Pierre Granier-Deferre


Pierre Granier-Deferre
Born2 July 1927
Paris, France
Died16 November 2007 (aged 80)
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter
Spouse(s)Annie Fratellini, Susan Hampshire
Children6, including Denys Granier-Deferre

Pierre Granier-Deferre (27 July 1927 – 16 November 2007) was a French film director and screenwriter

His 1971 film Le Chat (The Cat) won the Best Actor and Best Actress awards at the 21st Berlin International Film Festival.[1] His 1964 film The Adventures of Salavin won the Silver Shell for Best Actor at the 12th San Sebastian International Film Festival.


Granier-Deferre married Annie Fratellini, who starred in his film La Métamorphose des cloportes. They had one daughter, Valerie.[citation needed]

He had two children with his second wife, Susan Hampshire, an English actress: a son, Christopher, a producer/director, and a daughter, Victoria, who died shortly after birth. Granier-Deferre is also the father of Denys Granier-Deferre, a director/actor, whose mother is Denise Leve.[citation needed]

He is also the father of Célia (an actress) and Marie (a stuntwoman) by Isabel Garcia de Herreros (a film editor).[citation needed]


[D] = Director; [W] = Writer


  1. ^ "Berlinale 1971: Prize Winners". berlinale.de. Retrieved 14 March 2010.

External links

  • Pierre Granier-Deferre at IMDb
  • Obituary