Henri Garcin, popular supporting role in theater and cinema, famous for his role in the sitcom Maguy and that of deceived husband in The Woman next door, died in Paris at the age of 94, announced Monday to Agence France- Press his agent. He died overnight from Sunday to Monday, said Anne Alvares-Correa.
Become popular in the 80s thanks to Maguy, a television series broadcast on Sunday evenings, the actor first distinguished himself on the boards and the big screen in roles of antihero: outdated seducer of Catherine Deneuve in La Vie de château (1966) by Rappeneau, gangster partner of Mireille Darc in Fleur d’sorrel (1967) by Lautner or bourgeois deceived by Fanny Ardant in The Woman Next Door (1981) by Truffaut…
The Dutch-born comedian Anton Albers, whose real name was often choosy when asked about the hit series, assured in his Memoirs published in 2019 that this popular success had “taken him away from the cinema”.
Her last role dates back to 2020 in La Sainte Famille, a dramatic comedy by Louis-Do de Lencquesaing, with Laura Smet and Léa Drucker. Born in 1928 in Antwerp (Belgium), into a wealthy family of industrialists, the actor spent his childhood in Brussels and said he owed his vocation to his father who “recounted his board meetings with a verve and humor that only would not have disavowed the best actor”. He landed in Paris at the age of 20 and trained at Cours Dullin, before launching an assault on cabarets, with a sketch he wrote. It was there that he met Jacques Brel, also from Belgium, Barbara, Serge Gainsbourg, and formed a great friendship with Georges Moustaki.