Philippe Leroy (actor)

Philippe Leroy, full name Philippe Leroy-Beaulieu (born 15 October 1930) is a French film actor. He has appeared in over 150 films since 1960. Leroy has been living mostly in Italy since the 1960s and has worked extensively in Italian cinema, as well as in his native country. He is sometimes credited under his full name.

Philippe Leroy
Leroy in Gang War in Milan (1973)
Born (1930-10-15) 15 October 1930
Paris, France
Years active1960-present
Spouse(s)Silvia Tortora (1990-present) 2 children
ChildrenPhilippine Leroy-Beaulieu
Michelle Leroy


Born in France 1930, in 1947 he went to New York City and lived in the United States for a year. In 1954 he joined the French Foreign Legion and fought in Indochina. In 1958 he participated as an officer paratrooper in the Algerian War.

After having started his acting career in 1960, in 1962 he went to Italy and he started working in many Italian films and TV fictions, such as Renato Castellani's The Life of Leonardo da Vinci. He also played the role of Yanez de Gomera, Sandokan's partner, in 1976 TV series Sandokan.

During his career, he has worked with directors like Jean-Luc Godard, Jacques Deray, Dario Argento, Luc Besson, Alberto Lattuada, Luigi Magni and many more.

He is father of actress Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu.

Selected filmography


  1. Curti 2015, p. 115.


  • Curti, Roberto (2015). Italian Gothic Horror Films, 1957-1969. McFarland. ISBN 1476619891.
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