The French comedian Pierre Cassignard, actor of theater, television and cinema died on December 20 at 56 years old. He had won the Molière for the actor for his double performance in the play “The Two Venetian Twins”.
After studying at the Ecole Nationale de la Rue Blanche, Pierre Cassignard made his theater debut in 1987, alternating genres from Guy de Maupassant to Agatha Christie via Tchekhov and Feydeau. In 2019, he resumed on the boards A great cry of love by Josiane Balasko alongside Michèle Bernier.
In the cinema, he began with very small roles, including that of a waiter in Le Provincial by Christian Gion (1990). In 1997, he won the Molière du comédien for The Two Venetian Twins by Carlo Goldoni.
On the big screen, he climbs the ranks of the credits with a supporting role in Le Septième ciel by Benoît Jacquot (1997), then appears in the role of “Platane” in Les Poupées russes by Cédric Klapisch, and embodies the young version of the character. by Jean-Pierre Cassel in I would have liked to be a dancer.
But it is on television that he is most present from 2000 to 2021, often with very varied characters from the military (Toussaint Louverture), event organizer (La Bastide bleue), again twins (Faux brothers, identical twins) or parish priest (Right of asylum).
Died on December 20, he had just played the character of Professor Rivière in episode 3 of season 3 of The Small Murders of Agatha Christie (Le Vallon, broadcast on December 10) and appears for the last time in the cinema in Slim then 2! by Charlotte de Turckheim, this Wednesday in theaters.
Michèle Bernier paid tribute to him: