- Chazel, Marie-Anne
- (September 19, 1951, Gap, Hautes-Alpes, France - )The daughter of a clergyman and actress Louba Guertchikoff (1919-1999), during her secondary studies at the Pasteur high school in Neuilly, she met future actors Thierry Lhermitte, Michel Blanc, Gérard Jugnot, and Christian Clavier. After studying political science for two years, she co-founded with her four friends a theatrical company, the Splendid, in 1974. From 1974 (La Face nord, short, Charles Nemes) to 2008 (Miss Oliver a filé à l'anglaise, Claude Zidi), she played in about forty movies, including some Splendid box office hits (1978 Les Bronzés / USA: French FriedVacation, also co-author of original play, co-screenwriter, co-dialogist, Patrice Leconte; 1979 Les Bronzés font du Ski, also co-screenwriter, co-dialogist, Patrice Leconte; 1982 Le Père Noël est une Ordure, also co-author of original play, co-screenwriter, co-adapter, co-dialogist, Jean-Marie Poiré; 2006 Les Bronzés 3: Amis pour la Vie, also co-screenwriter, co-dialogist, Patrice Leconte). Other credits (as co-screenwriter, co-dialogue writer): 1975 Le Bol d'Air (short, also actor, Charles Nemes); 1994 La Vengeance d'une Blonde (also actor, Jeannot Szwarc); 1997 Les Sœurs Soleil (also actor, Jeannot Szwarc). She was the companion of actor Christian Clavier (b. 1952) for more than thirty years.Filmography2001 ◘ Le Cœur sur la Main (short; also screenwriter, dialogist, producer)2004 ◘ Au Secours, j'ai Trente Ans! (also co-screenwriter, co-dialogist, voice)
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