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GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL 1982 - 31 July.8 August


Fanny Marguerite Judith Ardant (Saumur, 22 March 1949) is a French actress. Ardant was born in Saumur Maine-et-Loire, France, to a military attaché father. She grew up in Monaco until age 17 when she moved to Aix-en-Provence to study at the Institut d'études politiques d'Aix-en-Provence. In her early twenties her interest turned to acting and in 1974 she made her first appearance on stage.

By the early 1980s she was a major motion picture star, gaining international recognition for her role opposite Gérard Depardieu in "The Woman Next Door". The film, directed by François Truffaut, brought Ardant her first César Award nomination for best actress in 1982.

  • Filmography:

    Marie-poupée, by Joël Séria (1976)
    Dogs Man, by Alain Jessua (1979)
    The Woman Next Door, by François Truffaut (1981)
    Les Uns et les Autres, by Claude Lelouch (1981)

    Le mutant - TV miniseries, directed by Bernard Toublanc-Michel (1978)
    La muse et la Madone - TV film, directed by Nina Companéez (1979)
    Ego - TV film, directed by Jean-Marie Marcel (1979)
    Les dames de la côte - TV miniseries, directed by Nina Companéez (1979)
    Histoires extraordinaires - TV series, episode "La chute de la maison Usher", directed by Alexandre Astruc (1981)
    Le Roman du samedi: mémoires de deux jeunes mariées - TV film, directed by Marcel Cravenne (1981)
    Les bons bourgeois - TV film, directed by Pierre Desfons (1981)
    Le chef de famille - TV miniseries, directed by Nina Companéez (1982)

    Polyeucte by Pierre Corneille, directed by Dominique Leverd (1974)
    Le Maître de Santiago by Henry de Montherlant, directed by Dominique Leverd (1976)
    Esther by Jean Racine, directed by Dominique Delouche (1977)
    Electra by Jean Giraudoux, directed by Dominique Leverd (1978)
    Tête d'or by Paul Claudel, directed by Dominique Leverd (1979)
    Les bons bourgeois by René de Obaldia, directed by Jacques Rosny (1980)