It has been exactly 16 long years since Philippe Noiret died in Paris on November 23, 2006 at the age of 76. As a number of online tributes attest, he was one of the most acclaimed actors of his generation.
Today, fans of Philippe Noiret (My New Partner, The Old Gun, ...) along with the rest of the film industry have been remembering the iconic man he was.
Noiret, a cultural icon
Born Philippe Pierre Fernand Noiret in Lille on October 1, 1930, his career spanned an arc over many different eras and tastes in French history. Noiret was not just a great actor, he was an icon, an all-around inspiration to everyone.
In 1975 he touched the hearts of millions as Julien Dandieu in ‘The Old Gun’. His legacy continues to grow as new generations of fans are discovering his unique heritage.
It's been 16 years since the tragic loss of Philippe Noiret and his personality still resonate strongly within us all. Although Philippe Noiret is no longer physically here, his presence is more powerful than ever. He left a void that has yet to be filled.
In memory of the Late Great Philippe Noiret.
Philippe Noiret career in pictures
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