Emma de Caunes

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Emma de Caunes
Emma de Caunes Cannes 2015.jpg
Emma de Caunes at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival
Born (1976-09-09) 9 September 1976 (age 39)
Paris, France
Occupation Actress
Years active 1986-present
Spouse(s) Sinclair (2001–05)
Jamie Hewlett (2011–present)
Children 1

Emma de Caunes (born 9 September 1976) is a French actress. She is best known in English-speaking countries for playing the role of Sabine in Mr. Bean's Holiday.[1]

Life and career[edit]

De Caunes was born in Paris, the daughter of the actor and director Antoine de Caunes and the director and graphic designer Gaëlle Royer. She was married to the singer Sinclair from 2001 to 2005. Their daughter, Nina, was born in October 2002. In September 2011, she married comic book artist Jamie Hewlett.[2]

De Caunes's career began at the age of ten courtesy of a role in Margot et le voleur d'enfants by the director Michèle Reiser, her godmother. The character she played had a boy friend named "Arvin". She obtained her baccalaureate in film in 1995.[citation needed]

De Caunes appeared in various advertisements before her first major film role in 1997 in Sylvie Verheyde's Un frère. She won the Most Promising Actress award at the 1998 César awards and Best Actress at the 1997 Paris Film Festival, and was nominated for Best Actress in the Acteurs à l'Écran awards. She won the 2002 Prix Romy Schneider, an award given annually to a promising young actress.[citation needed]

She had a main role in the comedy film Mr. Bean's Holiday, in which she played the role of an actress in Willem Dafoe's character's independent film.[3]



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