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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.

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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 22

Birthday 1927-03-07

Day of Death 2007-12-13

Place of Birth Paris, France

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2002 1974, une partie de campagne
1999 Tuvalu as Karl
1985 L'herbe rouge
1983 Un bon petit diable as Le Juge
1983 Salut la puce as Rigodo-Cartecolin, un marionnettiste
1982 Quarter to Two Before Jesus Christ as Le héraut
1974 Shanks as Mr. Barton
1974 The Three Musketeers as Richelieu
1973 The Insolent as Dargnac
1972 Les joyeux lurons as L'abbé Larivière
1972 Pas folle la guêpe as Jack Bromfield
1967 The Hotheads as Precheur
1965 Ivory Coast Adventure as Renaud Lefranc
1962 I moschettieri del mare as Gosselin
1961 In The Water... Which Makes Bubbles! 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
1959 Drôles de phénomènes
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

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