Julien Bertheau

Julien Bertheau (19 June 1910 – 28 October 1995) was a French actor.


Born in Algiers, Algeria, before making his debut at the Comédie-Française on 18 December 1936,[1] he worked as manager of the Theatre de la Porte Saint-Martin, then he studied with Charles Dullin at the Atelier Theatre, appeared in plays at the Comédie des Champs-Elysées and finally worked with Louis Jouvet. He left the Comédie-French after twenty-two years.

In 1961, he starred in Madame Sans-Gene opposite Sophia Loren.[2] Bertheau was one of the favorite actors of Luis Buñuel, appearing in his Cela s'appelle l'aurore (1955), playing a maitre d'hotel in La Voie lactée (1969),[3] a bishop in Le Charme discret de la bourgeoisie (1972) and a policeman in Le Fantôme de la liberté (1974).

Bertheau died in Nice in 1995. His son, Alain Bertheau, was also a notable stage actor.



Outside Comédie-Française







  1. Champion, Edouard (1934). La Comédie-Française ... 1927-1936. Daupeley-Gouveneur. p. 238. Retrieved 25 April 2012.
  2. Blum, Daniel (1 June 1963). Daniel Blum's Screen World 1963. Biblo & Tannen Publishers. p. 208. ISBN 978-0-8196-0304-3. Retrieved 25 April 2012.
  3. Durgnat, Raymond (1977). Luis Buñuel. University of California Press. p. 175. ISBN 978-0-520-03424-2. Retrieved 25 April 2012.
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