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Jean Delannoy (1908–2008)


Jean Delannoy began his film career in the 1920s as an actor. By the 1930s he had switched careers and become an editor, then a short-subjects director. By the mid-'30s he was a full-fledged director, and soon garnered a reputation as a sensitive, understated craftsman with a thorough command of the medium. By the 1950s, however, he was doing ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 6 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Inspector Maigret
(1958)
Pastoral Symphony
(1946)
Imperial Venus
Imperial Venus Director
(1962)

Filmography

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 1990 Le gorille (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1988 Bernadette
 1987 Tout est dans la fin (TV Movie)
 1983 Le crime de Pierre Lacaze (TV Movie)
 1981 Frère Martin (TV Movie)
 1980 L'été indien (TV Movie)
 1978 Hamlet (TV Movie)
 1977 Le jeune homme et le lion (TV Movie)
 1970 Only the Cool
 1967 Action Man
 1966 Les Sultans
 1965 Le majordome
 1960 Love and the Frenchwoman (segment ": "L'Adolescence")
 1959 Guinguette
 1954 Obsession
 1954 The Bed (segment "Lit de la Pompadour, Le")
 1954 Daughters of Destiny (segment "Jeanne")
 1944 Le bossu
 1942 Gambling Hell
 1942 Fièvres
 1937 Ne tuez pas Dolly (Short)
 1934 La moule (Short)
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Show Show Actor (3 credits)
Show Show Second Unit Director or Assistant Director (2 credits)
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Celebrated his 100th birthday on January 12, 2008, in his home city of Bueil in Normandy, surrounded by his friends, among them famous actress Michèle Morgan. The ceremony took place in the small City Hall, which is named after him ("Salle des Fêtes Polyvalente Jean Delannoy"). He is the oldest French film director still alive as of January 2008. See more »

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