Pierre Niney (French pronunciation: [pjɛʁ nine]; born 13 March 1989) is a French actor.[1] He made his acting debut in the two-part television miniseries La dame d'Izieu in 2007, followed by films such as LOL (Laughing Out Loud) (2008), The Army of Crime (2009), Romantics Anonymous (2010) and Just Like Brothers (2012). In 2014, Niney starred as fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent in the biopic of the same name, for which he won a César Award for Best Actor.

Pierre Niney
Niney in 2016
Born (1989-03-13) 13 March 1989 (age 34)[1]
OccupationActor
Years active2007–present
PartnerNatasha Andrews (2008–present)
Children2

Early life edit

Niney was born in Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, France.[1] His family is of Sephardic Jewish (Egyptian-Jewish) and Catholic background.[2] His father, François Niney,[3] is a film professor at Normale Sup, La Fémis and Sciences Po.[4] His mother was born in Belgium[5] and is an author of creative leisure manuals.[4]

Career edit

In 2007, Niney studied at the French drama school Cours Florent.[1]

Niney made his acting debut in the two-part television miniseries La dame d'Izieu in 2007, followed by films such as LOL (Laughing Out Loud), The Army of Crime, Romantics Anonymous and Comme des frères.

In October 2010, at age 21, he became the youngest member of the Comédie-Française.[4]

In 2014, Niney starred as fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent in the biopic of the same name directed by Jalil Lespert, for which he won a César Award for Best Actor.[6][7]

In February 2023, it was announced that Niney will star in a 7-episode comedy series that he co-created and co-wrote with Igor Gotesman for Netflix titled Fiasco.[8][9]

Personal life edit

Since 2008, Niney has been in a relationship with Australian actress and photographer Natasha Andrews,[10] with whom he has two daughters, born in 2017 and 2019, respectively.[3]

Filmography edit

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Film edit

Year Title Role Notes
2007 La Consolation François Short film
2008 Nos 18 ans Loïc
2008 LOL (Laughing Out Loud) Julien
2009 The Army of Crime Henri Keltekian
2009 Réfractaire Armand
2010 Romantics Anonymous Ludo
2010 La fonte des glaces Gabriel Short film
2011 The Snows of Kilimanjaro waiter at the bar
2011 18 Years Old and Rising Primo Bramsi Nominated – César Award for Most Promising Actor
2012 Just Like Brothers Maxime Nominated – César Award for Most Promising Actor
Nominated – Lumières Award for Most Promising Actor
2013 It Boy Balthazar Apfel Cabourg Film Festival Award for Best Actor
2014 Yves Saint Laurent Yves Saint Laurent César Award for Best Actor
Globes de Cristal Award for Best Actor
Nominated – Lumières Award for Best Actor
2015 A Perfect Man Mathieu Vasseur
2015 Inside Out Fear French voice
2016 Altamira Paul Ratier
2016 Five Samuel
2016 Frantz Adrien Nominated – César Award for Best Actor
Nominated – Globes de Cristal Award for Best Actor
2016 The Odyssey Philippe Cousteau
2017 Promise at Dawn Romain Gary
2018 Through the Fire Pasquier
2019 Someone, Somewhere (Deux Moi) Mathieu Bernard
2020 Lovers Simon
2021 OSS 117: Alerte Rouge en Afrique Noire OSS 1001
2021 Black Box Mathieu Vasseur Nominated – César Award for Best Actor
2022 Goliath Mathias Rozen
Masquerade Adrien Saillard
2023 The Book of Solutions Marc
TBA The Count of Monte Cristo Edmond Dantès

Television edit

Year Title Role Notes
2007 La dame d'Izieu Théo Reis Miniseries; 2 episodes
2009 Folie douce Arnaud Television film
2010 L'autre monde Yann
2010 Les Diamants de la victoire Boivin de Bièvre Television film
2010 Marion Mazzano Yann Vérac Main cast; 6 episodes
2013 Casting(s) Himself Main cast; also co-creator and writer
2020 La Flamme Dr. Bruno Juiphe 4 episodes
2022 Le Flambeau, les aventuriers de Chupacabra Dr. Bruno Juiphe 4 episodes
2024 Fiasco

Awards and nominations edit

Year Awards Category Recipient Result
2012 César Award Most Promising Actor J'aime regarder les filles Nominated
2013 César Award Most Promising Actor Comme des frères Nominated
Lumières Award Most Promising Actor Nominated
2015 Lumières Award Best Actor Yves Saint Laurent Nominated
César Award Best Actor Won
Globes de Cristal Award Best Actor Won

References edit

  1. ^ a b c d e "Pierre Niney". Première (in French). 13 March 1989. Archived from the original on 29 June 2023. Retrieved 23 July 2023.
  2. ^ "Ils ont marqué 2012 : Pierre Niney, le jeune premier" (in French). 31 December 2012. Archived from the original on 25 October 2021. Retrieved 18 November 2018. Soixante-huit est passé par là, envoyant par-dessus bord les carcans familiaux, « catho à fond, un peu Paris 16e » du côté maternel, « paysan juif égyptien, croyant » du côté paternel..
  3. ^ a b Hochberg, Juliette. "Pierre Niney, l'acteur à qui tout réussit". Marie Claire (in French). Archived from the original on 21 June 2023. Retrieved 23 July 2023.
  4. ^ a b c Simon, Nathalie; Lutaud, Lena (26 November 2012). "Pierre Niney, le jeune premier qui ira loin". Le Figaro (in French). Dassault Group. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 18 August 2014.
  5. ^ "Pierre Niney révèle être à moitié Belge et surprend tout le monde" [Pierre Niney reveals to be half Belgian and surprises everyone]. Paris Match (in French). 12 March 2023. Archived from the original on 4 June 2023. Retrieved 23 July 2023.
  6. ^ Sowray, Bibby (8 January 2014). "Pierre Berge's praise for YSL biopic". The Daily Telegraph. Archived from the original on 21 February 2015. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  7. ^ "Juliette Binoche, Marion Cotillard, Kristen Stewart Among France's Cesar Awards Nominees". The Hollywood Reporter. 28 January 2015. Archived from the original on 7 July 2017. Retrieved 29 January 2015.
  8. ^ Guichard, Albane (24 February 2023). "« Fiasco » en tournage pour Netflix avec Pierre Niney et François Civil". HuffPost (in French). Archived from the original on 11 March 2023. Retrieved 15 April 2023.
  9. ^ "Calendrier de sorties - Séries (France)". Netflix (in French). Retrieved 21 December 2023.
  10. ^ Déniel, Orlane (13 March 2022). "Pierre Niney : qui est Natasha Andrews, sa compagne et mère de ses deux filles ?". Gala.fr (in French). Archived from the original on 2 April 2023. Retrieved 23 July 2023.

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