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Andre Maranne


Born - 14 May 1926, Toulouse, France
Died - 12 April 2021

Thin-lipped, gimlet-eyed, often bespectacled French actor with thinning light-brown hair. Resident in the UK from the early 1950s, he became the British cinema's all-purpose Frenchman in dozens of roles as gendarmes, waiters, clerks and minor officials; latterly his face became more familiar as the hapless sergeant Francois in the 'Pink Panther' comedies. And, if a screen detective had to travel to France to solve a case, he was almost bound to run into Maranne. He became a British citizen in 1967. Born Andre Maillol, he moved to the UK after marrying an English girl and began an acting career there. After two of the 'Scotland Yard' shorts, Wall of Death (1955) and The Case of the River Morgue (1956), he was kept busy for three decades: Wicked As They Come (1956), Port Afrique (1956), The Birthday Present (1957), Rogue's Yarn (1957), Carve Her Name With Pride (1958), The Square Peg (1958), Behemoth the Sea Monster (1959), The Greengage Summer (1961), HMS Defiant (1962), The Silent Invasion (1962), Come Fly With Me (1963), A Shot in the Dark (1964), Night Train to Paris (1964), Thunderball (1965), Doctor in Clover (1966), The Terrornauts (1967), Duffy (1968), Darling Lili (1970), Our Miss Fred (1972), Friends (1974), Gold (1974), The Return of the Pink Panther (1975), The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976), Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978), The London Connection (1979), Rise and Fall of Idi Amin (1981), Trail of the Pink Panther (1982), Curse of the Pink Panther (1983), The Razor's Edge (1984), Morons from Outer Space (1985), Plenty (1985), his last, and more.