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Philippe Clay

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.

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Mar 7, 1927 In Paris, France
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Hunchback of Notre Dame 1956-12-19
Latest Project:
Movie 1974, une partie de campagne 2002-02-20
Known For
Poster of 1974, une partie de campagne
Poster of Un bon petit diable
Poster of Messieurs les ronds de cuir
Poster of The Road to Shame
Movie 1974, une partie de campagne 2002-02-20
Movie Tuvalu Karl 1999-11-19
Movie L'herbe rouge 1985-09-11
Movie Un bon petit diable Le Juge 1983-12-21
Movie Quarter to Two Before Jesus Christ Le héraut 1982-10-05
Movie The Three Musketeers Richelieu 1974-01-02
Movie Shanks Mr. Barton 1974-10-09
Movie The Insolent Dargnac 1973-01-25
Movie Ivory Coast Adventure Renaud Lefranc 1965-04-01
Movie I moschettieri del mare Gosselin 1962-11-28
Movie In The Water... Which Makes Bubbles! Jean-Louis Preminger (voice) 1961-10-25
Movie The Road to Shame Tom 1959-04-30
Movie Messieurs les ronds de cuir Letondu 1959-06-30
Movie The Night of the Hunted Taretta 1959-07-01
Movie Bell, Book and Candle French Singer at the Zodiac Club 1958-12-25
Movie Nathalie Adolphe Faisant dit 'Coco la girafe' 1957-12-04
Movie The Hunchback of Notre Dame Clopin Trouillefou 1956-12-19