Saturday, October 8, 2016

RIP Pierre Tchernia

French director and TV host Peter Tchernia died October 8th in Paris. Pierre Tchernia appeared in  his first film in 1961 with the comedy “La Belle American” co-directed it with Robert Dhéry.  His most famous film: “The Annuity” with Michel Serrault, Michel Galabru and Claude Brasseur. He appeared again with Serrault, Galabru, Charles Denner and Jean Carmet two years later in “The Gaspards”. He was als a writer on multiple film adaptations of the adventures of Asterix, such as: “Asterix and Cleopatra” or “The Twelve Tasks of Asterix”. Tchernia was also a TV pioneer and hosted for ten years the show ‘Mr. Cinema’. Born in Paris on January 29, 1928 and was a writer on “Lucky Luke: Daisy Town” (1971) and “Lucky Luke: Ballad of the Daltons” (1978). In 1994 he helped script “Asterix in America” and was the French narrator in the film.

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