Jean Piat (born 23 September 1924) is a French actor and writer.
Piat was born in Lannoy, Nord. He enlisted in the Comédie-Française on 1 September 1947, and became a member on 1 January 1953. He left the Comédie-Française on 31 December 1972, and became an honorary member the following day. He is an officer in the Légion d'honneur and the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, and a grand officer in the Ordre national du Mérite. He was married to actress Françoise Engel (who died in 2005), and is a professor in the dramatic arts of the Simon Course.Victor Hugo's Ruy Blas (An usher, Gudiel, an alguazil, Don Manuel Aeias, Don César de Bazan)Man of LaMancha (Don Quixote)Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac (A guard, Bellerose, a musketeer, Cadet, Brissaille, Jodelet, CyranoPierre Beaumarchais's The Barber of Seville (Figaro)Molière's The Miser (La Flèche)Eugène Marin Labiche's The Voyage of Mister Perrichon (Daniel Savary, Joseph)Pierre de Marivaux's Le Jeu de l'Amour et du Hasard (Pasquin)William Shakespeare's Othello (Gentleman)William Shakespeare's As You Like It (Amiens)William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet (Benvolio)Molière's Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme (Covielle)1948. The Lame Devil (Le Diable boiteux) as Figaro in The Barber of Seville1951. Clara de Montargis as Jean Claude1969. The Milky Way (La Voie lactée) as The Jansenist1969. Rider on the Rain (Le Passager de la pluie) as M. Armand1972. Les Rois maudits as Robert d'ArtoisLawrence of Arabia (Thomas Edward Lawrence (Peter O'Toole))Kaena: The Prophecy (Grand Priest (Gary Martin))The Lion King (Scar (Jeremy Irons))The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Judge Claude Frollo (Tony Jay))The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Gandalf the Grey (Ian McKellen))The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (Gandalf the White (Ian McKellen))The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (Gandalf the White (Ian McKellen))The Golden Compass (Iorek Byrnison (Ian McKellen))The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Gandalf the Grey (Ian McKellen))The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Gandalf the Grey (Ian McKellen))The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (Gandalf the Grey (Ian McKellen))