Death of Yves Rénier, popular “Commissioner Moulin”

It is his role as “Commissioner Moulin”, alternating empathy, angry outbursts and small arrangements with the procedure, which had made him very popular, thanks to the longevity of this series broadcast on TF1 for almost thirty years. The actor, screenwriter and director Yves Rénier died on the night of April 23 to 24, at the age of 78, of a heart attack at his home in Neuilly-sur-Seine, announced Karine, his wife since almost 25 years old.

The young student of Belphegor

Son of the French actor Max Régnier, he confided to having started his career a little by chance by accompanying a friend to a casting in 1961, for the television adaptation of the play. Happy Days : ” I, who was not destined for this job, it was I who was chosen “. The same year, he landed his first film role in ” The count of Monte Cristo “ by director Claude Autant-Lara. Then, the proposals hardly flow and, to know the public success, it is necessary to wait for the mini-series Belphégor of Claude Barma in 1965, in which he plays the young student trying to unravel the mystery of the ghost of the Louvre.

Screenwriter also voice dubber

From 1976 to 1982, the series of “ Commissioner Moulin »Written by Paul Andréota and Claude Boissol suddenly made him famous. After a few years of interruption, he took it up again in 1989 by writing the scripts himself, with the help of Georges Moréas, a former cop who had become an author of detective novels until 2008. He even made his friend Johnny Hallyday shoot there. In the meantime, he also plays in the cinema in front of the camera of Diane Kurys, Roman Polanski, Bertrand Blier or Jean-Jacques Beineix and doubles the voice of American actors like Burt Reynolds or Chuck Norris…

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Coming late to the realization, this father of five children had made a first film in 2012 ” Chief Health Officer »With Mathilde Seigner, then another on the serial killer Guy Georges. In 2018, he had a great audience success with his TV movie dedicated to the Jacqueline Sauvage affair, with Muriel Robin in the title role. On the other hand, his last TV movie “ The persuit On the Fourniret affair, broadcast last March on TF1, had aroused critical reactions from viewers shocked to see an investigation still in progress on the small screen. Multiplying the projects, Yves Rénier, will have made, on April 22, the day before his death, a final appearance on TF1, in an episode of ” Léo Mattéi, Miners’ Brigade », Alongside Jean-Luc Reichmann. As a last nod to the viewers who loved it so much.

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