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Acclaimed French actor Michel Bouquet dies aged 96

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A star of stage and screen in a career that spanned seven decades and more than 100 films, widely recognised as being one of France's finest actors, Michel Bouquet has died in Paris at the age of 96.

French actor and cinema great Jean-Paul Belmondo dies aged 88

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French actor and producer Jean-Paul Belmondo, who began playing in theatre before becoming one of his country's biggest cinema stars, whose broken nose and tough build were often set to roguish roles, working under directors Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Pierre Melville, Claude Chabrol and Claude Lelouch among otehrs, has died at his home in Paris at the age of 88.    

French actor faces inquiry for alleged abuse of daughter

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Richard Berry, 70, who has starred in successful theatre productions and films in a career spanning half a century, vehemently denied the allegations.

Acclaimed French character actor Claude Brasseur dies at 84

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Claude Brasseur, whose prolific career on stage and screen playing a wide variety of roles from comedy to thrillers earned him the status of one of France's best-known and popular actors, and who was also a keen sportsman, has died at the age of 84.

French actor Michael Lonsdale dies aged 89

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The celebrated and prolific French-British actor Michael Lonsdale, whose cinema career spanned six decades and included star roles in films by directors Orson Welles, René Clément, Marguerite Duras, Alain Resnais and Louis Malle, and who also played villain Hugo Drax in the Bond film Moonraker and deputy Commissioner Claude Lebel in The Day of the Jackal, has died at his home in Paris aged 89.

Veteran screen actor Max von Sydow dies at home in France

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Swedish-born cinema actor Max von Sydow, who began his remarkably prolific career by starring in several landmark films by Swedish director Ingmar Bergman and who took French nationality in 2002, has died at his home in southern France at the age of 90, his wife has announced.

Popular French actor Jean Rochefort dies at 87

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A prolific veteran of French cinema, who starred in almost 150 films in an acting career that began in 1956, and who became one of the country's most popular film and theatre stars, had been hospitalised since August.

Gérard Depardieu to 'sell everything' in France

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The actor and tax exile pledges to get rid of all his properties in France, including a château, several restaurants and a fishmongers.

French screen actor Louis Jourdan dies in Los Angeles home, aged 93

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Jourdan was considered one of Hollywood's most celebrated French actors whose films notably include Gigi, The Paradine Case, and The Swan.

The French have 'lost their happiness’ says Gérard Depardieu

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Actor who quit France for Russia after a tax row with authorities says his native country is simply 'not interesting anymore'.

France's Depardieu to tread boards again

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The actor will appear in a production of 'Love Letters' by A. R. Gurney at the Antoine Theatre in Paris, his first stage appearance in a decade.

Depardieu to open restaurant in Russia

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The French actor plans to open the restaurant in the provincial town of Saransk in an effort to integrate more quickly into his newly-adopted country.

Bruce Willis fires salvo at French Socialists’ ‘millionaires tax’

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In France to get Commander of the Arts award, Die Hard star takes swing at socialist president Francois Hollande’s planned 75 percent tax rate.

Gérard Depardieu denies leaving France over tax

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The actor, who now has a Russian passport, says if he simply wanted to avoid tax rises he would have gone earlier and insists he remains French.

Depardieu fails alcohol test after Paris scooter crash

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French actor Gerard Depardieu, who was unhurt, was detained and brought to a police station where he could face a misdemeanor charge.