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Sophie Marceau
Sophie Marceau
(French pronunciation: ​[sɔˈfi maʁˈso]; born Sophie Danièle Sylvie Maupu; 17 November 1966) is a French actress, director, screenwriter, and author. As a teenager, Marceau achieved popularity with her debut films La Boum
La Boum
(1980) and La Boum
La Boum
2 (1982), receiving a César Award for Most Promising Actress. She became a film star in Europe with a string of successful films, including L'Étudiante (1988), Pacific Palisades (1990), Fanfan
(1993), and Revenge of the Musketeers
Revenge of the Musketeers
(1994). Marceau became an international film star with her performances in Braveheart
(1995), Firelight
(1997), and the 19th James Bond film The World Is Not Enough
The World Is Not Enough


1 Early life 2 Film career 3 Author and director 4 Personal life 5 Honours and awards 6 Filmography

6.1 Actress 6.2 Writer and director

7 References 8 Further reading 9 External links

Early life[edit] Marceau was born 17 November 1966 in Paris, the second child of Simone (née Morisset), a shop assistant (d. 2016[2]), and Benoît Maupu, a truck driver.[3][4] Her parents divorced when she was nine years old.[5] Film career[edit] In February 1980, Marceau and her mother came across a model agency looking for teenagers. Marceau had photos taken at the agency, but did not think anything would come of it. At the same time, Françoise Menidrey, the casting director for Claude Pinoteau's La Boum
La Boum
(1980), asked modeling agencies to recommend a new teenager for the project. After viewing the rushes, Alain Poiré, the director of the Gaumont Film Company, signed Marceau to a long-term contract. La Boum
La Boum
was a hit movie, not only in France, where 4,378,500 tickets were sold, but also in several other European countries.[6] In 1981, Marceau made her singing debut with French singer François Valéry on record "Dream in Blue", written by Pierre Delanoë.[7] In 1982, at age 15, Marceau bought back her contract with Gaumont for one million French francs.[8] She borrowed most of the money. After starring in the sequel film La Boum
La Boum
2 (1982), Marceau focused on more dramatic roles, including the historical drama Fort Saganne
Fort Saganne
in 1984 with Gérard Depardieu
Gérard Depardieu
and Catherine Deneuve, Joyeuses Pâques (Happy Easter) in 1984, L'amour braque
L'amour braque
and Police in 1985, and Descente aux enfers (Descent Into Hell) in 1986. In 1988, she starred in L'Étudiante (The Student) and the historical adventure film Chouans!. That year, Marceau was named Best Romantic Actress at the International Festival of Romantic Movies for her role in Chouans![9]

Marceau at the César Awards, 1996

In 1989, Marceau starred in My Nights Are More Beautiful Than Your Days, which was directed by her long-time boyfriend Andrzej Zulawski. In 1990, she starred in Pacific Palisades and La note bleue, her third film directed by her companion. In 1991, she ventured into the theater in Eurydice, which earned Marceau the Moliere Award
Moliere Award
for Best Female Newcomer.[9] Throughout the 1990s, Marceau began making less-dramatic films, such as the comedy Fanfan
in 1993 and Revenge of the Musketeers (La fille de d'Artagnan) in 1994—both popular in Europe and abroad. That year, she returned to the theatre as Eliza Doolittle in Pygmalion.[9] Marceau achieved international recognition in 1995 playing the role of Princess Isabelle in Mel Gibson's Braveheart. That year, she was part of an ensemble of international actors in the French film directed by Michelangelo Antonioni
Michelangelo Antonioni
and Wim Wenders, Beyond the Clouds. In 1997, she continued her string of successful films with William Nicholson's Firelight, filmed in England, Véra Belmont's Marquise, filmed in France, and Bernard Rose's Anna Karenina, filmed in Russia. In 1999, she played Hippolyta
in A Midsummer Night's Dream, and the villainess Bond girl
Bond girl
Elektra King
Elektra King
in The World Is Not Enough. In 2000, Marceau teamed up again with her then-boyfriend Andrzej Zulawski
Andrzej Zulawski
to film Fidelity, playing the role of a talented photographer who takes a job at a scandal-mongering tabloid and becomes romantically involved with an eccentric children's book publisher.[9]

Marceau at the premiere of Arrêtez-moi, 2013

In recent years, Marceau has continued to appear in a wide variety of roles, mainly in French films, playing a widowed nurse in Nelly (À ce soir) in 2004, an undercover police agent in Anthony Zimmer
Anthony Zimmer
in 2005, and the troubled daughter of a murdered film star in Trivial in 2007. In 2008, Marceau played a member of the French Resistance movement in Female Agents, and a struggling single mother in LOL (Laughing Out Loud). In 2009, she teamed up with Monica Bellucci
Monica Bellucci
in Don't Look Back about the mysterious connection between two women who have never met. In 2010, Marceau played a successful business executive forced to confront her unhappy childhood in With Love... from the Age of Reason (L'âge de raison). In 2012, Marceau played a 40-something career woman who falls in love with a young jazz musician in Happiness Never Comes Alone. In 2013, she appeared in Arrêtez-moi
(Arrest Me) as a woman who shows up at a police station and confesses to the murder of her abusive husband several years earlier. She was selected to be on the jury for the main competition section of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.[10][11] Author and director[edit] In 1995, Marceau wrote a semi-autobiographical novel, Menteuse (the English translation, Telling Lies, was published in 2001).[12] Marceau's work was described as "an exploration of female identity".[5] In 2002, Marceau made her directorial debut in the feature film Speak to Me of Love, for which she was named Best Director at the Montreal World Film Festival. The film starred Judith Godrèche. It was her second directorial effort, following her nine-minute short film L'aube à l'envers in 1995, which also starred Godrèche.[13] In 2007, she directed Trivial, her second feature film. Personal life[edit]

Marceau with then partner Christopher Lambert
Christopher Lambert
at the premiere of Skyfall, 2012

From 1985 to 2001, Marceau had a relationship with director Andrzej Żuławski.[3][14] Their son Vincent was born in July 1995. In 2001, Marceau separated from Żuławski and began a six-year relationship with producer Jim Lemley. They have a daughter, Juliette (born June 2002 in London).[3] Marceau also had a relationship with Christopher Lambert
Christopher Lambert
beginning in 2007, with whom she appeared in the films Trivial and Cartagena.[15] They announced their separation on 11 July 2014.[16] Honours and awards[edit]

1983 César Award for Most Promising Actress for La Boum
La Boum
2 1988 Cabourg Award for Best Actress for Chouans! 2000 Cabourg Award for Best Actress for La fidélité 2000 Goldene Kamera for Film International 2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Supporting Actress for The World Is Not Enough 2002 Montréal World Film Festival
Montréal World Film Festival
Award for Best Director for Speak to Me of Love 2002 Montréal World Film Festival
Montréal World Film Festival
Grand Prix Special
des Amériques Nomination 2007 Montréal World Film Festival
Montréal World Film Festival
Grand Prix Special
des Amériques 2008 Monte-Carlo Comedy Film Festival Jury Prize for LOL (Laughing Out Loud)[17]

Filmography[edit] Actress[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1980 La Boum Vic Beretton The Party

1982 La Boum
La Boum
2 Vic Beretton The Party 2

1984 Fort Saganne Madeleine de Saint-Ilette

1984 Joyeuses Pâques Julie Happy Easter

1985 L'amour braque Mary Mad Love

1985 Police Noria

1986 Descente aux enfers Lola Kolber Descent Into Hell

1988 L'Étudiante Valentine Ezquerra The Student

1988 Chouans! Céline

1989 My Nights Are More Beautiful Than Your Days Blanche Mes nuits sont plus belles que vos jours

1990 Pacific Palisades Bernadette

1991 Pour Sacha Laura For Sacha

1991 La note bleue Solange Sand The Blue Note

1993 Fanfan Fanfan Fanfan
& Alexandre

1994 Revenge of the Musketeers Eloïse d'Artagnan La fille de d'Artagnan D'Artagnan's Daughter

1995 Braveheart Isabella of France

1995 Beyond the Clouds The Girl in Portofino Al di là delle nuvole

1997 Anna Karenina Anna Karenina

1997 Marquise Marquise du Parc

1997 Firelight Élisabeth Laurier

1999 Lost & Found Lila Dubois

1999 A Midsummer Night's Dream Hippolyta

1999 The World Is Not Enough Elektra King

2000 Fidelity Clélia La fidélité

2001 Belphegor, Phantom of the Louvre Lisa Belphégor – Le fantôme du Louvre

2003 Alex & Emma Polina Delacroix

2003 I'm Staying! Marie-Dominique Delpire

2003 Les clefs de bagnole La clapman The Car Keys

2004 Nelly Nelly À ce soir

2005 Anthony Zimmer Chiara Manzoni

2007 Trivial Lucie / Victoria La disparue de Deauville

2008 Female Agents Louise Desfontaines Les femmes de l'ombre

2008 LOL (Laughing Out Loud) Anne

2008 De l'autre côté du lit Ariane Marciac Changing Sides

2009 Don't Look Back Jeanne #1 Ne te retourne pas

2009 Cartagena Muriel L'homme de chevet

2010 With Love... from the Age of Reason Marguerite alias Margaret Flore L'âge de raison

2012 Happiness Never Comes Alone Charlotte Un bonheur n'arrive jamais seul

2013 Arrêtez-moi La coupable Stop Me

2014 Quantum Love Elsa Une rencontre

2014 The Missionaries Judith Chabrier Tu veux ou tu veux pas Sex, Love & Therapy

2015 Jailbirds Mathilde Leroy La Taularde

Writer and director[edit]

Year Title Notes

1995 L'aube à l'envers

2002 Speak to Me of Love Parlez-moi d'amour

2007 Trivial La disparue de Deauville


^ German, Yuri. "Sophie Marceau". The New York Times. Retrieved 10 November 2012.  ^ http://www.parismatch.com/People/La-mere-de-Sophie-Marceau-est-decedee-1163480 (retrieved 2017-02-02) ^ a b c " Sophie Marceau
Sophie Marceau
Biography (1966–)". Film Reference. Retrieved 15 December 2010.  ^ "Sophie Marceau: Fatal attraction". The Independent. 21 June 2008.  ^ a b Billen, Andrew. "Lies and loves of ma belle Marceau" in Sunday Herald, 10 June 2001. ^ "Box office for The Party". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 10 November 2012.  ^ "François Valéry et Sophie Marceau–Dream In Blue". Discogs. Retrieved 10 November 2012.  ^ Janis L. Pallister; Ruth A. Hottell (2005). Francophone Women Film Directors. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. p. 262. ISBN 978-0-8386-4046-3.  ^ a b c d "Sophie Marceau". Net Glimpse. Archived from the original on 17 November 2007. Retrieved 1 December 2007.  ^ "The Jury of the 68th Cannes Film Festival". Cannes Film Festival. Retrieved 21 April 2015.  ^ "Jake Gyllenhaal, Sienna Miller and Guillermo del Toro Join Cannes Film Festival Jury". The Wrap. Retrieved 21 April 2015.  ^ Marceau, Sophie (2001). Adriana Hunter, ed. Telling Lies. New York: Orion Publishing. ISBN 978-0753814314.  ^ "L'aube à l'envers". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 10 November 2012.  ^ " Sophie Marceau
Sophie Marceau
fait le bilan". Gala (in French). Prisma Média. 29 January 2013. Retrieved 11 October 2014.  ^ Atkinson, Michael. "Exile cinema: filmmakers at work beyond Hollywood" in SUNY Press, 2008, pp. 82-86. ^ " Sophie Marceau
Sophie Marceau
interview" (in German). sz-magazin.sueddeutsche.de. Retrieved 16 March 2016.  ^ "Awards for Sophie Marceau". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 31 October 2011. 

Further reading[edit]

Frédéric Quinonero: Sophie Marceau
Sophie Marceau
– La belle échappée. Éditions Didier Carpentier, 2010 Sophie Marceau
Sophie Marceau
- Le cinéma au féminin. JFN Kiosque (special edition), 2009 (excerpts (Google))

External links[edit]

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Films directed by Sophie Marceau

L'aube à l'envers (short, 1995) Speak to Me of Love (2002) Trivial (2007)

Awards for Sophie Marceau

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Cabourg Film Festival
Cabourg Film Festival
Best Actress Award

Sophie Marceau
Sophie Marceau
(2000) Sandrine Bonnaire
Sandrine Bonnaire
(2001) Mathilde Seigner
Mathilde Seigner
(2002) Isabelle Adjani
Isabelle Adjani
(2003) Karin Viard
Karin Viard
(2004) Valeria Bruni Tedeschi (2005) Cécile de France
Cécile de France
(2006) Marion Cotillard
Marion Cotillard
(2007) Laetitia Casta
Laetitia Casta
(2008) Émilie Dequenne
Émilie Dequenne
(2009) Marina Hands
Marina Hands
(2010) Isabelle Carré
Isabelle Carré
(2011) Léa Seydoux
Léa Seydoux
(2012) Emmanuelle Devos
Emmanuelle Devos
(2013) Émilie Dequenne
Émilie Dequenne
(2014) Anaïs Demoustier
Anaïs Demoustier
(2015) Louise Bourgoin
Louise Bourgoin
(2016) Béatrice Dalle
Béatrice Dalle

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César Award for Most Promising Actress

1983 Sophie Marceau 1984 Sandrine Bonnaire 1985 Laure Marsac 1986 Charlotte Gainsbourg 1987 Catherine Mouchet 1988 Mathilda May 1989 Catherine Jacob 1990 Vanessa Paradis 1991 Judith Henry 1992 Géraldine Pailhas 1993 Romane Bohringer 1994 Valeria Bruni Tedeschi 1995 Élodie Bouchez 1996 Sandrine Kiberlain 1997 Laurence Côte 1998 Emma de Caunes 1999 Natacha Régnier 2000 Audrey Tautou 2001 Sylvie Testud 2002 Rachida Brakni 2003 Cécile de France 2004 Julie Depardieu 2005 Sara Forestier 2006 Linh Dan Pham 2007 Mélanie Laurent 2008 Hafsia Herzi 2009 Déborah François 2010 Mélanie Thierry 2011 Leïla Bekhti 2012 Naidra Ayadi
Naidra Ayadi
/ Clotilde Hesme 2013 Izïa
Higelin 2014 Adèle Exarchopoulos 2015 Louane Emera 2016 Zita Hanrot 2017 Oulaya Amamra 2018 Camélia Jordana

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