Philippe Noiret (1930–2006)

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Philippe Noiret was one of French cinema's most familiar faces who appeared in more than 140 films in a career that spanned more than half a century. He was born on October 1, 1930, in Lille, Nord, France, into a middle class family of shopkeepers. His father was fond of literature. Young Noiret attended the College Janson-of-Sally in the 16th ... See full bio »


(age 76) in Paris, France

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Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 12 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »


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Cinema Paradiso Alfredo
Il Postino Pablo Neruda
Coup de Torchon Lucien Cordier
Life and Nothing But Major Delaplane


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 2007 3 amis
Serano, le directeur du garage
 2006 Swimming Away (Short)
Ferdinand (voice)
 2005 Edy
 2003 Ripoux 3
René Boirond
 2003 Les côtelettes
Léonce Grison
 2003 Father and Sons
 2003 The Dog, the General, and the Birds
Récitant / Narrator (voice)
 2002 Step by Step
Louis Chevalier
 2000 Lulu Kreutz's Picnic
Joseph Steg
 1999 Mio figlio ha 70 anni (TV Movie)
L'ingegner Castelli
 1997 On Guard
Philippe d'Orléans
 1997 Soleil
Joseph Lévy
 1997 Les palmes de M. Schutz
Monsieur Schutz
 1997 Marianna Ucrìa
Duca Signoretto
 1996 Le Voyage de Pascal (Short) (voice)
 1996 Le veilleur de nuit (TV Movie)
 1996 Fantôme avec chauffeur
Philippe Bruneau-Teissier
 1996 Les grands ducs
Victor Vialat
 1996 Too Loud a Solitude
 1995 Looking for Paradise
Bertelli, Padre di Claudia
 1995 Les Milles
Le général
 1995 The King of Paris
Victor Derval
 1994 Il Postino
Pablo Neruda
 1994 Revenge of the Musketeers
 1994 Dead Tired
Philippe Noiret
 1993 Tango
 1992 Max & Jeremie
Robert 'Max' Maxendre
 1992 Nous deux
 1992 Zuppa di pesce
 1991 Arsène né terrien (Short) (voice)
 1991 I Don't Kiss
 1991 Especially on Sunday
Amleto (segment "Il cane blu")
 1991 Rossini! Rossini!
Gioacchino Rossini, anziano
 1990 Uranus
 1990 Faux et usage de faux
Anatole Hirsch
 1990 The Palermo Connection
Gianni Mucci
 1990 My New Partner at the Races
René Boirond
 1989 Life and Nothing But
Major Delaplane
 1989 The Return of the Musketeers
Cardinal Mazarin
 1988 The Sparrow's Fluttering
 1988 Cinema Paradiso
 1988 Young Toscanini
Dom Pedro
 1988 Chouans!
Savinien de Kerfadec
 1987 Widow's Walk
Inspecteur Molinat
 1987 The Gold Rimmed Glasses
Dr. Fadigati
 1987 The Man Who Planted Trees (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1987 Masks
Christian Legagneur
 1987 The Family
Jean Luc
 1986 Twist Again in Moscow
Igor Tataïev
 1986 'Round Midnight
 1986 The Secret Wife
Pierre Franchin, le peintre
 1986 Speriamo che sia femmina
 1985 Le 4ème pouvoir
Yves Dorget
 1985 L'été prochain
 1984 Qualcosa di biondo (TV Movie)
 1984 My New Partner
René Boirond
 1984 Souvenirs souvenirs
Le proviseur
 1984 Fort Saganne
 1983 Le grand carnaval
Étienne Labrouche
 1983 L'ami de Vincent
Albert Palm
 1983 L'Africain
 1982 All My Friends Part 2
Giorgio Perozzi
 1982 L'étoile du Nord
Edouard Binet
 1981 Coup de Torchon
Lucien Cordier
 1981 Birgit Haas Must Be Killed
 1981 Three Brothers
Raffaele Giuranna
 1980 Pile ou face
Inspecteur Louis Baroni
 1980 A Week's Holiday
Michel Descombes
 1980 On a volé la cuisse de Jupiter
Antoine Lemercier
 1979 Street of the Crane's Foot
Le père
 1979 Two Pieces of Bread
Peppe Dorè
 1978 La barricade du Point du Jour
Eugène Pottier
 1978 Le témoin
Robert Maurisson
 1977 Dear Inspector
Antoine Lemercier
 1977 The Purple Taxi
Philippe Marcal
 1976 Une femme à sa fenêtre
Raoul Malfosse
 1976 The Desert of the Tartars
 1976 Il comune senso del pudore
Giuseppe / producer (Ep.4)
 1976 Monsieur Albert
 1976 The Judge and the Assassin
Judge Rousseau
 1975 The Old Gun
Julien Dandieu
 1975 Amici miei
Giorgio Perozzi
 1975 Let Joy Reign Supreme
Philippe d'Orléans
 1975 Playing with Fire
Georges de Saxe / Ses doubles
 1974 The Secret
Thomas Berthelot
 1974 A Cloud in the Teeth
 1974 The Down-in-the-Hole Gang
Gaspard de Montfermeil
 1974 Don't Touch the White Woman!
Gen. Terry
 1974 The Clockmaker of St. Paul
Michel Descombes - un paisible horloger
 1973 Poil de carotte
François Lepic
 1973 La Grande Bouffe
 1973 The Serpent
Lucien Berthon
 1972 The Assassination
Pierre Garcin - le responsable de l'information à l'ORTF
 1972 Five Leaf Clover
 1972 A Time for Loving
Marcel Dutarte-Dubreuilh
 1972 Sweet Deception
Georges / Husband
 1972 The Old Maid
Gabriel Marcassus
 1971 We Are All in Temporary Liberty
Judge Francesco Langellone
 1971 The Most Gentle Confessions
L'inspecteur Muller
 1971 Murphy's War
 1970 Give Her the Moon
 1969 Topaz
Henri Jarre
 1969 Justine
 1969 The Assassination Bureau
Monsieur Lucoville
 1969 Clérambard
Le comte Hector de Clérambard
 1968 Mr. Freedom
Moujik Man
 1968 The Tender Age
Marc de Pourtalain
 1968 Very Happy Alexander
Alexandre Gartempe
 1967 The Other One
 1967 Woman Times Seven
Victor (segment "Snow")
 1967 The Night of the Generals
Inspector Morand
 1966 Who Are You, Polly Maggoo?
Jean-Jacques Georges, le journaliste / Reporter
 1966 Tender Scoundrel
Bibi Dumonceaux
 1966 Father's Trip
Le voyageur mécontent
 1966 La fin de la nuit (TV Movie)
Bernard Desqueyroux
 1966 The Sultans
 1966 Anatole (TV Movie)
 1966 A Matter of Resistance
 1965 Lady L
Ambroise Gérôme
 1965 Les copains
 1964 Blagapar: Les Contractuels (TV Short)
 1964 Château en Suède (TV Movie)
 1964 Cyrano et d'Artagnan
Louis XIII
 1964 Clémentine chérie
Le directeur général
 1964 Blagapar: Versailles (TV Short)
Un jardinier - Louis XIV
 1964 The Lovers of the France
Récitant / Narrator (voice)
 1964 Monsieur
Edmond Bernadac
 1963 Blagapar: Les Grecs (TV Short)
 1963 The Bread Peddler
Jacques Garaud / Paul Harmant
 1963 L'inspecteur Leclerc enquête (TV Series)
M. Mareuil
- La chasse (1963) ... M. Mareuil
 1963 Ballad for a Hoodlum
L'inspecteur Fabien Mathieu
 1962 Le massaggiatrici
 1962 Therese
Bernard Desqueyroux
 1962 Crime Does Not Pay
Clovis Hugues (segment "L'affaire Hugues")
 1962 Comme un poisson dans l'eau
Lucien Barlemont
 1962 Le mal court (TV Movie)
Parfait XVIII
 1961 Flore et Blancheflore (TV Movie)
Le roi Félix
 1961 Famous Love Affairs
Le roi Louis XIV (segment "Lauzun")
 1961 Tout l'or du monde
Victor Hardy
 1961 Rendezvous
Inspecteur Maillard
 1961 Captain Fracasse
 1960 Cyrano de Bergerac (TV Movie)
 1960 Ravishing
 1960 De fil en aiguille (TV Movie)
M. Van Dam
 1960 Zazie dans le Métro
Oncle Gabriel
 1959 Macbeth (TV Movie)
 1959 Clarisse Fenigan (TV Movie)
 1955 Le réveillon (TV Movie)
 1955 La Pointe Courte
 1952/I Matrimonial Agency
Un passant (uncredited)
 1951 Olivia
L'amoureux de Béatrice (uncredited)
 1949 Gigi
Bit Part (uncredited)
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"Les Béhohènes" (play) at the Théâtre du Vieux-Colombier in Paris. Staging by Jean-Pierre Darras. Libretto by Jean Cosmos. Songs : "Marche Grecque", "Mon Grand", "Paris-Paname" and "Consuela". Music by Henri Betti. Lyrics by Jean Cosmos. Performed by Jean-Pierre Darras and Philippe Noiret.

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[on director Bertrand Tavernier in a 1983 interview] I am completely free with Bertrand. I can do anything I feel, and I can try anything that I think of because I know he has a good eye, and he will tell me 'no' or 'yes,' or 'not quite so.' See more »


Known for his droopy bloodhound features, in real life he was an unabashed dog lover. See more »

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