Author Henri Garcin died on Monday June 13 at the age of 94. He was famous for his role as Pierre Bretteville, neighbor of the Boissier family, in the sitcom “Maguy”.
Article written by
Reading time : 1 min.
Henri Garcin, popular supporting role in theater and cinema, famous for his role in the sitcom Maguy and that of cuckold in The woman next doordied in Paris at the age of 94, announced his agent, Anne Alvares-Correa, this Monday, June 13. He died overnight from Sunday to Monday, she said.
Became popular in the 80s thanks to Maguya television series broadcast on Sunday evenings, the actor first distinguished himself on the boards and the big screen in roles of anti-hero: outdated seducer by Catherine Deneuve in The good life (1966) by Rappeneau, gangster partner of Mireille Darc in sorrel flower (1967) by Lautner ou bourgeois deceived by Fanny Ardant in The Woman Next Door (1981) by Truffaut…
The Dutch-born comedian – whose real name is Anton Albers – was often choosy when asked about the hit series, assuring in his memoir published in 2019 that this popular success had him “a bit far from the cinema”. His last role dates back to 2020 in The Holy Familydramatic comedy by Louis-Do de Lencquesaing, with Laura Smet and Léa Drucker.
Born in 1928 in Antwerp (Belgium), into a wealthy family of industrialists, the actor spent his childhood in Brussels and said he owed his vocation to his father who “recounted his board meetings with a verve and humor that the best actor would not have disavowed”.
He landed in Paris at the age of 20 and trained at Cours Dullin, before launching an assault on cabarets, with a sketch he wrote. It was there that he met Jacques Brel, who also came from Belgium, Barbara, Serge Gainsbourg and formed a great friendship with Georges Moustaki.