Florence Pernel

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Florence Pernel
Florence Pernel 2014.jpg
Florence Pernel in 2014
Born (1966-06-30) 30 June 1966 (age 50)
Paris, France
Occupation Actress, film director, screenwriter
Spouse(s) Patrick Rotman

Florence Pernel (born 30 June 1966) is a French actress. She is well-known and appreciated for her various performances in quality period TV movies mostly, and some remarkable supporting roles in cinéma

Early life[edit]

Pernel was born on 30 June 1966[1] in Paris.

She began her acting career at the age of 10 with the TV serial Plein soleil and two years later she made her film debut with Just Jaeckin-directed Girls.[2] She was nominated for César Award in the category Most Promising Actress for her performance in Que les gros salaires lèvent le doigt ! (fr), directed by Denys Granier-Deferre.[2][3] At age 16 she visited a theater class from Didier Betourne that allowed her a scholarship from the Foundation of Marcel Bleu-Blanchet. From 1991 to 1992 she studied at Studio Pygmalion with Professor Pascal Luneau and from 1993 to 1997, she again took acting classes at Didier Betourne.


Career[edit]

Film[edit]

She had her breakthrough as an adult when she played the character of Sandrine in the 1993 drama film Three Colors: Blue (French: Trois couleurs:bleu) directed by Krzysztof Kieslowski.[4] She acted alongside Juliette Binoche and Benoît Régent in the film,[5] and her role earned her a César award nomination in the "Best female debut" category.[2][6]

In 2000 she played the role of Helene-Anne in the Spanish-language political drama Yoyes directed by Helena Taberna.[7] Pernel played the role of Nicolas Sarkozy's second wife, Cécilia, in the 2011 biopic The Conquest, directed by Xavier Durringer (fr).[8][9][10] Her co-stars were Denis Podalydès, who played Sarkozy, and Bernard Le Coq.[11] The film was screened at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.[12]

TV[edit]

She has also acted in several TV movies.[13] In 2009 she played the lead role of Caroline Delaume in the six-part French television series Mes amis, mes amours, mes emmerdes.[2]

Personal life[edit]

She is the wife of the historian Patrick Rotman (fr).[2] The couple has two children.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Florence Pernel". Allocine (in French). Retrieved 22 September 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Serbini, Sophie. "Florence Pernel: Sa biographie" [Florence Pernel: Biography]. Allocine (in French). Retrieved 22 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "Florence Pernel : « Caroline n'est pas un personnage très équilibré ! »" [Florence Pernel "Caroline is not a very balanced character! "]. Antenne Reunion (in French). 7 December 2012. Retrieved 22 September 2014. 
  4. ^ Roger Ebert (2012). 25 Great French Films: Ebert's Essentials. Andrews McMeel Publishing. p. 95. ISBN 978-1-4494-2149-6. OCLC 798353377. 
  5. ^ Jordi Agustí; Marek Haltof; Mauricio Antón (2013). The Cinema of Krzysztof Kieslowski: Variations on Destiny and Chance. Columbia University Press. p. 177. ISBN 978-0-231-50402-7. OCLC 427446847. 
  6. ^ "Polish Cultural Institute". Polish Cultural Institute. Retrieved 22 September 2014. 
  7. ^ Ronald Schwartz (2008). Great Spanish Films Since 1950. Scarecrow Press. p. 224. ISBN 978-1-4616-9661-2. OCLC 863824716. 
  8. ^ Carrière, Christophe (18 May 2011). "Portrait de Cécilia Sarkozy dans La Conquête" [Portrait of Cecilia Sarkozy in The Conquest]. L'Express (in French). Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  9. ^ ""La Conquête" par Florence Pernel-Cécilia Sarkozy" ["The Conquest" by Florence Pernel-Cécilia Sarkozy]. Allocine (in French). 15 April 2011. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  10. ^ Kauffmann, Stanley (14 December 2014). "Stanley Kauffmann on Films: The Unexpected". New Republic. Retrieved 22 September 2014. 
  11. ^ Roger Ebert (2012). Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2013: 25th Anniversary Edition. Andrews McMeel Publishing. p. 105. ISBN 978-1-4494-2311-7. OCLC 826452920. 
  12. ^ "Le laughing stock? Mocking biopic of Nicholas Sarkozy to star at Cannes Film Festival". Daily Mail Online. 18 April 2011. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  13. ^ Janis L. Pallister; Ruth A. Hottell (2011). Noteworthy Francophone Women Directors: A Sequel. Lexington Books. p. 31. ISBN 978-1-61147-443-5. OCLC 733232724. 

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