Claude-Pierre-Edmond Giraud (born 5 February 1936 in Chamalières) is a French actor and voice actor.
He's had very few movie roles, albeit quite memorable ones, such as Philippe de Plessis-Bellières in the 1960s Angélique period pieces and rebel leader Mohamed Larbi Slimane in The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob.
His voice is pretty famous. Among many others, he frequently dubbed Robert Redford, Tommy Lee Jones, Jon Voight, Tom Selleck, Liam Neeson and Alan Rickman (Severus Snape in the Harry Potter films, most notably).
He also voiced Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek and Harrison Ford in Raiders of the Lost Ark, and he is well remembered as the voice of Ulysses in the animated series Ulysses 31.
He retired from acting and voice acting in 2012.