Georges WILSON

Georges Wilson took drama lessons at the Parisian school of the rue Blanche, where his teacher was Pierre Renoir, then in 1947 he joined the Compagnie du Grenier Hussenot. In 1952, he joined Jean Vilar's TNP (Théâtre National Populaire), which he succeeded as director from 1963 to 1972.

Georges Wilson made his film debut in 1954 alongside Danielle Darrieux in Claude Autant-Lara's Le Rouge et le Noir, which he would later collaborate with again in La Jument verte. He also appeared in the credits of Alex Joffé's Les Hussards. It is Une aussi longue absence, by Henri Colpi, Palme d'Or in 1961, which reveals him: he plays a vagrant in whom a woman believes she recognizes her missing husband.

Captain Haddock in Tintin and the Golden Fleece, Georges Wilson divided his career between France and Italy, wh...

Georges Wilson chez lui le 21 janvier 1999.
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