Tuesday, September 27, 2016

RIP Yvan Chiffre

Death of former stuntman Yvan Chiffre

Le Figaro

Yvan Chiffre, a former director and stuntman in many films, including being Alain Delon’s double, died this morning at the age of 80, in Adissan Hérault, his grandson son César Chiffre told AFP.

Born in Paris on March 3, 1936, Yvan Chiffre had specialized in fighting with knives and tumbling over waterfalls. He participated in "La Grande Vadrouille", "La Tulipe Noire", "Fantomas","Z", "Zorro" and the series "Thierry La Fronde".

He also staged several films stunts for Les Charlots and made a film with them, "Bons baisers de Hong Kong". He is also the director of a film with Coluche,"Le fou du roi".

Besides his film career, he set up a company of mounted knights for medieval shows. He published an autobiography in 1992 Denoël, "À l'ombre des stars : 30 ans d'action dans le cinéma" (In the Shadow of Stars: 30 years of action in the cinema).

Chiffre is the father of actor Philippe Chiffre and the grandfather of producer, director, actor  César Chiffre.

Born: 3/3/1936, Paris, Île-de-France, France
Died: 9/27/2016, Adissan, Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées, France

Yvan Chiffre’s westerns – actor, stunt coordinator, master of arms:
Zorro – 1975 (thug)

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