy
Roles L'Ingegner Carlo Semenza
Rating64% 3.2005053.2005053.2005053.2005053.200505
Italie, 1959, dans la vallée du Vajont, débutent les travaux du plus grand barrage d'Europe.