Michel Dumont has left his mark on his native Saguenay region

Michel Dumont a laissé sa marque sur son Saguenay natal

Sacred monster of the quebec theatre, the actor Michel Dumont, who died Thursday, has left its mark on the Quebec as well as on her native Saguenay region.

“This was a guy who had a good build, he had to. First of all, we saw someone very strong,” recalls the mp bloquiste Alexis Brunelle-Duceppe, small-son of the actor Jean Duceppe, with which Michel Dumont has worked.

He remembers having shared the stage with Mr. Dumont when he was a child. “When we learned to know him, we realized that it was someone with a lot of sensitivity. It was a great sensitive.”

Native Kenogami – today Saguenay – Michel Dumont died in the night from Wednesday to Thursday at the age of 79 years.

Michel Dumont a laissé sa marque sur son Saguenay natal

Michel Dumont a laissé sa marque sur son Saguenay natal

Michel Dumont a laissé sa marque sur son Saguenay natal

Michel Dumont a laissé sa marque sur son Saguenay natal

Michel Dumont a laissé sa marque sur son Saguenay natal

Michel Dumont a laissé sa marque sur son Saguenay natal

Michel Dumont a laissé sa marque sur son Saguenay natal

Michel Dumont a laissé sa marque sur son Saguenay natal

Michel Dumont a laissé sa marque sur son Saguenay natal

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Michel Dumont a laissé sa marque sur son Saguenay natal

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Michel Dumont a laissé sa marque sur son Saguenay natal

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Michel Dumont a laissé sa marque sur son Saguenay natal

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Michel Dumont a laissé sa marque sur son Saguenay natal

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Michel Dumont a laissé sa marque sur son Saguenay natal

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The director, Louis Wauthier remembers the first time he met the comedian. “I was surprised by the size of the character,” he notes with nostalgia.

In Saguenay, the deep voice and rich Michel Dumont has given life to “The spirit of the Fjord”, the narrator central to The Fabulous history of a kingdom, a play famous as Louis Wauthier was staged.

“He had a great voice theatrical. Everywhere in Quebec, in our regions, it was a representative phenomenal. Quebec has lost someone who gave their time,” laments Mr Wauthier.

“Michel Dumont: it is the soul of the Fabulous”, according to Caroline Boisvert, interpreter of mademoiselle Thérèse in the room. “The scene of the flood, where the voice is poignant. We will always remember that.”

“It is him that we hook: it is he who grabs all the tables to each other,” adds Robert Maltese who, himself, plays the main role of Jos Maquillon in The Fabulous. “It was the heart and soul of the show.”

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