Jean Darnel (1923 – 20 November 2020) was a French actor and director.[1]

Jean Darnel
Jean Darnel en juin 2016 à Paris.jpg
Darnel in 2016
Born1923
Died20 November 2020(2020-11-20) (aged 96–97)
Paris, France
NationalityFrench
OccupationActor
Director

BiographyEdit

Darnel grew up in the 1930s in Bayonne and Paris. Eager to become an actor, he introduced himself to Marcel Achard to ask him for advice. Achard directed him to the Théâtre des Mathurins, where he made his debut on 1 July 1942. In 1945, at the Théâtre du Châtelet, he performed in a stage production for orphans of World War II and the French Resistance.

Darnel created the new Chorégies d'Orange with Jacques Bourgeois in 1971. He also started the Festival de Nohant and the Musique en Côte Basque. In 1996, he started to host Libre journal du spectacle on Radio Courtoisie.

Jean Darnel died in Paris on 20 November 2020.[2]

TelevisionEdit

TheatreEdit

ActorEdit

  • L' Aiglon (1945)
  • Pour le roi de Prusse (1954)
  • César et Cléopâtre (1957)
  • Hamlet (1959)
  • Ruy Blas (1961)

DirectorEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Jean Darnel, professeur d'excellence". Le Journal d'Armelle Héliot (in French). 23 November 2020.
  2. ^ "Avis de décès de Monsieur Jean DARNEL". Simplifia (in French). 27 November 2020.