Suzanne Flon

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Suzanne Flon
Suzanne Flon photo.jpg
Born (1918-01-28)28 January 1918
Le Kremlin-Bicêtre,
Val-de-Marne, France
Died 15 June 2005(2005-06-15) (aged 87)
Paris, France

Suzanne Flon (28 January 1918 – 15 June 2005) was a French film actress.

Early life[edit]

Her father was a railway worker and her mother crafted jewelry.

Prior to becoming an actress, Flon worked as an English translator at the Paris department store Au Printemps and then as personal secretary to Édith Piaf.

Theatre roles[edit]

Flon's stage credits included plays by Jean Anouilh (L'Alouette, Antigone, Roméo et Jeannette), André Roussin (La Petite Hutte), and Loleh Bellon (La Chambre d'amis, Les Dames du jeudi, Changement à vue, and Une Absence). Her English-language theatrical roles included Katherine (The Taming of the Shrew) and Rosalind (As You Like It).[1]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Director Notes
1941 Ce n'est pas moi Jacques de Baroncelli
1943 Colonel Chabert Albertine René Le Hénaff
1947 Captain Blomet Andrée Feix
1949 Dernier amour Simone Jean Stelli
Suzanne et ses brigands Suzanne Seguin Yves Ciampi
La cage aux filles Madame Edith Maurice Cloche
1950 Bed for Two; Rendezvous with Luck Blanche Pidoux-Bobin Emil-Edwin Reinert
1951 La belle image Lucienne Chenal Claude Heymann
1952 La vie de Sainte Thérèse de Lisieux Mother Agnès de Jésus André Haguet
Moulin Rouge Myriamme Hayam John Huston
1954 Your Favorite Story Leslie Goodwins & Jacques Nahum TV Series (1 Episode)
1955 Mr. Arkadin Baroness Nagel Orson Welles
1958 Prisons de femmes Maurice Cloche (2)
1960 Un beau dimanche de septembre Adriana Marcel Cravenne TV Movie
1961 Tu ne tueras point Kordijeova's mother Claude Autant-Lara Volpi Cup for Best Actress
Madame se meurt Narrator Jean Cayrol & Claude Durand Short
Famous Love Affairs Margravine Ursula Michel Boisrond
1962 Le mal court Alcarica Alain Boudet TV Movie
A Monkey in Winter Suzanne Quentin Henri Verneuil
The Trial Miss Pittl Orson Welles (2)
1963 La porteuse de pain Jeanne Fortier Maurice Cloche (3)
Nutty, Naughty Chateau Agathe Roger Vadim
1964 The Train Mademoiselle Villard John Frankenheimer
1967 If I Were a Spy Geneviève Laurent Bertrand Blier
Le soleil des voyous Marie-Jeanne Farrand Jean Delannoy
1968 Tante Zita Yvette Robert Enrico
Le franciscain de Bourges Madame Toledano Claude Autant-Lara (2)
1969 Délire à deux Vous Michel Mitrani TV Movie
Sous le signe du taureau Christine Raynal Gilles Grangier
Jeff Mrs. de Groote Jean Herman
La chasse royale Céline François Leterrier
1970 Teresa Teresa Gérard Vergez Taormina Film Fest - Best Acting Performance
1971 Aussi loin que l'amour The Captain Frédéric Rossif
1973 Les volets clos Rosalie Jean-Claude Brialy
Le silencieux Jeanne Claude Pinoteau
Au théâtre ce soir Hélène Georges Folgoas TV Series (1 Episode)
1974 Le tour d'écrou Elizabeth Gridders Raymond Rouleau TV Movie
Les enquêtes du commissaire Maigret Aline Callas Marcel Cravenne (2) TV Series (1 Episode)
Un amour de pluie Madame Edith Jean-Claude Brialy (2)
Nouvelles de Henry James Elizabeth Raymond Rouleau (2) TV Series (1 Episode)
1975 Le voyage en province Alain's mother Jacques Tréfouel TV Movie
Le renard dans l'île Aunt Martine Leïla Senati TV Movie
1976 Docteur Françoise Gailland Geneviève Liénard Jean-Louis Bertucelli
Monsieur Albert Man-Louise Jacques Renard
Monsieur Klein The concierge Joseph Losey
Boomerang Madame Grimaldi José Giovanni
Hôtel Baltimore Millie Arcady TV Movie
1977 La vérité de Madame Langlois Thérèse Claude Santelli TV Movie
Black-Out Barmaid Philippe Mordacq
1979 Les héritiers Jeanne Jean-Pierre Gallo TV Series (1 Episode)
1980 Le noeud de vipères Isa Jacques Trébouta TV Movie
Une voix Dominique Crèvecoeur Short
Le curé de Tours Mademoiselle Gamard Gabriel Axel TV Movie
1981 Quartet Madame Hautchamp James Ivory
Mon meilleur Noël The grand mother Gabriel Axel (2) TV Series (1 Episode)
1983 One Deadly Summer Nine Cognata Jean Becker César Award for Best Supporting Actress
1984 Le dialogue des Carmélites Madame de Croissy Pierre Cardinal TV Movie
Le coeur sur la main Marcelle Hervé Baslé TV Movie
Mademoiselle Clarisse Mademoiselle Clarisse Ange Casta TV Movie
7 d'Or for Best Actress
Le dernier civil Mademoiselle Fabricius Laurent Heynemann TV Movie
1985 La robe mauve de Valentine Marie Patrick Bureau TV Movie
1986 Cinéma 16 Georgette Franck Apprederis TV Series (1 Episode)
Triple sec Yves Thomas Short
1987 Série noire Renée Marcel Bluwal TV Series (1 Episode)
Dagboek van een Oude Dwaas Denise Hamelinck Lili Rademakers
Gigi Madame Alvarez Jeannette Hubert TV Movie
Chacun sa vérité Madame Frola Jean-Daniel Verhaeghe TV Movie
Noyade interdite Hazelle Pierre Granier-Deferre
1988 En toute innocence Clemence Alain Jessua
1989 La vouivre Louise Muselier Georges Wilson César Award for Best Supporting Actress
1990 Gaspard et Robinson Mamie Tony Gatlif
1992 Voyage à Rome The mother Michel Lengliney
1999 The Children of the Marshland Old Cri Cri Jean Becker (2)
Je suis né d'une cigogne The neighbor Tony Gatlif (2)
2001 A Crime in Paradise The mistress Jean Becker (3)
2002 Le miroir d'Alice Maura Le Bellec Marc Rivière TV Movie
Mille millièmes Madame Chartreux Rémi Waterhouse
2003 The Flower of Evil Aunt Line Claude Chabrol
Effroyables jardins Marie Gerbier Jean Becker (4)
2004 The Bridesmaid Madame Crespin Claude Chabrol (2)
2005 Joyeux Noël Chatelaine Christian Carion
2006 Avenue Montaigne Madame Roux Danièle Thompson

Awards and nominations[edit]

Molière Awards[edit]

Year Group Award Play Result
1987 Molière Awards Best Actress Léopold le bien-aimé Won
1995 Molière Awards Best Actress La Chambre d'amis Won
Year Group Award Play Result
1989 Molière Awards Best Actress Une absence Nominated
1992 Molière Awards Best Actress L'Antichambre Nominated
2000 Molière Awards Best Actress L'Amante anglaise Nominated

César Awards[edit]

Year Group Award Film Result
1984 César Award Best Supporting Actress L'Été meurtrier Won
1990 César Award Best Supporting Actress La Vouivre Won

Others[edit]

She won Best Actress at the 1961 Venice film festival for her role as the mother of a conscientious objector in Tu ne tueras point.[2]

Tributes[edit]

Director Danièle Thompson dedicated Avenue Montaigne to Flon, who had here her last film appearance.[3] Writer-director John Huston described Flon as "the most extraordinary woman I have ever known."[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kirkup, James (3 September 2005). "Suzanne Flon". The Independent. Retrieved 2008-05-12. 
  2. ^ Venice Film Festival website, http://www.labiennale.org/en/cinema/history/volpi.html
  3. ^ French, Philip (25 February 2007). "Orchestra Seats". The Observer. Retrieved 2008-05-11. 
  4. ^ Playboy, "Playboy Interview", September 1985

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