What do the cartoon characters Asterix, Winnie the Pooh, Jolly Jumper, Snowy and Dogmatix, the snake Kaa in
The Jungle Book
, Maestro in
Once Upon a Time
and Mister Magoo have in common?
All have the voice of Roger Carel, the French star of dubbing for decades.
Roger Bancharel, known as Carel, died on September 11 at the age of 93.
Information confirmed by his son joined by
, and by the town hall of Aigre (Charente), where the actor has left us.
“We did not wish to communicate on his death, to preserve his wife, greatly upset.
We didn't want her to be bombarded with messages from people in the profession, or journalists, ”her son explains to
The funeral of the famous comedian took place this Thursday in the strictest family privacy.
It will rest in the family vault of Villejesus (Charente).
It would take a directory to list the interpretations of Roger Carel.
Peter Lorre, his first dub in 1959, Peter Sellers, Peter Ustinov, David Suchet, Jack Lemmon but also Jerry Lewis are among the countless number of actors he has made speak in French.
Not to mention the characters of Benny Hill, Kermit the Frog in
the Muppet Show
, Alf in the series of the same name, and of course C-3PO, the talkative droid from
Fans of the saga revere him for his masterful performance.
I had the good fortune, thanks to Tchernia, to meet Goscinny and Uderzo, for a radio or television program
Roger Carel gave his voice to Asterix nine times in animated feature films, from 1967 to 2014.
Star dubbing in France, the actor born in 1927 has also followed a very successful career in front of the camera or on stage.
On television, in the
at the beginning of the 70s, in many TV films and films on the big screen, in those of his friend Pierre Tchernia, who made him shoot in
Le Passe-Muraille, Le Viager
La Gueule on the other
It is also to Pierre Tchernia that Roger Carel owes his most famous voice, that of Asterix.
"I had the good fortune, thanks to Tchernia, to meet Goscinny and Uderzo, for a radio or television show,"
Roger Carel explained a few years ago in an interview with the ActuaBD site
They were looking for the voice of a painful and titillating little Frenchman, but gentle as everything.
So I presented this voice to them and they said: “Yes, it fits very well!” ”
So much so that he played the irreducible Gaul nine times in animated feature films, from 1967 to 2014,
Asterix and the domain of the gods
being the last before he retired.
"I admit that I laughed a lot"
, declared Roger Carel in the title of his autobiography.
U.S. too !