The Telegraph interviews Clémence Poésy: ‘Can Macron make it work?’
The French actor Clémence Poésy, 34, is best known for her roles in The Tunnel, In Bruges and as Fleur Delacour in the Harry Potter films. In Stanley Tucci’s film of the life of artist Alberto Giacometti she plays opposite Geoffrey Rush and Armie Hammer. She lives in Paris and east London, and earlier this year gave birth to her first child, Liam.
Your character in Final Portrait is Giacometti’s mistress and muse, Caroline. She’s full of life and colour, but is very temperamental and often skittish. How did you want to play her?
I was constantly scared of her being too much. But Stanley had his film very clear in his head, and knew that the story needed that burst of energy at some points. I was quite careful that we had just a minute to show that maybe her life was a bit more complicated and maybe not as happy as it seemed, and maybe a bit tougher. So we had that conversation about having one silent moment that I think brings that world into the film, and makes her a bit layered, I guess.
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Harry Potter’s wardrobe is brimful of secrets
Movie Projects > (2005) Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire > Behind The Scenes
(…) Philip Treacy worked on Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire, making 28 identical hats for schoolgirls from the Beauxbatons Academy of Magic, led by Clémence Poésy as Fleur Delacour.
His hats are usually seen on the catwalk rather than on screen, but Treacy said working on the films, which starred Daniel Radcliffe as Harry and Emma Watson as Hermione Granger, had been one of his “happiest” experiences.
“I was asked by Jany Temime, who was the costume designer on a few of the movies, to come up with a design for the Beauxbatons characters,” he said. “It has a very unusual approach to costume because it wasn’t ‘costumey’, it was a combination of contemporary and fantasy and just had a highly unusual styling and language from day one. It was one of the happiest collaborations I’ve ever worked on because it was fun, it wasn’t difficult so it was a fun experience.”
Treacy’s initial sketches, fitting photographs and finished products can be seen as part of the tour’s new feature. Iconic costumes from all eight of the films, including Hermione’s Yule Ball gown, Harry’s school robes and Professor Slughorn’s lilac pyjamas, will be going on display as of July 21.
While Rowling’s headpiece might never be seen in public, Treacy said that she knew exactly what she wanted for the commission.
The author even left her mark in his Battersea studio, with a quick-thinking scrawl of graffiti: “We have a door at work and we get people to sign it. As she was leaving I asked if she’d mind signing it and she wrote ‘Griffin-door’. She’s not JK Rowling for no reason.”
Runs from July 21 to September 4 at Warner Bros Studio Tour London — The Making of Harry Potter
Stanley Tucci’s Giacometti biopic ‘Final Portrait’ gets UK deal
EXCLUSIVE: Vertigo acquires project starring Geoffrey Rush, Armie Hammer and Clémence Poésy.
Vertigo Releasing has acquired Final Portrait, a biopic of Alberto Giacometti directed by Stanley Tucci, for the UK and Ireland.
Geoffrey Rush plays the Swiss painter and sculptor with Armie Hammer and Clémence Poésy co-starring.
Adapted from U.S. writer James Lord’s memoir A Giacometti Portrait, the film offers a window into the chaotic life of the artist in 1960s Paris.
Ed Caffrey from Vertigo Releasing and Nicole Mackey of Hanway Films struck the deal.
The film, a labour of love for Beauty And The Beast and Hunger Games star Tucci, premiered at this year’s Berlin Film Festival.
Vertigo are planning a summer 2017 release to coincide with Tate Modern’s Giacometti retrospective and are exploring opportunities to cross promote.
Gail Egan produces for Potboiler alongside Nik Bower for Riverstone Pictures and Ilann Girard for Arsam International. Riverstone Pictures fully financed the project. Riverstone co-founder Deepak Nayar is executive producer and the film is produced in association with Olive Productions and Lowsun Productions.
Ed Caffrey of Vertigo Releasing said: “Final Portrait is a wonderful film, funny, affecting but also with a depth that draws us into a reflection on the artistic process.”
Hanway’s Nicole Mackey added: “We are so excited that the Vertigo team will be releasing Final Portrait in U.K., coinciding with a unique Giacometti exhibition at the Tate. They join a superb array of world distributors.”
International Women’s Day Special Audio
You can listed to ‘The Guilty Feminist’ episode Clémence was on here. Thankfully is in english
‘The Tunnel: Vengeance’ Returns For Final Series
‘The Tunnel’ is coming back for a last season (sad) called ‘Vengeance‘! No news on the premiere date though:
Sky Atlantic will also be bringing back a third and final instalment of Kudos’ crime-thriller The Tunnel: Vengeance, starring Clémence Poésy and Stephen Dillane. The finale reunites the unlikely Anglo-French detective duo for their last outing. The six-part final instalment is written by Emilia Di Girolamo (Law & Order: UK). Series sees the detectives faced with a toxic and terrifying duo whose hideous crimes see them take ever more dark and desperate measures to provoke the police into collaborating on their desperate endgame.
Berlin Festival Rounds Out Lineup With Stanley Tucci, Catherine Deneuve Titles
We’re finally getting news about Clémence’s project ‘Final Portrait’! The World Premiere will be at Berlin Festival which runs from February 9-19.
The final films to compete for this year’s Gold and Silver Bears during the Feb. 9-19 fest are now set.
The Berlin International Film Festival on Friday finalized its competition lineup of films that will compete for this year’s Gold and Silver Bears.
The competition title added is Hao ji le (Have a Nice Day) by Liu Jian (Piercing I). Out-of-competition slots went to the world premieres of Final Portrait, directed by Stanley Tucci and starring Geoffrey Rush, Armie Hammer, Clemence Poesy, Tony Shalhoub, James Faulkner and Sylvie Testud; and Sage femme (Midwife), helmed by Martin Provost (Violette) and starring Catherine Frot, Catherine Deneuve and Olivier Gourmet.
Previously announced competition titles include: The Dinner from U.S. director Oren Moverman (The Messenger) and starring Richard Gere, Rebecca Hall, Laura Linney and Steve Coogan; and The Party, the latest star-studded effort from U.K. director Sally Potter (Orlando), which will have their world premieres in Berlin. Also competing will be The Other Side of Hope, from acclaimed Finnish director Aki Kaurismaki (Le Havre), which will have its international premiere in Berlin, and Spoor from Oscar-nominated Polish helmer Agnieszka Holland (In Darkness).
Also in the running for Berlin’s Gold and Silver Bears will be On Body and Soul, from Hungarian director Ildiko Enyedi; Ana mon amour from Romanian helmer Calin Pater Netzer, winner of the Berlin Golden Bear in 2013 for Child’s Pose; and Beuys, a documentary on controversial German artist Joseph Beuys by acclaimed nonfiction filmmaker Andres Veiel (Black Box Germany). Colo, from Portugese director Teresa Villaverde, French helmer Alain Gomis’ Felicite and Una Mujer Fantastica from Chilean filmmaker Sebastian Lelio also previously made the Berlin competition cut.
The festival also completed its Berlinale Special program on Friday, adding Aisling Walsh’s Maudie, with Sally Hawkins, Ethan Hawke, Kari Matchett and Zachary Bennett; The Lost City of Z from James Gray (We Own the Night) with Charlie Hunnam, Sienna Miller, Robert Pattinson and Tom Holland; the bomb, co-directed by Kevin Ford, Smriti Keshari and Eric Schlosser; documentary La libertad del diablo (Devil’s Freedom) by Everardo Gonzalez; Nema-ye nazdik (Close Up) from Abbas Kiarostami; and doc The Trial: The State of Russia vs Oleg Sentsov by Askold Kurov.
Berlin previously unveiled four films that will get special out-of-competition gala screenings. They are Fernando Trueba’s period comedy The Queen of Spain, the sequel to 1988’s The Girl of Your Dreams, starring Penelope Cruz and Mandy Patinkin; Raoul Peck’s biopic The Young Karl Marx, featuring German star August Diehl as the founder of communism; Last Days in Havana from director Fernando Perez; and a newly restored version of Eight Hours Don’t Make a Day, a 1972 German TV series written and directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder.
The festival is set to run Feb. 9-19.
The Guilty Feminist – with Sara Pascoe and Clémence Poésy
Taking place in Kings Place, London, N1 9, United Kingdom, March 13, 2017 at 7:30 PM – 10 PM, Clémence will join comedian Deborah Frances-White and Sara Pascoe on stage:
Join comedian Deborah Frances-White and a guest host for her comedy podcast, recorded in front of a live audience.
Each episode Deborah and her guests discuss topics ‘all 21st century feminists agree on’ while confessing their insecurities, hypocrisies and fears that underlie their lofty principles. The podcast has been a huge success with over 2,000,000 downloads in its first year.
Follow the Facebook event here.