Person Details

Birthday: 1929-03-27 00:18:23

Aliases: Odette-Michelle-Suzanne Agramon

Gender: Female

Place of birth: Ceret, France

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Movie Involvements: 19

TV Involvements: 2


Most Famous Work

Biography

Claire Maurier (born Odette-Michelle-Suzanne Agramon; March 27, 1929) is a French actress who has appeared in more than 90 films since 1947. Maurier was born Odette-Michelle-Suzanne Agramon on March 27, 1929 in the French commune of Céret, in the Pyrénées-Orientales region, which is in the southwest of France. She started her acting career in small film roles at the end of the 1940s. Her first 'main' role came when she portrayed Gilberte Doinel, the mother of the main character in François Truffaut's 1959 film The 400 Blows. Another notable early role of hers was as Christiane Colombey, the bigamist wife of the main character in the 1963 film La Cuisine au beurre. In 1978, she had a notable role in Édouard Molinaro's film La Cage aux Folles as Simone. In 1981, she was nominated the César Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for A Bad Son. She played Madeleine, a seductive older woman. In 2001, she gained international recognition when she starred as Mme. Suzanne, the owner of the Café des 2 Moulins, the Montmartre bistro where the titular character Amélie Poulain works as a waitress in Jean-Pierre Jeunet's Amélie (Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain). The film became the highest-grossing French-language film released in the United States. The film won four César Awards, and was nominated for five Academy Awards. In 2005, she starred as Maryse Berthelot in the French comedy series Faites comme chez vous!. In 2010, she played the neglectful mother of Gérard Dépardieu's character Germain in Jean Becker's film My Afternoons with Margueritte. Source: Article "Claire Maurier" from Wikipedia in english, licensed under CC-BY-SA 3.0.

Most Famous Work

The 400 Blows
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8

The 400 Blows

(1959) Gilberte Doinel
Angelique: The Road To Versailles
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7

Angelique: The Road To Versailles

(1965) Ninon de Lenclos
A Bad Son
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7

A Bad Son

(1980) Madeleine
Family Hero
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5

Family Hero

(2006) Colette
Pause-café
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8

Pause-café

(1981) Madame le proviseur
Back to the Wall
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6

Back to the Wall

(1958) Ghislaine
The Birch-Tree Meadow
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9

The Birch-Tree Meadow

(2003) Ginette
La belle de Cadix
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6

La belle de Cadix

(1953) Alexandrine Dupont

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2012 Hortense Verdier
2010 La mère
L'experte
2007 l'agent d'Alice
Mme Zahn
2006 Colette
Grand-mère
2005 Marie
2003 Ginette
2001 N/A
Suzanne
1996 Mrs. Ménard
1986 Stella
1984 Mathilde
Cécile
1983 Marthe
Alice Martell
1981 Régine
Madame le proviseur
1980 Madeleine
1979 Muriel
1978 Simone Deblon
Armance Dupon
1977 Paula
1976 Lise
1974 Mauricette, la femme de Louis
1973 Nelly Cerutti
1971 Caroline Sinclair
1970 Christine
1969 Irène
1966 Esther
1965 Die Herzogin / la duchesse
Micheline Camus
Ninon de Lenclos
Die Herzogin
1963 Christiane Colombey
1962 Claire
1961 Marina Larsen
1960 Claire Médina-Etiévant
Viviane
June Chalmers
1959 Gilberte Doinel
1958 Ghislaine
1957 Caroline Herblay
1956 Le mannequin espagnol
1953 Alexandrine Dupont
N/A
1952 A girl
Germaine de la Boëtie
Year Character Movie/Tv

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