With 21 films and over a dozen plays to her name, Dominique Blanc has led a double career in film and theatre. Her first informal acting classes where in Paris with François Florent. While working on a Chekhov play, Pierre Romans, who directed the students' final project, instantly offered her the role of the General in A Country Scandal. In 1981, Patrice Chereau cast her in his version of Ibsen's Peer Gynt and launched her career. She has most notably acted in Terre Etrangère (1984) directed for the theatre by Luc Bondy, The Marriage of Figaro (1987) directed by Jean-Pierre Vincent and The Misanthrope (1987) directed by Antoine Vitez (1987/88).
She made her debut in film as an extra in Jean-Luc Godard's Passion, but it wasn't until 1986 when she received a more important role in Régis Wargnier's film La femme de ma vie. She then took on a wide variety of roles and went on to work with Claude Sautet, Claude Chabrol, Yannick Bellon, Louis Malle and others. She was nominated at the Césars for Most Promising Female Actress for the films La Femme de ma vie (César 1987) and Je suis le seigneur du château (César 1990), and awarded Best Supporting Actress for La Reine Margot (César 1995). In 1991 and 1993 she was awarded the César for Best Supporting Actress in Milou en Mai by Louis Malle and Indochine by Régis Wargnier. In 1997 she acted in Alors voila, Michel Piccoli's first feature film (the two of them went on an international tour with "Readings from René Char's Poetry" in 1995/96); in James Ivory's A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries, and once again with Chereau in Ceux qui m'aiment prendront le train. Between two film productions she took on the role of Nora in Ibsen's The Doll House, directed by Deborah Warner. In 1998 she acted in the film Choc en retour directed by Roch Stéphanik. At the 1999 César ceremony she received the Best Supporting Actress Award for Ceux qui m'aiment prendront le train.
Films presented at Cannes