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Birth date: April 8, 1929, Schaerbeek, Belgium
Death date: October 9, 1978, Bobigny, France
Birth place: Schaerbeek, Brussels, Belgium
Profession:Soundtrack, Composer, Actor
Spouse:Thérèse Michielsen (m. 1950–1978)

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Jacques Romain Georges Brel (French: [ʒak bʁɛl]; 8 April 1929 – 9 October 1978) was a Belgian singer-songwriter who composed and performed literate, thoughtful, and theatrical songs that generated a large, devoted following, initially in Belgium and France, later throughout the world. He was widely considered a master of the modern chanson. Although he recorded most of his songs in French and occasionally in Dutch, he became a major influence on English-speaking songwriters and performers such as David Bowie, Alex Harvey, Leonard Cohen, Marc Almond and Rod McKuen. English translations of his songs were recorded by many top performers in the United States, including Ray Charles, Judy Collins, John Denver, the Kingston Trio, Nina Simone, Frank Sinatra, Scott Walker, and Andy Williams. In French-speaking countries, Brel was also a successful actor, appearing in ten films. He also directed two films, one of which, Le Far West, was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 1973. Having sold over 25 million records worldwide, Brel is the third best-selling Belgian recording artist of all time. Wikipedia

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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Puoli seitsemän2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Jean-Claude Van Johnson2016TV Movie performer: "Ne me Quitte pas" - uncredited / writer: "Ne me Quitte pas" - uncredited
Morfi, todos a la mesa2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Na vode2016TV Series music - 1 episode
U2: Innocence + Experience, Live in Paris2015TV Movie documentary writer: "Seasons In The Sun"
Goedenavond, Dames en Heren2015TV Series writer - 3 episodes
La fin du dragon2015Short performer: "La ville s'endormait" / writer: "La ville s'endormait"
t Schaep met de 5 pooten2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Voyage en Chine2015performer: "Vesoul" / writer: "Vesoul"
Mr. Robot2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Leftovers2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Pretty Little Liars2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
So You Think You Can DanceTV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2011 - 2014 performer - 1 episode, 2011
Gent de paraulaTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
HaKochav HaBaTV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2013 music - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
Secondaire V2013Documentary performer: "La chanson des vieux amants"
The Blue Black Hussar2013Documentary writer: "Jacky"
Dom Hemingway2013"La Fanette"
Diana2013performer: "Ne me quitte pas" / writer: "Ne me quitte pas"
One Hit Wonderland2012TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Person of Interest2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Banda sonoraTV Series writer - 3 episodes, 2007 - 2012 performer - 2 episodes, 2007 - 2008
No me la puc treure del capTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Núria Feliu 50-702011TV Movie writer: "El clar país"
Estradilla: Pate Mustajärvi N.Y.T.2010TV Movie documentary writer: "N.Y.T."
One Night Only: Barbra Streisand and Quartet at the Village Vanguard - September 26,20092010Video music: "If You Go Away Ne Me Quitte Pas"
Cinquentinha2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dzi Croquettes2009Documentary writer: "Ne Me Quite Pas"
This Beat Goes On: Canadian Pop Music in the 1970s2009TV Movie documentary writer: "Seasons in the Sun"
Loquillo leyenda urbana2008Documentary writer: "Con elegancia"
Diary of a Nymphomaniac2008performer: "La Chanson Des Vieux Amants" / writer: "La Chanson Des Vieux Amants"
Flashbacks of a Fool2008lyrics: "Fils de..."
Guter Junge2008TV Movie writer: "Amsterdam"
Queridos Amigos2008TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis2008writer: "Le plat pays" 1962
Pauw & WittemanTV Series writer - 1 episode, 2007 music - 1 episode, 2007
Les grands du rireTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2007 writer - 1 episode, 2007
José Carreras - Energia2007Video writer: "Mon enfance", "La chanson des vieux amants"
El pasado2007performer: "Ne Me Quitte Pas" / writer: "Ne Me Quitte Pas"
Inspector Lewis2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Taxi 42007performer: "Ne me quitte pas" / writer: "Ne me quitte pas"
TeleMonegalTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2006 writer - 1 episode, 2006
Rocío... siempre2005TV Movie writer: "A que no te vas"
Cançons per no oblidar, el disc de la Marató2005TV Movie performer: "No em deixis, no Ne me quitte pas" / writer: "No em deixis, no Ne me quitte pas"
Jaurès, naissance d'un géant2005TV Movie writer: "Jaurès"
Jacques Brel op de Marquisen2005TV Movie documentary lyrics: "La Quete" / performer: "Ne me quitte pas", "L'Homme de la Mancha", "Une Ile", "Jojo", "La Quete", "Les Marquises" / writer: "Ne me quitte pas", "L'Homme de la Mancha", "Une Ile", "Jojo", "Le Bon Dieu", "Les Marquises"
High Chaparall2003TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Perduto amor2003writer: "Lombardia - Le Plat Pays"
CuéntameTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2003 writer - 1 episode, 2003
Benjamim2003performer: "Ne Me Quitte Pas" / writer: "Ne Me Quitte Pas"
Merci Docteur Rey2002writer: "If You Go Away"
Remains2002Short writer: "If You Go Away"
Piedras2002performer: "Les vieux" / writer: "Les vieux"
Cherish2002writer: "Seasons in the Sun"
Pumpkin2002writer: "If You Go Away"
Barend en Van Dorp2001TV Series writer - 1 episode
Presença de Anita2001TV Mini-Series writer: "Ne Me Quitte Pas" opening theme
Tango Kabaree2001writer: "Älä jätä nyt Ne me quitte pas"
Ha-Burganim2000TV Series writer: "Ne Me Quitte Pas"
Top of the Pops2000TV Series writer - 1 episode
Le bassin de J.W.1997performer: "La valse à mille temps" / writer: "La valse à mille temps"
Stars in Their Eyes1996TV Series writer - 1 episode
Groundhog Day1993"La bourree du celibataire"
Mystery Science Theater 30001989-1992TV Series writer - 2 episodes
La belle histoire1992performer: "La Valse à Mille Temps"
Get a Life1991TV Series writer - 1 episode
'Merci la vie'1991writer: "Le bon dieu"
Cheers1989TV Series writer - 1 episode
Frank, Liza & Sammy: The Ultimate Event1989TV Special documentary writer: "Mon Amour" - uncredited
Un zoo la nuit1987performer: "Voir un ami pleurer" / writer: "Voir un ami pleurer"
La ley del deseo1987writer: "Ne me quitte pas"
Lola1986performer: "La valse a mille temps"
De Mike Burstyn show1979TV Series writer - 1 episode
Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris1975performer: "Ne Me Quitte Pas" / writer: "Madeleine", "Marathon Les flamandes", "My Childhood Mon enfance", "The Statue", "Brussels Bruxelles", "Jackie La chanson de Jacky", "Timid Frieda Les timides", "Taxicab Le gaz", "The Old Folks Les vieux", "Alone Seul", "Funeral Tango Le tango funèbre", "I Loved J'aimais", "Bachelor's Dance La bourrée du célibataire", "Amsterdam", "Ne Me Quitte Pas", "Desperate Ones Les désespérés", "Sons Of... Fils de...", "The Bulls Les taureaux", "Marieke", "Last Supper
The Ernie Sigley Show1974TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars1973Documentary writer: "My Death"
The Graham Kennedy Show1972-1973TV Series writer - 3 episodes
L'emmerdeur1973performer: "Knokke Le Zoute" / writer: "La Scocciatrice L'Emmerdeuse", "Knokke Le Zoute"
Tintin et le temple du soleil1969lyrics: "Ôde à la nuit", "La chanson de Zorrino" / music: "Ôde à la nuit", "La chanson de Zorrino"
My Uncle Benjamin1969performer: "Mourir pour mourir" / writer: "Mourir pour mourir"
Nostra signora dei turchi1968performer: "Bruxelles" - uncredited / writer: "Bruxelles" - uncredited
Shindig!1966TV Series writer - 1 episode
Age tendre et tête de boisTV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 1964 music - 1 episode, 1964 performer - 1 episode, 1964
Bébert et l'omnibus1963performer: "Ne me quitte pas" / writer: "Ne me quitte pas"
Un roi sans divertissement1963writer: "Pourquoi faut-il que les hommes s'ennuient?"

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ne me quitte pas2013Video short
Brel, les rêves accomplis2006Video documentary short original score music
L'emmerdeur par Jean-Marie Poiré2006Video documentary short original score music, uncredited
L'emmerdeur par Vincent Perrot2006Video documentary short original score music, uncredited
Molinaro, un esprit libre2006Video documentary short original score music, uncredited
Nino Castelnuovo, le groom de l'Hôtel du Palais2006Video documentary short original score music, uncredited
Une cellule pour deux2006Video documentary short original score music, uncredited
Nous les artistes: Jacques Brel1979Documentary
L'emmerdeur1973
Far West1973
Le bar de la fourche1972
Franz1972
My Uncle Benjamin1969
La bande à Bonnot1968
Les risques du métier1967
Le panier à crabes1960

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
L'emmerdeur1973François Pignon
Far West1973Jacques
Le bar de la fourche1972Vincent van Horst
L'aventure, c'est l'aventure1972Jacques
Franz1972Leon
Les assassins de l'ordre1971Le juge d'instruction Bernard Level
Mont-Dragon1970Georges Dormond - un aspirant dégradé
My Uncle Benjamin1969Le docteur Benjamin Rathery
La bande à Bonnot1968Raymond Callemin dit 'Raymond la Science'
Les risques du métier1967Jean Doucet
La grande peur de Monsieur Clément1956ShortMonsieur Clément

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris1975play
Far West1973writer
Franz1972
My Uncle Benjamin1969writer - uncredited
La grande peur de Monsieur Clément1956Short

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Far West1973
Franz1972

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A French Guy Named SabaTV Mini-Series grateful thanks - 1 episode, 2016 special thanks - 1 episode, 2014

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris1975Himself
Tid til at leve1974TV Series documentaryHimself
Le grand échiquier1972-1973TV SeriesHimself
Gala de l'Unicef1972TV SeriesHimself
Unsere kleine Show - Musik zur blauen Stunde1971TV SeriesHimself - Musician
Pariser Journal1969TV Series documentaryHimself
Les contes fantastiques1968TV Series shortHimself
Bibliothèque de poche1968TV SeriesHimself
Le palmarès des chansons1966-1967TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Main guest
Tilt1966TV SeriesHimself
Discorama1960-1966TV SeriesHimself
De Soleil et d'Azur1965TV Series documentaryHimself
Entrez dans la ronde1965TV MovieHimself
Age tendre et tête de bois1964TV SeriesHimself
La grande farandole1964TV SeriesHimself
Les Raisins verts1963TV SeriesHimself
Tienerklanken1963TV SeriesHimself
Petit jour1962ShortHimself
Zeg hé, spaar je mee?1961TV SeriesSinger

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lundi en histoires2016TV Series documentaryHimself
Un jour, une histoire2016TV Series documentaryHimself
E-penser2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Le chercheur inquiet2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
Non mais t'as vu ce que t'écoutes2014TV SeriesHimself
Il est minuit, Paris s'éveille2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
Tu sauras qui je suis: Brel, Barbara et Franz2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
No me la puc treure del cap2012TV SeriesHimself
D'un film à l'autre2011DocumentaryHimself
Memòries de la tele2007-2010TV SeriesHimself
Ces amours-là2010Cameo appearance (uncredited)
La case de l'oncle Doc2009TV Series documentaryHimself
J'aime les Belges! - Brel2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Banda sonora2007-2008TV SeriesHimself
Discorama, signé Glaser2007TV Movie documentary
Les grands du rire2007TV SeriesHimself
Legends2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Vivement dimanche2007TV SeriesHimself
Silent Light2007Himself
Cannes, 60 ans d'histoires2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Scott Walker: 30 Century Man2006DocumentaryHimself
L'emmerdeur par Jean-Marie Poiré2006Video documentary shortFrançois Pignon
L'emmerdeur par Vincent Perrot2006Video documentary shortFrançois Pignon
Molinaro, un esprit libre2006Video documentary shortFrançois Pignon
Nino Castelnuovo, le groom de l'Hôtel du Palais2006Video documentary shortFrançois Pignon
Une cellule pour deux2006Video documentary shortFrançois Pignon
C'est bon pour le moral2006TV SeriesHimself
Graffiti 602005TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Cançons per no oblidar, el disc de la Marató2005TV MovieHimself
La tierra de las 1000 músicas2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Jacques Brel op de Marquisen2005TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Francis Veber artisan du rire: La saga Pignon2001Video documentaryFrançois Pignon (uncredited)
La saga Pignon2001Video documentaryFrançois Pignon (uncredited)
La fièvre de l'après-midi1993TV SeriesHimself
Snuls1989TV SeriesHimself
Brel, un cri1985DocumentaryHimself
Brel1982DocumentaryHimself
Nous les artistes: Jacques Brel1979DocumentaryHimself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1973Palme d'OrCannes Film FestivalLe Far West (1973)


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#Fact
1Joined the Catholic-humanist youth organization "Franche Cordée", where he started acting and singing.
2Embarked a yacht to sail around the world, but, being a heavy smoker, was diagnosed with lung cancer after reaching the Canary Islands (1973).
3While he was voted "the Greatest Belgian" by the audience of the Walloon TV show "Le plus grand Belge", he just was ranked #7 in the show's Flemish version "De Grootse Belg".
4Uncle of Bruno Brel.
5A metro station on the line 1B in Brussels is named after him.
6Had three daughters together with Miche: Chantal, France and Isabelle.
7He sang in two languages: French and Dutch. He used to translate most of his French songs into Dutch.
8Claimed to have never written songs about love.
9His body is buried next to Gauguin's grave at Hiva Oa, Marquesas Islands (French Polynesia), where he spent his last years.


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