Fernand Gravey (1905–1970)

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One of director Alfred Machin's favorite actresses was Fernande Dépernay of the Théâtre des Galeries. Dépernay was married to Georges Mertens, another of Machin's regular actors. Their son, Fernand Mertens, born in 1904. He made his acting debut in 'Saïda Makes Off with Manneken Pis' and in 1914 played the role of little Kef in 'A Tragedy in the ... See full bio »


(age 64) in Paris, France

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The King and the Chorus Girl Alfred Bruger VII
The Great Waltz Johann Strauss
Four Flights to Love Le peintre Pierre Leblanc


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 1971 Pas moral pour deux sous (TV Movie)
Daniel Wilde
 1971 La maison des bois (TV Mini Series)
Le marquis de Fresnoy
- Episode #1.7 (1971) ... Le marquis de Fresnoy
- Episode #1.6 (1971) ... Le marquis de Fresnoy
- Episode #1.5 (1971) ... Le marquis de Fresnoy
- Episode #1.2 (1971) ... Le marquis de Fresnoy
- Episode #1.1 (1971) ... Le marquis de Fresnoy
 1971 The Hideout
 1970 Promise at Dawn
Jean-Michel Serusier
 1970 Give Her the Moon
Le capitaine Ragot
 1969 The Madwoman of Chaillot
Police Sergeant
 1968 Guns for San Sebastian
 1968 Princesse Czardas (TV Movie)
 1966 How to Steal a Million
 1965 The Woman from Beirut
Dr. Castello
 1963 Harry's Girls (TV Series)
Andre Giraud
- His Highness (1963) ... Andre Giraud (as Fernand Gravet)
 1963 La collection Dressen (TV Movie)
Anton-Paulus Dressen
 1962 Hitch-Hike
L'homme à la Cadillac
 1961 Les croulants se portent bien
François Legrand
 1958 Toto in Paris
Il dottor Duclos
 1958 School for Coquettes
Stanislas de La Ferronière
 1958 Le temps des oeufs durs
Raoul Gandvivier
 1957 La garçonne
Georges Sauvage
 1956 Mitsou
Pierre Duroy-Lelong
 1956 Slightly Ahead
Olivier Parker
 1955 Thirteen at the Table
Antoine Villardier
 1954 Royal Affairs in Versailles
 1953 Too Young for Love
Padre di Andrea
 1952 My Husband Is Marvelous
Claude Chatel
 1952 The Happiest of Men
Armand Dupuis-Martin
 1951 My Wife Is Formidable
Raymond Corbier
 1950 Gunman in the Streets
Commissioner Dufresne (as Fernand Gravet)
 1950 Le traqué
Commissioner Dufresne
 1950 Mademoiselle Josette ma femme
André Ternay
 1950 La Ronde
Charles Breitkopf
 1949 Du Guesclin
Bertrand du Guesclin
 1947 Captain Blomet
 1946 Once Is Enough
Jacques Reval
 1945 Paméla
Paul Barras
 1944 La Rabouilleuse
Colonel Philippe Brideau
 1943 Domino
 1943 Captain Fracasse
Le baron de Cigognac / Il barone di Sigognac
 1942 La loi du 21 juin 1907 (Short)
 1942 Fantastic Night
 1942 Romance à trois
 1941 Foolish Husbands
Gérard Barbier
 1939 Four Flights to Love
Le peintre Pierre Leblanc
 1939 Le dernier tournant
Frank Maurice
 1938 The Great Waltz
Johann Strauss (as Fernand Gravet)
 1938 Fools for Scandal
Rene Vilardell (as Fernand Gravet)
 1937 The Lie of Nina Petrovna
Lieutenant Franz Korff
 1937 The King and the Chorus Girl
Alfred Bruger VII (as Fernand Gravet)
 1936 Mr. Flow
Antonin Rose
 1936 Symphonie D'Amour
Charles Panard - un compositeur de talent
 1936 Seven Men, One Woman
 1935 Fanfare of Love
 1935 Touche-à-Tout
Georges Martin dit Touche-à-Tout
 1935 Variétés
 1935 Monsieur Sans-Gêne
Fernand Martin
 1935 Antonia
Le capitaine Douglas Parker
 1934 Si j'étais le patron
Henri Janvier
 1934 Night in May
Le baron Neuhaus
 1934 Runaway Queen
 1933 C'était un musicien
 1933 Court Waltzes
 1933 Early to Bed
 1933 The Premature Father
Édouard Puma & Fred
 1933 Bitter Sweet
Carl Linden
 1932 The Improvised Son
Fernand Brassart
 1932 Passionnément
Robert Perceval
 1932 Coiffeur pour dames
 1932 Tu seras Duchesse
Marquis André de la Cour
 1931 Un homme en habit
André de Lussanges
 1931 Marions-nous
Francis Latour
 1930 Chérie
 1930 Love Songs
Armand Petitjean
 1914 Loyalty
Jonge Jefke / Young Jefke (as Fernand Mertens)
 1913 Monsieur Beulemeester, Civic Guard (Short)
Le petit Paul (as Fernand Mertens)
 1913 Saïda a enlevé Manneken-Pis (Short) (as Fernand Mertens)
 1913 Un épisode de Waterloo (Short)
 1912 Thirty Years of a Gambler's Life (Short)
Le petit garçon (as Fernand Mertens)
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Other Works:

stage play "Super positions" (author & stage director: René Ehni) playing L'ami de la Préfecture, with Isabelle Ehni, Maurice Sarfati, Françoise Dorner, Diane Lepvrier, Eric Donat, Philippe Dumont & Hortense Schneider See more »

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1 Interview | 3 Articles | 4 Pictorials | 9 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Fernand Gravet | Fernand Mertens


5' 9" (1.75 m)


Jane Renouardt  (his death) | See more »

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In 1936, he married the French actress Jane Renouardt, who was 15 years his senior. They remained together until his death on 2 November 1970 of a heart-attack. Jane died on 3 February 1972. They had no children. See more »

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