Daniel Toscan du Plantier

Daniel Toscan du Plantier (7 April 1941 – 11 February 2003) was a French film producer. Educated at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques he became advertising manager for the France Soir daily newspaper in 1966 and between 1975 and 1985 was director-general of the Gaumont Film Company, and president of Unifrance, an organisation for promoting French films, from 1988 until his death.

Daniel Toscan de Plantier
Born(1941-04-07)7 April 1941
Chambéry, France
Died11 February 2003(2003-02-11) (aged 61)
Berlin, Germany
NationalityFrench
EducationInstitut d'Etudes Politiques
OccupationFilm producer
Spouse(s)1st: Marie-Christine Barrault (1965; divorced)
3rd: Sophie Toscan du Plantier
Children5

He was married four times, first to French actress Marie-Christine Barrault, and had three sons and two daughters.[1] His third wife was Sophie Toscan du Plantier, victim of a solved murder settled in May 2019 where Ian Bailey was convicted.[1]

References

  1. Baxter, John (14 February 2003). "Obituaries: Daniel Toscan du Plantier; Champion of genuinely European cinema". The Independent. Retrieved 14 January 2015.


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