Tribute by Frédéric Mitterrand, Minister of Culture and Communication, to Bruno Cremer

With the disappearance of Bruno Cremer, we lose a great actor
which, at the beginning of the 1990s, had further enlarged the public
of his many faithful by masterfully embodying the very
famous Inspector Maigret.
For many, he was certainly the one who knew how to make
all the complexity, all the depth of Simenon’s hero,
outstanding investigator, but above all expert in humanity and destiny.
But Bruno Cremer, of course, it wasn’t just Jules Maigret. It was
an actor and an actor with a very rich game, who started his career
in theatre, or for about ten years, he played Shakespeare,
Oscar Wilde or Annouilh.
At the cinema, he had been one of the favorite actors of Yves Boisset and
Pierre Schoendoerffer. He had revealed himself to the general public, there
more than 40 years, alongside Jacques Perrin, in a film that
in the history of French cinema, Pierre’s 317th Section
Schoendoerffer. Bruno Cremer was, in the best sense of the word, a
popular actor, acclaimed for the quality of his game as
of his personality.