Josée Dayan

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Josée Dayan
Born (1943-10-06) 6 October 1943 (age 75)
Toulouse, France
OccupationDirector, Producer, Writer
Years active1964–present

Josée Dayan (born 6 October 1943 in Toulouse, France) is a French film director, screenwriter and producer.

Life[edit]

Dayan grew up in Algiers,[1] Algeria, where her father Albert Dagnant, who came from a Jewish family, worked as a television director;[2] her grandmother was the owner of a cinema.[3] Since 1974 she directed mainly movies for television. In 1979, under her direction, a documentary about Simone de Beauvoir appeared.[4] Her most successful works are the 1998 TV mini-series The Count of Monte Cristo with Gérard Depardieu in the lead role, and the 2002 mini-series Les Misérables with Depardieu and John Malkovich. Then there is Balzac: A Passionate Life (1999) and Cet amour-là (2001), both with Jeanne Moreau,[5] and Raspoutine (2011) with Depardieu. A major success was Les Liaisons dangereuses (2003) with Catherine Deneuve and Nastassja Kinski in the leading roles.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1964 Le Tigre aime la chair fraiche Assistant director Film
Directed by Claude Chabrol
1967 La parisienne Assistant director TV film
Directed by Jean Kerchbron
1974 De vagues herbes jaunes Director / Writer TV film
1975 Au fil des rues... à Gennevilliers Director TV film
Monsieur Barnett Director TV film
1977 Le naufrage de Monte-Cristo Director TV film
1978 Cinéma 16 [fr] Director TV series (2 episodes)
  • La femme rompue (1978)
  • Une fugue à Venise (1981)
1979 Simone de Beauvoir Director / Writer Documentary
Directed with Malka Ribowska
1980 L'embrumé Director / Writer TV film
Les noces de Figaro Director TV film
Based on the opera The Marriage of Figaro
1982 Le retour d'Elisabeth Wolff Director / Writer TV film
1983 Les Amours romantiques [fr] Director TV series (1 episode: Les prétendus)
1984 Les amours des années 50 Director TV series (1 episode: Les autres jours)
1985 Le Deuxième Couteau [fr] Director TV film
1987 Je tue à la campagne Director TV film
Les passions de Céline Director TV series (13 episodes)
1988 Le chevalier de Pardaillan Director TV series (15 episodes)
Sueurs froides [fr] Director TV series (2 episodes)
  • La belle ouvrage (1988)
  • Coup de pouce (1988)
Tourbillons Director TV miniseries (10 episodes)
1989 Le retour de Lemmy Caution Director TV film
With Eddie Constantine as Lemmy Caution
Super Polar [fr] Director TV series (2 episodes)
1990 L'ex-femme de ma vie Director TV film
Written by Josiane Balasko
Le pitre Director TV film
Plein fer [fr] Director Film
1991 Navarro Director TV series (2 episodes)
  • Salade russe (1991)
  • Billets de sang (1991)
Coup de foudre Director TV series (1 episode: Retour)
Le gang des tractions Director TV miniseries (3 episodes)
  • L'homme aux chiens (1991)
  • Dernier round (1991)
  • Saint-Germain (1992)
1992 Police Secrets Director TV series (4 episodes)
  • Un flic pourri (1992)
  • Le vin qui tue (1993)
  • Mort d'un gardien de la paix (1994)
  • Les nuiteux (1994)
Jo et Milou Director TV film
Hot Chocolate Director TV film
With American stars (Robert Hays and Bo Derek)
Le JAP, juge d'application des peines Director TV series (2 episodes)
  • Les dangers de la liberté (1992)
  • Tirez sur le lampiste (1993)
1993 Julie Lescaut Director TV series (7 episodes)
  • Trafics (1993)
  • Ville haute, ville basse (1994)
  • Tableau noir (1994)
  • Ruptures (1994)
  • Crédit revolver (1996)
  • La fête des mères (1996)
  • Le secret des origines (1996)
1994 Le cascadeur Director TV series (1 episode: Le saut de la mort)
La guerre des privés Director TV series (2 episodes)
  • Deux morts sans ordonnance (1994)
  • Tchao poulet (1994)
1995 Victor et François Director TV film
Directed with Ruben Goots
L'enfant en héritage Director TV film
La Rivière Espérance Director / Actress TV miniseries (9 episodes)
1996 Les Liens du coeur [fr] Director TV film
Based on Silas Marner
La passion du docteur Bergh Director TV film
L'Enfant du secret [fr] Director TV film
1997 Les héritiers Director TV film
Victor Director TV film
1998 The Count of Monte Cristo Director TV miniseries (4 episodes)
7 d'Or - Audience Vote: Best Movie Made for TV
Marc Eliot [fr] Director TV series (4 episodes)
  • Les deux flics (1998)
  • Le passé d'une femme (1998)
  • C'est pas une façon d'aimer (1999)
  • Les deux frères (1999)
1999 Balzac [fr] Director TV film
With Gérard Depardieu as Balzac
Les Boeuf-carottes [fr] Director TV series (2 episodes)
  • Soupçons (1999)
  • Parmi l'élite (2005)
2000 Les Misérables Director TV miniseries
2001 Zaïde, un petit air de vengeance Director TV film
Cet amour-là [fr] Director / Writer Film
With Jeanne Moreau as Marguerite Duras
L'Étrange Monsieur Joseph [fr] Director TV film
Attila Director TV film
Based on the opera Attila
Un altro mondo è possibile Support Documentary
2002 Inside the Actors Studio Guest Audience TV series (1 episode)
2003 Les Liaisons dangereuses Director TV miniseries
Les Parents terribles [fr] Director / Producer TV film
Based on the play Les Parents terribles
Nominated - Atv Awards - Best TV film
Le génie français Director TV series
2004 Milady [fr] Director / Producer TV film
A film about Milady de Winter
2005 Akoibon [fr] Actress Film
Directed by Édouard Baer
Les Rois maudits Director TV miniseries (5 episodes)
Nominated - Globes de Cristal Award - Best Television Film or Television Series
2006 La contessa di Castiglione [it] Director / Writer TV film
A film about Virginia Oldoini, Countess of Castiglione
2008 Diane, femme flic [fr] Director TV series (1 episode: Deuxième vérité)
Jeanne M. - Côté cour, côté coeur Director / Producer Documentary
Directed with Pierre-André Boutang and Annie Chevalley
Collection Fred Vargas Director / Producer TV series (4 episodes)
Nous n'irons plus au bois Director Documentary
Château en Suède [fr] Director TV film
Based on the play by Françoise Sagan
Marie-Octobre [fr] Director TV film
2009 Mourir d'aimer [fr] Director / Producer TV film
Folie douce [fr] Director / Producer / Editor TV film
2010 Ni reprise, ni échangée [fr] Director / Producer TV film
2011 Bouquet final [fr] Director / Producer TV film
La Mauvaise Rencontre [fr] Director / Producer TV film
Raspoutine Director TV film
Directed with Irakli Kvirikadze
2012 Nos retrouvailles [fr] Director TV film
La Solitude du pouvoir [fr] Director / Producer TV film
2013 Le Clan des Lanzac [fr] Director / Producer TV film
Indiscrétions [fr] Director / Producer TV film
2014 Entre vents et marées [fr] Director / Producer TV film
2015 Capitaine Marleau Director TV series (13 episodes)
  • Philippe Muir (2015)
  • Le Domaine des Soeurs Meyer (2016)
  • Les Mystères de la foi (2016)
  • Brouillard en thalasso (2016)
  • En trompe-l'oeil (2016)
  • La Nuit de la Lune rousse (2017)
  • À ciel ouvert (2017)
  • Chambre avec vue (2017)
  • La mémoire enfouie (2017)
  • Sang et lumière (2017)
  • Le Jeune homme et la mort (2018)
  • Double jeu (2018)
  • Les Roseaux noirs (2018)
2017 La Tueuse caméléon [fr] Director / Producer TV film

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