Catherine Frot

Catherine Frot

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    • May 1st, 1956
Catherine Frot (born 1 May 1956) is a French actress. A ten-time César Award nominee, she won the awards for Best Actress for Marguerite (2015) and Best Supporting Actress for Family Resemblances (1996). Her other films include Le Dîner de Cons (1998), La Dilettante (1999), and Haute Cuisine (2012). Frot was born in Paris, France, the daughter of an engineer and a mathematics teacher. Her younger sister, Dominique, is also an actress. Catherine demonstrated comic talent at an early age, and enrolled in the Versailles conservatory when she was fourteen and still at school. In 1974, she began her education at the Rue Blanche school and afterwards took up full-time studies at the conservatory. In 1975, Frot appeared at the Festival d'Avignon with the Compagnie du Chapeau Rouge (Red Hat Company) which she founded with the help of others. From then on, Catherine put all her energy into theatre performances in roles such as the Présidente de Tourvel in the play Les Liaisons dangereuses in 1987. She performed in a number of classical plays such as La Cerisaie, directed by Peter Brook in 1982, and La Mouette directed by Pierre Pradinas in 1985. In films, Frot won the César Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in 1996, for playing Yolande, 'the sweet silly wife of a provincial bully' in Cédric Klapisch's Un air de famille and was funny and moving as a wealthy, rebellious nuisance in La Dilettante (1999). In 7 ans de mariage, she played a prudish banker, wife and mother, who is drawn by her bored, sexually frustrated husband into the world of Parisian "clubs échangistes" ("wife-swapping clubs"). She is an officer of the Ordre national du Mérite. Source: Article "Catherine Frot" from Wikipedia in english, licensed under CC-BY-SA 3.0.


Acting (28 Credits)

2022Un homme heureux
2017The Midwife as Claire
2017Momo as Mme Prioux
2015Marguerite as Marguerite Dumont
2012Haute Cuisine as Hortense
2009The Villain as Maniette Thomas
2009Happy End as Ombeline
2008Crime Is Our Business as Prudence Beresford
2008Mark of an Angel as Elsa Valentin
2006The Page Turner as Ariane Fouchécourt
2006Odette Toulemonde as Odette Toulemonde
2005By the Pricking of My Thumbs as Prudence Beresford
2005Boudu as Yseult Lespinglet
2004Viper in the Fist as Paule "Folcoche" Rézeau
2004Me and My Sister as Louise Mollet
2003Married for 7 Years as Audrey
2003Chouchou as Le docteur Nicole Milovavovich
2002On the Run as Jeanne Rivet
2002An Amazing Couple
2002Trilogy: Three as Jeanne Coste
2001Chaos as Hélène
1999La dilettante as Pierrette Dumortier
1999The New Eve as Isabelle
1998Paparazzi as Evelyne Bordoni
1998Le Dîner de Cons as Marlène Sasseur
1996Un air de famille as Yolande Ménard
1994I Can't Sleep as La femme de la bibliothèque
1980My American Uncle as Arlette jeune fille


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