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Nicolas Bataille

14 March 1926 to 28 October 2008

An influential theatre director, Bataille had roles in films such as Tati’s Mon Oncle (1958), Zazie Dans Le Metro (1960) and A Very Private Affair (1962). A familiar face on French television, his enduring achievement on stage was premiering Ionesco’s La Cantatrice Chauve in 1950, which runs to this day.

- Read Nicolas Bataille's Guardian Obituary
- Read Nicolas Bataille's Times Obituary