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Lucien Guitry
French actor

Lucien Guitry

Lucien Guitry
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Intro French actor
Was Actor
From France
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 13 December 1860, Paris
Death 1 June 1925, Paris (aged 64 years)
Spouse: Renée Delmas
Children: Sacha GuitryJean Guitry
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Lucien Germain Guitry (13 December 1860 – 1 June 1925) was a French actor.


In 1885, while living in Saint Petersburg, he appeared at the French (or Mikhaylovsky) Theatre. His son, the future actor, writer and director Sacha Guitry, was born in Saint Petersburg and named in honour of Tsar Alexander III. Lucien met the composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and his brother Modest, and became good friends with them. It was at Guitry's instigation that Tchaikovsky wrote both his Hamlet Overture-Fantasy (Op. 67a) in 1888, and the Incidental Music to the Shakespeare play (Op. 67b) in 1891, for which he reused the overture-fantasy in shortened form as the overture.

He became prominent on the French stage at the Renaissance theatre (Les Mauvais bergers, d'Octave Mirbeau), in 1897, then at Porte Saint-Martin theatre in 1900, and the Variétés in 1901.

He was a member of the Comédie-Française, but resigned in order to become director of the Renaissance, where he was principally associated with the actress Marthe Brandès, who had also left the Comédie. Here, in a number of plays, he established his reputation as one of the greatest contemporary French actors in the drama of modern reality.


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