Pierre Vaneck

Pierre Vaneck (born Pierre Auguste Van Hecke; 15 April 1931 – 31 January 2010) was a French actor. During his career, he won a Molière Award in 1988 and received a César Award nomination in 2009.

Pierre Vaneck
Pierre Auguste Van Hecke

(1931-04-15)15 April 1931
Died31 January 2010(2010-01-31) (aged 78)
Years active1952–2009
Sophie Becker
(m. 1950; died 2010)


Son of a Belgian army officer, Pierre Vaneck spent his youth in Antwerp, Belgium, until the age of 17, when he started medical studies in Paris, France. Before long, he branched into studying acting, first at the Rene Simon school, and then at the Theatre Academy, under Henri Rollan. He earned his living meanwhile by working for a saddle-maker by day, and in the evenings, he recited François Villon's poems in cabarets. His début on the stage came in 1952 in The Three Musketeers in the role of Louis XIII. His first important role in the cinema was in the Julien Duvivier film, Marianne of my Youth in 1955.

Pierre Vaneck was primarily a theatre and television actor. The general public knew him particularly for his television role as the father of the main character in Fabien Cosma, as well as in many other serials (Spring Tides, The Garonne...). Vaneck died on Sunday 31 January 2010, during open-heart surgery. He was married to Sophie Becker, daughter and sister of Jacques Becker and Jean Becker. His grandchildren, Aurélie and Thibaud Vaneck, are both actors, and feature in the television series Plus Belle la Vie which is broadcast on France 3 channel.




  • La caméra explore le temps TV show by Stellio Lorenzi
  • 1968 : Sarn by Claude Santelli
  • 1971 : Aux frontières du possible
  • 1975 : Saint-Just et la force des choses by Pierre Cardinal
  • 1980 : La fin du marquisat d'Aurel by Guy Lessertisseur
  • 1981 : Histoires extraordinaires TV show based on Edgar Allan Poe stories
  • 1982 : Je tue il by Pierre Boutron
  • 1984 : La Mafia Italian TV show by Sergio Silva
  • 1988 : Le Démon écarlate by Joseph Drimal
  • 1990 : Orages d'été, avis de tempête by Jean Sagols
  • 1992 : Les Cœurs brûlés, by Jean Sagols
  • 1993 : Les Grandes Marées, by Jean Sagols
  • 2001 : Fabien Cosma,
  • 2002 : Garonne by Claude d'Anna
  • 2003 : Le soleil en face by Philippe Roussel
  • 2009 : A.D.A. L'argent des Autres by Daniel Benoin



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