Actor Maurice Barrier, seen in Les Fugitifs and Le Grand blond, died of coronavirus

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Actor Maurice Barrier, seen in Les Fugitifs and Le Grand blond, died of coronavirus





© Screenshot / Les Fugitifs (1986)
Actor Maurice Barrier, seen in Les Fugitifs and Le Grand blond, died of coronavirus

The actor died on Sunday April 12, at the Montbard hospital (Côte-d’Or), according to “franceinfo”. He was 87 years old.

He played alongside the greatest: Jean Gabin, Alain Delon, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Pierre Richard, or even Gerard Depardieu. Actor Maurice Barrier died of Covid-19 on Sunday April 12 at Montbard hospital (Côte-d’Or), according to information from Franceinfo. “At 87 years old and whilehe was facing lung difficulties, he got the coronavirus in the hospital and didn’t recover “, tweeted his nephew, Jeremy Manesse. The comedian’s wife, Helene Manesse, told our colleagues that her husband had been hospitalized for a month. He would have been affected by the new coronavirus a few days ago, before his condition deteriorates “very quickly”.

Maurice Barrier is in his thirties when his film career begins. He interprets first D’Artagnan in The takeover by Louis XIV (by Roberto Rossellini) in 1966 then connects the supporting supporting roles. So in The tall blond with a black shoe in 1972, he played alongside Pierre Richard, Jean Rochefort, and Mireille Darc. Then, we find it in particular in Two men in the city in 1973, with Jean Gabin and Alain Delon, Cop story in 1975, and Headbutt in 1978.

The 1980s were prolific for Maurice Barrier. In ten years, he will play in fifteen films, among which we will especially remember the very famous The fugitives (1986), with Pierre Richard and Gerard Depardieu, and Always scout (1985), with Gerard Jugnot. It was at the end of the 1990s that the actor received his greatest distinction: the Moliere for best actor in a supporting role in 1998, for his performance in the play Twelve angry men.

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