Fast-rising French actress Clémence Poésy’s film CV reads like an eclectic mix of independent film projects and Hollywood blockbusters.
Clémence is also quickly becoming known for her sense of style. Her rare and effortless beauty and style are an inspiration for the fashion world, and frequently feature in Vogue as well as on magazine covers, from i-D to Nylon to Crash. Born in 1982 to a theatre-director father and a French teacher mother, Clemence was encouraged to appreciate the importance of cultural values. Her parents told her their TV was “broken” so she grew up with French literature, theatre and a collection of classic films. At the age of 14, her father gave Clémence her first acting job. She had two lines.
“ Her rare and effortless beauty and style are an inspiration for the fashion world ”
At 16, Clémence completed La Source, a bilingual school, then went on to study drama at CNSAD (Conservatoire National Supérieur d'Art Dramatique in Paris), the Atelier International de Blanche Salant et Paul Weaver (L’Atelier International de Theatre), and the University of Nanterre. She featured in a number of French film, television, and stage productions, before taking her first English role, starring as Mary, Queen of Scots in the BBC mini-series ‘Gunpowder, Treason & Plot’ at the age of 22. Her portrayal subsequently won her the 2005 Golden FIPA for Actress in a TV Series and Serial.
Over the past few years Clémence has built up a notably eclectic film CV, ranging from Hollywood blockbusters to indie films. She gained a wider audience in 2005 when she took on the role of Fleur Delacour in ‘Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire’.
In 2008 Clémence featured in the Academy Award nominated film ‘In Bruges’ with Colin Farrell and Ralph Fiennes. She returned as Fleur Delacour in ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1’ in 2010, and starred in the same year with James Franco in ‘127 Hours’, the highly acclaimed follow-up to Danny Boyle’s award-winning ‘Slumdog Millionaire’. Clémence takes on diverse acting jobs, ranging from films to TV-series, like her part in the fourth season of US TV series ‘Gossip Girl’.
Clémence’s upcoming productions include the film ‘Mr Morgan’s Last Love’ in which she stars alongside Michael Cane, ‘Richard II’ a BBC TV Series, and ‘Birdsong’, a film of the book by Sebastian Faulks.