Clémence Poésy in 2009
October 1982 (age 31)
L'Haÿ-les-Roses, Val-de-Marne, France
|Years active||Since 1993|
Clémence Poésy (French: [klemɑ̃s pɔezi]; born October 1982 as Clémence Guichard) is a French actress and fashion model. After starting on the stage as a child, Poésy had dramatic education, and has been active in both film and television since 1999, including some English-language productions. She is known for the roles of Fleur Delacour in the Harry Potter film series, Chloë in In Bruges, and Rana in 127 Hours. She is also known for her small role as Eva Coupeau on Gossip Girl.
Born in L'Haÿ-les-Roses, a southern suburb of Paris, she is the daughter of actor/writer Étienne Guichard and a French teacher. Poésy took her mother's maiden name as her stage name. She was sent to an alternative school in Meudon. She was not popular at school, and described herself as maladjusted. In an interview she said she can seem "a bit strange". Her father gave Poésy her first acting job when she was a child; then she had two lines at age 14. She has a younger sister, Maëlle Poésy-Guichard, who is also an actress.
Since leaving La Source — the bilingual alternative school she attended at the age of 16 — Poésy has studied drama at Conservatoire National Supérieur d'Art Dramatique (CNSAD) (French National Academy of Dramatic Arts), the Atelier International de Blanche Salant et Paul Weaver, and the University of Nanterre, where she has since appeared in a number of French film, television, and stage productions.
Her first English-speaking role was in the BBC mini-series Gunpowder, Treason & Plot (2004), in which she portrayed Mary, Queen of Scots, subsequently winning the 2005 Golden FIPA for actress in a TV Series and Serial.
In 2005, Poésy appeared in the Harry Potter franchise as Fleur Delacour  in The Goblet of Fire, and between 2006 and 2007 she starred in a number of film and television productions including the 2007 mini-series War and Peace.
In 2008, Poésy starred in the Academy Award nominated film In Bruges, where she acted alongside Colin Farrell, and reunited with Harry Potter co-stars Ralph Fiennes and Brendan Gleeson. In 2009, Poésy appears in Heartless opposite Jim Sturgess. She reprised her role as Fleur Delacour in both Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows movies.
As a model, Poésy has been featured in magazines, including the covers of i-D, twice on French magazine Jalouse, Australia's Yen, and Nylon. Since October 2007, Poésy has been one of three spokesmodels for the self-titled fragrance by Chloé, and has modeled in Gap's 2008 autumn advertising campaign. In December 2011, Clémence was chosen as the face of G-Star Raw.
She played Chuck Bass's new French girlfriend, Eva, in the fourth season of the CW hit show Gossip Girl. In 2010, Poésy also appeared alongside James Franco in 127 Hours, directed by Danny Boyle. 127 Hours was screened at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 12, 2010, following its premiere at the 2010 Telluride Film Festival.
In 2011, she appeared alongside Rupert Friend in Lullaby for Pi, a romantic drama which is Benoit Philippon's directorial debut. The film is about a jazz singer (Friend) who has just lost his wife and meets a mysterious woman (Poésy). Forest Whitaker also starred.
Poesy is fluent in French and English and speaks some Italian and Spanish.
|2003||Welcome to the Roses (Bienvenue chez les Rozes)||Magali Rozes|
|2005||Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire||Fleur Delacour|
|2006||Le Grand Meaulnes||Yvonne de Galais||Won - Swann d'or at 2007 Festival de Cabourg for Best Actress|
|Masked Mobsters (Le Dernier gang)||Julie|
|In Bruges||Chloë Villette|
|La troisième partie du monde||Emma|
|Lullaby for Pi||Pi|
|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1||Fleur Delacour|
|2011||Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2||Fleur Delacour|
|The Silence of Joan (Jeanne Captive)||Jeanne d'Arc||Premiered at Cannes Film Festival 2011|
|2012||Mr. Morgan's Last Love||Pauline|
|1999||Un homme en colère||Hélène||2 Episodes
"Une femme réduite au silence"
"Meurtre pour deux"
|2000||Les Monos||Julia||1 Episode
"Quand ça t'arrive"
|2001||Tania Boréalis ou L'étoile d'un été||Maguy||TV movie|
|2003||Life After All (Carnets d'ados - La vie quand même)||Jessica||TV movie|
|2004||Gunpowder, Treason & Plot||Mary, Queen of Scots||TV movie
won — Golden FIPA Award for actress in a TV Series and Serial
|2005||Revelations||Exquisite Corpse||TV mini-series; 3 Episodes
|2006||Les Amants du Flore||Lumi||TV movie|
|2007||War and Peace||Natasha Rostova||TV mini-series|
|2010||Gossip Girl||Eva Coupeau||4 Episodes
"Belles de Jour"
"Touch of Eva"
|2012||Birdsong||Isabelle Azaire||TV mini-series|
|Richard II||Queen Isabella/Anne||TV movie|
|2013||The Tunnel||Elise Wassermann||10 episodes|
|1995||Mai 45 Mai 95|
|2012||Cyrano de Bergerac||Roxane||Limited Broadway engagement of 31 previews and 52 performances, concluded November 25, 2012|
- Clémence Poésy : interview (in French). ElleadoreTV. 29 November 2010. Event occurs at 00:14. Archived from the original on 29 November 2011. "Née le: Octobre 1982, À: L'Hay-les-Roses"
- See the school's website for information about the type of education offered, and GFEN in French Wikipedia
- Zahm, Olivier. "Clemence Poesy". Interview. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
- Wyllie, Alice (17 May 2010). "Interview: Clemence Poésy, French model and actress". The Scotsman. Archived from the original on 29 November 2011.
- "Jury and Awards – Series and Serials – FIPA 2005". Festival International de Programmes Audiovisuels. Retrieved 14 May 2011.
- "The Tatler List". Tatler.
- "Deathly Hallows Casting Updates: Aunt Muriel Cast, Mafald Hopkirk Recast and Clemence Confirmed!". the-leaky-cauldron.org. 26 June 2009.
- "Yen #34". Yen. 27 May 2010. Retrieved 16 May 2011.
- "Covers of Jalouse - Magazine". fashionmodeldirectory.com. Retrieved 16 May 2011.
- "Les looks de Clémence Poésy" [The looks of Clémence Poésy] (in French). vogue.fr. Retrieved 16 May 2011.
- "Clémence Poésy Is the New Face of G-Star Raw" 7 December 2011, Racked.com
- "Gossip Girl Taps Harry Potter Actress for Recurring Role". TVGuide.com.
- "127 Hours". Toronto International Film Festival. 2010. Archived from the original on 27 August 2010. Retrieved 27 August 2010.
- Frosch, Jon (December 9, 2010). "Lullaby for Pi -- Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 14, 2011.
- "Miles Kane hadn't heard of Clémence Poésy before she sang for him". nme.com. 14 May 2011. Retrieved 14 May 2011.
- Chitwood, Adam (14 November 2011). "Sidney Kimmel Entertainment to Co-Finance Mr Morgan's Last Love Starring Michael Caine". Retrieved 2 September 2012.
- "CYRANO DE BERGERAC Enters Final Two Weeks; Will Conclude Limited Engagement as Scheduled". 12 November 2012. Retrieved 29 December 2012.
- "Stephen Dillane & Clémence Poésy Cast As Co-Leads In Sky Atlantic/Canal+ Series 'The Tunnel'". 12 November 2012. Retrieved 29 December 2012.
- Sitges is Heartless, 15 October 2009, Dread Central
- "Clémence Poesy". Actrices Françaises. Retrieved 2009-07-13.
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