More Clémence Poésy Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire)To British audiences Poésy is now virtual royalty, after her powerful performance as Mary Queen of Scots in the BBC's successful mini-series Gunpowder, Treason & Plot, starring Robert Carlyle and directed by Gillies MacKinnon.
Gunpowder was the French star's first major part in English and a chance for her to show that she was capable of succeeding outside France and in another tongue. She is one of very few French actors who is able to shift registers and dialect in English, alternating seamlessly between the role of a demure French-educated Queen and a spirited American adolescent.
Having completed filming in England on Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Poésy flew to Prague to star in Revelations, a new series produced by NBC, directed by Lili Zanuck and starring Bill Pullman and Natascha McElhone. In this contemporary drama loosely based on the New Testament's Book of Revelations, the innocent-looking blonde plays two dark parts, including that of a morally-challenged fallen angel.
With her career blossoming abroad, the young French star has also committed herself to a number of upcoming projects at home in France during 2005. Among them are Mon Prisonnier, a period film directed by Laurent Bouhnik (24 Hours in the Life of a Woman) with Louis Garrel (The Dreamers) and François Berléand; and Les Animaux Domestiques, in which she will play the lead role. This love story takes a wry look at the world of reality television and is directed by a rising French talent, Eric Forestier
In France, Poésy is already a household name, having starred in a number of critically acclaimed movies. She played the lead female role in Nina Grosse's L'Été d'Olga in 2002 and starred as Magalie Rozes in Francis Pallau's Bienvenue chez les Roses, where she plays the daughter of Carole Bouquet.
Television dramas and mini-series have also brought her much renown. She starred in Olivier Peray's TV series La Vie Quand Même (2002), also known as Life After All in its international release, and in Patrice Martineau's Tania Boréalis.
Despite her professional track record, Poésy was very young when she started acting on stage in Etienne Guichard's Le Dragon and in Mai '45 Mai '95 and feels that she still has a lot to learn. She has been accepted by France's most prestigious drama school, the Conservatoire National.
Bio courtesy Warner Bros. for "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" (20-Jul-2006)