Theater, cinema, television… A complete actor, Jean-François Garreaud could play as well for Claude Chabrol as in the television series More beautiful life. Well known to the French, the artist died Thursday, July 9, 2020 at his home in Saint-Jory-de-Chalai, in the Dordogne, as revealed on Friday by our colleagues from France Bleu Périgord.
Born on 1is April 1946, Jean-François Garreaud was not predestined for the profession of actor. The Périgourdin rubs shoulders with working life as an apprentice-tiler, before becoming an accountant. But in 1968, the young man of 22 years plate everything to try to impose itself in the world of cinema. A successful enterprise, since it will play for the greatest French directors, such as Claude Chabrol (Violette Nozière, 1978) and Claude Sautet (A simple story). He will even reply to Alain Delon in The fighter, in 1983.
Jean-François Garreaud will nevertheless end up abandoning the big screen to prefer television, reminds France Bleu. The French have also got to know him in the series The Crime, in which he played the commander Michel Lemarchand for seven years, from 1999 to 2006. More recently, he played Antoine Auber in the series Nina (2015-2018), produced by Thalia Rebinsky and Alain Robillard.