As comfortable on stage as she is on screen, and winner of two Césars and 2 Molières, Catherine Frot has proved over the years that she is an actress to be reckoned with. Her strength? Skilfully switching between dramatic and comic roles. From the annoying mistress in The Dinner Game to the religious mother in Albert Dupontel’s The Villain, not forgetting the terrifying Folcoche in Vipère au poing, she loves to change roles and, above all, to be in good company. Catherine Frot began her career in the theatre in the late 1970s. At the age of 21, she co-founded the Compagnie du Chapeau Rouge with Pierre Pradinas and Yann Collette, where she met Jean-Pierre Darroussin. In the 80s, she turned to film and television. She became famous for the play Family Resemblances, in which she played Yolande, known as Yoyo, the precious but not very clever sister-in-law. In 1995, she won a Molière for her performance, soon followed by a César for Best Supporting Actress, in the film adaptation by Klapisch. In 2016, she repeated the exploit, winning a Molière the same year for Fleur de Cactus and a César for Marguerite, in which she played a woman fully convinced of her ‘talent’ as a singer.
Her British side can be admired as in the role of Prudence Beresford, the detective created by Agatha Christie, in Pascal Thomas’s trilogy: Mon petit doigt m’a dit (2005), Crime is our Business (2008), and Associés contre le crime… (2012).
She will be on tour from January to June 2024 at the theatre in Quand l’enfant paraît, a comedy by André Roussin.
It is an honour for the Dinard British Film Festival to entrust the presidency of the jury for this 34th edition to Catherine Frot.