at 68, what happens to the leading actress of French cinema?

at 68, what happens to the leading actress of French cinema?
at 68, what happens to the leading actress of French cinema?

Catherine Frot was born in Paris on May 1, 1956. She grew up in a family where culture held an important place: her father Jacques Frot was an engineer, and her mother Jacqueline Jeanne, a high school principal. From a young age, she showed a keen interest in the performing arts. At the age of 14, she joined the conservatory courses of Versailles.

In the early 1980s, she was one of the founding members of the Compagnie du Chapeau Rouge. Then, she began to make a name for herself thanks to roles in playsas “The Cherry Orchard” And “The Seagull” by Chekhov, or even, “How was it again?” by Jean Bouchaud, which earned him the Prize for Theatrical Revelation of the Year from the Critics’ Union.

The real turning point in her career arrived in the 1990s. Catherine Frot distinguished herself in the cinema in films which met with great critical and public success, as in “La Dilettante” (1999), directed by Pascal Thomas. Or again, “Un resemblance de famille” which earned her the César for best actress in 1996.

Throughout the 2000s and 2010s, Catherine Frot played a series of notable roles. Notable films include:

  • “The Angry Sisters” (2004) : She plays a beautician with a strong character alongside Isabelle Huppert.
  • Viper in the Fist (2004): She plays an abusive and cruel mother towards her two sons.
  • “The Hedgehog” (2009): A poignant film where she plays the concierge Renée Michel.
  • “Marguerite” (2015) : She won the César for best actress for her performance.

Since 1986, she has been nominated ten times for the César. Catherine Frot also won two Molières: that of best actress in a supporting role in 1995 for the play A family resemblance and that of best actress in 2016 for Cactus flower. She is the sister of actress Dominique Frot.

Married and mother of one daughter

Catherine Frot is known for her discretion regarding her private life. However, we know that she has been married to French director Michel Couvelard since 1987. Moreover, in 1999, she starred in “Inséparables”, directed by her husband. Together, the couple adopted a daughter, named Suzanne.

In May 2023, on the set ofAs an asideon Canal+, the actress had agreed to confide in his daughter, adopted in 1996. “She works in Africa, in humanitarian rights, I don’t see her much anymore”the mother revealed.

In another interview for The world, Catherine Frot revealed the professional path her daughter was following.“She impresses me and I want to protect her. She doesn’t want to be an actress at all, she acts anthropology studies and European law”, she explained.

“It’s a choice. I divide my life in two, I also do it so that my daughter is not bothered (…) When we shoot, the private life it’s a bit difficult… In the end, I think I’ve more or less succeeded in reconciling my job and my life. Especially because I never wanted to tour abroad to always stay close to my family.”she added Parisian.

Catherine Frot continues her career

Today, the famous French actress is still very active in the world of theater and cinema. Recently, she has starred in films such as “A happy man” in 2022 and “The Fine Flower” in 2020. In 2024, she is on the poster of the play theatre “When the child appears” by Michel Fau, which is playing at the Théâtre de la Michodière.

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