Birth Date: July 3, 1979
Birth Place: La Celle-Saint-Cloud, Yvelines, France
Quote: Q: Do you aspire to be an international sex symbol?
A: "It's something that happens or doesn't, but it's not something you really work for. I'm playing a sexual fantasy in Swimming Pool, so certainly people are going to see me like this, but I don't want to play the sexy girl all the time. I don't think it really suits me."
Ludivine Sagnier is one of France's rising young stars. She has worked with François Ozon more times than any other actress, having previously starred for the filmmaker in his features Water Drops on Burning Rocks and 8 Women.
Her performance in the latter movie earned her the Romy Schneider Award [given annually to a promising young French actress], as well as a César Award [France's equivalent of the Oscar] nomination. Ms. Sagnier shared the European Film Academy Award for Best Actress, as well as the Silver Bear Award at the 2002 Berlin International Film Festival, with the film's ensemble of Catherine Deneuve, Isabelle Huppert, Emmanuelle Béart, Fanny Ardant, Virginie Ledoyen, Danielle Darrieux, and Firmine Richard.
The French native began studying acting, while still a child, at Y.D. Hieronimus Drama School. In her teenage years, while attending the Conservatory of Dramatic Art, she won prizes for Modern Drama and also Classical Drama.
Ms. Sagnier has since starred in movies, on television, and in plays. The latter appearances have included Paris productions of Marivaux' Game of Love and Chance as well as Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest. Her television work includes playing the title role in the French telefilm Marie Marmaille (directed by Jean-Louis Bertucelli), as well as costarring in the English-language Napoleon miniseries (directed by Yves Simoneau) which recently aired in the U.S. on the A&E Network.
Her movie credits include several short films, most notably Guillaume Bréaud's Acide Animé (for which she received the Best Actress award at the Lutin Festival of Short Films). Most recently she starred in Les frères Helias and Guedin, both directed by Fredy Busso.
Ms. Sagnier's feature work commenced over a decade ago, as a child, with Pascal Thomas' Les Maris, les Femmes, les Amants. Her subsequent features have included Diane Kurys' The Children of the Century (with Juliette Binoche and Benoît Magimel), Charles Matton's Rembrandt (with Klaus Maria Brandauer), Jérôme Lévy's Bon plan, Ian Simpson's Toothache (which marked her first English-language role), Laurent Tuel's Un Jeu d'enfants, Yvan Attal's My Wife is an Actress (with Charlotte Gainsbourg and Terence Stamp), Pascal Bonitzer's Petites coupures (with Daniel Auteuil and Kristin Scott Thomas), and Claude Miller's soon-to-be-released La petite Lili (in which she plays the title role). At the 2001 Berlin International Film Festival, she was named a Shooting Star for France.
Marking her starring role in a first major studio co-production, she has most recently completed work as Tink (a.k.a. Tinkerbelle) in P.J. Hogan's Peter Pan, with Jason Isaacs and Jeremy Sumpter. The film will be released in the U.S. at Christmas 2003.
Ludivine Sagnier Filmography
Fille coupée en deux, La (2007)
Un secret (2007) .... Hannah
Molière (2007) .... Célimène
Coup de sang (2006) .... La serveuse
Californie, La (2006) .... Helène
Paris, je t'aime (2006) .... Claire (segment 'Parc Monceau')
... aka Paris, I Love You (Hong Kong: English title)
Foon (2005) .... La reine du bal de l'an dernier
Une aventure (2005) .... Gabrielle
Peter Pan (2003) .... Tink
Petite Lili, La (2003) .... Lili
... aka Little Lili (International: English title)
Swimming Pool (2003) .... Julie
Légende de Parva, La (2003) (voice) .... Lula
Petites coupures (2003) .... Nathalie
... aka Small Cuts (International: English title)
- Sur ma vie (2002) TV Episode .... Vanessa Berger
"Napoléon" (2002) (mini) TV Series .... Hortense
... aka Napoleon (Europe: English title)
Frères Hélias, Les (2002)
Marie Marmaille (2002) (TV) .... Marie
8 femmes (2002) .... Catherine
... aka 8 Women (International: English title)
... aka 8 donne e un mistero (Italy)
Ma femme est une actrice (2001) .... Géraldine
... aka My Wife Is an Actress (USA)
Un jeu d'enfants (2001) .... Daphnée (babysitter)
... aka A Children's Game (Australia)
... aka Child's Game (informal English title)
... aka Children's Play (International: English title)
Bon plan (2000) .... Clémentine
... aka Great Idea (International: English title)
Des monstres a l'état pur (2000) (TV) .... Ginnie
Gouttes d'eau sur pierres brûlantes (2000) .... Anna
... aka Water Drops on Burning Rocks (International: English title)
Banquise, La (2000) (TV) .... Anna Kowalski
Acide animé (1999) .... Anna
... aka Anna's Trip (International: English title)
Enfants du siècle, Les (1999) .... Hermine de Musset
... aka The Children of the Century (Canada: English title) (Europe: English title) (USA)
Rembrandt (1999) .... Cornelia van Rijn
Ciel, les oiseaux,... et ta mère!, Le (1999) .... Dance girl 1
... aka Boys on the Beach
... aka Homeboys at the Beach (UK)
Mon frère (1999/I)
"Mission protection rapprochée"
... aka Amazones, Les (France)
- Trois en un (1999) TV Episode
Passion interdite (1998) (TV) .... Estelle
À nous deux la vie (1998) (TV) .... Charlotte
Meurtres sans risque (1998) (TV) .... Virginie Gallais
Secret d'Iris, Le (1996) (TV) .... Mylène
Vacances au purgatoire (1992) (TV) .... Sophie
"Famille Fontaine, La" (1992) TV Series .... Anne-Sophie
Cyrano de Bergerac (1990) .... The Little Sister
Pont du silence, Le (1990) (as Ludivine) .... Le petite fille
I Want to Go Home (1989) .... La petite fille de la place du village
... aka Je veux rentrer à la maison (France)
Maris, les femmes, les amants, Les (1989) .... Élodie
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