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Biography Bruno Cremer
Who is Bruno Cremer?

Bruno Cremer was born the 6th of October 1929 in Saint-Mandé and grew up in a middle-class family of four children. His mother was a musician and his father a businessman. Time after, he joined the National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts after high school and attended it during ten years.

Bruno Cremer

He started his career in theatres in Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde and Jean Anouilh’s plays and then took his first steps on the big screen in 1952 by interpreting walk-on roles. In 1965he played in Pierre Schoendoerffer’s The 317th Platoon, the role that really launched his career in which he plays the role of Warrant Officer Willsdorf, a cynical and violent mercenary. The role has marked him profoundly as it launched him on the track of popularity and allowed him to bind shoots with varying success (and not always live up to his talent). Besides, Bruno Cremer also  worked with prestigious authors like Visconti (The Stranger in 1967), Costa-Gavras (A superfluous man in 1968), Patrice Chéreau (Flesh of the Orchid in 1975) and Claude Sautet (A Simple Story in 1978).

Bruno Cremer

With an intense voice and a style marked by a rare subtlety, Yves Boisset was one of his mentor(Safety Catch, Espion, lève-toi), as well as Jean-Claude Brisseau who offered him one of his best roles in Noce Blanche in 1989, where he plays a professor of philosophy irresistibly attracted to a beautiful girl.

Bruno Cremer is best known for his portrayal of the famous Inspector Maigret on television from 1991 to 2005. Over the fifty episodes, the actor has become for many the epitome of Inspector Maigret with his imposing stature, raincoat and pipe in a side of his mouth.



Bruno Cremer

In his personal life, Brino Cremer is father of three children: a son (the author Stéphane Crémer) from a first marriage with an actress from the Conservatory; and after fifteen years of celibacy -during which he lived at a hotel- two daughters (Constance and Marie-Clementine) with Chantal, a psychiatrist to whom he has been married since December 1984. His family has a strong bond with the Morbihan (a region of Brittany in France), a place where the actor used to go to relax.

His death was announced by his agent on August 7th of 2010. Bruno Cremer died from a cancer due to tobacco consumption. On August 13th of 2010 he was buried at the Montparnasse cemetery, in Paris.

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He started his career in theatres in Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde and Jean Anouilh’s plays and then took his first steps on the big screen in 1952 by interpreting walk-on roles. In 1965he played in Pierre Schoendoerffer’s The 317th Platoon, the role that really launched his career in which he plays the role of Warrant Officer Willsdorf, a cynical and violent mercenary. The role has marked him profoundly as it launched him on the track of popularity and allowed him to bind shoots with varying success (and not always live up to his talent). Besides, Bruno Cremer also  worked with prestigious authors like Visconti (The Stranger in 1967), Costa-Gavras (A superfluous man in 1968), Patrice Chéreau (Flesh of the Orchid in 1975) and Claude Sautet (A Simple Story in 1978[J1] ).


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