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Philippe Clay

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Philippe Clay, born Philippe Mathevet, (March 7, 1927 – December 13, 2007) was a French mime artist, singer and actor. He was known for his tall and slim silhouette (he was 1,90 m tall) and for his interpretations of songs by Charles Aznavour, Claude Nougaro, Jean-Roger Caussimon, Boris Vian, Serge Gainsbourg, Jean Yanne, Léo Ferré, Jacques Datin, Jean-Claude Massoulier or Bernard Dimey. He interpreted “La Complainte des Apaches” for the TV series Les Brigades du Tigre, written by Henri Djian and composed by Claude Bolling. As an actor, he appeared in many movies (Bell, Book and Candle) and television films. One of his famous roles is in the Jean Renoir film, French Cancan, where he played Casimir le Serpentin (a character inspired by Valentin le désossé). Description above from the Wikipedia article Philippe Clay, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Mar 7, 1927 In Paris, France
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Hunchback of Notre Dame 1956-12-19
Latest Project:
Series Marianne, une étoile pour Napoléon 2022
Known For
Poster of Boris Vian, un cœur qui battait trop fort
Poster of Vivement dimanche
Poster of Champs-Elysées
Poster of Bell, Book and Candle
Series Marianne, une étoile pour Napoléon Balck Fish 2022
Movie Boris Vian, un cœur qui battait trop fort Self 2020-03-13
Movie Dombey and Son Jérémie 2007-06-07
Movie 1974, une partie de campagne Himself 2002-02-20
Movie Tuvalu Karl 1999-11-19
Series Vivement dimanche self 1998-09-20
Series Les Allumettes suédoises l'Araignée 1996-03-04
Series Catherine Barnabé 1986-03-19
Movie L'herbe rouge Unknown 1985-09-11
Movie Salut la puce Rigodo-Cartecolin, un marionnettiste 1983-01-12
Movie A Good Little Devil Le Juge 1983-12-21
Series Champs-Elysées Unknown 1982-01-16
Movie Quarter to Two Before Jesus Christ Herald of the arena 1982-10-06
Series 30 millions d'amis self 1976-01-06
Movie The Three Musketeers Richelieu 1974-01-02
Movie Shanks Mr. Barton 1974-10-09
Movie The Insolent Dargnac 1973-01-25
Movie Pas folle la guêpe Jack Bromfield 1972-11-15
Movie Les joyeux lurons L'abbé Larivière 1972-11-22
Movie The Hotheads Precheur 1967-11-08
Movie Ivory Coast Adventure Renaud Lefranc 1965-04-01
Movie Musketeers of the Sea Gosselin 1962-11-28
Movie In The Water... Which Makes Bubbles! Jean-Louis Preminger (voice) 1961-10-25
Movie The Night of the Hunted Taretta 1959-07-01
Movie The Road to Shame Tom 1959-04-30
Movie Drôles de phénomènes Unknown 1959-03-04
Movie Messieurs les ronds de cuir Letondu 1959-06-30
Movie Bell, Book and Candle French Singer at the Zodiac Club 1958-12-25
Movie Nathalie Adolphe Faisant 1957-12-04
Movie The Hunchback of Notre Dame Clopin Trouillefou 1956-12-19