Sibylle Blanc

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Sibylle Blanc
Sibylle Blanc presenting at Paleo 2013.jpg
Sibylle Blanc presenting at the Paleo Festival 2013
Born Sibylle Blanc
(1974-01-03) January 3, 1974 (age 43)
Switzerland Aubonne, Switzerland
Height 1.58 m (5 ft 2 in)
Website Comedien.ch

Sibylle Blanc (born January 3, 1974[1] in Aubonne, Vaud) is a French-speaking Swiss actress and director who is actively involved in theatrical, film, television and radio productions in her native Switzerland as well as in nearby France.

Her first name is easily misspelt and she is sometimes wrongly credited as Sybille Blanc.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Blanc is the daughter of Pierre-Alain Blanc who is a former mayor of Aubonne and a teacher of physical education.[3] Sport is important to her father who organised a triathlon in Aubonne every year.[4] As part of her fitness routine she regularly plays badminton with her father.[3]

She lives in a charming sixth floor apartment in a building without an elevator. "C'est pratique, j'ai trouvé un appartement avec fitness intégré! (It's practical, I've found an apartment with fitness built in!)" she said jokingly in an interview with Wladimir Bianchi[5] She first came across her apartment when she went there to read for her first professional theatrical role as Cordélia in King Lear. She fell in love with it immediately. Several years later she saw in a newspaper, next to an article about herself, an advertisement that the apartment was available.[5]

As well as fitness Blanc also takes her diet very seriously and eats primarily fruit and steamed vegetables and tries to drink two litres of tea every day.[1][3]

Career[edit]

Blanc studied dramatic arts at the Ecole Supérieure d'Art Dramatique (ESAD) in Geneva graduating in 1996. Early in her professional career she appeared on several children's TV programs produced by the TSR including Smash and Bus et compagnie.[6] Her first major role came with the TSR produced sitcom (French)Bigoudi where she played Laura for 50 episodes from 1996 to 1998. Since that time she has frequently appeared on television programs produced by the French-language Swiss national TV station, TSR.

She has a tremendous ability to play a diverse range of roles which was brought out in her portrayal of the various female characters in Matt Cameron's play Ruby Moon and in the numerous comedy cabaret shows (La Revue 2000, Les nouvelles brèves de comptoir and La Revue de Cuche et Barbezat) which she has performed in. In the latter and in the musical Irma la Douce she was able to display her strong talent for singing and dancing. She has played numerous classical characters in plays by such authors as Shakespeare, Wilde, Miller, Beckett, Labiche and Pagnol as well as more modern roles in plays by authors such as Ruccello, Cameron and Dear. Blanc is fluent in both English and French and has even played an American in Hazanov's film Salade(s) Russe(s).

She was the lead singer in an innovative local Geneva based band, Booty Machine,[7] between 2008 and 2009.

On top of acting and singing she has also co-hosted the morning radio shows Le 6-9 on Radio NRJ in 2001 and Les Matinales on Lausanne FM[8] from 2006 to 2007. Since its formation in 2008 she has been the voice of Lausanne based radio station LFM(French)[9] and she has appeared numerous times on the Radio Télévision Suisse comedy show Les Dicodeurs.

She has hosted many events. Notable amongst these are GRAND (Grand Prix Romand de la Création - an award ceremony for outstanding work in the field of communications in the French part of Switzerland) [10] in 2011 and 2013 and the second largest stage (originally called Le Chapiteau and presently called Les Arches) at the Paleo Festival since 2000.[11]

Since turning 40 she has earned her bachelor's degree in Linguistics and Psychology at the University of Geneva.[12] She announced at a showing of the film "Sam" in 2015 that she was working on her master's degree as well as a script for a future film.

The following information has been compiled from Blanc's agent's website,[13] the Swiss French actor's website Comedien.ch,[14] the International Movie Database.[2] and from the Swiss Films website.[15]

Theatre[edit]

2016

2014

  • Le songe de Clara written by Daniel Eisler, Salle des Remparts, La Tour-de-Peilz, Salle communale, Ste-Croix and the Aula du Collège du Belvédère, Lausanne (Clara)

2013

2011

  • La Riviera fait son Cirque Helvetia directed by Claude Mignot
  • La belle si nous étions written by Sibylle Blanc, Théâtre de Beausobre Morges

2010

  • La R'vue de Genève written by Gaspard Boesch, Casino-théâtre[16] Geneva
  • Merlin ou la Terre Dévastée written by Georges Guerreiro, Théâtre du Loup Geneva (Berthe/Blachefleur)

2009

2008

  • Le Bourge Gentilmec written by Philippe Cohen, la Salle Centrale Madeleine[17] Geneva (Magenta, the danse teacher, Nicole and Dorimène)
  • Panique au Plazza written by Ray Cooney, Touring Switzerland (Mlle Morisot)

2007

2006

  • L'Art du Succès (The Art of Success) written by N. Dear, Théâtre Pull Off[18] Lausanne, Théâre de Valère[22] Sion, Théâtre de Beausobre[19] Morges, Théâtre Benno Besson[20] Yverdon-les-Bains, directed by G. Dyson (Sarah)
  • Les onze petits nègres (The eleven little negros)[23] written by P. Naftule and P. Bernheim (comedy based on A. Christie's And Then There Were None), Théâtre Pitoeff[24] Geneva, directed by P. Naftule (Natacha)

2005

  • Irma la Douce written by A. Breffort, Théâtre de Beausobre[19] Morges, directed by G. Demierre (Irma)
  • Les Sept Jours de Simon Labrosse (The seven days of Simon Labrosse) written by C. Fréchette, Lausanne, directed by Hedi Gharbi (Nathalie)

2004

  • Topaze written by M. Pagnol, Théâtre de L'Orangerie[25] Geneva, directed by F. Polier (Ernestine plus a number of minor characters)
  • Ruby Moon written by M. Cameron, Théâtre Pull Off[18] Lausanne, directed by G. Dyson (The Female Roles)

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999

1998

1997

1996

1995

Film[edit]

2014

  • Sam feature film directed by E. Hazanov (Corinne)

2011

  • Bob & les Sex Pistaches feature film directed by Y. Matthey (La bunny)

2008

  • 17, Rue de l'Aubépines short film F. Taghavi (the lady)

2007

  • L'infiltré feature film D. Othenin-Girard
  • Les petites vacances feature film Y. Matthey
  • Max short film J-P Cardinaux (the mother)

2006

  • Inside short film directed by L. Rivière (Marion)

2005

  • Mon beau chalet short film directed by F. Maire et J. Surchat (the lawyer)
  • La peau de l'ours short film directed by G. Daubeuf (Margot)

2003

  • Love Express[38] feature film directed by E. Hazanov (Anouk)

2002

  • Lipchitz: Le Boucher short film directed by E. Hazanov (The butcher's wife)

2001

  • La compagnie des ombres (The Shadows Company)[39] short film directed by Christophe Perrier (Francine)
  • The Adversary[40] feature film directed by N. Garcia (the waitress)
  • 20 balles de l'heure feature film directed by Frédéric Landenberg (the mother) in the dogma 95 style
  • Misogynes feature film directed by E. Hazanov (the teacher's daughter) in the dogma 95 style
  • Jungle feature film directed by Vincent Pluss in the dogma 95 style

2000

1999

  • Salade(s) Russe(s)[42] short film directed by E. Hazanov (Vanessa)
  • Les vacances de Sam[43] short film directed by G. Daubeuf (Helen)

1998

  • La mort de Ludovic short film directed by Gavillet (Ludovic's colleague)
  • La toilette zone série short film directed by X. Ruiz
  • Attention aux chiens feature film directed by F-C Marzal (the tobacconist)

Television[edit]

2009-2010

  • TSR T'es pas la Seule comedy directed by Pierre-Antoine Hiroz (Maxine)

2008

  • TSR Photo Sévices comedy directed by Stéphane Riethauser and Laurent Deshusses (Christelle)

2007

  • TSR Fitness Senteur comedy directed by G. Louvin (Stéphanie)
  • France 2/TSR Heidi series directed by A. Deluz (the rafter)

2006

2005

  • France 2 La famille Zappon[44] comedy directed by P. Légitimus Zoé (Claire Zappon)
  • TF1 Zodiaque 2: Le Maître du Zodiaque series
  • TSR Marilou sitcom written by J. Surchat directed by Y. Mathey

2004

2001

  • TSR Paul et Virginie sitcom written by J-A BLanchet directed by Y. Mathey (Anne-So)
  • TSR Les Pique-Meurons sitcom Yaka productions (Nadine)

2000

  • TSR Paul et Virginie sitcom written by J-A BLanchet directed by Y. Mathey (Anne-So)
  • TSR Les Pique-Meurons sitcom Yaka productions (Nadine)
  • France 2/TSR Sauvetage[47] series directed by H. Delaugardière (Frédérique)

1999

1996-1998

  • TSR (French)Bigoudi sitcom directed by L.Gabriele/S.Matteuzzi (Laura)

Radio[edit]

2004-2014

2006-2007

2001

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 'L'illustre', Lausanne, N. 21, p. 74, May 25, 2005.
  2. ^ a b Sibylle Blanc at the Internet Movie Database
  3. ^ a b c 'L'illustre', Lausanne, N. 1, pp. 51-53, January 4, 2007.
  4. ^ Triathlon d'Aubonne
  5. ^ a b 'Prestige Immobilier', Plurality Presse SA, Geneva, N. 8, p. 14, June–August 2007.
  6. ^ 'TVguide' Edipress Publications s.a., Lausanne, N. 22 p. 13 May 27-June 3, 2000.
  7. ^ www.zzz.ch/bootymachine
  8. ^ www.lausannefm.ch
  9. ^ www.lfm.ch
  10. ^ www.associationgrand.ch
  11. ^ 'www.journaldemorges.ch' Journal de Morges, N. 30, July 25, 2014.
  12. ^ 'www.linkedin.com' Linkedin
  13. ^ Agent of Sibylle Blanc website
  14. ^ Comedien.ch
  15. ^ Swiss Films website
  16. ^ a b c d Casino-théâtre website
  17. ^ a b Théâtre Confiture website
  18. ^ a b c Théâtre Pull Off website
  19. ^ a b c Théâtre de Beausobre website
  20. ^ a b c d Théâtre Benno Besson website
  21. ^ CO2 website
  22. ^ Théâre de Valère website
  23. ^ www.onzepetitsnegres.ch
  24. ^ a b Théâtre Pitoeff website
  25. ^ Théâtre de L'Orangerie website
  26. ^ Théâtre du Passage website
  27. ^ Théâtre du Jorat website
  28. ^ Théâtre Alhambra website
  29. ^ a b c Théâtre du Grütli website
  30. ^ Festival de la Côte website
  31. ^ Théâtre Boulimie website
  32. ^ La Revue Genevoise website
  33. ^ NIFFF website
  34. ^ Théâtre de Carouge website
  35. ^ Théâtre de Vidy website
  36. ^ Théâtre du Loup website
  37. ^ Théâtre Am Stram Gram website
  38. ^ Love Express at the Internet Movie Database
  39. ^ The Shadows Company at the Internet Movie Database
  40. ^ L'adversaire at the Internet Movie Database
  41. ^ Merci pour le chocolat at the Internet Movie Database
  42. ^ Salade(s) Russe(s) at the Internet Movie Database
  43. ^ Les vacances de Sam at the Internet Movie Database
  44. ^ La famille Zappon at the Internet Movie Database
  45. ^ ''Vénus et Appolon: Soin passionnel at the Internet Movie Database
  46. ^ Bien dégagé derrière les oreilles at the Internet Movie Database
  47. ^ Sauvetage: Le ravin at the Internet Movie Database

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