Charles de Rochefort

Charles d'Authier de Rochefort (7 July 1887 31 January 1952) was a French film actor, principally of the silent era. He appeared in 34 films between 1911 and 1932. He also directed seven films between 1930 and 1931.[1]

Charles de Rochefort
as Pharaoh Rameses II in The Ten Commandments (1923)
Born(1887-07-07)7 July 1887
Died31 January 1952(1952-01-31) (aged 64)
Paris, France
Years active1911–1932

De Rochefort was the son of Paul Charles Dominique d'Authier de Rochefort and Camille Caroline Rose Félicité Guelfucci.[2][3]

He portrayed Pharaoh Rameses II in the biblical prologue of Cecil B. DeMille's silent film The Ten Commandments (1923).

Among the films he directed was the French-language version of Paramount on Parade (1930), and Magie moderne (1931), a French film about television released as Televisione in Italy, along with five other versions in five different languages. This latter film was produced at the Joinville Studios of Paramount Pictures at Joinville-le-Pont in Paris.

During the Second World War he was interned by the German occupiers but was released due to the influence of his friend, the actress Michèle Alfa.

In 1943 he wrote the book Le Film de Mes Souvenirs (Secrets de Vedettes). He was born in Port-Vendres, Pyrénées-Orientales, France and died in Paris.

Selected filmography


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