Pierre Granier-Deferre

Pierre Granier-Deferre (27 July 1927, Paris 16 November 2007) was a French film director. His 1971 film Le Chat won the Best Actor and Best Actress awards at the 21st Berlin International Film Festival.[1] His 1964 film The Adventures of Salavan won the Silver Shell for Best Actor at the 12th San Sebastian International Film Festival.

Granier-Deferre married Annie Fratellini, who starred in his film, La Métamorphose des cloportes. They had one daughter, Valerie.

He had two children with his second wife, Susan Hampshire, an English actress: a son, Christopher, a producer/director, and a daughter, Victoria, who died shortly after birth. Granier-Deferre is also the father of Denys Granier-Deferre, a director/actor, whose mother is Denise Leve.

He is also the father of Célia (an actress) and Marie (a stuntwoman) by Isabel Garcia de Herreros (a film editor).


[D] = Director - [W] = Writer


  1. "Berlinale 1971: Prize Winners". berlinale.de. Retrieved 14 March 2010.
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