Linh Dan Pham
Linh Dan Pham (born Phạm Linh Đan 1974) is a Vietnamese-born French actress.
Linh Dan Pham
Linh Dan Pham at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.
|Years active||1992 - present|
She was born in Saigon, South Vietnam, but moved with her family to France a year later, just before the capture of Saigon by North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces, and grew up in Paris. She has also lived in New York, The Hague, Singapore and Vietnam and now resides in London.
She is known most for her role as an orphan of the Nguyen Dynasty adopted by a French plantation owner in the 1992 Oscar-winning French epic Indochine, starring alongside Catherine Deneuve. Pham received a César nomination for most promising actress for that performance.
Despite appearing in a few other productions afterwards, Pham eventually decided to take a decade off from acting, focusing instead on her studies. She studied commerce and worked as a senior marketing manager in Vietnam after graduation.
In 2000, she married Andrew Huntley, a British investment banker whom she had met while they were both living in Ho Chi Minh City.
In 2005, Pham made a return to acting with her role in the BAFTA and César winning French film The Beat That My Heart Skipped, opposite Romain Duris for which she was nominated again for the most promising actress César award (and won). Her lines are spoken in Vietnamese with a Northern accent, and though many people believe[who?] she plays a Chinese character because she is introduced by a Chinese musician friend who knows her from Beijing, in fact she plays a Vietnamese who studied music at the conservatoire in Beijing. In the film her friend claims that she can speak Chinese, Vietnamese and a little English. In reality Pham speaks French, English and Vietnamese fluently.
In that same year Pham appeared on a popular Vietnamese diaspora music variety show (Trung Tam Asia) where she was honored for her work.
In 2005, Pham moved back to Europe to pursue her acting career. Since then she has appeared in lead or supporting roles mostly in films such as Dante 01, Pars vite et reviens tard (Have Mercy on Us All), Mr. Nobody, Le Bruit des Gens Autour, Le bal des actrices and Tout ce qui brille.
She starred in her first Vietnamese production when she appeared as Cam in the 2009 film Adrift ("Chơi vơi") by the director Bui Thac Chuyen, which won the FIPRESCI award at the 66th Venice International Film Festival. The film deals with social and personal issues in modern-day Vietnam, which are not often portrayed in Vietnamese cinema, such as homosexuality and loneliness. In the film Pham speaks in Vietnamese with a fluent Northern accent.
|1992||Indochine||Camille||Régis Wargnier||Nominated - César Award for Most Promising Actress|
|2005||Les mauvais joueurs||Lu Ann||Frédéric Balekdjian|
|The Beat That My Heart Skipped||Miao Lin||Jacques Audiard||César Award for Most Promising Actress|
|2006||Les hommes de coeur||Nawin||Édouard Molinaro||TV Series (1 Episode)|
|Zoo Doctor: My Mom the Vet||Chea San||Mathias Luther||TV Series (1 Episode)|
|2007||Have Mercy on Us All||Camille||Régis Wargnier|
|This Life + 10||Me-Linh||Joe Ahearne||TV Movie|
|2008||Dante 01||Elisa||Marc Caro|
|Le bruit des gens autour||The spectator||Diastème|
|2009||Adrift||Câm||Bui Thac Chuyên|
|Mr. Nobody||Jeanne||Jaco Van Dormael|
|Ninja Assassin||Pretty Ninja||James McTeigue|
|All About Actresses||Herself||Maïwenn|
|Pigalle, la nuit||Sinh||Hervé Hadmar||TV Mini-Series|
|2010||Tout ce qui brille||Joan||Hervé Mimran & Géraldine Nakache|
|2011||De force||Ahn||Frank Henry|
|The Shape of Art to Come||Julien Levy||Short|
|2012||Associés contre le crime||Marie Van Dinh||Pascal Thomas|
|Zombie chéri||Aurore||Jérôme Genevray||Short|
|2013||Les yeux fermés||Claire||Jessica Palud|
|The Big Bad Wolf||Lai||Nicolas & Bruno|
|2014||Divin Enfant||Marie||Olivier Doran|
|The Innovators||Mic-Mac||Carmen Chaplin||Short|
|One Child||Pan Qianyi||John Alexander||TV Mini-Series|
|2015||The Very Private Life of Mister Sim||Liam||Michel Leclerc|
|2016||Uchronia||The secretary||Christophe Goffette|
|2018||Casualty||Anh Tran||Karen Kelly||TV Series (1 Episode)|
|2019||Allée des Jasmins||Loan||Stéphane Ly-Cuong||Short|
|Qu'un sang impur...||Abdel Raouf Dafri||Post-Production|
|2020||Faites des gosses||Meï||Philippe Lefebvre||TV Series|
|2018||Certaines n'avaient jamais vu la mer||Julie Otsuka||Richard Brunel|
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