Philippe Clay

Philippe Clay (7 March 1927 – 13 December 2007), born Philippe Mathevet, was a French mime artist, singer and actor.

He was known for his tall and slim silhouette (he was 1.90 m tall) and for his interpretations of songs by Charles Aznavour, Claude Nougaro, Jean-Roger Caussimon, Boris Vian, Serge Gainsbourg, Jean Yanne, Léo Ferré, Jacques Datin, Jean-Claude Massoulier or Bernard Dimey. He interpreted “La Complainte des Apaches” for the TV series Les Brigades du Tigre, written by Henri Djian and composed by Claude Bolling.

As an actor, he appeared in many movies (Bell, Book and Candle) and television films. One of his famous roles is in the Jean Renoir film, French Cancan, where he played Casimir le Serpentin[1] (a character inspired by Valentin le désossé).

Death

Philippe Clay died of a heart attack on December 13, 2007. He was survived by his wife, actress Maria Riquelme, and their son.[2]

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
1950Rome ExpressUn employé des wagons-lits
1952Le crime du Bouif
1955French CancanCasimir le Serpentin
1956La vie est belleLe pasteur
1956The Hunchback of Notre DameClopin Trouillefou
1957C'est arrivé à 36 chandellesHimselfUncredited
1957NathalieAdolphe Faisant, dit "Coco la Girafe"
1958En bordéeBailladrisse / Yves Biadrix
1958Toto in PriasIl maître d'hotel
1958Bell, Book and CandleFrench Singer at the Zodiac Club
1959Drôles de phénomènesLa maître d'hôtel Barns
1959Des femmes disparaissentTom
1959The BureaucratsLetondu
1959La Nuit des traquésTaretta
1960Les CanaillesCarlo Sarotti
1960Touchez pas aux blondesL'inspecteur Al Wheeler
1961Dans l'eau qui fait des bullesJean-Louis PremingerVoice
1962Musketeers of the SeaGosselin
1965Man from CocodyRenaud Lefranc
1966Sale temps pour les mouchesPierre Mazaud, dit 'Félix'
1967Les têtes brûléesPrêcheur
1970Pour un sourireNicolas
1971Armiamoci e partite!Generale McMaster
1972Pas folle la guêpeJack Bromfield
1972Les joyeux luronsL'abbé Larivière
1973L'insolentDargnac
1974The Three MusketeersRichelieuVoice
1974ShanksMr. Barton
1982Deux heures moins le quart avant Jésus-ChristLe héraut
1983Salut la puceRigodo-Cartecolin, un marionnettiste
1983Un bon petit diableLe juge
1986CatherineBarnabéTV Series
1993Die WildnisPeasant
1995KrimEugène
1995La Rivière EspéranceMajordomeTV Mini-Series
1998Les cachetonneursThe Aristocrat
1998LautrecAuguste Renoir
1999TuvaluKarl
2003Là-haut, un roi au-dessus des nuagesL'aumônier de Saint-Louis-des-Invalides

References

  1. Le Bien public, December 14th 2007, page 21.
  2. Clayson, Alan (15 January 2008). "Philippe Clay". The Guardian. Retrieved 17 August 2015.


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