1885 - 1952
The actor Pierre Renoir belonged to an artistic family. His father was the well-known painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir, his brother the famous director Jean Renoir.
He developed his interested in acting at an early age and he went to
the Conservatoire national supérieur d'art dramatique, where he
won the acting price "Prix de tragédie" in 1907.
He already appeared in 1911 in a movie for the first time with "La digue"
(11), but his appearances in silent movies remained limited.
With the rise of the sound film his brother Jean Renoir convinced him to continue his film career in this new environment and he engaged him for the role of commissar Maigret for his movie "La nuit du carrefour" (32).
This was the beginning of an intensely film career during the 30s and 40s and there were also some more collaborations with his brother.
To Pierre Renoir well-known movies of the 30s belong "Madame Bovary" (33), "Tovaritch" (35), "La bandera" (35), "Les loups entre eux" (36), "La citadelle du silence" (37), "La Marseillaise" (38), "Le patriote" (38), "Le paradis de Satan" (39) and "Nord-Atlantique" (39).
He was able to continue his career during World War 2 and he took part in productions like "L'embuscade" (41), "Nadia la femme traquée" (42), "Madame et le mort" (43) and "Les enfants du paradis" (45).
He continued his cinematical activities after the war and he remained
active as an actor till to his death.
Beside the film business he cleaved to the theater as well.
Pierre Renoir was married with the actresses Véra Sergine, Marie-Louise
Iribe - they founded the filmproduction company "Les artistes réunis"
- and Lisa Ruis.
Other movies with Pierre Renoir: