Raymond Gérôme

Raymond Gérôme (17 May 1920 — 3 February 2002) was a Belgian born, French stage and screen actor.

Raymond Gérôme
Raymond Joseph Léon De Backer

(1920-05-17)17 May 1920
Died3 February 2002(2002-02-03) (aged 81)
Years active19462000

Gérôme was born as Raymond Joseph Léon De Backer in Koekelberg. He made his first stage appearance in 1946, in a stage production of Jeanne d'Arc au bûcher and he entered films in 1954. He is best known to English speaking audiences for his roles as The Commander in The Brain and Inspector Renard in The Greengage Summer. In later life, he lent his voice to dubbing - he provided the voice of Governor Ratcliffe in the French release of Pocahontas.

In 1982 he was awarded a Pix du Brigadier for his performance in L'Extravagant Mister Wilde.

Gerome died in 2002, at his home in Les Lilas.

Selected filmography

French dubbing


  • Yvan Foucart, Dictionnaire des comédiens français disparus, Éditions cinéma, Mormoiron, 2008, 1185 p. ISBN 978-2-9531-1390-7
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