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).
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|2002||1974, une partie de campagne|
|1999||Tuvalu as Karl|
|1983||Un bon petit diable as Le Juge|
|1982||Quarter to Two Before Jesus Christ as Le héraut|
|1974||Shanks as Mr. Barton|
|1973||The Insolent as Dargnac|
|1965||Ivory Coast Adventure as Renaud Lefranc|
|1962||I moschettieri del mare as Gosselin|
|1961||Dans l'eau... qui fait des bulles ! as Jean-Louis Preminger (voice)|
|1959||The Night of the Hunted as Taretta|
|1959||Messieurs les ronds de cuir as Letondu|
|1959||The Road to Shame as Tom|
|1958||Bell, Book and Candle as French Singer at the Zodiac Club|
|1957||Nathalie as Adolphe Faisant dit 'Coco la girafe'|
|1956||The Hunchback of Notre Dame as Clopin Trouillefou|