Maurice Barrier had played alongside the biggest, including Jean Gabin and Jean-Paul Belmondo. He died of coronavirus on Sunday 12th April 2020, at the age of 87.
His nephew, Jérémy Manesse, announced this Sunday 12th April 2020 on Twitter: the famous actor Maurice Barrier died of the coronavirus, at the age of 87 years old, Sunday 12th April 2020 at the hospital of Montbard (Côte-d ‘ Or), where he lived.
Vous connaissiez sans doute Maurice Barrier
pour ses rôles dans Coup de Tête ou Les Fugitifs au cinéma, ou dans Vol au-dessus d’un nid de coucous ou Douze hommes en colère, au théâtre. Il était aussi mon oncle, le mari d’Hélène Manesse, ma tante. (…) pic.twitter.com/2E4FIkP4bz
— Jérémy Manesse (@JeremyManesse) April 12, 2020
Revealed alongside Pierre Richard
You may not be familiar with her name, but her face may be. Maurice Barrier had played alongside the biggest: Jean Gabin, Alain Delon, Jean-Paul Belmondo.
The actor was born in Malicorne-sur-Sarthe on June 8th, 1932. He had grown up in the commune of Sarthe before leaving to live in Burgundy. He was the husband of actress Hélène Manesse.
His film career had taken off in 1972, thanks to the comedy by Yves Robert, tle Grand Blond avec une chaussure noire alongside Pierre Richard, Mireille Darc and Jean Rochefort. He is again with Pierre Richard, but also with Gérard Depardieu, in Francis Veber’s film, Les Compères, in 1983.
A Molière in 1982
In 1985 he wasMarek le Gitan in Scout toujours for Gerard Jugnot. He is again filming with Francis Veber for Les Fugitifs , a film in which he is the curator Duroc.
A man of the theatre, he played in 1973 in Vol above a cuckoo nest by Dale Wasserman and obtained the consecration by being awarded the Molière for best actor in a supporting role, in 1998, for Douze hommes en colère.
According to information from France 3 Bourgogne , he had spent three weeks at the Semur-en-Auxois hospital center before dying from coronavirus this Sunday, April 12.