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.
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A good reason to get up every morning?
Those I love. And what I love. Not to mention the smell of coffee in the kitchen.
What makes you angry?
The results of the American presidential election and the British referendum on Europe.
What makes you afraid?
That and the next presidential election in France.
Your cure for depression?
The London parks, the ‘banana matcha’ cake served in the cafe downstairs, an hour of yoga, peanut butter, drawings by British illustrator Quentin Blake, a dinner with my loved ones. But also a bookstore, go see the sea, dance late at night, spend too much time in a Photomaton.
A gesture of love?
Small words or large declarations slipped under the pillow.
What would you like to change in you?
If you were to do another trade, would that be?
I would have loved being a photographer or knowing how to light a movie.
What is on your bedside table?
Several books: The Argonauts, from the American Maggie Nelson; M Train, singer Patti Smith; And The first time I was born, by Vincent Cuvellier, a book for the little ones. But also the balm of the tiger, a radio and too much Half-drunk water bottles.
The music that makes you vibrate?
The last album, magical, of the Canadian singer Leonard Cohen, appeared a few days before his death (Editor’s note: November 7th).
Your currency ?
“I know only one duty and that is to love!. Thank you, Albert Camus.
Your favorite word?
“Crumbs”. But it is also a way to swear a little childish and completely charming.
Your everyday hero?
What is left in you of the child that you were?
Almost all. Finally, I hope…
If you had a magic wand, what dream would you realize?
I would create a benevolent world.
You have a five-minute appointment with Pope Francis. What topic are you talking about?
Five minutes, only? I would have a thousand questions to ask him, but I would start by mentioning St. Francis of Assisi whose history touches me particularly and whose name he chose to take.
For you, Jesus is …
An exciting historical figure.
“Praying” rhymes with …
Architectural Digest: On Harry Potter, Tracey Emin, and the Song She Has on Repeat
Photoshoots > 2014 > 0009 for Locarno Film Festival
What does your taste in home decor say about your personality? That question may be fodder for a BuzzFeed quiz, but in The Ones Below, a smart new psychological thriller starring Clémence Poésy, it has potentially chilling implications.
The stylish indie film (in theaters today) focuses on two young married couples sharing a two-story London house: Upstairs, Kate (Poésy) and Justin (Stephen Campbell Moore) are a creative couple expecting their first child. Their flat brims with interesting knickknacks, books, and art. Downstairs, Theresa (Laura Birn) and Jon (David Morrissey) are also expecting a baby. Their space is a minimalist’s dream: pristine and modern—or is it cold and foreboding? (You’ll have to watch the movie to find out.)
“Stephen and I were constantly discussing which bit of furniture would look best in our flats,” admits Poésy. “I could have moved into that place right away—with different neighbors, though.” Throughout the shoot, the actress was aware of just how much Francesca Di Mottola’s impeccable production design set the scene. “It gave me a very precise idea of the kind of person Kate is,” says Poésy. “She’s a watcher; she’ll stay in the corner of the room observing everyone.” In real life, Poésy is a little more relaxed. Read on for a peek at a few of her favorite things.
What are your favorite pieces in your home? There are a few, and they’re all presents—drawings or photographs my friends have made that are now on my walls.
If you could own any work of art, what would it be? A painting by Anselm Kiefer, a sculpture by Giacometti, and one of Tracey Emin’s neons. They speak to my heart in a very particular way.
What’s on your bedside table? Abandoned sparkling-water bottles, George Saunders’s Thoughts on Kindness, my alarm clock, and room spray with neroli or lavender essential oils.
What song has been playing most often in your home of late? Nina Simone’s “Mister Bojangles.” Filling a house with her voice is such a wonderful thing.
What is the best-designed set you’ve ever worked on? Harry Potter’s was pretty spectacular. I always find the details on every set incredibly moving. I was very surprised at how sophisticated and amazingly stylish and thoughtful everything was for The Ones Below. Our production designer Francesca Di Mottola told the story visually—she did such an wonderful job!
What is the best movie prop you’ve gotten to take home—or wish you could have? I wish I could have taken my wand from Harry Potter with me. I think I could have scared off a few people with it.
WWD: Clémence Poésy on Acting, Chloé and Keeping People Guessing
Photoshoots > 2016 > 0011 for WWD
Showing up to WWD’s offices in flat sandals, a slouchy tweed jacket and striped button-down, her hair thrown into a topknot and sans makeup, Clémence Poésy is embodiment of chic French insouciance. It would be easy to hate her for exuding effortless cool so expertly, but it’s her lack of pretension that makes her likable. When she opens hermouth to speak about her latest film to hit American theaters this Friday, the British art house project “The Ones Below,” her accent is a mix of French and British, evidence of her lives in both cities.
“I’m French, but I’m not sure where I base myself really. I guess both Paris and London,” she says. She’s in Los Angeles for the week to see old friends and do a bit of promotion for the film, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival.
“There’s not one drop of blood,” she says of the psychological thriller, about two pregnant couples living on different floors in the same building. “I thought it was a really interesting take on a moment in your life of having a new life to be responsible for and I found the way David [Farr, screenwriter and director] wrote the script incredibly smart and playful. The two women characters become close friends even if they are incredibly different, and then something goes wrong. The house they live in becomes almost a character,” she alludes.
Poésy, 33, actually likes to keep people guessing. It’s hard to pinpoint her acting style, since she’s appeared in French, English, Italian and American productions as varied as “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Parts 1 and 2,” “In Bruges” and “Gossip Girl.”
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Allure March issue
Hi everyone! Clémence is featured with a small featurette on Allure magazine!!
Press > 2016 > March Allure
Luxury London: Clémence Poésy: The Interview
Clémence Poésy on her role as Elise in The Tunnel, Fleur Delacour in Harry Potter, the possibility of Brexit and why the Parisian actress loves spending time in London
Clémence Poésy has been a regular magazine fixture for decades, whether in glossy adverts for French designer fragrance Chloé, or papped in her everyday coveted style of ‘Parisian chic meets Dalston hipster’. Notably, she played Fleur Delacour in three of the Harry Potter films, Chloe in In Bruges, Rana in 127 Hours and Eva Coupeau in Gossip Girl.
Now, she’s focused on series two of Sky Atlantic police thriller, The Tunnel. Poésy stars as French detective Elise Wassermann who once again, teams up with English cop partner Karl Roebuck (Stephen Dillane) to uncover a series of gruesome crimes and a plane crash in the English Channel and Channel Tunnel. It’s been hailed as the French version of The Bridge, a label Poésy is keen to shake off. There are certainly comparisons – both are gripping, emotionally charged and feature a socially awkward and promiscuous but brilliant female detective – but Poésy says this is where the similarities end and the show forms its own complex identity.
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