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Yolande Moreau (born 27 February 1953) is a Belgian comedian, actress, film director and screenwriter. She has won three César Awards from four nominations.

Yolande Moreau
Yolande Moreau étoiles d'or.jpg
Moreau in 2009
Born (1953-02-27) 27 February 1953 (age 66)
Brussels, Belgium
OccupationActress, comedian, director, screenwriter
Years active1981–present
Children2

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Personal LifeEdit

At 18, she meets an older man. Together they have two children, Héloïse and Nils, but they separate when Yolande is only 21 years old. Alone with her two children, she work in various trades, including housekeeper. She is grandmother of 4 grandchildren. [1][2].

CareerEdit

Moreau has won three César Awards: one for Best First Film (in 2005) and two for Best Actress (in 2005 and 2009). She has more awards than any other Belgian actress.

She made her cinematic debut with director Agnès Varda in two movies: Sept pièces (1984) and Vagabond (1985). In 1989, she joined Jérôme Deschamps and Macha Makeieff's troupe, of which she became one of the stars, especially on the TV programme, Les Deschiens. She played La Levaque in Germinal (1993) directed by Claude Berri, a concierge in the film Amélie (2001) and Mama Chow in Micmacs (2009) (both directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet), a mime in Paris, Je T'aime (2006) and a lovesick woman in Vagabond (1985) directed by Agnès Varda. She made her directorial debut with the movie When the Sea Rises, which she co-wrote and starred in. The movie was acclaimed by critics, and Yolande Moreau won two César Awards for Best Debut and Best Actress. Moreau stars in the French horror thriller film The Pack, which premiered at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival.[3] Her 2013 film Henri was screened in the Directors' Fortnight section at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.[4]

On 10 June 2017, she was the guest of honor at the Brussels Film Festival.[5][6]

TheatreEdit

Year Title Author Director Notes
1981–83 Sale affaire du sexe et du crime Yolande Moreau Yolande Moreau Festival du Rire de Rochefort – First Prize
1989 Lapin chasseur Jérôme Deschamps & Macha Makeieff Jérôme Deschamps & Macha Makeieff
1992 Les pieds dans l'eau Jérôme Deschamps & Macha Makeieff Jérôme Deschamps & Macha Makeieff
1994 C'est magnifique Jérôme Deschamps & Macha Makeieff Jérôme Deschamps & Macha Makeieff
1997 Les Précieuses ridicules Molière Jérôme Deschamps & Macha Makeieff
2007 Sale affaire du sexe et du crime Yolande Moreau Yolande Moreau Nominated – Molière Award – Best One Man Show
2018-2019 Prévert Jacques Prévert /

FilmographyEdit

ActressEdit

Year Title Role Director Notes
1984 7p., cuis., s. de b., ... à saisir Yolande Agnès Varda Short
1985 Vagabond Yolande Agnès Varda
1989 Le jour de congé Carole Laganiere Short
1991 Navarro The Maid Gérard Marx TV Series (1 Episode)
1992 My Wife's Girlfriends The Concierge Didier Van Cauwelaert
1993 Germinal La Levaque Claude Berri
Son of the Shark The Driver Agnès Merlet
Loonies at Large Bus's Driver Marco Pico
La lettre inachevée Lydia Chantal Picault TV Movie
1993–2002 Les Deschiens Yolande Jérôme Deschamps & Macha Makeïeff TV Series
1995 The Three Brothers The Shop Owner Didier Bourdon & Bernard Campan
Happiness Is in the Field Lucette Étienne Chatiliez
The Horseman on the Roof Madame Rigoard Jean-Paul Rappeneau
Maigret Madame Popineau Pierre Joassin TV Series (1 Episode)
L'avocate Marie-Jo Philippe Lefebvre TV Series (1 Episode)
1996 The Green Beautiful Nicole Coline Serreau
Baloche Jacqueline Van Bersen Dominique Baron TV Movie
Le cheval de coeur Josiane Charlotte Brandström TV Movie
1997 An Air So Pure Laure Surville Yves Angelo
Tout doit disparaître Irène Millard Philippe Muyl
1998 Full Moon Marie Rochat Fredi M. Murer
Let There Be Light Contractual God Arthur Joffé
Le choix d'une mère Madame Parmentier Tommy Collins & Jacques Malaterre TV Movie
1999 L'Ami du jardin Miss Pogut Jean-Louis Bouchaud
Merci mon chien Marie-Do Philippe Galland
Le Voyage à Paris The Baker Marc-Henri Dufresne
Premier Noël The Teacher Kamel Cherif Short
2001 Amélie Madeleine Wallace Jean-Pierre Jeunet
The Milk of Human Kindness Babette Dominique Cabrera
Sa mère, la pute Annie Brigitte Roüan TV Movie
2002 Step by Step Chantal Bex Philippe Blasband
A Piece of Sky Madame Pasquier Bénédicte Liénard
Le Champ dolent, le roman de la terre Louise Hervé Baslé TV Mini-Series
2003 Body to Body The Teacher François Hanss
Welcome to the Roses Marsanne Francis Palluau
Joséphine Joël Vanhoebrouck Short
Grand ciel Colette Noël Alpi Short
2004 Folle embellie Hélène Dominique Cabrera
When the Sea Rises Irène Yolande Moreau & Gilles Porte César Award for Best Actress
Festival International du Film de Namur – Best Actress
Nominated – Joseph Plateau Award for Best Belgian Actress
La vie est si courte Hervé Baslé TV Movie
2005 Ze Film The Kodak's Woman Guy Jacques
The Axe The Post Clerk Costa-Gavras
Bunker Paradise Claire Stefan Liberski
2006 Locked Out Gina Albert Dupontel
Paris, je t'aime The Mime Sylvain Chomet
Call Me Elisabeth Rose Jean-Pierre Améris
Au crépuscule des temps Margoline Ekh Sarah Lévy TV Movie
Le Cri Marie Hervé Baslé TV Mini-Series
2007 The Last Mistress Countess of Artelles Catherine Breillat
Vous êtes de la police ? Christine Léger Romuald Beugnon
2008 Séraphine Séraphine Louis Martin Provost César Award for Best Actress
Cairo International Film Festival – Best Actress
Dublin Film Critics' Circle – Best Actress
Étoiles d'Or – Best Actress
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
Lumières Award for Best Actress
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress
Newport Beach Film Festival – Best Actress
Nominated – European Film Award for Best Actress
Nominated – Globes de Cristal Award for Best Actress
Nominated – Village Voice Film Poll for Best Actress
Mia and the Migoo The Sorceress Jacques-Rémy Girerd
A Day at the Museum Madame Stenthels Jean-Michel Ribes
Louise Hires a Contract Killer Louise Ferrand Benoît Delépine & Gustave Kervern
Villa Marguerite Adèle Grandclément Denis Malleval TV Movie
Festival de la fiction TV de La Rochelle – Best Actress
2009 Incognito Madame Champenard Éric Lavaine
Micmacs Mama Chow Jean-Pierre Jeunet
La Véritable Histoire du chat botté The Queen Pascal Hérold, Jérôme Deschamps, ...
2010 Mammuth Catherine Pilardosse Benoît Delépine & Gustave de Kervern Nominated – Magritte Award for Best Actress
The Pack La Spack Franck Richard
Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life Fréhel Joann Sfar Nominated – Magritte Award for Best Supporting Actress
Ya basta! Benoît Delépine & Gustave de Kervern Short
Le grand restaurant A client Gérard Pullicino TV Movie
2011 The Long Falling Rose Mayer Martin Provost Nominated – Magritte Award for Best Actress
2012 Not Dead Punk Girl's Mother Benoît Delépine & Gustave de Kervern
In the House Rosalie / Eugénie François Ozon
Camille Rewinds Camille's Mother Noémie Lvovsky Magritte Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated – César Award for Best Supporting Actress
Cendrillon au Far West Felicity Pascal Hérold
Dessine-moi un bouton Rosela Jankovski Gary Lebel Short
2013 Henri Aunt Michelle Yolande Moreau
9 Month Stretch Bob's Mother Albert Dupontel
2014 Ablations Wortz's Assistant Arnold de Parscau
Brèves de comptoir Madame Lamelle Jean-Michel Ribes
2015 Journey Through China Liliane Rousseau Zoltan Mayer Nominated – Magritte Award for Best Actress
The Brand New Testament God's Wife Jaco Van Dormael Nominated – Magritte Award for Best Supporting Actress
Clim Arts Terrae Daniel Schick TV Movie
2016 Saint-Amour Marie Benoît Delépine & Gustave Kervern
A Woman's Life Adélaïde Le Perthuis des Vauds Stéphane Brizé Nominated – Magritte Award for Best Supporting Actress
The Childhood of a Leader Mona Brady Corbet
Apollinaire – 13 film-poèmes Voice Charlie Belin, Marjorie Caup, ... Short
2017 Crash Test Aglaé Marcelle Eric Gravel
De toutes mes forces Madame Cousin Chad Chenouga
Two Snails Set Off Jean-Pierre Jeunet & Romain Segaud Short
Capitaine Marleau Catherine Rougemont Josée Dayan TV Series (1 Episode)
2018 I Feel Good Monique Pora Benoît Delépine & Gustave Kervern Nominated – Magritte Award for Best Actress
Raymonde or the vertical escape Raymonde Sarah van Den Boom Short
2019 CLEO Jet Eva Cools Post-Production
Rebels Nadine Dewulder Allan Mauduit
The Summer House Jacqueline Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
2020 Les Sans-dents Pascal Rabaté Post-Production
La Bonne Epouse Gilberte Martin Provost Pre-Production
Harmonie Marie Zoltan Mayer Pre-Production
Monsieur Constant Alan Simon Pre-Production
Effacer l'historique Benoît Delépine & Gustave Kervern Pre-Production

DirectorEdit

Year Title Role Box Office Notes
2004 When the Sea Rises Director & Writer $3 million[7] César Award for Best First Feature Film
Louis Delluc Prize for Best first Film
Paris International Cinema Meeting – Audience Award
Nominated – European Film Award for European Discovery of the Year
Nominated – Joseph Plateau Award for Best Belgian Screenplay
2013 Henri Director & Writer $1.1 million[8] Gijón International Film Festival – Best Film
Nominated – Cannes Film Festival – SACD Prize
Nominated – Magritte Award for Best Film
Nominated – Magritte Award for Best Director
Nominated – Magritte Award for Best Screenplay
Nominated – São Paulo International Film Festival – Best Feature Film
2016 Nulle part, en France Director & Writer / Documentary

Box-officeEdit

 
Yolande Moreau at the 19th Lumières Awards

Movies starring Yolande Moreau with more than a million of entries in France.

Films Director Year France (entries)
1 Amélie Jean-Pierre Jeunet 2001 8,636,041
2 The Three Brothers Didier Bourdon, Bernard Campan 1995 6,897,098
3 Germinal Claude Berri 1993 6,161,776
4 Happiness Is in the Field Étienne Chatiliez 1995 4,931,618
5 The Horseman on the Roof Jean-Paul Rappeneau 1995 2,552,695
6 9 Month Stretch Albert Dupontel 2013 2,070,776
7 Micmacs Jean-Pierre Jeunet (2) 2009 1,258,804
8 Incognito Éric Lavaine 2009 1,250,138
9 Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life Joann Sfar 2010 1,199,451
10 In the House François Ozon 2012 1,195,518
11 Vagabond Agnès Varda 1985 1,080,143

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHNhXV0Z3yc
  2. ^ http://www.purepeople.com/article/yolande-moreau-a-coeur-ouvert-on-ne-sait-jamais-si-on-est-une-bonne-mere_a156950/1
  3. ^ The Pack Too Crazed for Cannes?
  4. ^ "List of films in Cannes Directors' Fortnight". Cannes. 24 May 2013. Retrieved 24 May 2013.
  5. ^ http://www.lalibre.be/culture/cinema/le-festival-de-bruxelles-fait-la-fete-a-yolande-moreau-59392bdbcd700225434c5103
  6. ^ http://bx1.be/news/le-brussels-film-festival-a-fait-la-fete-a-yolande-moreau/
  7. ^ http://www.jpbox-office.com/fichfilm.php?id=1151
  8. ^ http://www.jpbox-office.com/fichfilm.php?id=13883

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