Mathilde Seigner

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Mathilde Seigner
Mathilde Seigner Cannes 2009.jpg
Mathilde Seigner in 2009
Born (1968-01-17) 17 January 1968 (age 48)
Paris, France
Occupation Actress
Years active 1994–present[1]
Partner(s) Mathieu Petit

Mathilde Seigner (born 17 January 1968) is a French actress.

Seigner was born in Paris, France. She is the granddaughter of actor Louis Seigner (1903-1991). Seigner is the sister of Emmanuelle Seigner and a niece of Françoise Seigner.

Career[edit]

Her acting performances have been confined to French language films, but she has appeared in a number of notable productions. She won Best Actress at the Montreal World Film Festival in 2001 for her role in Betty Fisher and Other Stories and has been nominated for a César Award three times.

She studied comedy at Florent (very famous French school of theater), before making her first appearance in theaters in 1994, alongside her sister Emmanuelle in Smile Claude Miller. She received the Prix Michel Simon in 1995 for her role in Rosine. Two years later, she won a Cesar Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Nettoyage à sec.

She won the "Romy Schneider Prize in 1999. Mathilde Seigner is appreciated for her spontaneity and strong character, she quickly gained favor with the public, thanks to the nostalgic Une hirondelle a fait le printemps (2001) as a city dweller who discovers the joys of the countryside. She appeared in Le passager de l’été, Zone libre, and Dance avec lui. With 3 amis, she returned to comedy, in such films as Tout pour plaire and Détrompez-vous.

She returned in 2009 with three dramatic comedies about family (Quelque chose à te dire, Trésor and Une semaine sur deux (et la moitié des vacances scolaires)). After Fini les vacances (2010), she appeared in Camping 2 and the remake of La guerre des boutons (2011).

In 2012, Seigner appeared in Dans la tourmente and Max. In September 2013, she appeared onstage. Two years after L'amour, la mort les fringues, she appeared in Nina, a comedy in which she is the heroine alongside François Berléand and François Vincentelli, as her husband and lover, respectively.

Personal life[edit]

From 1998 to 2001 she had an affair with the comedian Laurent Gerra.

From 2002 to 2005, she was in couple with the actor Antoine Duléry.

Since October 2006, Seigner has lived with Mathieu Petit, a cameraman; they have a son.[citation needed]

César Award controversy[edit]

On 24 February 2012, during the César Award ceremony, she interrupted the telecast when Michel Blanc won, stating she would have preferred that Joey Starr won.[2]

Theater[edit]

Year Title Author Director Notes
1988 The Moods of Marianne Alfred de Musset Françoise Seigner
Les Chevaliers de la Table ronde Jean Cocteau Françoise Seigner (2)
1989 Les Fourberies de Scapin Molière Françoise Seigner (3)
1990 Le Médecin malgré lui Molière Michel Galabru
The Miser Molière Françoise Seigner (4)
1991 L'Étourdi Molière Françoise Seigner (5) Théâtre des Célestins
1992 Et s'il n'en restait qu'un Françoise Dorin Françoise Seigner (6)
1997 Uncle Vanya Anton Chekhov Patrice Kerbrat Théâtre Hébertot
2001-03 Educating Rita Willy Russell Michel Fagadau Théâtre des Champs-Élysées
2011 Love, Loss, and What I Wore Nora & Delia Ephron Danièle Thompson Théâtre Marigny
2013-15 Nina André Roussin Bernard Murat Théâtre Édouard VII

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Director Notes
1989 Salut les musclés Jacques Samyn TV Series (1 Episode)
1991 Cas de divorce Pascale Seguin Gérard Espinasse TV Series (1 Episode)
1994 Rosine Marie Christine Carrière Acteurs à l'Écran - Best Actress
Le sourire Tututt Claude Miller
Boulevard Mac Donald Melvil Poupaud Short
3000 scénarios contre un virus Daniel Vigne TV Series (1 Episode)
1995 J'aime beaucoup ce que vous faites Laurence Xavier Giannoli Short
1996 Mémoires d'un jeune con Nathalie Patrick Aurignac
Portraits chinois Fanny Martine Dugowson
Vacances bougeoises Mélanie Jean-Claude Brialy TV Movie
Pêcheur d'Islande Gaud Daniel Vigne (2) TV Movie
Combats de femme Nadine Pascale Bailly TV Series (1 Episode)
1997 Dry Cleaning Marylin Anne Fontaine Nominated - César Award for Best Supporting Actress
Vive la république Corinne Éric Rochant
Francorusse Sophie Alexis Miansarow
The Man I Love Lise Stéphane Giusti TV Movie
Si je t'oublie Sarajevo Leila Arnaud Sélignac TV Movie
Georges Dandin Angélique Jean-Claude Brialy (2) TV Movie
1998 Noël en famille Fabienne Berthaud & Aruna Villiers Short
Marc Eliot Isabelle Germain Josée Dayan TV Series (1 Episode)
Commandant Nerval Nathalie Joste Arnaud Sélignac (2) TV Series (1 Episode)
1999 Venus Beauty Institute Samantha Tonie Marshall Nominated - César Award for Best Supporting Actress
Time Regained Céleste Raúl Ruiz
Belle maman Séverine Gabriel Aghion
Le bleu des villes Mylène Stéphane Brizé
2000 Harry, He's Here to Help Claire Dominik Moll Nominated - César Award for Best Supporting Actress
Le coeur à l'ouvrage Chloë Laurent Dussaux
Le mal des femmes Daniel Vigne (3)
La chambre des magiciennes Odette Claude Miller (2) TV Movie
2001 The Girl from Paris Sandrine Dumez Christian Carion Cabourg Film Festival - Best Actress
Inch'Allah Dimanche Nicole Briat Yamina Benguigui
The Milk of Human Kindness Josiane Dominique Cabrera Locarno International Film Festival - Special Mention
Alias Betty Carole Novacki Claude Miller (3) Montreal World Film Festival - Best Actress
2002 Madame Sans-Gêne Catherine Hübscher Philippe de Broca TV Movie
Les enquêtes d'Éloïse Rome Irène Edwin Baily TV Series (1 Episode)
2003 Tristan Emmanuelle Barsac Philippe Harel
2004 Les parisiens Clémentine / Anne Claude Lelouch
Mariages ! Valentine Valérie Guignabodet
2005 Le courage d'aimer Clémentine / Anne Claude Lelouch (2)
Palais royal ! Laurence Valérie Lemercier
Tout pour plaire Juliette Fischer Cécile Telerman
2006 Camping Sophie Gatineau Fabien Onteniente
Le passager de l'été Angèle Florence Moncorgé-Gabin
2007 Game of Four Lisa Bruno Dega
3 amis Claire Michel Boujenah
Zone libre Daughter-in-law Christophe Malavoy
Danse avec lui Alexandra Valérie Guignabodet (2)
2009 Trésor Nathalie Claude Berri & François Dupeyron
Une semaine sur deux
(et la moitié des vacances scolaires)
Marjorie Ivan Calbérac
Quelque chose à te dire Alice Celliers Cécile Telerman (2)
2010 Camping 2 Sophie Gatineau Fabien Onteniente (2)
2011 La guerre des boutons Lebrac's mother Yann Samuell
Dans la tourmente Hélène Christophe Ruggia
2012 Maman Sandrine Alexandra Leclère
Bowling Mathilde Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar
Max Rose Stéphanie Murat
Médecin-chef à la Santé Séverine Vincent Yves Rénier TV Movie
2014 La liste de mes envies Jocelyne Guerbette Didier Le Pêcheur
2015 Come What May Mado Christian Carion (2)
Une mère Marie Christine Carrière (2)
Flic, tout simplement Martine Monteil Yves Rénier (2) TV Movie
2016 Back to Mom's Carole Mazerin Éric Lavaine
Sam Sam Valérie Guignabodet (3) TV Series (6 Episodes)
2017 Chacun sa vie et son intime conviction Claude Lelouch (3)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mathilde Seigner has appeared in the following films:Boulevard Mac Donald (1994)...". Retrieved 22 September 2012. 
  2. ^ Profile, closermag.fr; accessed 22 June 2015.(French)

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