Emma de Caunes

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Emma de Caunes
Emma de Caunes Cannes 2015.jpg
de Caunes at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival
Born (1976-09-09) 9 September 1976 (age 42)
Paris, France
Occupation Actress
Years active 1986–present
Spouse(s)
Sinclair
(m. 2001; div. 2005)

Jamie Hewlett (m. 2011)
Children 1
Parent(s) Antoine de Caunes
Gaëlle Royer
Relatives Georges de Caunes (paternal grandfather)
Jacqueline Joubert (paternal grandmother)

Emma de Caunes (born September 9, 1976) is a French actress, the daughter of actor and director Antoine de Caunes.

Life and career[edit]

De Caunes was born in Paris on September 9, 1976 as the daughter of actor and director Antoine de Caunes and director and graphic designer Gaëlle Royer. Her grandparents are journalist Georges de Caunes and Jacqueline Joubert, one of the first continuity announcers on French television.[1] She was married to the singer Sinclair from 2001 to 2005: their daughter, Nina, was born in October 2002.[2] In September 2011, she married comic book artist Jamie Hewlett.[3]

De Caunes's career began in 1988 courtesy of a role in Margot et le voleur d'enfants, a short film by the director Michèle Reiser, her godmother.[4] She obtained her French baccalauréat in film in 1995.[5]

De Caunes appeared in various advertisements before her first major film role in 1997 in Sylvie Verheyde's Un frère, for which she won the Most Promising Actress award at the 1998 César awards.[6] She won the 2002 Prix Romy Schneider, an award given annually to a promising young actress.[7]

She had a main role in the 2007 comedy film Mr. Bean's Holiday, in which she played the role of an actress in Willem Dafoe's character's independent film.[8]

Theatre[edit]

Year Title Author Director Notes
2001–03 La Nuit du thermomètre Diastème Diastème Nominated - Molière Award for Best Female Newcomer
2009 L’Amour de l'art Diastème Diastème (2)
2011 Pour l'amour de Gérard Philipe Pierre Notte Pierre Notte
2012 Simpatico Sam Shepard Didier Long
2016 The River Jez Butterworth Jérémie Lippmann

Filmography[edit]

Actress[edit]

Year Title Role Director Notes
1988 Margot et le voleur d'enfants Margot Michèle Reiser Short
1996 L'échappée belle Juliette Étienne Dhaene
Vladimir de trop Lola Jacques-Henri Rochereuil Short
Velvet 99 Milli Vanilli Agnès Deygas & Thierry Kuntzel Short
1997 Un frère... Sophie Sylvie Verheyde César Award for Most Promising Actress
Paris Film Festival - Best Actress
Nominated - Acteurs à l'Écran - Best Actress
Au bord de l'autoroute Camille Olivier Jahan Short
Si c'est bon comme ça The girl Music video
1998 Restons groupés Claire Jean-Paul Salomé
La voie est libre Nadia Stéphane Clavier
3 petits points la lune The girl Olias Barco Short
Beaucoup trop loin Olivier Jahan (2) Short
1999 Mille bornes Nina Alain Beigel
2000 Sans plomb Marie Muriel Téodori
Mondialito Louisa Nicolas Wadimoff
Princesses Sophie Sylvie Verheyde (2)
Faites comme si je n'étais pas là Marie Olivier Jahan (3)
2001 Knives Out The girl Michel Gondry Music video
2002 Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra Caesar's secretary Alain Chabat
Les amants du Nil Anne Frendo Eric Heumann
2003 Beyond Good & Evil Jade Michel Ancel Video Games
2004 Ma Mère Hansi Christophe Honoré
2005 Short Order Fiona Anthony Byrne
Kaamelott Azénor Alexandre Astier & François Guérin TV Series (2 Episodes)
2006 The Science of Sleep Zoé Michel Gondry (2)
2006 Flushed Away Rita Malone David Bowers & Sam Fell French dub
2007 The Diving Bell and the Butterfly Empress Eugenie Julian Schnabel
Mr. Bean's Holiday Sabine Steve Bendelack
Days of Darkness Karine Tendance Denys Arcand
2008 Coluche: l'histoire d'un mec The nurse Antoine de Caunes
Le bruit des gens autour Maud Diastème
Rien dans les poches Marie Manikowski Marion Vernoux TV Movie
Nominated - International Emmy Award for Best Actress
2009 Sweet Dream Adèle Jean-Philippe Amar TV Series (1 Episode)
2011 Faux coupable Lena Hemont Didier Le Pêcheur TV Movie
2012 Le Sourire The girl Music video
2013 The Dune Fabienne Yossi Aviram
Lanester Gabrielle Stahl Franck Mancuso TV Movie
Myster Mocky présente Jean-Pierre Mocky TV Series (1 Episode)
2015 Les Châteaux de sable Eléonore Olivier Jahan (4)
La Traque Stacy Théodore Bonnet Short
Lanester: Memento Mori Gabrielle Stahl Franck Mancuso (2) TV Movie
2016 The Idyll Woman Justin Anderson Short
Super Triste Cecile Kraft Stéphanie Kalfon Short
Lanester : Les Enfants de la dernière pluie Gabrielle Stahl Jean-Marc Brondolo TV Movie
2017-present Ransom Nathalie Denard TV Series (Recurring Role)

Director / Writer[edit]

Year Title Notes
2000 Le nombril de l'univers Short

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Emma de Caunes cobaye de Récré A2". FIGARO (in French). 2013-09-26. Retrieved 2017-10-12.
  2. ^ Garnero, Fabrice (5 July 2017). "Emma de Caunes: qui sont les hommes de sa vie". Femme actuelle.
  3. ^ Genevieve Roberts. "Jamie Hewlett: 'My brain is like a dried-out sponge, but I'm having ideas'". The Independent. Retrieved 2017-10-11.
  4. ^ "Emma De Caunes - Sa bio et toute son actualité - Elle". www.elle.fr (in French). Retrieved 2017-10-12.
  5. ^ "Emma de Caunes Une jeune femme épanouie". Paris Capitale (in French). Retrieved 2017-10-12.
  6. ^ Closermag.fr (2015-03-26). "Emma de Caunes : "Après mon César, je me suis perdue"". Closermag.fr (in French). Retrieved 2017-10-12.
  7. ^ "Emma de Caunes, "maman et fière" en lingerie pour Triumph..." Pure people (in French). Retrieved 2017-10-12.
  8. ^ "Emma de Caunes". askmen.com. Retrieved 10 January 2015.

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