Clémence Poésy in 2014
October 1982 (age 34)
L’Haÿ-les-Roses, Val-de-Marne, France
Clémence Poésy (French: [klemɑ̃s pɔezi]; born October 1982 as Clémence Guichard) is a French actress and fashion model. After starting on the stage as a child, Poésy studied drama and has been active in both film and television since 1999, including some English-language productions. She is known for the roles of Fleur Delacour in the Harry Potter film series, Chloë in In Bruges, Rana in 127 Hours, and Natasha Rostova in War and Peace.
Born in L’Haÿ-les-Roses, a southern suburb of Paris, she is the daughter of actor-writer Étienne Guichard and a French teacher. Poésy took her mother’s maiden name as her stage name. She was sent to an alternative school in Meudon.
Her father gave Poésy her first acting job when she was a child; then she had two lines at age 14. She has a younger sister, Maëlle Poésy-Guichard, who is also an actress.
After leaving La Source, the bilingual, alternative school she attended until the age of 16, Poésy studied drama at the Conservatoire National Supérieur d’Art Dramatique (CNSAD, the French National Academy of Dramatic Arts), the Atelier International de Blanche Salant et Paul Weaver, and the University of Nanterre.
Her first English-speaking role was in the BBC mini-series Gunpowder, Treason & Plot (2004), in which she portrayed Mary, Queen of Scots, subsequently winning the 2005 Golden FIPA for actress in a TV Series and Serial.
In 2005, Poésy appeared in the Harry Potter franchise as Fleur Delacour in The Goblet of Fire. Between 2006 and 2007, she worked in a number of film and television productions, including the 2007 mini-series War and Peace.
In 2008, Poésy starred in the Academy Award-nominated film In Bruges, alongside Colin Farrell, and Harry Potter co-stars Ralph Fiennes and Brendan Gleeson. In 2009, Poésy appeared in Heartless opposite Jim Sturgess. She reprised her role as Fleur Delacour in both Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows movies. She played Chuck Bass‘s new French girlfriend, Eva, in the fourth season of the CW hit show Gossip Girl.
In 2010, Poésy appeared alongside James Franco in 127 Hours, directed by Danny Boyle. 127 Hours was screened at the Toronto International Film Festival on 12 September 2010, following its premiere at the 2010 Telluride Film Festival.
In 2011 she appeared alongside Rupert Friend in Lullaby for Pi, a romantic drama and Benoit Philippon’s directorial debut. The film is about a jazz singer (Friend) whose wife has just died and who meets a mysterious woman (Poésy). Forest Whitaker also starred. She can be heard singing on the album Colour of the Trap by Miles Kane. She is featured on the track “Happenstance”.
Poésy has been featured in numerous magazines, including the covers of i-D, on French magazine Jalouse twice, on Australia’s Yen, and on Nylon. Since October 2007, Poésy has been one of three spokesmodels for the self-titled fragrance by Chloé, and has modelled in Gap‘s 2008 autumn advertising campaign.
Poésy is fluent in French and English, and speaks some Italian and Spanish.
|2003||Welcome to the Roses (Bienvenue chez les Rozes)||Magali Rozes|
|2005||Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire||Fleur Delacour|
|2006||Le Grand Meaulnes||Yvonne de Galais||Swann d’Or for Best Actress|
|Masked Mobsters (Le Dernier gang)||Julie|
|In Bruges||Chloë Villette|
|La troisième partie du monde||Emma|
|Lullaby for Pi||Pi|
|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1||Fleur Delacour|
|2011||Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2||Fleur Delacour||San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Performance by an Ensemble|
|The Silence of Joan (Jeanne Captive)||Jeanne d’Arc|
|2013||Mr. Morgan’s Last Love||Pauline Laubie|
|2014||GHB: To Be or Not to Be||The New York’s Girl|
|Métamorphose||The Virgin / The Unicorn||Short|
|2015||The Great Game||Laura|
|The Ones Below||Kate|
|2016||Demain tout commence||Kristin|
|1999||Un homme en colère||Hélène||TV Series (2 Episodes)|
|2000||Les Monos||Julia||TV Series (1 Episode)|
|2001||Tania Boréalis ou L’étoile d’un été||Maguy||TV Movie|
|2003||Life After All||Jessica||TV Movie|
|2004||Gunpowder, Treason & Plot||Mary, Queen of Scots||TV Movie
Golden FIPA Award for actress in a TV Series and Serial
|2005||Revelations||Exquisite Corpse||TV Mini-Series|
|2006||Les Amants du Flore||Lumi||TV Movie|
|2007||War and Peace||Natasha Rostova||TV Mini-Series|
|2010||Gossip Girl||Eva Coupeau||TV Series (4 Episodes)|
|2012||Birdsong||Isabelle Azaire||TV Mini-Series|
|Richard II||Queen Isabella/Anne||TV Movie|
|2013–present||The Tunnel||Elise Wassermann||TV Series (18 Episodes)
Pending – ACS Award for Best Actress (2016)
|1995||Mai 45 Mai 95|
|2012||Cyrano de Bergerac||Roxane||Limited Broadway engagement of 31 previews and 52 performances, concluded 25 November 2012|