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Philippe Noiret Height, Weight, Age, Death, Wife, Parents

Philippe Noiret Quick Info
Height 6 ft 1 in
Weight 85 kg
Date of Birth October 1, 1930
Zodiac Sign Libra
Date of Death November 23, 2006

Philippe Noiret was a French film actor and voice artist who was cast in more than 100 film roles by the time of his death in 2006. His film credits include The Return of the Musketeers, Olivia, Gigi, Agence matrimonialeLa Pointe courteIl Postino: The Postman, Zazie dans le MétroWoman Times SevenClérambard, RavishingCaptain FracasseAll the Gold in the World, Cyrano and d’Artagnan, Alexandre le bienheureux, Famous Love AffairsLe Crime ne paie pasFather and Sons, Thérèse DesqueyrouxBallade pour un voyouMonsieurMr. Freedom, Les amoureux du France, Lady L, Coup de Torchon, Il frullo del passero, A Matter of Resistance, The SultansA Week’s Vacation, Tendre Voyou, Les Palmes de M. Schutz, The Assassination Bureau, Le Voyage du pèreJustine, Les Milles, Night of the Generals, La Barricade du point du jour, We Are All in Temporary LibertyA Time for Loving, Round Midnight, Playing with FireIl comune senso del pudoreLet’s Hope It’s a GirlTwist again à Moscou, Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?The Purple TaxiLes Rois du gagLaughter in the DarkBalthus Through the Looking Glass, and Les Aveux les plus doux.

Born Name

Philippe Noiret

Nick Name


Philippe Noiret as seen in 2000
Philippe Noiret as seen in 2000 (Christian D’AUFIN / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)


He was born on October 1, 1930.


On November 23, 2006, Philippe Noiret died of cancer at the age of 76 in Paris, France.

Sun Sign


Born Place

Lille, Nord, France





Philippe Noiret attended many prestigious Paris schools, including the Lycée Janson de Sailly. An indifferent student, he failed multiple times to pass his baccalauréat exams and, hence, decided to study theater.

He received training at the Centre Dramatique de l’Ouest.


Actor, Voice Artist


  • Father – Pierre Noiret (Clothing Company Representative)
  • Mother – Lucy (Heirman)


Philippe Noiret was signed with Artmédia, Talent Agency, Paris, France.




6 ft 1 in or 185.5 cm


85 kg or 187.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Philippe Noiret had dated –

  1. Monique Chaumette (1962-2006) – He got married to actor Monique Chaumette in the year 1962 and they had a daughter named Frederique. The duo remained married until his death in 2006.

Race / Ethnicity


Philippe Noiret as seen at the Cannes Film Festival in 2003
Philippe Noiret as seen at the Cannes Film Festival in 2003 (Georges Biard / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Hair Color

Salt and Pepper

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

Sported a beard

Philippe Noiret Facts

  1. He toured with the Théâtre National Populaire for 7 years.
  2. Philippe Noiret once worked as a nightclub comedian in a duo act with actor Jean-Pierre Darras. Noiret played Louis XIV in an extravagant wig while Darras played the dramatist Jean Racine.
  3. Opposite Silvia Monfort, Philippe Noiret co-starred as Lui in the 1955 drama film La Pointe Courte. Directed by Agnès Varda, the film has been cited by many critics as a forerunner of the French New Wave.
  4. Talking about Noiret, Agnès Varda later stated, “I discovered in him a breadth of talent rare in a young actor.”
  5. He appeared as Cardinal Mazarin in the 1989 film The Return of the Musketeers.
  6. In 1989, Noiret told film critic Joe Leydon at the Cannes Film Festival, “When I began to have success in the movies, it was a big surprise for me. For actors of my generation—all the men of 50 or 60 now in French movies—all of us were thinking of being stage actors. Even people like Jean-Paul Belmondo, all of us, we never thought we’d become movie stars. So, at the beginning, I was just doing it for the money, and because they asked me to do it. But after two or three years of working on movies, I started to enjoy it, and to be very interested in it. And I’m still very interested in it, because I’ve never really understood how it works. I mean, what is acting for the movies? I’ve never really understood.”
  7. In 2005, Philippe Noiret received the Légion d’Honneur (France’s highest order).
  8. Following his death, he received a special tribute as part of the Annual Memorial tribute at The 79th Annual Academy Awards (2007).

Featured Image by Christian D’AUFIN / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0

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