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Laura Benson

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Laura Benson, is a bilingual English/French actress living in Paris since 1981.  She trained at the “Nanterre Amandiers” theatre school directed by Patrice Chéreau and Pierre Romans..[1]  Her first film was Hôtel de France (1987) directed by Patrice Chéreau.  She made her debut on stage interpreting the part of Anna Petrovna in Tchekhov’s Platonov[2], a play also directed by Patrice Chéreau (1987). She has worked on stage with a number of directors such as Pierre Romans, Luc Bondy, Irina Brook, Stuart Seide amongs others[3]. In 2003, together with Nathalie Bensard, she co-wrote/conceived George[4] which she produced which her own theatre company. Her performance brought her a ‘revelation’ nomination at the 2005 Molières theatre awards.[citation needed]

She has worked with several film directors such as Stephen Frears, Robert Altman, Alain Resnais, Jacques Doillon[5].

In Touch Me Not, Adina Pintilie’s first feature film (2018), she holds the lead part. The film has been selected in competition at the 68th Berlinale.[6]

Since 2009, alongside performing, she is also one of the Atelier Blanche Salant & Paul Weaver acting school’s main teachers.[7] 

Filmography

Cinema

  • 1987: Hôtel de France by Patrice Chéreau (Anna)
  • 1988: Dangerous Liaisons by Stephen Frears (Emilie)
  • 1989: I Want to Go Home by Alain Resnais (Elsie Wellman)
  • 1991: Amelia Lopes O'Neill by Valeria Sarmiento (Anna)
  • 1994: Prêt-à-porter by Robert Altman (Milo’ close friend)
  • 2004: L’Américain by Bruno Amestoy and Patrick Timsit  (Geena)
  • 2008: Le crime est notre affaire by Pascal Thomas (Margaret Brown)
  • 2015: The Profs 2 by Pierre-François Martin-Laval (Miss Johns)
  • 2018: Touch Me Not by Adina Pintilie (Laura)

Television

  • 1988: Cinéma 16 - TVfilm: L'Amoureuse by Jacques Doillon (Laurence)
  • 1989: Le Conte d'hiver by Pierre Cavassilas (Perdita)
  • 1991: Un drôle de contrat (Hélène)
  • 1995: Les Louves by Peter Duffell (Fred)
  • 2001: Sydney Fox, l'aventurière (The Principale) (1 episode)
  • 2001: Police District (1 episode)

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