Monday, January 25, 2016

RIP Marc Cassot

Marc Cassot has died, the voice of Paul Newman and Dumbledore

January 23, 2016

He dubbed more than a hundred films, with some cult figures.

He was the voice of Paul Newman in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid or Fat Man and Little Boy, but also that of  Michael Gambon and Richard Harris, the two actors who embodied Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter.  His rocky, warm and reassuring tone had also lulled the fans of Lord of the Rings (he doubled Ian Holm, aka Bilbo Baggins), but also those of Christopher Lee (The evil Skull), Max von Sydow (The Exorcist), Burt Reynolds ( Boogie Nights), John Cassavetes (Free as the Wind), Steve McQueen (The Cincinnati Kid) and many more ...

The French actor specialized in dubbing, Marc Cassot has died at the age of 92.  He had done his job, and he excelled in the register for over 50 years.  He’s attached to actors like Paul Newman he was the French voices in more than twenty films, Marc Cassot had also doubled many famous movie characters like Dumbledore, headmaster of the famous Hogwarts, but Ben Parker (the uncle of Spider-man), Marcus Aurelius in Gladiator, and Spock in the Star Trek of 2009.

He was a movie actor with theater training, Marc Cassot was a CAP pocket d'électromécanicien before entering as an extra in the New operetta theater and then became an actor as a replacement for one of the other actors. Thus began a successful career, first on the stage where it was headed by Albert Camus Robert Hossein for example - he also interpreted John Paul II - and in the cinema in the prison at Route Léon Mathot, before working for Christian-Jaque, Jean Dréville, Edouard Molinaro, and in TV with Abel Gance or Gilles Grangier.  But it is obviously in dubbing Cassot made a name with more than one hundred films where his voice echoes.

CASSOT, Marc (Marc Lucien Emile Cassot)
Born: 6/16/1923, Paris, Île de France, France
Died: 1/21/2016, Paris, Île de France, France

Marc Cassot’s westerns – voice actor:
God Forgives… I Don’t – 1967 [French voice of guard with red moustache]
Cannon for Cordoba – 1970 [French voice of George Peppard]


  1. Hi Tom,

    please amend obit., Michael GAMBON is still with us.

    Last night, he attended the premiere of Dad's Army, his latest film.

  2. Thanks for contacting me and I have made the correction. Glad that Mr. Gambon is still with us. Thanks Tom Betts