Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin, Minister of Culture, expresses her emotion after the disappearance of actor and director Yves Rénier.

 He was the son of the actor and theatre director Max Rénier. His first film role was given to him by Claude Autant-Lara in Le Comte de Monte-Cristo in 1961. Four years later, alongside Juliette Gréco, the whole of France discovered him in the hugely successful soap opera Belphégor ou le Fantôme du Louvre, created by Claude Barma. Yves Rénier then became Pierre Ribard in the Globe-trotters series in 1966, and thus settled permanently in the daily life and heart of the French.

 It was in 1976 that Yves Rénier first performed the charismatic Commissaire Moulin, a television series that captivated the French public for more than 30 years. The television series, premiered by Paul Andréota and Claude Boissol, was interrupted in 1982. In 1989, Yves Rénier decided to follow up the series and himself, with talent, ensured its production. This character who knew how to evolve and renew itself during several decades sometimes merges with the artist, unforgettable popular hero of French television.

 Passionate about directing, Yves Rénier multiplies experiences: in recent years, he had notably brought to the small screen Flic tout simplement (2016), I just wanted to go home on the Patrick Dils case (2017), and La Traque sur Michel Fourniret with Philippe Torreton. In 2018, he also directed the TV movie Jacqueline Sauvage: C'était lui ou moi.

 Yves Rénier, actor, gave us to see a vigilante with a big heart with Commissioner Moulin, and the director offered us his intelligent and humanist view on the great facts various criminals of recent years.


Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin, Minister of Culture, extends his sincere condolences to his wife and children.