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Alexis Kanner est un Acteur et Réalisateur Français né le 2 mai 1942 à Bagnères-de-Luchon (France)

Alexis Kanner

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Nom de naissance Henri Alex Kanner
Nationalité France
Naissance 2 mai 1942 à Bagnères-de-Luchon (France)
Mort 13 décembre 2003 (à 61 ans) à Londres (Royaume-uni)

Alexis Kanner est un acteur français né le 2 mai 1942 à Bagnères-de-Luchon (Haute-Garonne) et décédé le 13 décembre 2003 à Londres des suites d'une complication grippale.

Alexis Kanner a interprété 3 rôles dans la série télévisée Le Prisonnier :


le Kid dans l'épisode Musique douce
le photographe dans La mort en marche
le jeune rebelle dans Le dénouement.
Il avait commencé sa carrière au théâtre et avait joué dans plusieurs pièces de 1961 à 1970, dont La Tempête de William Shakespeare.


1965 : Les Aventures amoureuses de Moll Flanders
1967 : Ernie Game (The Ernie Game)
1969 : Double Jeu (Crossplot).
Il est également le réalisateur et acteur principal (en compagnie de McGoohan) du film Kings and desperate men (1977, inédit en France) sous le pseudonyme de Henri Lucas.

Biographie

Kanner attended the Montreal Children's Theatre under the tutelage of Dorothy Davis and Violet Walters.

Kanner made his first impression as an actor in the role of Alex, among a French Canadian cast, in the television drama series Beau Temps, Mauvais Temps (1955–1958).

He moved to England in the late 50s to join the Birmingham Repertory Theatre to further his acting career. This led to the Royal Court and the Royal Shakespeare Company where he played in The Tempest in 1961 and the lead role in Hamlet under the direction of Peter Brook in 1965. His earliest UK television appearance appears to have been as Peter in the Sunday Night Theatre play Echo From Afar in 1959.

He appeared as Stephen in the film Reach for Glory (1962) about the brutal war games of evacuated teenage boys during the Second World War. This led to him first meeting the film's assistant director David Tomblin, who would a few years later be the producer of The Prisoner series.

He had a small role in the comedy film We Joined the Navy (1962) playing Gerrett. The only real notable thing about the film was the number of future British small screen comedy stalwarts who were acting in either similar small roles or uncredited cameos.

Other plays in which he performed were:


ITV Play of the Week: Birds in the Wilderness as Peter (1962) and The Facing Chair (1963) as Clem Goodwin
Television Playhouse: The Interview as The Young Man (1962) and Along Came A Spider as Brian (1963)
Drama '63: The Freewheelers as Jeremy (1963)
Armchair Theatre: Living Image (1963) as John Manders playing a son who wonders if he can love his father even though he violently disapproves of everything he stands for
He appeared on British television in an episode of The Saint, "The Ever Loving Spouse" (1964) as Alec Misner and in the first of three episodes in ATV's Love Story, A Future Holiday as Frank Watkins. His other appearances in that series were in the following year in Briefly Kiss The Loser as Big Silver Gardner and in 1967 as Colin Turner in Cinéma Vérité. He appeared as Detective Constable Matt Stone in 9 episodes of Softly, Softly (BBC, 1966), a spin-off series from Z-Cars. He claimed in interviews later that he left not wanting to be typecast. Only one complete Softly, Softly episode featuring Kanner survives in the BBC archives, 'A-Z' (broadcast 30 March 1966), and another partially.

His film career continued with an appearance in The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders (1965) as part of a Mohocks gang.

In 1967 he went back to Montreal to star as the lead character Ernie Turner in the film The Ernie Game which was written and directed by Don Owen for the National Film Board of Canada.


The Prisoner
Kanner's performances in the 1967–1968 British television series The Prisoner brought lasting recognition for his acting. When he was first enrolled, Patrick McGoohan, the star and co-creator of the series, was planning the final four episodes. There was some opposition to the choice, but McGoohan was looking to cast the rebellious and maverick qualities that Kanner displayed. His first guest-star role was in the mock Wild West, episode "Living in Harmony", in which he portrayed the "Kid" (the alter-ego of Number Eight), a violent mute dressed in circus pants and a top hat, who is eventually shot in a duel by McGoohan's character, Number Six. McGoohan was impressed by his acting skills and perfectionism (to prepare the duel scene, both actors practised quick-draw assiduously). As a result, McGoohan wrote for Kanner the role of Number Forty-eight, who is made to stand trial as the representative of rebellious youth in "Fall Out", the final episode of the series. Additionally, Kanner gave an uncredited performance as the photographer in the comic-book episode "The Girl Who Was Death", in which he performed a number of stunts on a roller coaster.


Later career
In 1969 he starred as Graham Baird in the little-known short feature film Twenty Nine, a story of a promiscuous young husband's night out in swinging London. It was only 26 minutes long and co-starred Yootha Joyce. This was shown as the B film in Britain with the feature film If..... The band Tuesday's Children, who had a cameo role in a nightclub scene, released the song "She" that they played in it as a single soon afterwards.

He starred in a number of feature films soon after, including Crossplot (1969) with Roger Moore, Connecting Rooms (1970) with Bette Davis and Michael Redgrave, and Goodbye Gemini (also 1970).

He is wrongly credited with appearing in Invasion:UFO in 1972, a compilation film made up of the episodes from the TV series UFO made in 1970. He had appeared in an episode called The Cat With 10 Lives but no footage of this was used in the "feature film".

He moved back to Canada and his next film was Mahoney's Last Stand (released in the US as Mahoney's Estate, 1972) with Sam Waterston and Maud Adams, which he also co-wrote and co-directed. The original motion picture soundtrack of the same name was recorded by Ronnie Lane (who was a friend of Kanner) and Ron Wood, then of The Faces. Other famous names who worked on the album included Pete Townshend and Kenney Jones.

He worked again with Patrick McGoohan on the Canadian hostage drama film Kings and Desperate Men, in which he starred as well as writing, producing and directing. He apparently spent two years editing the film which, although filmed in December 1977, did not premiere until the 1981 Montreal World Film Festival. During the late 80s Kanner sued the producers of the film Die Hard claiming that they stole the idea for that movie from this film (he lost).

His final known acting role was in Nightfall (released in 1988), a science-fiction film based on the Isaac Asimov story of the same name.

He settled back in London in 1996 and was working on a new film project called J R Profitt that never came to fruition.


Death
He died of a heart attack at his London home on 13 December 2003. He had requested that his body be flown to and buried in Israel.

Le plus souvent avec

Kay Walsh
Kay Walsh
(3 films)
Brian Wilde
Brian Wilde
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmographie de Alexis Kanner (9 films)

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Acteur

La mort des trois soleils, 1h23
Réalisé par Paul Mayersberg
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Science-fiction, Fantastique
Acteurs David Birney, Sarah Douglas, Alexis Kanner, Chuck Hayward, Larry Hankin
Note25% 1.297651.297651.297651.297651.29765
Sur une planète peu avancée technologiquement et abondamment éclairée par 3 soleils, il ne fait que jour. La découverte archéologique qu'une nouvelle période nocturne reviendra divise la population en deux : ceux qui sombrent dans le mysticisme et ceux qui cherchent des solutions rationnelles pour survivre comme l'usage d'abris.
Kings and Desperate Men, 1h58
Réalisé par Alexis Kanner
Origine Canada
Thèmes Noël, Le terrorisme, Hold up
Acteurs Patrick McGoohan, Peter MacNeill, Alexis Kanner, Margaret Trudeau, Andrea Marcovicci, Robin Spry
Rôle Lucas Miller
Note62% 3.1431953.1431953.1431953.1431953.143195
On Christmas Eve, a radio talk show host, his wealthy wife, their mentally challenged son and a federal judge are taken hostage by a group of terrorists. The group demand a new trial on the air for a convicted comrade of theirs whom the group believes was wrongly convicted of manslaughter. The radio listeners are asked by the terrorists to act as the jury and to telephone in their verdicts to the radio station.
Goodbye Gemini, 1h29
Réalisé par Alan Gibson
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Drame, Horreur
Thèmes Jumeaux ou jumelles
Acteurs Judy Geeson, Martin Potter, Michael Redgrave, Freddie Jones, Alexis Kanner, Mike Pratt
Rôle Clive Landseer
Note56% 2.8110752.8110752.8110752.8110752.811075
Durant les vacances estivales, Jacki et Julian Dewar quittent New York pour s'installer dans un quartier cossu de Londres. Malgré un comportement affectif et protecteur l'un envers l'autre, ils ne sont pas mariés ni même fiancés. Ils sont jumeaux et leur complicité est ambigüe aux yeux d'autrui, proche de la relation amoureuse. Pourtant, ils sont tous les deux différents. Beau garçon, Julian est en fait déséquilibré et fragile psychologiquement. Il ressent un amour incestueux envers sa jumelle mais celle-ci, toujours accompagnée de son ours en peluche Agamemmon, refuse ses avances charnelles. Elle rencontre un maquereau, Clive, qui devient son amant au grand désarroi de son frère possessif. Criblé de dettes, Clive emmène Julian dans un bordel où il se fait violer par une bande de prostitués travestis. Pendant ce temps, Clive photographie le viol pour faire du chantage à Julian qui doit lui donner de l'argent en échange des photos compromettantes. Alertée par Denise, la petite amie de Clive, sur ses pratiques perverses, Jacki réconforte son frère et lui propose de tuer Clive. Lors d'un rituel, celui-ci est poignardé par les jumeaux psychopathes. Mais la peluche de Jacki est déchirée lors du meurtre et, affolée, la jumelle s'enfuit sans Julian.
Double Jeu
Double Jeu (1969)
, 1h36
Réalisé par Alvin Rakoff
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Thriller, Action
Acteurs Roger Moore, Claudie Lange, Alexis Kanner, Martha Hyer, Bernard Lee, Derek Francis
Rôle Tarquin
Note54% 2.7117252.7117252.7117252.7117252.711725
Gary Fenn est un talentueux directeur de publicité londonien. Pour le lancement d'une nouvelle campagne, il trouve le parfait modèle en une séduisante Hongroise, Marla Kugash. Néanmoins, il ne soupçonne pas que la jeune femme est au coeur d'un complot et que des dangereux criminels sont à ses trousses.
The Ernie Game, 1h29
Réalisé par Don Owen
Origine Canada
Genres Drame, Policier
Acteurs Alexis Kanner, Jackie Burroughs
Rôle Ernie Turner
Note66% 3.337413.337413.337413.337413.33741
Les aventures amoureuses de Moll Flanders, 2h6
Réalisé par Terence Young
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Drame, Comédie, Romance
Acteurs Kim Novak, Richard Johnson, Angela Lansbury, Vittorio De Sica, Leo McKern, George Sanders
Rôle le quatrième Mohock
Note57% 2.8575652.8575652.8575652.8575652.857565
Les aventures de la jeune Moll Flanders qui espère à travers ses cinq mariages acquérir une certaine sécurité, notamment sur le plan financier.
Reach for Glory, 1h26
Réalisé par Philip Leacock
Genres Drame
Acteurs Harry Andrews, Kay Walsh, Michael Anderson Jr., Michael Trubshawe, Arthur Hewlett, Cameron Hall
Rôle Steven
Note73% 3.677813.677813.677813.677813.67781
A group of boys, evacuated during World War II from London to a coastal town, form a gang and play war games. Too young to fight in the war and afraid it will be over by the time they come of age, the group members, who are also in the school's Army Cadet Force initiate a battle with the local teenagers. Curlew, a local youth, invites an Austrian Jewish refugee with whom he has formed a close relationship to take part in the shenanigans. At first the Jewish boy, Stein, is scorned because of his "Germanic" heritage but is later allowed to join. When Stein runs off during a fight, the youths decide to give him a fake court-martial and execution, but real bullets are used by a freak mistake and Stein is killed.

Réalisateur

Kings and Desperate Men, 1h58
Réalisé par Alexis Kanner
Origine Canada
Thèmes Noël, Le terrorisme, Hold up
Acteurs Patrick McGoohan, Peter MacNeill, Alexis Kanner, Margaret Trudeau, Andrea Marcovicci, Robin Spry
Note62% 3.1431953.1431953.1431953.1431953.143195
On Christmas Eve, a radio talk show host, his wealthy wife, their mentally challenged son and a federal judge are taken hostage by a group of terrorists. The group demand a new trial on the air for a convicted comrade of theirs whom the group believes was wrongly convicted of manslaughter. The radio listeners are asked by the terrorists to act as the jury and to telephone in their verdicts to the radio station.