Suzanne Flon

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Suzanne Flon
Suzanne Flon photo.jpg
Born (1918-01-28)28 January 1918
Le Kremlin-Bicêtre,
Val-de-Marne, France
Died 15 June 2005(2005-06-15) (aged 87)
Paris, France

Suzanne Flon (28 January 1918 – 15 June 2005) was a French film actress.

Early life[edit]

Her father was a railway worker and her mother crafted jewelry.

Prior to becoming an actress, Flon worked as an English translator at the Paris department store Au Printemps and then as personal secretary to Édith Piaf.

Theatre roles[edit]

Flon's stage credits included plays by Jean Anouilh (L'Alouette, Antigone, Roméo et Jeannette), André Roussin (La Petite Hutte), and Loleh Bellon (La Chambre d'amis, Les Dames du jeudi, Changement à vue, and Une Absence). Her English-language theatrical roles included Katherine (The Taming of the Shrew) and Rosalind (As You Like It).[1]

Selected filmography[edit]

Flon appeared in both French and English-language films, including:

Year Title Role Director
1950 Bed for Two; Rendezvous with Luck Blanche Pidoux-Bobin Emil-Edwin Reinert
1952 Moulin Rouge Myriam Hayam John Huston
1955 Mr. Arkadin Baroness of Nagel Orson Welles
1961 Tu ne tueras point Cordier's Mother Claude Autant-Lara
1962 Un singe en hiver Suzanne Quentin Henri Verneuil
1962 To Die in Madrid narrator (original version) Frédéric Rossif
1962 The Trial Miss Pittl Orson Welles
1964 The Train Mademoiselle Villard John Frankenheimer
1975 Docteur Françoise Gailland Geneviève Liénard Jean-Louis Bertucelli
1976 Monsieur Klein the concierge Joseph Losey
1980 Quartet Mademoiselle Hautchamp James Ivory
1983 One Deadly Summer Nine aka Cognata Jean Becker
1986 Dagboek van een Oude Dwaas Denise Hamelinck Lili Rademakers
1998 Je suis né d'une cigogne the neighbour Tony Gatlif
1998 The Children of the Marshland Old Cricri Jean Becker
2001 A Crime in Paradise the teacher Jean Becker
2003 The Flower of Evil Aunt Line Claude Chabrol
2004 The Bridesmaid Madame Crespin Claude Chabrol
2005 Joyeux Noël the chateau's mistress Christian Carion
2006 Avenue Montaigne Madame Roux Danièle Thompson

Director Danièle Thompson dedicated Avenue Montaigne to Flon, who had here her last film appearance.[2]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Molière Awards[edit]

Year Group Award Play Result
1987 Molière Awards Best Actress Léopold le bien-aimé Won
1995 Molière Awards Best Actress La Chambre d'amis Won
Year Group Award Play Result
1989 Molière Awards Best Actress Une absence Nominated
1992 Molière Awards Best Actress L'Antichambre Nominated
2000 Molière Awards Best Actress L'Amante anglaise Nominated

César Awards[edit]

Year Group Award Film Result
1984 César Award Best Supporting Actress L'Été meurtrier Won
1990 César Award Best Supporting Actress La Vouivre Won

Others[edit]

She won Best Actress at the 1961 Venice film festival for her role as the mother of a conscientious objector in Tu ne tueras point.[3]

Tributes[edit]

Writer-director John Huston described Flon as "the most extraordinary woman I have ever known."[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kirkup, James (3 September 2005). "Suzanne Flon". The Independent. Retrieved 2008-05-12. 
  2. ^ French, Philip (25 February 2007). "Orchestra Seats". The Observer. Retrieved 2008-05-11. 
  3. ^ Venice Film Festival website, http://www.labiennale.org/en/cinema/history/volpi.html
  4. ^ Playboy, "Playboy Interview", September 1985

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