Actor Gérard Caillaud, famous supporting role in French cinema, died at the age of 76

This Saturday, January 28, 2023, the death of Gérard Caillaud was announced. The actor was famous for his supporting roles in the cinema.

This is sad news for the movie theater and the world of French television. This Saturday, January 28, 2023, Gerard Caillaud is deceased at the age of 76. It was AFP journalist Jean-François Guyot who announced the information on Twitter. “Death of the actor and director Gérard Caillaud, 76 years old. Figure of theatre, cinema and television. Molière 1990 of the staging for Les Palmes de Monsieur Schultz, former resident of the Comédie Française, former director of the Théâtre Mathurins”, he wrote, specifying that the information came to him from the family of the deceased.

Born in 1946, Gérard Caillaud studied at the National Conservatory of Dramatic Art. Recognized by his peers, he had received the Molière for directing for The Palms of Monsieur Schutz. Passionate about theatre, he was part of the Comédie Française. From 1984 to 1997, he was the director of the Théâtre de Mathurin in Paris where he directed the play The Palms of Monsieur Schutz. The actor was also nominated for the Molière for actor in a supporting role for the play Amadeus. If he has distinguished himself in the theater, Gérard Caillaud has also collaborated on television fiction.

A prolific career

Indeed, the actor turned in The Investigations of Superintendent Maigret, Superintendent Moulin, Gentlemen of the Jury, Sister Thérè In this series, he played the role of Commander Mazaud. More recently, he starred in Accused Mendes France broadcast on France 2 in March 2011. In the cinema, he was seen in Madame Irma, the film by Didier Bourdon and Yves Fajnberg, Fanfan or Take your balaclava, we’re going to the beach. A great loss for French art.