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Clémence Poésy

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Clémence Poésy
Clemence Poesy 2014.jpg
Clémence Poésy in 2014
Born Clémence Guichard
(1982-10-03) 3 October 1982 (age 33)[1][2]
L'Haÿ-les-Roses, Val-de-Marne, France[1]
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 1993–present

Clémence Poésy (French: [klemɑ̃s pɔezi]; born 3 October 1982 as Clémence Guichard)[1] is a French actress and fashion model. After starting on the stage as a child, Poésy studied drama 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.

Early life[edit]

Born in L'Haÿ-les-Roses,[1] 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[3] in Meudon. Her father gave Poésy her first acting job when she was a child; then she had two lines at age 14.[citation needed] She has a younger sister, Maëlle Poésy-Guichard, who is also an actress.[4]


Since leaving La Source – the bilingual alternative school she attended until 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.[5]

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.[6]

In 2005 Poésy appeared in the Harry Potter franchise as Fleur Delacour[7] 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 appeared in Heartless opposite Jim Sturgess. She reprised her role as Fleur Delacour in both Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows movies.[8]

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.[4][9][10] Since October 2007, Poésy has been one of three spokesmodels for the self-titled fragrance by Chloé,[7] and has modelled in Gap's 2008 autumn advertising campaign.[4][11] In December 2011, Clémence was chosen as the face of G-Star Raw.[12]

She played Chuck Bass's new French girlfriend, Eva, in the fourth season of the CW hit show Gossip Girl.[13] 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 12 September 2010, following its premiere at the 2010 Telluride Film Festival.[14]

In 2011 she appeared alongside Rupert Friend in Lullaby for Pi, a romantic drama and Benoit Philippon's directorial debut. The film is about a jazz singer (Friend) whose wife has just died and who meets a mysterious woman (Poésy). Forest Whitaker also starred.[15]

She can also be heard singing on the album Colour of the Trap by Miles Kane. She is featured on the track "Happenstance".[16]

She stars alongside Michael Caine in Mr. Morgan's Last Love[17] and in 2012 made her Broadway debut in Cyrano de Bergerac as Roxane.[18]

In 2013 Poésy starred as the female lead in the Sky Atlantic/Canal+ series The Tunnel.[19]

In 2014 she became the poster girl for Love Story fragrance from Chloé.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Poesy is fluent in French, English, some Italian, and Spanish.[5]



Year Title Role Notes
2001 Petite Soeur Anna Short
2002 Olgas Sommer Olga
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 Swann d'Or for Best Actress
2007 Sans moi Lise
Masked Mobsters (Le Dernier gang) Julie
2008 Blanche Chloé Short
In Bruges Chloë Villette
La troisième partie du monde Emma
2009 Heartless Tia[20]
2010 Le mystère Valentine
Pièce montée Bérengère
Lullaby for Pi Pi
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 Fleur Delacour[8]
127 Hours Rana
2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 Fleur Delacour San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Performance by an Ensemble[21]
The Silence of Joan (Jeanne Captive) Jeanne d'Arc
2012 The Capsule Short
Hopper Stories Short
2013 Mr. Morgan's Last Love Pauline Laubie
Karaoke! Short
2014 GHB: To Be or Not to Be The New York's Girl
Métamorphose The Virgin / The Unicorn Short
2015 The Great Game Laura
2015 The Ones Below Kate


Year Title Role Notes
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
wonGolden FIPA Award for actress in a TV Series and Serial
2005 Revelations Exquisite Corpse TV mini-series; 3 Episodes
"Hour Three"
"Hour Four"
"Hour Six"
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"
"Double Identity"
"The Undergraduates"
"Touch of Eva"
2012 Birdsong Isabelle Azaire TV mini-series
Richard II Queen Isabella/Anne TV movie
2013–present The Tunnel Elise Wassermann 10 episodes


Year Title Role Notes
1993 Le dragon[22]
1995 Mai 45 Mai 95[22]
1997 Picasso 970[22]
2003 Tartuffe[22]
2012 Cyrano de Bergerac Roxane Limited Broadway engagement of 31 previews and 52 performances, concluded 25 November 2012



  1. ^ a b c d 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 
  2. ^ "Nés un 3 octobre comme Zlatan Ibrahimovic". La Provence. Retrieved 9 October 2014. 
  3. ^ See the school's website for information about the type of education offered, and GFEN in French Wikipedia
  4. ^ a b c Wyllie, Alice (17 May 2010). "Interview: Clemence Poésy, French model and actress". The Scotsman. Archived from the original on 29 November 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "Clémence Poésy Biography". Agence Elizabeth Simpson. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  6. ^ "Jury and Awards – Series and Serials – FIPA 2005". Festival International de Programmes Audiovisuels. Retrieved 14 May 2011. 
  7. ^ a b "The Tatler List". Tatler. 
  8. ^ a b "Deathly Hallows Casting Updates: Aunt Muriel Cast, Mafald Hopkirk Recast and Clemence Confirmed!". 26 June 2009. 
  9. ^ "Yen No. 34". Yen. 27 May 2010. Retrieved 16 May 2011. 
  10. ^ "Covers of Jalouse – Magazine". Retrieved 16 May 2011. 
  11. ^ "Les looks de Clémence Poésy" [The looks of Clémence Poésy]. Vogue Paris (in French). Retrieved 16 May 2011. 
  12. ^ "Clémence Poésy Is the New Face of G-Star Raw" 7 December 2011,
  13. ^ "Gossip Girl Taps Harry Potter Actress for Recurring Role". TV Guide. 
  14. ^ "127 Hours". Toronto International Film Festival. 2010. Archived from the original on 27 August 2010. Retrieved 27 August 2010. 
  15. ^ Frosch, Jon (9 December 2010). "Lullaby for Pi – Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 14 May 2011. 
  16. ^ "Miles Kane hadn't heard of Clémence Poésy before she sang for him". NME. 14 May 2011. Retrieved 14 May 2011. 
  17. ^ Chitwood, Adam (14 November 2011). "Sidney Kimmel Entertainment to Co-Finance Mr Morgan's Last Love Starring Michael Caine". Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  18. ^ "CYRANO DE BERGERAC Enters Final Two Weeks; Will Conclude Limited Engagement as Scheduled". 12 November 2012. Retrieved 29 December 2012. 
  19. ^ "Stephen Dillane & Clémence Poésy Cast As Co-Leads in Sky Atlantic/Canal+ Series 'The Tunnel'". 12 November 2012. Retrieved 29 December 2012. 
  20. ^ Sitges is Heartless, 15 October 2009, Dread Central
  21. ^ Marks, Scott (14 December 2011). "A Chimp, a Kidpic, and a Technical Exercise Take Home San Diego Film Critics Society Top Honors". San Diego Reader. 
  22. ^ a b c d "Clémence Poesy". Actrices Françaises. Retrieved 13 July 2009. 
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