Catherine Frot

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Catherine Frot
Catherine Frot 2014.jpg
Frot in 2014
Born (1956-05-01) 1 May 1956 (age 59)
Paris, France
Occupation Actress
Years active 1975–present

Catherine Frot (/ˈkæθrɪn ˈfr/; born 1 May 1956) is a French actress born in Paris, France.[1]

Early life[edit]

The daughter of an engineer and a mathematics teacher, Frot demonstrated comic traits and expressions at an early age. At the age of fourteen, she enrolled in the Versailles conservatory while still in school. By 1974, she began her education at the Rue Blanche school and afterwards took up full-time studies at the conservatory.

Career[edit]

In 1975, Frot appeared at the Festival d'Avignon with the Compagnie du Chapeau Rouge (Red Hat Company) which she founded with the help of others. From then on, Catherine put all her energy into theatre performances in roles such as the Présidente de Tourvel in the play Les Liaisons dangereuses in 1987. She performed in a number of classical plays such as La Cerisaie, directed by Peter Brook in 1982, and La Mouette directed by Pierre Pradinas in 1985.

In films, Frot won the César Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in 1996, for playing Yolande, 'the sweet silly wife of a provincial bully' in Cédric Klapisch's Un air de famille and was funny and moving as a wealthy, rebellious nuisance in La Dilettante (1999). In 7 ans de mariage, she played a prudish banker, wife and mother, who is drawn by her bored, sexually frustrated husband into the world of Parisian "clubs échangistes" ("wife-swapping clubs"). She is an officer of the Ordre national du Mérite.[2]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Director Notes
1975 Les Charmes de l'été Béatrice Robert Mazoyer TV mini-series
1975 Les Compagnons d'Eleusis The guardian Claude Grinberg TV series
1977 L'Enlèvement du régent - Le chevalier d'Harmental Bathilde Gérard Vergez Telefilm
1980 Mont-Oriol Charlotte Oriol Serge Moati Telefilm
1980 My American Uncle Young Arlette Le Gall Alain Resnais
1980 Psy Babette Philippe de Broca
1980 La Ville Noire Tonine Jacques Tréfouël Telefilm
1981 Les Babas Cool Véronique François Leterrier
1981 Mon meilleur Noël Claude's aunt TV series
1981—1982 Cinéma 16 Nathalie / Juliette TV series
1982 La Cerisaie Donniacha Peter Brook Telefilm
1982 Guy de Maupassant Mouche Michel Drach
1982 Egmont Claire / Klare Franz Peter Wirth Telefilm
1982 Si je réponds pas, c'est que je suis mort Christine van de Putte Short film
1982 Les Atours de l'œil foudre Magali Cerda Short film
1982 La Nuit du lac Sébastien Grall Short film
1983 A Stone in the Mouth Jacky Jean-Louis Leconte
1983 Orpheus Eurydice Claude Santelli Telefilm
1984 Les Amis de monsieur Gazon Patricia Jeannette Hubert Telefilm
1984 Les Timides aventures d'un laveur de carreaux Jacqueline Jean Brard Telefilm
1984 Jacques le fataliste et son maître Sophie Claude Santelli Telefilm
1984 Du sel sur la peau Charlotte Jean-Marie Degèsves
1985 Elsa, Elsa Juliette Didier Haudepin
1985 Escalier C Béatrice Jean-Charles Tacchella Nominated—César Award for Best Supporting Actress
1985 Mélodie pour un cafard Dominique Zay Short film
1986 L'inconnue de Vienne Juliette Bernard Stora Telefilm
1987 L'Heure Simenon Louise TV series
1987 Sorceress Cécile Suzanne Schiffman
1987 La Voix du désert Jean-Michel Roux Short film
1988 La Face de l'ogre Marion Bernard Giraudeau Telefilm
1989 Personne ne m'aime Bernard Dubois Telefilm
1989 Chambre à part Babette Jacky Cukier
1990 Tom et Lola Catherine (Tom's mother) Bertrand Arthuys
1990 Bienvenue à bord ! La blonde / Prostitute Jean-Louis Leconte
1990 Sésame, ouvre-toi! Serge Le Péron Telefilm
1991 Haute tension Fabienne TV series
1991 Sushi Sushi The banker Laurent Perrin
1992 Juste avant l'orage Irène
1992 Vieille canaille Marylin Gérard Jourd'hui
1992 Les Cinq Dernières Minutes Jacqueline Cauvin Claude Loursais TV series
1993 Vent d'est Martha Hubner Robert Enrico
1993 Ma petite Mimi Mimi Roger Kahane Telefilm
1994 I Can't Sleep Woman With Bookcase
(cameo appearance)
Claire Denis
1994 Un été à l'envers Marie Roger Guillot Telefilm
1994 Une femme dans l'ennui Michel Couvelard Short film
1995 Sa dernière lettre Cécile Serge Meynard Telefilm
1995 Cycle Simenon Anna TV series
1996 Family Resemblances Yolande Cédric Klapisch César Award for Best Supporting Actress
1997 Un homme Gisèle Robert Mazoyer Telefilm
1997 Quand j'étais p'tit Suzanne Daniel Janneau Telefilm
1997 Le Dernier Été Béatrice Bretty Claude Goretta Telefilm
1997 Les Lauriers sont coupés Josy Michel Sibra Telefilm
1998 Le Dîner de Cons Marlène Sasseur Francis Veber Nominated—César Award for Best Supporting Actress
1998 Paparazzi Evelyne Bordoni Alain Berbérian
1998 Just Between Us Hélène Martin Lamotte
1998 Dormez, je le veux ! Marie-Louise, the mother Irène Jouannet
1998 Je vais t'apprendre la politesse The Baroness TV series
1998 It Would Only Take a Bridge Solveig Dommartin Short film
1999 À vot'service Fanny Éric Bartonio
1999 The New Eve Isabelle Catherine Corsini
1999 The Dilettante Pierrette Dumortier Pascal Thomas Best Actress Award (21st Moscow International Film Festival)[3]
Nominated—César Award for Best Actress
1999 Inséparables Gisèle Michel Couvelard
1999 Dessine-moi un jouet Antoinette Bomme Hervé Baslé Telefilm
2001 Chaos Hélène Coline Serreau Nominated—César Award for Best Actress
2001 Day Off Sophie Pascal Thomas
2002 Cavale Jeanne Rivet Lucas Belvaux
2002 Après la vie
2002 Un couple épatant
2002 L'Enfant éternel Carole Patrick Poubel Telefilm
2003 Chouchou Nicole Milovavovich Merzak Allouache
2003 Married for 7 Years Audrey Didier Bourdon
2004 Eros Therapy Agnès Danièle Dubroux
2004 Viper in the Fist Paule "Folcoche" Rézeau Philippe de Broca
2004 Les Sœurs fâchées Louise Mollet Alexandra Leclère
2005 Boudu Yseult Gérard Jugnot Nominated - Globes de Cristal Award for Best Actress
2005 Mon petit doigt m'a dit... Prudence Beresford Pascal Thomas
2006 The Page Turner Ariane Fouchécourt Denis Dercourt Nominated—César Award for Best Actress
2006 Le Passager de l'été Monique Florence Moncorgé-Gabin
2007 Odette Toulemonde Odette Toulemonde Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt Nominated—César Award for Best Actress
2007 L'Affaire Christian Ranucci : le Combat d'une mère Héloïse Ranucci Denys Granier-Deferre Telefilm
2008 Mark of an Angel Elsa Valentin Safy Nebbou and Cyril Gomez-Mathieu Nominated—Lumières Award for Best Actress
Nominated—Globes de Cristal Award for Best Actress
2008 Crime Is Our Business Prudence Beresford Pascal Thomas Nominated—César Award for Best Actress
2009 Le Vilain Maniette Albert Dupontel
2009 Happy End Ombeline Jean-Marie Larrieu and Arnaud Larrieu
2010 Le Mystère Valérie Jean-Teddy Filippe
2010 Imogène McCarthery Imogène Alexandre Charlot and Franck Magnier
2011 Fabienne Fabienne Bourrier José Alcala
2012 Bowling Catherine Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar
2012 Partners in Crime Prudence Beresford Pascal Thomas
2012 Haute Cuisine Hortense Laborie Christian Vincent Nominated—César Award for Best Actress
Nominated—Lumières Award for Best Actress
2015 Marguerite Marguerite Dumont Xavier Giannoli

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