Clémence Poésy

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Clémence Poésy (Template:IPA-fr; born November 30, 1982,[1]) is a French actress and fashion model. Since starting on the stage as a child, Poésy had dramatic education, and has been active on both film and television since 1999, including some English-language productions. She is known for roles as Fleur Delacour in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 and Part 2, as Chloë in In Bruges, and as Rana in 127 Hours. She is also known for her short role as Eva Coupeau on Gossip Girl.

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[edit] Early life

Born as Clémence Guichard in Meudon,[1] a southwestern suburb of Paris, the daughter of actor/writer Étienne Guichard and a French teacher, Poésy took her mother's maiden name as her stage name. She was sent to an alternative school in Meudon. She was not the "popular girl" at school, and described herself as maladjusted and "a bit strange".[2] Her father gave Poésy her first acting job when she was a child; then she had two lines at age 14.[citation needed] She has a younger sister, Maëlle Poésy-Guichard, who is also an actress.[3]

[edit] Career

Since leaving La Source — the bilingual alternative school she attended at the age of 16 — Poesy has studied drama at CNSAD, the Atelier International de Blanche Salant et Paul Weaver, and the University of Nanterre, where she has since appeared in a number of French film, television, and stage productions.[citation needed]

Her first English-speaking role was in the BBC mini-series Gunpowder, Treason & Plot (2004), for which she portrayed Mary, Queen of Scots, subsequently winning the 2005 Golden FIPA for actress in a TV Series and Serial.[4]

In 2005, Poésy appeared in the Harry Potter franchise as Fleur Delacour in The Goblet of Fire, and between 2006 and 2007 she starred in a number of film and television productions including the 2007 mini-series War and Peace.

In 2008, Poesy starred in the Academy Award nominated film In Bruges, where she acted alongside Colin Farrell, and reunited with Harry Potter co-stars Ralph Fiennes and Brendan Gleeson. In 2009, Poésy appears in Heartless opposite Jim Sturgess. She reprised her role as Fleur Delacour in both Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows movies.[5]

As a model, Poésy has been featured in magazines, including the covers of i-D, twice on French magazine Jalouse, Australian's Yen, and Nylon.[3][6][7] Since October 2007, Poesy has been one of three spokesmodels for the self-titled fragrance by Chloé, and has modeled in Gap's 2008 fall advertising campaign.[3][8]

She played Chuck Bass's new French girlfriend, Eva, in the fourth season of the CW hit show Gossip Girl.[9] In 2010, Poesy also appeared alongside James Franco in 127 Hours, directed by Danny Boyle. 127 Hours was screened at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 12, 2010, following its premiere at the 2010 Telluride Film Festival.[10]

In 2011, she will appear allongside Rupert Friend in Lullaby for Pi, a romantic drama which will mark Benoit Philippon’s directorial debut.[11] The film is about a jazz singer (Friend) who has just lost his wife and meets a mysterious woman (Poésy). Forest Whitaker will also star.[11]

She will also be heard singing on the album Colour of the Trap by Miles Kane. She is featured on the track "Happenstance".[12]

[edit] Filmography

Film
Year Film Role Notes
2001 Petite Soeur Anna
2002 Olgas Sommer Olga
2003 Welcome to the Roses (Bienvenue chez les Rozes) Magali Rozes
2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Fleur Delacour
2006 Le Grand Meaulnes Yvonne de Galais wonSwann d'or at 2007 Festival de Cabourg for Best Actress
2007 Sans moi Lise
Masked Mobsters (Le Dernier gang) Julie
2008 Blanche Chloé
In Bruges Chloë Villette
La Troisième partie du monde Emma
2009 Heartless Tia[13]
2010 Pièce montée Bérengère
127 Hours Rana
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 Fleur Delacour[5]
2011 Lullaby for Pi Pi Post-Production
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 Fleur Delacour Post-Production
Jeanne Captive Jeanne d'Arc Filming
Tribulations d'une caissière Solweig Pre-Production
Television
Year Series/Film Role Notes
1999 Un homme en colère Hélène 2 Episodes
"Une femme réduite au silence"
"Meurtre pour deux"
2000 Les Monos Julia 1 Episode
"Quand ça t'arrive"
2001 Tania Boréalis ou L'étoile d'un été Maguy TV movie
2003 Life After All (Carnets d'ados - La vie quand même) Jessica TV movie
2004 Gunpowder, Treason & Plot Mary, Queen of Scots TV movie
wonGolden FIPA Award for actress in a TV Series and Serial
2005 Revelations Exquisite Corpse TV mini-series; 3 Episodes
"Hour Three"
"Hour Four"
"Hour Six"
2006 Les Amants du Flore Lumi TV movie
2007 War and Peace Natasha TV mini-series
2010 Gossip Girl Eva Coupeau 4 Episodes
"Belles de Jour"
"Double Identity"
"The Undergraduates"
"Touch of Eva"
Theatre
Year Title Role Notes
1993 Le dragon[14]
1995 Mai 45 Mai 95[14]
1997 Picasso 970[14]
2003 Tartuffe[14]

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Poésy profile at IMDb
  2. 3.0 3.1 3.2
  3. 5.0 5.1
  4. 11.0 11.1
  5. Sitges is Heartless October 15, 2009, Dread Central
  6. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3

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