Son of a Belgian army officer, Pierre Vaneck spent his youth in Antwerp, Belgium, until the age of 17, when he started medical studies in Paris, France. Before long, he branched into studying acting, first at the Rene Simon school, and then at the Theatre Academy, under Henri Rollan. He earned his living meanwhile by working for a saddle-maker by day, and in the evenings, he recited François Villon's poems in cabarets. His début on the stage came in 1952 in The Three Musketeers in the role of Louis XIII. His first important role in the cinema was in the Julien Duvivier film, Marianne of my Youth in 1955. Pierre Vaneck was primarily a theatre and television actor. The general public knew him particularly for his television role as the father of the main character in Fabien Cosma, as well as in many other serials (Spring Tides, The Garonne...). Vaneck died on Sunday 31 January 2010, during open-heart surgery. He was married to Sophie Becker, daughter and sister of Jacques Becker and Jean Becker. His grandchildren, Aurélie and Thibaud Vaneck, are both actors, and feature in the television series Plus Belle la Vie which is broadcast on France 3 channel.
Movies. 1954 : Huis clos by Jacqueline Audry 1955 : Marianne of My Youth by Julien Duvivier 1956 : Si Paris nous était conté by Sacha Guitry 1956 : Celui qui doit mourir by Jules Dassin 1956 : Pardonnez nos offenses de Robert Hossein 1958 : Thérèse Etienne by Denys de La Patellière 1958 : La moucharde with Dany Carrel 1958 : Une balle dans le canon by Charles Gérard and Michel Deville 1959 : Merci Natercia by Pierre Kast 1960 : La Morte saison des amours by Pierre Kast 1961 : Les Amours célèbres by Michel Boisrond 1961 : Un nommé La Rocca by Jean Becker 1963 : Portuguese Vacation by Pierre Kast 1963 : Thank You, Natercia 1966 : Les Iles enchantées / As Ilhas encantadas by Carlos Vilardebo 1966 : Paris brûle-t-il? by René Clément 1968 : L'Étrangère by Sergio Gobbi 1968 : Maldonne by Sergio Gobbi 1969 : Les Patates by Claude Autant-Lara 1970 : L'Ile aux Coquelicots by Salvatore Adamo 1971 : Le Seuil du vide by Jean-François Davy 1971 : Biribi by Daniel Moosmann 1980 : Le Soleil en face by Pierre Kast 1980 : La Légion saute sur Kolwezi by Raoul Coutard 1983 : Erendira by Ruy Guerra 1993 : Vent d'est by Robert Enrico 1995 : Othello by Oliver Parker 1996 : La Propriétaire by Ismail Merchant 1999 : Là-bas, mon pays by Alexandre Arcady 1999 : Furia by Alexandre Aja 2006 : La Science des rêves by Michel Gondry 2008 : Deux jours à tuer by Jean Becker Television. La caméra explore le temps TV show by Stellio Lorenzi 1968 : Sarn by Claude Santelli 1971 : Aux frontières du possible 1975 : Saint-Just et la force des choses by Pierre Cardinal 1980 : La fin du marquisat d'Aurel by Guy Lessertisseur 1981 : Histoires extraordinaires TV show based on Edgar Allan Poe stories 1982 : Je tue il by Pierre Boutron 1984 : La Mafia Italian TV show by Sergio Silva 1988 : Le Démon écarlate by Joseph Drimal 1990 : Orages d'été, avis de tempête by Jean Sagols 1992 : Les Cœurs brûlés, by Jean Sagols 1993 : Les Grandes Marées, by Jean Sagols 2001 : Fabien Cosma, 2002 : Garonne by Claude d'Anna 2003 : Le soleil en face by Philippe Roussel 2009 : A.D.A. L'argent des Autres by Daniel Benoin Theatre. 1952 : Les Trois Mousquetaires based on Alexandre Dumas book 1953 : Sud by Julien Green 1953 : La Maison de la nuit by Thierry Maulnier 1953 : La Chair de l'orchidée by James Hadley Chase 1954 : Pour le roi de Prusse by Maurice Bray 1954 : L'Ennemi by Julien Green 1955 : Le Bal des adieux by André Josset 1955 : L'Éventail de Lady Windermere by Oscar Wilde 1958 : La Paix du dimanche by John Osborne 1959 : Les Possédés by Albert Camus 1959 : Long voyage vers la nuit by Eugene O'Neill 1960 : Jules César by William Shakespeare 1961 : Les Violons parfois by Françoise Sagan 1962 : L'Aiglon by Edmond Rostand 1963 : La guerre de Troie n'aura pas lieu by Jean Giraudoux 1963 : Le Cid by Corneille 1964 : Lorenzaccio by Alfred de Musset 1964 : Luther by John Osborne, directed Georges Wilson, Festival d'Avignon 1965 : La Calèche by Jean Giono, 1965 : Hamlet by William Shakespeare, Directed Georges Wilson, Festival d'Avignon 1967 : Le Duel by Anton Chekhov 1967 : Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw 1970 : Dom Juan by Molière 1973 : La Reine de Césarée by Robert Brasillach 1977 : ''La Nuit de l'iguane by Tennessee Williams 1980 : La musique adoucit les mœurs by Tom Stoppard 1983 : Les Exilés by James Joyce 1985 : Retour à Florence by Henry James 1986 : La Salle d'attente 1987 : La Ronde by Arthur Schnitzler 1987 : Le Secret by Henri Bernstein 1989 : La Traversée de l'hiver by Yasmina Reza 1990 : La Fonction by Jean-Marie Besset 1992 : Le Jugement dernier by Bernard-Henri Lévy 1993 : Passions secrètes by Jacques-Pierre Amette 1994 : « Art » by Yasmina Reza 1996 : La Cour des comédiens by Antoine Vitez 1999 : Copenhague by Michael Frayn 2002 : Hysteria by Terry Johnson 2003 : Déjeuner chez Wittgenstein by Thomas Bernhard 2006 : Opus Cœur by Israël Horovitz 2008 : Rock'N'Roll by Tom Stoppard 2009 : A.D.A. L'Argent des Autres by Jerry Sterner
Movies & TV shows
Love Me No More
Antoine Méliot is around 40 years old and has everything he needs to be happy: a beautiful wife, two adorable children, friends he can count on, a pretty house in the Yvelines and money. But one day h...
1 Movie · 1 TV show
Return to Algiers
Famous TV news anchorman Pierre Nivel left Algiers for France in 1962. That's been a secret; his Paris co-workers have never known that he was formerly an Algerian pied noir. An Algerian delivers an u...
Adrienne Mark (Jeanne Moreau) is the most acclaimed French novelist of her generation, whose best known work, Je M'Appelle France, was an international best-seller made into an award-winning French fi...
The true story of General Smyslovsky and the anti-Communist 1st Russian National Army receiving shelter in Liechtenstein in 1945 and successfully resisting Soviet pressure to be returned for execution...
1 Movie · 1 TV show
Mircea Eliade et la redécouverte du sacré
Mircea Eliade was a traditionalist Romanian novelist and philosopher. Following the disaster of the Second World War, he moved to Paris and Chicago, becoming a respected and influential historian of r...
An American couple in Chile is drawn into the turmoil that followed President Salvador Allende's 1973 overthrow.
Year of the Jellyfish
Chris, a sexy teenager who appears mostly bare-breasted on the French Riviera, has a crush on Romain, her mother's lover. She experiments with other risque affairs in response to her inability to get ...
2 Movies · 1 TV show
Le Soleil en Face
Famous writer, Marat retires to Portugal, where he lives surrounded by his family, including his wife Genevieve. When she learns she is diagnosed with cancer, she tries to hide the truth. But Marat do...
In May 1978, the mining town of Kolwezi in Katanga, Zaire (now Democratic Republic of Congo, the former Belgian Congo) is under attack from a group of communist guerillas coming from nearby Angola. Th...
1 Movie · 1 TV show
Infantryman Jean Froissard is sentenced to two years in Biribi Military Prison in North Africa. He seems to get along, but as incompetence, corruption and sadism of his superiors (which include sexual...
Aux frontières du possible
Aux frontières du possible is a French television show that was broadcast from 1971 and 1974. The show was created by Henri Viard and Jacques Bergier, based on the latter's book Scientific Espionage. ...
French director Frederic Rossif presents this historical documentary that coincided with the 50th anniversary of the Russian Revolution. Stock footage from both World Wars are included with 30 minutes...
Is Paris Burning?
Near the end of World War II, Gen. Dietrich von Choltitz receives orders to burn down Paris if it becomes clear the Allies are going to invade, or if he cannot maintain control of the city. After much...
Le Volcan interdit
Set in Zaire, the film follows an expedition exploring the crater of the Niragongo volcano of the Virunga chain, whose eruptions are known for their violence and their massive lava flows.
If I Had Four Dromedaries
Composed entirely of still photographs shot by Marker himself over the course of his restless travel through twenty-six countries, If I Had Four Dromedaries stages a probing, at times agitated, search...
The Heat of a Thousand Suns
This ultimate masterpiece is set in the far future where a young man, bored by his surroundings, blasts off into space with only his cat and some robots for company. On a distant planet he discovers a...
A French sailor circa 1850, disembarks in a desert Atlantic island, and discovers a woman who had survived for many years her father and brother, dead while searching for mysterious valuables. The you...
Françoise and her husband Jean-Pierre invite some friend couples to spend a weekend in their large villa on the Portuguese coast. What follows is a romantic intrigue, with each character discovering a...
A Man Named Rocca
Roberto went to Marseilles to give a hand to his friend, wrongly imprisoned, following a frame-up organized by his associate. Roberto ends up leader of the band when Villanova is killed because he tri...
Famous Love Affairs
Anthology of four love stories that have some historical basis.
Why Women Sin
Dany Carrel plays a young miss who loves neither wisely nor well in La moucharde. Carrel is stuck on the wrong side of the law because she is hopelessly in love with a two-bit crook. Soon she becomes ...
A Bullet in the Gun Barrel
Back from Indochina, Tony and Dick, two French soldiers, are now in possession of more than 20 million, entrusted by a trafficker. They buy a nightclub in the district of Montparnasse but are soon hun...
He Who Must Die
Greece, in the 1920s, is occupied by the Turks. The country is in turmoil with entire villages uprooted. The site of the movie is a Greek village that conducts a passion play each year. The leading ci...
Marianne of My Youth
In a Bavarian forest, the pupils of a boarding school are about to have their lives changed by the arrival of Vincent, a young man who can charm wild animals with his guitar. One day Vincent ventures ...
This article uses material from the Wikipedia article "Pierre_Vaneck", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.