Early life and education
Barray's parents split up quickly and his mother, who came from Montauban decided to return to her hometown with her little boy. Around the age of 15, he discovered a passion for jazz; he participated in a few shows in nightclubs while pursuing his studies and obtained a bachelor's degree at the Faculty of Toulouse. Camille Ricard, an actress and teacher at the Conservatory of Toulouse, who advised him to go to Paris with a letter of recommendation for a friend, Noel Roquevert. Barray enrolled at the Cours Simon, a drama school in Paris. Four years later, Gérard Barray won the Jury Prize.
It will then excel in the roles of knights with a big heart. He starred as D'Artagnan, Pardaillan, Surcouf and Scaramouche. In total there practice gender in a dozen feature films, most of which are box-office success, widely known abroad. Besides films swashbuckling as Pardaillan and Scaramouche and adventure films like Surcouf, Barray turned police commissioner in two San Antonio movies. In 1969, he starred beside young actress Claude Jade in "The Witness". He played Van Britten, a mysterious museum curator who seduces a young English teacher. It was his last major role.
For Claude Berri he played in Le Cinéma de papa (1970) as Richard, a super star and rather temperamental actor. His comeback in 1997 was in Alejandro Amenabar's "Abre los ojos" as Devernois, a TV man.
Gérard Barray was appointed an Officer in the Order of Arts and Letters in January 2010.
|1961||Captain Fracasse||the Duke of Vallombreuse||Pierre Gaspard-Huit|
|The Three Musketeers||d'Artagnan||Bernard Borderie|
|The Corsican Brothers||Giovanni Sagona||Anton Giulio Majano|
|1962||Le Chevalier de Pardaillan||Chevalier Jean de Pardaillan||Bernard Borderie|
|1963||Shéhérazade||Renaud de Villecroix||Pierre Gaspard-Huit|
|The Adventures of Scaramouche||Scaramouche / Robert Lafleur||Antonio Isasi-Isasmendi|
|1964||Gibraltar||Frank Jackson||Pierre Gaspard-Huit|
|Hardi Pardaillan!||Chevalier Jean de Pardaillan||Bernard Borderie|
|1965||The Treasure of the Aztecs||Comte Alfonso di Rodriganda y Sevilla||Robert Siodmak|
|The Pyramid of the Sun God||Comte Alfonso di Rodriganda y Sevilla||Robert Siodmak|
|1966||Agent X-77 Orders to Kill||Serge Vadile, agent X 13||Maurice Cloche|
|The Sea Pirate||Robert Surcouf||Sergio Bergonzelli, Roy Rowland|
|Tonnerre sur l'océan Indien||Robert Surcouf||Sergio Bergonzelli, Roy Rowland|
|Sale temps pour les mouches||Commissaire San-Antonio||Guy Lefranc|
|1967||Zärtliche Haie||Gregory||Michel Deville|
|1968||Adriatic Sea of Fire||Michel Masic||Alexandre Astruc|
|Béru et ces dames||Commissaire San-Antonio||Guy Lefranc|
|1969||The Witness||Van Britten||Anne Walter|
|1997||Open Your Eyes||Duvernois||Alejandro Amenábar|
|2000||Sexy Beast||a Spanish official||Jonathan Glazer|
- "Gérard Barray". British Film Institute. Retrieved 21 December 2015.
- DDM. "Montauban a salué Gérard Barray, héros de films de cape et d'épée". La Dépêche. Retrieved 21 December 2015.
- "Nominations dans l'Ordre des Arts et Lettres - janvier 2009". The French Government. Retrieved 21 December 2015.