Isabelle HUPPERTActress, Actress
After leaving the Conservatoire, Isabelle Huppert made her screen debut with Bertrand Blier in Going Places, then with Bertrand Tavernier; her career took off with The Lacemaker by Claude Goretta and Violette (Award for Best Actress at Cannes) by Claude Chabrol with whom she then regularly works: Story of Women, Madame Bovary, A Judgement in Stone. Ever-loyal to Benoît Jacquot, with whom she made several films, including Villa Amalia, she also works on French projects with André Téchiné, Maurice Pialat, Michel Deville, Olivier Assayas, François Ozon, Olivier Dahan, Patrice Chéreau or Claire Denis, and international ones with Jean-Luc Godard, Mauro Bolognini, Michael Cimino, Joseph Losey, Marco Ferreri, Andrzej Wajda, Hal Hartley, the Taviani brothers,Raoul Ruiz, Werner Schroeter or Michael Haneke (Award for Best Actress at Cannes in 2001 for The Piano Teacher). In 2005, an exhibition entitled "La femme aux portraits", shown in New York, and then Europe, revealed her passion for photography showing her through the lens of 75 photographers including Cartier-Bresson, Robert Doisneau, Helmut Newton. Isabelle Huppert also works on stage. She has been directed notably by Bob Wilson in Orlando and recently in Quartett, and by Claude Regy in 4.48 Psychose. She also played Medea at the Avignon festival and Mary Stuart at the Royal National Theatre in London.