Death of actor Yves Rénier, commissioner Moulin on TF1

Superintendent Moulin, that was him. The actor Yves Rénier died during the night from Friday to Saturday, carried away by a heart attack at his home in Neuilly-sur-Seine (Hauts-de-Seine). His wife broke the news to AFP.

Actor, but also director, Yves Rénier, left his mark on generations of television viewers. He played the role of commissioner Moulin from the first broadcast on August 4, 1976. At the age of 78, he had been directing for several years. For example, he was owed a telefilm devoted to Jacqueline Sauvage (“it was him or it was me”), in which he directed Muriel Robin.

“There will remain the eternal André Bellegarde, central character of Belphégor”

Born on September 29, 1942 in Bern, Switzerland, Yves Rénier began his acting career in the early 1960s, notably playing in Le Comte de Monte-Cristo, by Claude Autant-Lara, in 1961. It’s a role obtained 4 years later which will make his face and his voice familiar to the public: in Belphégor ou le Fantôme du Louvre, a soap opera by Claude Barma, he notably shares the poster with Juliette Gréco. A multifaceted actor, Yves Rénier has made a few forays on stage, in an adaptation of Molière’s Misanthrope for example, in 1971. In the cinema, he was directed by renowned directors: Jean-Pierre Mocky, Bertrand Blier or even Roman Polanski.

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The TF1 group quickly reacted this Saturday to the disappearance of the artist. “Actor, director and screenwriter inseparable from the story” chain. “He played for more than twenty-five years the very popular Commissioner Moulin and was often part of the great fiction successes of TF1: Dolmen alongside Ingrid Chauvin, Le Temps est assassin alongside Mathilde Seigner”, can we read in a tribute shared on Instagram.

“He lent his legendary voice to other international heroes of TF1: Rick Hunter or Walker Texas Rangers, continues the press release of the channel. This Thursday again, Yves was in the cast of Léo Mattéï, Brigade des Mineurs. Beyond his numerous collaborations with the TF1 group, he will remain the eternal André Bellegarde, central character of Belphégor by Claude Barma broadcast in 1965. Our hearts go out to his four children, his wife and his relatives, he will be missed.

“Yves, tell me it’s not possible”

I kiss you like I love you “, reacted the host Jean-Luc Reichmann. “Yves tell me that it is not possible. We were still on the phone yesterday.”

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