François Périer (1919–2002)


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Versatile, gimlet-eyed, soulful-looking François Périer was one of France's most prolific leading men and character lead for almost six decades. Born François Pilu in Paris on November 10, 1919, he was the son of a wine shop manager. In 1934, the young teenager wrote to legendary actor Louis Jouvet, who subsequently assisted his entering the Cours... See full bio »

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(age 82) in Paris, France

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Known For

Le Samouraï Le Commissaire
(1967)
Nights of Cabiria Oscar D'Onofrio
(1957)
Gervaise Coupeau - le second compagnon de Gervaise, un ouvrier zingueur
(1956)
Orpheus Heurtebise
(1950)

Filmography

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 1996 Mémoires d'un jeune con
Le père de Frédéric
 1992 Voyage à Rome
Le père
 1990-1991 Le gorille (TV Series)
Berthomieu 'Le Vieux'
- Le Gorille et l'Amazone (1991) ... Berthomieu 'Le Vieux'
- Le Gorille dans le cocotier (1991) ... Berthomieu 'Le Vieux'
- Gorille Poker (1991) ... Berthomieu 'Le Vieux'
- Le gorille et le barbu (1991) ... Berthomieu 'Le Vieux'
- Le gorille enragé (1991) ... Berthomieu 'Le Vieux'
 1991 La pagaille
Gabriel
 1991 Madame Bovary
Récitant / Narrator (voice)
 1990 Lacenaire
Le père de Lacenaire
 1987 Keep Your Right Up
L'homme (as Monsieur Périer)
 1984-1987 La piovra (TV Series)
Avvocato Terrasini
- Episode #3.7 (1987) ... Avvocato Terrasini
- Episode #3.6 (1987) ... Avvocato Terrasini
- Episode #3.5 (1987) ... Avvocato Terrasini
- Episode #3.4 (1987) ... Avvocato Terrasini
- Episode #3.3 (1987) ... Avvocato Terrasini
 1985 Enquête sur une parole donnée: La lettre perdue (TV Movie)
Jacques Alvarez
 1984 Jacques le fataliste et son maître (TV Movie)
Denis Diderot
 1984 Le tartuffe
Orgon
 1983 Thérèse Humbert (TV Movie)
Me Dumort
 1983 Le battant
Gino Ruggieri
 1980 The Telephone Bar
Commissaire Claude Joinville
 1979 The Police War
Colombani
 1978 Mazarin (TV Mini Series)
Mazarin
- Les enfants qui s'aiment (1978) ... Mazarin
- Le fugitif (1978) ... Mazarin
- Les Princes en cage (1978) ... Mazarin
- Le Roi est mort vive le cardinal (1978) ... Mazarin
 1978 State Reasons
le professeur Marrot
 1977 Baxter, Vera Baxter
Jean Baxter (voice)
 1976 Police Python 357
Commissaire Ganay
 1976 Docteur Françoise Gailland
Gérard Gailland
 1975 Sara (TV Movie)
Restif de la Bretonne
 1974 Stavisky
Albert Borelli
 1974 Antoine and Sebastian
Antoine
 1973 Vogliamo i colonnelli
Onorevole Luigi Di Cori (as Francois Perier)
 1973 Témoignages (TV Series)
Lui
- Un monstre (1973) ... Lui
 1972 The Assassination
Le commissaire René Rouannet - un flic honnête
 1971 Just Before Nightfall
François Tellier
 1971 Max and the Junkmen
Rosinsky
 1971 Tumuc Humac
Le juge
 1970 Le Cercle Rouge
Santi (as François Perier)
 1970 La nuit bulgare
Lafond
 1970 Give Her the Moon
Jean-Jules de Lépine
 1970 Au champ de vapeur (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1969 Z
Le procureur
 1968 Le deuxième ciel (Short)
Récitant / Narrator (voice)
 1968 Les Gauloises bleues
Le juge
 1967 Le Samouraï
Le Commissaire
 1967 Shock Troops
Moujon
 1966 Les Enfants du Palais (TV Movie)
Le Juge
 1964 Weekend at Dunkirk
Alexandre
 1963-1964 Treize contes de Maupassant (TV Mini Series)
Lantin
- Les Tombales (1964)
- Les Bijoux (1963) ... Lantin
 1963 The Visit
Adolfo Di Palma (as François Perier)
 1963 The Organiser
Maestro Di Meo
 1963 Sweet and Sour
Legrand (le nounou 1)
 1963 People in Luck
Jérôme Boisselier (segment "Le manteau de vison")
 1963 Le coup de bambou
Léon Brissac
 1962 Mandrin
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1962 Crime Does Not Pay
Récitant / Narrator (voice)
 1962 Hitch-Hike
L'homme de 40 ans
 1961 Reveille-toi chérie
Robert
 1961 Five Day Lover
Georges
 1961 Les amours de Paris
Maurice Lasnier
 1960 Zaa, petit chameau blanc (Short) (voice)
 1960 Love and the Frenchwoman
Michel (segment "Divorce, Le")
 1960 Lovers on a Tightrope
Daniel
 1960 Testament of Orpheus
Heurtebise (uncredited)
 1959 The Magistrate
Luigi Bonelli (as François Perier)
 1959 Les affreux (voice)
 1959 Bobosse
Tony Varlet / Bobosse / Les six jurés / ...
 1958 Maxime
Récitant / Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1958 L'américain se détend (Short)
Récitant (voice)
 1958 The Amorous Corporal
La Bigorne
 1958 The Creation of the World
Récitant / Narrator (voice)
 1957 Charmants garçons
Robert
 1957 Everybody Wants to Kill Me
Paul - le directeur de la prison
 1957 Nights of Cabiria
Oscar D'Onofrio (as François Perier)
 1957 Demoniac
Gervais Larauch / Bernard Pradal
 1957 Que les hommes sont bêtes
Roland Devert
 1956 I'll Get Back to Kandara
André Barret
 1956 Gervaise
Coupeau - le second compagnon de Gervaise, un ouvrier zingueur
 1956 The Man Who Never Was
Clerk of British Embassy (uncredited)
 1955 The Fugitives
François
 1955 The Fourposter (TV Movie)
 1955 Danger Flight 931
Pierre Brissac
 1954 Cadet Rousselle
Cadet Rousselle
 1954 Marriage Episodes
Trielle
 1954 The Bed
Bertrand Germain-Latour (segment "Lit de la Pompadour, Le")
 1954 The Anatomy of Love
L'innamorato (segment "Il bacio")
 1953 It Happened in the Park
Il professore di greco (segment: Pi-greco) (as François Perier)
 1953 Bonjour Paris
Narrator (voice)
 1953 Captain Slipper
Emmanuel Bonavent
 1953 Jeunes mariés
Jacques Delaroche
 1953 Un trésor de femme
François Delaroche
 1952 She and Me
Jean Montaigu
 1952 Love, Madame
François Célerier
 1951 My Seal and Them
François Verville
 1951 Under the Paris Sky
Récitant (voice, as François Perier)
 1950 Lost Souvenirs
Jean-Pierre Delagrange (episode "Une couronne mortuaire")
 1950 Les anciens de Saint-Loup
Charles Merlin
 1950 Au p'tit zouave
Monsieur Denis
 1950 Orpheus
Heurtebise
 1950 Sorceror
Michel Riverain
 1949 Un chien et madame (Short)
Voix du chien Xérès
 1949 Return to Life
Antoine (segment 2 : "Le retour d'Antoine")
 1949 Jean de la Lune
Clotaire dit Cloclo - le frère fantasque et envahissant de Marceline
 1948 Femme sans passé
Michel
 1948 The Loves of Colette
François Lecoc
 1948 A Girl Knew
'Coco' Levaison
 1947 Man About Town
Jacques Francet
 1946 Un revenant
François Nisard
 1946 Happy Go Lucky
Denis Carignol
 1946 The Temptation of Barbizon
Le diable et Ben Atkinson / The Devil
 1946 Sylvie et le fantôme
Ramure
 1944 L'enfant de l'amour
Maurice Orland
 1944 Bonsoir mesdames, bonsoir messieurs
Dominique Verdelet
 1943 La ferme aux loups
Bastien
 1943 The White Truck
François Ledru - un jeune garagiste
 1942 Lettres d'amour
François de Portal
 1942 Love Marriage
Pierre
 1941 Les jours heureux
Bernard
 1941 First Ball
Ernest Vilar
 1941 Le duel
François (as François Perier)
 1939 Nightclub Hostess
Jean
 1939 Le veau gras
Gaston Vachon
 1939 La fin du jour
Le journaliste
 1938 Hotel du Nord
Adrien
 1938 Mother Love
Batilly
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Alternate Names:

Francois Perier | François Perier | Francois Perrier | Monsieur Périer

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)

Spouse:

Colette Boutoulaud  (his death) | See more »

Children:

Anne-Marie Périer | See more »
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For his performance in Gervaise (1956), he become the first French actor to win a BAFTA. Over the years, he was followed only by Daniel Auteuil in Jean de Florette (1986), Philippe Noiret in Cinema Paradiso (1988) and Jean Dujardin in The Artist (2011). See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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