Jean Richard

1. –   Darry Cowl, Archimede le clochard, France, 1958. For their sixth film together, Jean Gabin suggested a tale about tramps to realisateur Gilles   Grangier.   “For an amusing marriage:”   Grangier wanted Richard as the second clochard (bum, tramp).   His producers preferred the fast-rising (but still cheap) Cowl. Richard went on to make one of Gabin’s roles his very own in the first (and seemingly endless) French TV series   – 88 episodes, 1967-90 – about Georges Simenon’s flic, Inspector Jules Maigret.


 Birth year: 1921Death year: 2001Other name: Casting Calls:  0