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Pierre Tornade

Pierre Tornade (21 January 1930 – 7 March 2012) was a French actor. He appeared in 128 films and television shows between 1956 and 1998. He was born Pierre Tournadre on 21 January 1930 in Bort-les-Orgues in the department of Corrèze. He began his theatrical career at 25 in Elle est folle, Carole at the théâtre du Palais-Royal. In 1956, he played in the musical comedy Irma la douce by Alexandre Breffort and Marguerite Monnot and then made his film debut in Les Truands, where he adopted his stage name, Tornade. The next year, he played a theater role in Pericles, Prince of Tyre before joining the Branquignols troupe of Robert Dhéry, which also included Jean Lefebvre, Michel Serrault and Micheline Dax. He then became very demanded on television and appeared in several sitcoms such as Thierry la Fronde (1963), Le Chevalier d'Harmental (1966), Les Sept de l'escalier quinze B (1967) and Les Dossiers de l'agence O (1968). Because of his tall and imposing stature, he often appeared as a policeman or a soldier. His most famous roles were the father's victim in The Common Man (1975), Captain Dumont in the series Now Where Did the 7th Company Get to? (1973) and commissioner Florimond Faroux in the series Nestor Burma. A famous voice actor, he moonlighted as village chief Vitalstatistix in animated films Asterix le Gaul (1967), Asterix and Cleopatra (1968) and The Twelve Tasks of Asterix (1976). He later voiced Averell Dalton in Lucky Luke animated films Daisy Town (1971) and La Ballade des Dalton (1978) and Lucky Luke the Lucky Cowboy (1983). He also voiced Obelix in four other animated films of Asterix, these include Asterix Versus Caesar (1985), Asterix in Britain (1986), Asterix and the Big Fight (1989) and Asterix Conquers America (1994). He was named Chevalier (Knight) of the National Order of Merit in 1996. Tornade died on 7 March 2012 in Rambouillet hospital after several days in a coma. He had fallen accidentally in the stairway of his Yvelines residence the previous week and had been comatose since then. Source: Article "Pierre Tornade" from Wikipedia in english, licensed under CC-BY-SA 3.0.

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Jan 21, 1930 In Bort-les-Orgues, Corrèze, France
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Les truands 1956-04-27
Latest Project:
Movie Asterix Conquers America 1994-09-28
Known For
Poster of The Twelve Tasks of Asterix
Poster of Le Charlatan
Poster of Asterix and Cleopatra
Poster of Asterix the Gaul
Movie Asterix Conquers America Obélix (voice) 1994-09-28
Movie L'huissier Unknown 1991-01-03
Series Nestor Burma Commissaire Faroux 1991-09-29
Movie Asterix and the Big Fight Obélix (voice) 1989-10-04
Movie A Notre Regrettable Epoux Radetsky 1988-02-24
Movie Les Gauloises blondes Biturix 1988-08-15
Series Palace Le client à l'addition "à la tête du client" 1988-10-29
Movie Les Dégourdis de la onzième Capitaine Cromières 1986-01-17
Movie Asterix in Britain Obélix (voix) 1986-12-03
Movie Asterix vs. Caesar Obélix (voice) 1985-03-06
Series Lucky Luke Averell Dalton (voice) 1984-10-20
Movie Salut la puce Alfred 1983-01-12
Movie Signé Furax Monsieur Léon, obéliscologue 1981-04-01
Movie Le chêne d'Allouville Henri Brainville, le maire 1981-03-17
Movie Le charlatan Unknown 1980-09-03
Movie Le plus heureux des trois Marjavel 1979-10-10
Movie Général... nous voilà! Julien Berger 1978-10-18
Movie Arrête ton char...bidasse ! Capitaine Marcus 1977-12-07
Movie Le passe-muraille Lecuyer 1977-12-24
Movie The Twelve Tasks of Asterix Abraracourcix / Assurancetourix 1976-06-26
Movie Le Jour de Gloire Le maire 1976-12-08
Movie The French Detective Commissioner Pignol 1975-12-10
Movie The Dangerous Mission Le sergent-chef Lapointe 1975-04-22
Movie The Seventh Company Has Been Found Capitaine Dumont 1975-12-10
Movie Le Permis de conduire le directeur de la banque 1974-04-30
Movie Antoine and Sebastian Unknown 1974-01-16
Movie Le Charlatan Unknown 1974-06-01
Movie Operation Lady Marlene Le commandant Moulinot 1974-09-01
Movie Shut Up, Gulli Unknown 1974-10-30
Movie Impossible… pas français Albert Lombard 1974-12-11
Movie The Right of the Maddest Un motard 1973-03-27
Movie I Don't Know Much, But I'll Say Everything Le commissaire 1973-09-11
Movie Now Where Did the Seventh Company Get to? Capitaine Dumont 1973-12-13
Series Pot-Bouille campardon 1972-03-23
Movie The Hideout Léopold 1971-07-21
Movie Faites donc plaisir aux amis Leon 1969-02-05
Movie The Devil by the Tail Schwartz - le second complice 1969-02-07
Movie The Brain Belgian soldier at the Gare de l'Est (uncredited) 1969-03-07
Movie L'auvergnat et l'autobus Grosswiller, un homme d'affaires 1969-04-18
Movie Un drôle de colonel Un inspecteur 1968-04-24
Movie The Little Bather Le ministre 1968-03-22
Series Les Dossiers de l'Agence O Joseph Torrence 1968-03-11
Movie The Tattoo Le brigadier 1968-08-17
Series L'Homme du Picardie Malbosc 1968-12-16
Movie Asterix and Cleopatra Abraracourcix (voice) / Numérobis / un mercenaire 1968-12-16
Movie Salut Berthe! Père Fauvel 1968-08-20
Movie Béru et ces dames Un agent de police 1968-10-23
Movie The Night of the Generals Orderly (uncredited) 1967-01-29
Movie Deux Romains en Gaule Un ancien combattant gaulois 1967-02-25
Series Vidocq Gontran Tornifon 1967-01-07
Movie Asterix the Gaul Abraracourcix (voice) 1967-12-20
Series L'Amateur - S.O.S. Fernand Unknown 1967-09-01
Movie The Madman of Lab Four l'inspecteur DST 1967-11-29
Movie Funny Money Le gardien de prison 1966-03-09
Movie Three Disordered Children Un agent en faction 1966-06-01
Movie Tender Scoundrel Le client du garage 1966-12-12
Movie The Restaurant Un maître d'hôtel 1966-09-09
Series Seule a Paris Paul 1965-11-10
Movie Jaloux comme un tigre Unknown 1964-06-16
Movie Les Gorilles acteur 1964-12-23
Movie The Reluctant Spy acteur 1963-09-03
Movie La nuit de Tom Brown Le barman 1959-03-24
Movie Nina Un inspecteur 1959-01-16
Movie Les truands Le ministre 1956-04-27