Natacha Régnier

Actor
Belgian-born blonde, blue-eyed Natacha Regnier began acting in amateur theatricals before moving to Paris where she appeared in a number of TV dramas. A short film brought her to the attention of prolific screenwriter ... Read more »
Born: 11/29/1972 in Belgium

Filmography

Actor (22)

Capital 2013 (Movie)

Diane Tourneuil (Actor)

La vie domestique 2013 (Movie)

Marianne (Actor)

The Prey 2013 (Movie)

Christine Maurel (Actor)

38 Témoins 2012 (Movie)

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Intrusion 2008 (Movie)

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Orly 2008 (Movie)

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Boxes 2007 (Movie)

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Poison Friends 2007 (Movie)

Marguerite (Actor)

That Day 2007 (Movie)

Pietra (Actor)

La Raison du plus faible 2006 (Movie)

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Le Pont Des Arts 2006 (Movie)

Sarah (Actor)

Sunduk Predkov 2006 (Movie)

Isabelle (Actor)

Trouble 2005 (Movie)

Claire (Actor)

Tommorow We Move 2004 (Movie)

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Demain on Demenage 2003 (Movie)

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How I Killed My Father 2002 (Movie)

Isa (Actor)

Criminal Lovers 2000 (Movie)

Alice (Actor)

Tout va bien, on s'en va 2000 (Movie)

Claire (Actor)

Il Tempo dell'amore 1999 (Movie)

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The Dreamlife of Angels 1999 (Movie)

Marie (Actor)

The Seagull 1999 (Movie)

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Encore 1996 (Movie)

Catherine (Actor)

Biography

Belgian-born blonde, blue-eyed Natacha Regnier began acting in amateur theatricals before moving to Paris where she appeared in a number of TV dramas. A short film brought her to the attention of prolific screenwriter Pascal Bonitzer who cast her as a glowing 19-year-old enamored of a middle-aged professor in his directorial debut, "Encore" (1996). Erick Zonca's feature directing debut, "La Vie revee des anges/The Dreamlife of Angels" (1998), then catapulted her to international prominence. As the unsociable, moody Marie, she was the very antithesis of the free-spirited, optimistic Isa (Elodie Bouchez), but the two developed an intense emotional bond despite their differences. The film followed the deterioration of their friendship, the spunky, resilient Isa trying to check Marie's sullen slide as Marie rejects the people who really care for her to vainly pursue the illusion of a better life. Regnier proved right on target with a character that is not easy to like, wrenchingly capturing Marie's desperation. She shared the Cannes Festival Best Actress Award with Bouchez, then picked up a Cesar as Most Promising Actress.

EDUCATION

studied drama at municipal drama schools in Belgium

Milestones

1998

Exploded to prominence in Erick Zonca's "La Vie revee des anges/The Dreamlife of Angels", sharing the Cannes Festival Best Actress Award with co-star Elodie Bouchez and winning a Cesar as Most Promising Actress

1996

Portrayed Catherine in Bonitzer's directing debut, "Encore"

1993

Made film debut in "The Motorcycle Girl"

At the age of 16, was already a member of amateur theatrical groups

Moved to Paris and began working in French TV dramas

Attracted the attention of screenwriter Pascal Bonitzer in a short film

Bonus Trivia

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"When I read the script, I was overwhelmed by the character of Marie. I immediately felt a strong wish to play this character and I wanted to prove to myself that I could do it. Subsequently, two months before the start of filming, some screen tests were made, during those tests I wanted to add more detail to the character. Playing Marie was like meeting a real person."On the set Erick always asked me to stretch myself further. At each take he demanded more so I evidently gave more. I knew his presence would be strongly felt and that he would not let up."I didn't know Elodie [Bouchez] and I was struck by her generosity. We shared a flat for the duration of the shoot and that added intimacy to our relationship. We are very different from each other, yet the whole experience was intense and enriching." --Natacha Regnier, from press notes for "The Dreamlife of Angels"

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