Yolande Moreau

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Yolande Moreau
Yolande Moreau étoiles d'or.jpg
Moreau in 2009
Born (1953-02-27) 27 February 1953 (age 62)
Brussels, Belgium
Occupation Actress, comedian, director, screenwriter
Years active 1984–present
Children 2

Yolande Moreau (born 27 February 1953) is a Belgian comedian, actress, film director and screenwriter. She has won three César Award on four nominations.

Life and career[edit]

Moreau is prize-winner of three César Awards: one for best first film (in 2005) and two as best actress (in 2005 and 2009). She has more of the awards than any other Belgian actress.

She made her debut in cinema with the director Agnès Varda with two movies : Sept pièces (1984) and Vagabond (1985). In 1989 she joined Jérôme Deschamps and Macha Makeieff's troupe, of which she became one of the stars, especially with the TV programme, Les Deschiens. She played La Levaque in Germinal (1993) directed by Claude Berri, a concierge in the film Amélie (2001) and Mama Chow in Micmacs (2009) (both directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet), a mime in Paris, Je T'aime (2006) and a lovesick woman in Vagabond (1985) directed by Agnes Varda. She make her directional debut with the movie When the Sea Rises, in which she also starred and she is the co-writer. The movie is really loved by the critics and Yolande Moreau won two César Awards for Best Debut and Best Actress. Moreau stars in the French horror thriller film The Pack, which premiered at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival.[1] Her 2013 film Henri was screened in the Directors' Fortnight section at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.[2]

She work with the directors Agnès Varda (X2), Claude Berri, Jean-Pierre Jeunet (X2), Jean-Paul Rappeneau, Étienne Chatiliez, Coline Serreau, Gilles Porte, Costa-Gavras, Albert Dupontel (X2), Jean-Pierre Améris, Jean-Michel Ribes, Martin Provost (X2), Benoît Delépine & Gustave Kervern (X3), Joann Sfar, Noémie Lvovsky, François Ozon and Jaco Van Dormael.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Director Notes
1984 Sept pièces A domestic Agnès Varda Short
1985 Vagabond Yolande Agnès Varda (2)
1989 Le jour de congé Carole Laganiere Short
1991 Navarro The maid Gérard Marx TV Series (1 Episode)
1992 Les Amies de ma femme The caretaker Didier Van Cauwelaert
1993 La Cavale des fous Bus's driver Marco Pico
Germinal La Levaque Claude Berri
Son of the Shark The driver Agnès Merlet
La lettre inachevée Lydia Chantal Picault TV Movie
1995 The Horseman on the Roof Madame Rigoard Jean-Paul Rappeneau
Happiness Is in the Field Lucette Étienne Chatiliez
Les Trois Frères The betting shop keeper Didier Bourdon & Bernard Campan
Maigret Madame Popineau Pierre Joassin TV Series (1 Episode)
L'avocate Marie-Jo Philippe Lefebvre TV Series (1 Episode)
1996 The Green Beautiful Nicole Coline Serreau
Baloche Jacqueline Van Bersen Dominique Baron TV Movie
Le cheval de coeur Josiane Charlotte Brandstrom TV Movie
1997 Tout doit disparaître Irène Millard Philippe Muyl
Un air si pur... Laure Surville Yves Angelo
1998 Que la lumière soit Contractual God Arthur Joffé
Pleine lune Marie Rochat Fredi M. Murer
Le choix d'une mère Mme Parmentier Tommy Collins & Jacques Malaterre TV Movie
1999 Merci mon chien Marie-Do Philippe Galland
L'Ami du jardin Miss Pogut Jean-Louis Bouchaud
Le Voyage à Paris The baker Marc-Henri Dufresne
Premier Noël The teacher Kamel Cherif Short
2001 Amélie Madeleine Wallace Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Un honnête commerçant Chantal Bex Philippe Blasband
Le Lait de la tendresse humaine Babette Dominique Cabrera
1993-2002 Les Deschiens Yolande TV Series
2002 A Piece of Sky Madame Pasquier Bénédicte Liénard
2003 Bienvenue chez les Rozes Marsanne Francis Palluau
Corps à corps The teacher François Hanss
2004 Folle embellie Hélène Dominique Cabrera (2)
Quand la mer monte... Irène Yolande Moreau & Gilles Porte César Award for Best Actress
César Award for Best First Feature Film
Louis Delluc Prize for Best first Film
Namur International Festival of French-Speaking Film - Best Actress
Paris International Cinema Meeting - Audience Award
Nominated - European Film Award for European Discovery of the Year
Nominated - Joseph Plateau Award for Best Belgian Actress
Nominated - Joseph Plateau Award for Best Belgian Screenplay
2005 Ze Film The Kodak's Woman Guy Jacques
Le Couperet The post clerk Costa-Gavras
Bunker Paradise Claire Stefan Liberski
2006 Enfermés dehors Gina Albert Dupontel
Paris, je t'aime The mime Emmanuel Benbihy & Claudie Ossard
Je m'appelle Élisabeth Rose Jean-Pierre Améris
2007 Vous êtes de la police ? Christine Léger Romuald Beugnon
The Last Mistress The countess of Artelles Catherine Breillat
2008 Musée haut, musée bas Madame Stenthels Jean-Michel Ribes
Séraphine Séraphine Louis Martin Provost César Award for Best Actress
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress
Lumières Award for Best Actress
Dublin Film Critics' Circle - Best Actress
Newport Beach Film Festival - Best Actress
Cairo International Film Festival - Best Actress
Étoiles d'Or - Best Actress
Nominated - European Film Award for Best Actress
Nominated - Globes de Cristal Award for Best Actress
Louise Hires a Contract Killer Louise Ferrand Benoît Delépine & Gustave Kervern
2009 La Véritable Histoire du chat botté Queen's Voice Pascal Hérold, Jérôme Deschamps & Macha Makeïeff
Incognito Mme Champenard Éric Lavaine
Micmacs Mama Chow Jean-Pierre Jeunet (2)
2010 Gainsbourg (Vie héroïque) Fréhel Joann Sfar Nominated - Magritte Award for Best Supporting Actress
Mammuth Catherine Pilardosse Benoît Delépine & Gustave de Kervern (2) Nominated - Magritte Award for Best Actress
The Pack La Spack Franck Richard
2011 Où va la nuit Rose Martin Provost (2) Nominated - Magritte Award for Best Actress
2012 Le grand soir The punk girl's mother Benoît Delépine & Gustave de Kervern (3)
Cendrillon au Far West Felicity's Voice Pascal Hérold (2)
Camille redouble Camille's mother Noémie Lvovsky Magritte Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominayed - César Award for Best Supporting Actress
In the House The twins François Ozon
2013 Henri Aunt Michelle Yolande Moreau (2) Gijón International Film Festival - Best Film
Nominated - Cannes Film Festival - SACD Prize
Nominated - Magritte Award for Best Film
Nominated - Magritte Award for Best Director
Nominated - Magritte Award for Best Screenplay
Nominated - São Paulo International Film Festival - Best Feature Film
Neuf mois ferme Bob's mother Albert Dupontel (2)
2014 Ablations Wortz's Assistant Arnold de Parscau
Brèves de comptoir Madame Lamelle Jean-Michel Ribes (2)
2015 Voyage en Chine Liliane Rousseau Zoltan Mayer
Le tout nouveau Testament God's wife Jaco Van Dormael
Terrae Daniel Schick TV Movie[3]
The Childhood of a Leader Brady Corbet
April and the Twisted World Christian Desmares & Franck Ekinci
2016 Fleur de Tonnerre [4] Stéphanie Pillonca-Kervern
Une vie [5] Stéphane Brizé
Crash test Aglaé [6] Eric Gravel

Box-office[edit]

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Movies starring Yolande Moreau with more than a million of entries in France.

Films Director Year France (entries)
1 Amélie Jean-Pierre Jeunet 2001 8,636,041
2 The Three Brothers Didier Bourdon, Bernard Campan 1995 6,897,098
3 Germinal Claude Berri 1993 6,161,776
4 Happiness Is in the Field Étienne Chatiliez 1995 4,931,618
5 The Horseman on the Roof Jean-Paul Rappeneau 1995 2,552,695
6 9 Month Stretch Albert Dupontel 2013 2,070,776
7 Micmacs Jean-Pierre Jeunet (2) 2009 1,258,804
8 Incognito Eric Lavaine 2009 1,250,138
9 Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life Joann Sfar 2010 1,199,451
10 In the House François Ozon 2012 1,195,518
11 Vagabond Agnès Varda 1985 1,080,143

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