Maxence Mailfort

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Maxence Mailfort (born February 24, 1949 in Paris , France ) is a French actor .


Maxence Mailfort made his film debut in 1969 as Fortunio in a television adaptation of Alfred de Musset's Le Chandelier . In 1971 he played the 18-year-old Friedrich II in the television film Frédéric II ( Michel Auclair played old Friedrich ). Another television film ( La Canne ) was followed in 1972 by Luis Buñuels The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie , in which Maxence Mailfort plays the key role of the sergeant telling his dream. Buñuel also engaged him for the role of the Dragoons lieutenant in The Specter of Freedom (1974). Alain Robbe-Grillet casts him alongside Anicée Alvina inGlissements progressifs du plaisir (1974) and Giuseppe Patroni Griffi for the role of Pierre opposite Elizabeth Taylor in Identikit (1974). Georges Wilson stages him as Martial in Léopold le bien-aimé (1975), Raymond Rouleau as Charlie Osborne in La Fleur des pois (1975). In 1977 Maxence Mailfort played in two episodes of the series With Umbrella, Charm and Melon . Next to Claude Jade (as Athene) he plays Odysseus in Jean Dewever's Ulysse est revenu (1978), followed by the title role in Maurice Ronet's film adaptation of Herman Melville's Bartleby (1978) and the role of Saint-Just in Lazare Carnot ou Le glaive de la révolution (1979). The Dane Gabriel Axel cast Maxence Mailfort in 1979 for the part of Wilhelm Van Ruytenburch alongside Michel Bouquet in the Rembrandt van Rijn film La Ronde de nuit . Buñuel's son Juan Luis Buñuel directed him in 1980 in the role of the murder suspect Jacques Dollon in the four-part TV series Fantômas .

In the Franco-German mini-series Heinrich, der gute König by Marcel Camus and Heinz Schirk based on Heinrich Mann , he plays the role of Mornay alongside Jean Barney and the main role of François Forge in Le Loup-Cervier . In the early 1980s in three German productions: Attention, customs! (1980), The Lieutenant and His Judge (1983) and Before the Storm (1984). Other TV series followed ( Under the Tricolor , The Falls of Monsieur Cabrol ). Jeannot Szwarc gives him roles in Enigma with Martin Sheen and The Double Murder on Rue Morgue with George C. Scott .

Since the 1990s exclusively theater roles, a. a. in Georges Wilson's production of Jean Anouilh's Eurydice .

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