Robert Hirsch (26 July 1925 – 16 November 2017) was a French actor. He has been a sociétaire of the Comédie-Française since 1952. In 1990 he won César Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his role in Hiver 54, l’abbé Pierre. His other film appearances include The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and in 2006/07 he appeared in Le gardien (a French adaptation of Harold Pinter‘s The Caretaker) at Théâtre de l’Oeuvre then Théâtre de Paris. In April 2011 he asked Florian Zeller to write a part specially for him.The result was Le Pere which had its first performance in Le Theatre Hebertot, Paris, in September 2012. Hirsch played the central character, Andre, at the age of 87.

Selected filmography[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Molière Awards[edit]

Year Group Award Play Result
1992 Molière Awards Best Supporting Actor Le Misanthrope Won
1997 Molière Awards Best Supporting Actor En attendant Godot Won
1999 Molière Awards Best Actor Le Bel air de Londres Won
2007 Molière Awards Best Actor The Caretaker Won
Year Group Award Play Result
1990 Molière Awards Best Actor Moi Feuerbach Nominated
1993 Molière Awards Best Actor Une folie Nominated
2003 Molière Awards Best Actor Sarah Nominated

César Awards[edit]

Year Group Award Film Result
1990 César Awards Best Supporting Actor Hiver 54, l’abbé Pierre Won


  • L’Avant-scene theatre No.1331 Octobre 2012

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