July 1, 2022

Comedian Pierre Cassignard died at the age of 56

Energetic, fiery, funny and seductive, Pierre Cassignard won the Actor’s Molière in 1997 for the double role of Tonino and Zanetto in “The Venetian Twins”.

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The endearing actor Pierre Cassignard, headliner at the theater and who has also been seen in cinema and television, died on Monday, December 20 at the age of 56, which he had just celebrated the day before , announced his partner on stage the actress and humorist Michèle Bernier.

It was when he discovered Yves Montand at the Olympia that his vocation as an actor was born, at the age of 15. From this passion, Pierre Cassignard will draw a recital around the repertoire of the singer-actor, One evening with Montand, in September 2018 accompanied on the piano alone by Patrice Peyriéras or Paul Staïcu.

Pierre Cassignard receives the Molière for best actor (1997) (JOEL SAGET / AFP)

After a stint at the National School of Rue Blanche in Paris (now in Lyon), Pierre Cassignard was hired in 1987 at the Renaissance Theater in Paris in A messy garden Alan Ayckbourn where he played the son of Delphine Seyrig. Since then, funny and attractive he has always been very present on the stage, his name on the poster ensuring a good time.

Pierre Cassignard and Cristiana Reali in "We're purging baby" by Georges Feydeau (MARTIN BUREAU / AFP)

We could also see it at the cinema in The conquest by Xavier Duringer, on the rise of Nicolas Sarozy until the second round of the 2007 presidential election or in Russian dolls by Cédric Klapisch in 2005. Appreciated on television, he appears in The Little Murders of Agatha Christie, Josephine Guardian Angel, Where Maigret.

Pierre Cassignard is showing in “Mince Alors 2!” by Charlotte de Turckeim, on screens on December 22.