Maurice Garrel takes final bow
by Fabien Lemercier
Father of film director Philippe Garrel and grandfather of actor Louis Garrel, French thesp Maurice Garrel died in Paris on Saturday June 4, at the age of 88. Having started out in theatre, he made his film debut in the early 1960s and built up a filmography of over 120 films.
Twice nominated for a Best Supporting Actor César, in 1991 for Christian Vincent’s The Discreet and in 2005 for Arnaud Desplechin’s Kings and Queen [+see also:
film profile], Garrel appeared in several films by his son Philippe (Liberty at Night, Un Ange Passe, The Phantom Heart, Wild Innocence and Regular Lovers [+see also:
interview: Philippe Garrel
He also worked with François Truffaut (The Soft Skin), Claude Chabrol (The Nada Gang), Jacques Rivette (Merry-Go-Round), Alain Cavalier (L’Insoumis), Patrice Chéreau (His Brother), Marcel Carné (Young Wolves), Claude Lelouch, Claude Sautet, Costa Gavras and recently with Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi on Actresses [+see also:
(Translated from French)
Did you enjoy reading this article? Please subscribe to our newsletter to receive more stories like this directly in your inbox.