Wednesday, February 11, 2015

RIP Roger Hanin

French actor Roger Hanin died at the age of 89

Liberation Culture
February 11, 2015

Commissioner Navarro on the screen and brother of François Mitterrand, the actor died Wednesday morning of respiratory distress.

The actor Roger Hanin, famous Navarro Commissioner on the screen and brother of François Mitterrand, died Wednesday morning of respiratory distress at the age of 89, according to his entourage.

"He died this morning at 10:00 at the Georges Pompidou Hospital in Paris respiratory distress", told AFP his friend the director Alexandre Arcady.  Roger Hanin "was hospitalized for several days," said the director with whom Roger Hanin had turned the Atonement.

Roger Hanin was married in 1959 with the film producer and television Christine Gouze-Renal, who died in 2002, sister of Danielle Mitterrand, becoming the brother of the future socialist president he was a close.

Since the first episode of Navarro, in October 1989, millions of viewers watched the adventures of this incorruptible police chief who was trying to keep order.  For Navarro, Roger Hanin (maiden name of his mother) received the 7 d'Or for best actor in 1990.

 It was announced on 1 November 2008, at age 83, he was ending his acting career without "bitterness nor nostalgia."

The Minister of Culture and Communication Fleur Pellerin expressed "great sadness" at the news of the death of actor Roger Hanin, "a popular actor" and "demanding".  "He showed well that popular culture can have stringent: allow to reach a very large number" while having "a real quality ambition," said the official, interviewed in the courtyard of the Elysee exit the Council of Ministers.

HANIN, Roger (Roger Paul Levy)
Born: 10/20/1925, Algiers, Alger, France
Died: 2/11/2015, Paris, Île-de-France, France

Roger Hanin’s western – actor:
The Revengers – 1972 (Quiberon)

[Hanin is pictured above second from left bottom row]

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