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Date of Birth 18 August 1861Paris, France
Date of Death 14 March 1942Paris, France

Mini Bio (1)

André Calmettes was born on August 18, 1861 in Paris, France. He was a director and actor, known for Richard III (1912), The Assassination of the Duke de Guise (1908) and The Duchess of Langeais (1910). He died on March 14, 1942 in Paris.

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Pioneer French actor/director. Founded the Film d'Art company in 1908, in association with Charles Le Bargy. The studio signed writers and actors from the Comedie Francaise and filmed adaptations of novels and plays. attempting to make cinema 'more respectable' vis-a-vis the stage. However, their output was stagy rather than cinematic and the venture folded in 1913, upon which Calmettes retired as a film maker.

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