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Bernard Giraudeau (born June 18, 1947) is a French actor, film director, scriptwriter, producer and writer.

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Life

Giraudeau was born in La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime. In 1963 he enlisted in the French navy as a trainee engineer, qualifying as the first in his class a year later. He served on the helicopter carrier Jeanne d'Arc in 1964-1965 and 1965-1966, and subsequently on the frigate Duquesne and the aircraft carrier Clemenceau before leaving the navy to try his luck as an actor.

He was married to actor and author Anny Duperey, with whom he has two children; one of them, Sara Giraudeau has achieved success as an actor.

Giraudeau first appeared on film in Deux hommes dans la ville (1978), and his first film as director was in 1987, though he has continued to work as an actor. As a writer, he has written the text of books of photography as well as publishing children's stories (Contes d'Humahuaca, 2002) and several novels. He is also the reader on the French audio books of the Harry Potter series.

In 2000 he suffered a cancer which led to the removal of his left kidney, with a subsequent metastasis in 2005 affecting his lungs. He has said that the cancer led him to re-evaluate his life and understand himself better. He now devotes some of his time to the support of cancer victims through the Institut Curie and the Institut Gustave-Roussy in Paris.[1] · [2] · [3]

Filmography as film actor

Filmography as Director

1988 - La Face de l'ogre (film TV) 1991 - L'Autre (film, 1991), d'après le roman d'Andrée Chédid 1992 - Un été glacé (film TV) 1996 - Les Caprices d'un fleuve

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Documentaries

The travels of Bernard Giraudeau 1992 - La Transamazonienne 1999 - Un ami chilien 1999 - Chili Norte - Chili Sure 2003 - Esquisses philippines

Bibliography

  • 1992 : Transamazonienne, Editions Odyssée, photos Pierre-Jean Rey ISBN 2909478017
  • 1996 : Les Caprices d'un fleuve, Editions Mille et Une Nuits, ISBN 9782842050559
  • 2001 : Le Marin à l'ancre, Editions Métailié ISBN 284424389X
  • 2002 : Les Contes d'Humahuaca, Editions Métailié / Seuil jeunesse ISBN 2020567369
  • 2003 : Ailleurs, commentaire sur les peintures d'Olivier Suire Verley, Editions PC ISBN 2912683254
  • 2004 : Les Hommes à terre, Editions Métailié ISBN 2864245825
  • 2007 : Les Dames de nage, Editions Métailié ISBN 2864246147
  • 2007 : "Le Retour du quartier-maître", in Nos mers et nos océans, ouvrage collectif des Écrivains de Marine, Éditions des Équateurs, p. 75-106

References and External links


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