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Death of actor Bernard Fresson


- Dead at 71 after a long and distinguished stage and film career that began in 1959 with Alain Resnais's Hiroshima mon amour and ended with Garcia's L'Adversaire

Death of actor Bernard Fresson

French stage and screen actor, Bernard Fresson died yesterday evening (20 October) in the outskirts of Paris. He was 71.
Fresson, who was known for his versatility, worked with some of France’s most celebrated post-war film directors including Alain Resnais, with whom Fresson made his acting debut in Hiroshima mon amour in 1959, Claude Sautet (Commissaire Pelissier, Garçon), René Clément, André Cayatte, Claude Berri (Germinal), Philippe Labro, Bertrand Blier (Mon Homme) and Christophe Ganz (The Company of Wolves.
Fresson found international renown in Roman Polanski’s Le Locataire and John Frankenheimer’s French Connection II. Fresson’s long and distinguished career ended with Nicole Garcia’s L’Adversaire.

(Translated from French)

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