|MOVIE DIRECTOR (FRANCE)|
BORN 27 Jul 1927, Paris, 9e - DIED 16 Nov 2007, Paris, 16e|
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Auteuil Cimetière, Rue Claude Lorrain, Auteuil (division 5)
Paul Granier-Deferre studied at the l'Institut des hautes études cinématographiques (IDHEC). After that he worked for Marcel Carné and for a long time he was the assistant of Marcel Camus and Paul Le Chanois. He married Annie Fratellini in 1954. They had a daughter, but a divorce followded. In 1961 he made his first major movie "Le Petit Garçon de l'ascenseur". In 1965 he directed "La Métamorphose des cloportes". He married the actress Susan Hampshire in 1967 and this marriage lasted until 1974.
He was awarded the Prix Louis-Delluc for his movie "Une étrange affaire" in 1981 and in 1982 he won the César for best screenplay for "L'Étoile du Nord". Also in 1982 he was to directAlain Delon and Romy Schneider for a film called "L'un contre l'autre", but Romy died and the film was never made. His last movie was "Le Petit Garçon" in 1995, but he continued to work for television.
The actress and screenwriter Célia Granier-Deferre is his daughter by editor Isabel Garcia de Herreros and the director and actor Denys Granier-Deferre (b. 1949) is his son.
Wife: Fratellini, Annie (1954-) (divorce or separation)