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Claire Maurier

Claire Maurier (born Odette-Michelle-Suzanne Agramon; March 27, 1929) is a French actress who has appeared in more than 90 films since 1947. Maurier was born Odette-Michelle-Suzanne Agramon on March 27, 1929 in the French commune of Céret, in the Pyrénées-Orientales region, which is in the southwest of France. She started her acting career in small film roles at the end of the 1940s. Her first 'main' role came when she portrayed Gilberte Doinel, the mother of the main character in François Truffaut's 1959 film The 400 Blows. Another notable early role of hers was as Christiane Colombey, the bigamist wife of the main character in the 1963 film La Cuisine au beurre. In 1978, she had a notable role in Édouard Molinaro's film La Cage aux Folles as Simone. In 1981, she was nominated the César Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for A Bad Son. She played Madeleine, a seductive older woman. In 2001, she gained international recognition when she starred as Mme. Suzanne, the owner of the Café des 2 Moulins, the Montmartre bistro where the titular character Amélie Poulain works as a waitress in Jean-Pierre Jeunet's Amélie (Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain). The film became the highest-grossing French-language film released in the United States. The film won four César Awards, and was nominated for five Academy Awards. In 2005, she starred as Maryse Berthelot in the French comedy series Faites comme chez vous!. In 2010, she played the neglectful mother of Gérard Dépardieu's character Germain in Jean Becker's film My Afternoons with Margueritte. Source: Article "Claire Maurier" from Wikipedia in english, licensed under CC-BY-SA 3.0.

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Mar 27, 1929 In Ceret, France
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie La belle de Cadix 1953-12-24
Latest Project:
Movie La guerre du Royal Palace 2012-05-06
Known For
Poster of TOC TOC
Poster of Amélie
Poster of Appelez-moi Fouks
Poster of Don Quijote von der Mancha
Movie La guerre du Royal Palace Hortense Verdier 2012-05-06
Movie Paris Express L'experte 2010-02-24
Movie My Afternoons With Margueritte La mère 2010-06-02
Movie Ambitious Mme Zahn 2007-01-24
Movie La vie d'artiste l'agent d'Alice 2007-09-05
Movie Family Hero Colette 2006-12-20
Movie TOC TOC Marie 2005-12-13
Movie The Birch-Tree Meadow 2003-02-12
Movie Amélie Suzanne 2001-04-25
Movie Les deux vieilles dames et l'accordeur 2001-11-09
Movie Family Resemblances la mère 1996-09-07
Movie Appelez-moi Fouks Stella 1986-08-13
Movie La vie est trop courte Cécile 1984-05-19
Movie La berlue Mathilde 1984-11-08
Movie Vous habitez chez vos parents? 1983-08-10
Movie Side Roads 1983-09-06
Series Pause-café Madame le proviseur 1981-08-22
Movie L'amant de Bornéo Régine 1981-10-01
Movie A Bad Son Madeleine 1980-10-14
Movie La ville des silences Muriel 1979-11-14
Movie La Cage aux Folles Simone Deblon 1978-10-25
Movie Les Filles Paula 1977-03-19
Movie Le Cœur sous le paillasson Lise 1976-09-23
Movie Impossible… pas français Mauricette, la femme de Louis 1974-12-11
Movie Le Gang des Otages 1973-02-01
Movie Cash-Cash actrice 1971-12-17
Movie La brune que voilà Christine 1970-09-16
Movie A Very Curious Girl Irène 1969-12-03
Series Vive la vie 1966-04-03
Movie Angelique: The Road To Versailles Ninon de Lenclos 1965-01-01
Movie Don Quijote Die Herzogin 1965-01-01
Series Don Quijote von der Mancha Die Herzogin / la duchesse 1965-10-08
Movie Quand passent les faisans Micheline Camus 1965-09-10
Movie My Wife's Husband Christiane Colombey 1963-12-20
Movie Sweet Ecstasy Claire 1962-03-07
Movie Fuga desesperada Marina Larsen 1961-04-26
Movie A Mistress for the Summer Viviane 1960-02-26
Movie Rendezvous Unknown 1960-07-13
Movie The 400 Blows Gilberte Doinel 1959-06-03
Movie Back to the Wall Ghislaine 1958-03-07
Movie La Parisienne Caroline Herblay 1957-12-16
Movie Tonight the Skirts Fly Le mannequin espagnol 1956-06-14
Movie La belle de Cadix Alexandrine Dupont 1953-12-24