- Planchon, Roger
- (September 12, 1931, Saint-Chamond, Loire, France - May 12, 2009, Paris, France)A former bank clerk (1947-1949), he switched to theater and created the Théâtre de la Comédie in Lyon in 1951. He soon became one of the major figures of French theater as an actor, playwright, and director. From 1957 to 1972, he ran the Théâtre de la Cité in Villeurbanne before co-managing the Théâtre National Populaire. He played in more than twenty movies (from 1956 Un Condamné à Mort s'est échappé / USA: A Man Escaped or The Wind Bloweth Where It Lsteth, Robert Bresson, to 1998 Lautrec / Toulouse-Lautrec, Roger Planchon, France / Spain). Autobiography: 2004 Apprentissages: Mémoires (Editions Plon).Filmography1988 ◘ Dandin (also screenwriter, adapter, actor)1993 ◘ Louis, Enfant-Roi (also screenwriter, dialogist, actor)1998 ◘ Lautrec / Toulouse Lautrec (also screenwriter, dialogist, actor; France / Spain)
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