Nathalie Baye

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Nathalie Baye
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Born
Nathalie Marie Andrée Baye

(1948-07-06) 6 July 1948 (age 74)
Mainneville, Eure, France
OccupationActress
Years active1970–present
Partner(s) Philippe Léotard
(1972–1982)
Johnny Hallyday
(1982–1986)
Children Laura Smet

Nathalie Marie Andrée Baye [1] (French:  [natali baj] ; born 6 July 1948) is a French film, television and stage actress. She began her career in 1970 and has appeared in more than 80 films. A ten-time César Award nominee, her four wins were for Every Man for Himself (1980), Strange Affair (1981), La Balance (1982), and The Young Lieutenant (2005). In 2009, she was made a Chevalier of the Legion of Honour. Her other films include Day for Night (1973), Catch Me If You Can (2002), Tell No One (2006) and The Assistant (2015).

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Early life

Baye was born in Mainneville, Eure, Normandy, to Claude Baye and Denise Coustet, two painters. [2] At 14, she joined a school of dance in Monaco. Three years later she went to the United States. On returning to France she continued with dance but also registered for the Simon Course and was admitted to the Conservatoire, from where she graduated in 1972 with a second prize in comedy, dramatic comedy and foreign theatre.

Career

Her second cinema appearance was in Two People (1973) directed by Robert Wise. She became better known as the script girl in Day for Night (La Nuit américaine, 1973) by François Truffaut. Throughout the 1970s, she played the good girlfriend or nice provincial girl in film and television.

She won her first César, as best supporting artist, for Every Man for Himself (Sauve qui peut (la vie), 1980) directed by Jean-Luc Godard. There then followed The Return of Martin Guerre (Le Retour de Martin Guerre, 1982) and La Balance (also 1982).

Baye won two more César Awards, Best Supporting Actress, for Strange Affair (Une étrange affaire, 1981), and Best Actress for La Balance, 1982). Her four-year relationship with Johnny Hallyday made them a celebrity couple and their daughter is Laura Smet, now an actress.

After changing her image by playing a streetwalker in La Balance, she widened her scope with more obscure characters in J'ai épousé une ombre (1983) and En toute innocence (1988). In 1986, she returned to the theatre with an interpretation of Adriana Monti.

In 1999, she was voted Best Supporting Actress at Venice Film Festival for Une liaison pornographique and starred in Vénus Beauté (Institut) (2000) by Tonie Marshall which won multiple César Awards including Best Film.

She has worked with Claude Chabrol and Steven Spielberg.

Filmography

YearTitleRoleDirectorNotes
1970Au théâtre ce soirMartine Legrand Pierre Sabbagh Episode Les Croulants se portent bien
1972 Two People uncredited Robert Wise
1973L'InconnuYouriTV film
1973 Day for Night Joelle François Truffaut
1974 The Mouth Agape Nathalie Maurice Pialat
1974La GifleChristine Claude Pinoteau
1975Un jour, la fêteJuliePierre Sisser
1975Cinéma 16FabienneAlain BoudetEpisode Esquisse d'une jeune femme sans dessus-dessous
1976 The Last Woman The girl with cherries Marco Ferreri
1976Le Plein de superCharlotte Alain Cavalier
1976Le Voyage de nocesSophie Nadine Trintignant
1976 Mado Catherine Claude Sautet
1977 The Man Who Loved Women Martine DesdoitsFrançois Truffaut
1977 Monsieur Papa Janine Philippe Monnier
1977 Solemn Communion Jeanne Vanderberghe René Féret
1977 Les Cinq Dernières Minutes GisèleGuy SéligmannEpisode Une si jolie petite cure
1978 Mon premier amour Fabienne Élie Chouraqui
1978 The Green Room Cécilia MandelFrançois Truffaut
1978Sacré farceurMarianneJacques RoulandTV film
1979 Every Man for Himself Denise Rimbaud Jean-Luc Godard
1979La Mémoire courteJudith MesnilEduardo de Gregorio
1979Madame SourdisAdèle Sourdis Caroline Huppert TV film
1980Je vais craquerBrigitte Ozendron François Leterrier
1980 A Week's Vacation Laurence Cuers Bertrand Tavernier
1980 La Provinciale Christine Claude Goretta
1981 Strange Affair Nina Coline Pierre Granier-Deferre
1981 Beau-père Charlotte Bertrand Blier
1981L'Ombre rougeAnna Jean-Louis Comolli
1982 The Return of Martin Guerre Bertrande de RolsDaniel Vigne
1982 La Balance Nicole Danet Bob Swaim
1983 J'ai épousé une ombre Hélène Robin Davis
1984 Our Story Donatienne Pouget / Marie-Thérèse Chatelard / Geneviève AvranchesBertrand Blier
1984 Rive droite, rive gauche Sacha Philippe Labro
1985 Détective Françoise ChenalJean-Luc Godard
1985 Honeymoon Cécile CarlinePatrick Jamain
1985 Le Neveu de Beethoven  [ fr ]LeonorePaul Morrissey
1987 De guerre lasse  [ fr ]Alice Mangin Robert Enrico
1987En toute innocenceCatherine Alain Jessua
1989 Massacre Play Bella Damiano Damiani
1990 The Man Inside Christine Bobby Roth
1990 C'est la vie Lena Diane Kurys
1990 Every Other Weekend Camille Valmont Nicole Garcia
1990Le Pinceau à lèvresElleBruno ChicheShort film
1992 The Voice Lorraine Pierre Granier-Deferre
1992The Timekeeper Madame de Pompadour Jeff Blyth
1993MensongeEmmaFrançois Margolin
1993Les Contes sauvagesNarratorGérald Calderon
Jean-Charles Cuttoli
Uncredited
1993 And the Band Played On Françoise Barré-Sinoussi Roger Spottiswoode TV film
1994La MachineMarie Lacroix François Dupeyron
1994François Truffaut : Portraits volésHerselfSerge Toubiana
Michel Pascal
Documentary film
1995La MèreThe motherCaroline BottaroShort film
1996Enfants de salaudSophie Tonie Marshall
1997 Food of Love Michele Stephen Poliakoff
1997 Paparazzi Nicole Alain Berberian
1998Si je t'aime, prends garde à toiMuriel Jeanne Labrune
1999 Venus Beauty Institute Angèle Tonie Marshall
1999 Une liaison pornographique she Frédéric Fonteyne
2000 To Matthieu Claire Xavier Beauvois
2000 Ça ira mieux demain SophieJeanne Labrune
2001 Absolutely Fabulous Patsy Gabriel Aghion
2001Barnie et ses petites contrariétésLucie BarnichBruno Chiche
2002L'Enfant des lumièresDianeDaniel VigneTV film
2002 Catch Me If You Can Paula Abagnale Steven Spielberg
2002 The Flower of Evil Anne Charpin-Vasseur Claude Chabrol
2003 Feelings Carole Noémie Lvovsky
2003France BoutiqueSofia Tonie Marshall
2004Une vie à t'attendreJeanneThierry Klifa
2005L'Un reste, l'autre partFanny Claude Berri
2005 The Young Lieutenant Caroline Vaudieu Xavier Beauvois
2006 French California Maguy Jacques Fieschi
2006 Tell No One Elisabeth Feldman Guillaume Canet
2006 The Ant Bully The Queen Ant John A. Davis French voice
2006 Mon fils à moi The motherMartial Fougeron
2007Michou d'AuberGisèleThomas Gilou
2007ActeurCamille Degas Jocelyn Quivrin Short film
2007 The Price to Pay Odile Ménard Alexandra Leclère
2008 A French Gigolo Judith Josiane Balasko
2008 Passe-passe Irène Montier-DuvalTonie Marshall
2008Les Bureaux de DieuAnneClaire Simon
2008Marie-OctobreMarie-Hélène Dumoulin / Marie-Octobre Josée Dayan TV film
2009 Face Nathalie Tsai Ming-liang
2010Ensemble, c'est tropMarie-France Léa Fazer
2010H.H. – Hitler à HollywoodHerselfFrédéric Sojcher
2010 De vrais mensonges Maddy Pierre Salvadori
2010 Small World Elisabeth SennBruno Chiche
2011Bye ByeCécileÉdouard DelucShort film
2011Dormir deboutVéroniqueJean-Luc PerréardShort film
2011Je voulais vous direRomain DelangeShort film
2011Le Premier RôleNathalieMathieu HippeauShort film
2011À l'abriThe womanJérémie LippmannShort film
2012 Spin Anne VisageFrédéric TellierTV series
2012 Laurence Anyways Julienne Alia Xavier Dolan
2013 Queens of the Ring ColetteJean-Marc Rudnicki
2014 Lou! Journal infime Lou's grandmotherJulien Neel
2014 L'Affaire SK1 Frédérique Pons Frédéric Tellier
2015 The Assistant Marie-FranceChristophe Ali
Nicolas Bonilauri
2015 Prejudice MotherAntoine Cuypers
2015 Call My Agent ! Herself Cédric Klapisch TV Series (2 Episodes)
2016 It's Only the End of the World Martine Xavier Dolan
Moka MarlèneFrédéric Mermoud
2017 Alibi.com Madame Martin Philippe Lacheau
Les Gardiennes Hortense Sandrail Xavier Beauvois
2018NoxCatherine Susini Mabrouk El Mechri TV series (6 episodes)
2019 Criminal: France Caroline Solal Frédéric Mermoud TV series (1 episode)
2020 My Best Part (Garçon chiffon)Bernadette Meyer Nicolas Maury
2022 Downton Abbey: A New Era Madame Montmirail Simon Curtis

Awards and nominations

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Nathalie Baye in 1994
List of awards and nominations
YearTitle of workAwardCategoryResult
1981 Every Man for Himself César Award Best Supporting Actress Won
1981 A Week's Vacation César Award Best Actress Nominated
1982 Strange Affair César Award Best Supporting Actress Won
1983 La Balance César Award Best Actress Won
1984 J'ai épousé une ombre César Award Best Actress Nominated
1991 Un week-end sur deux César Award Best Actress Nominated
1999 Une liaison pornographique Venice International Film Festival Volpi Cup Won
1999 Une liaison pornographique European Film Award Best Actress Nominated
2000 Venus Beauty Institute César Award Best Actress Nominated
2000 Venus Beauty Institute Seattle International Film Festival Best ActressWon
2004 Les Sentiments César Award Best Actress Nominated
2006 The Young Lieutenant César Award Best Actress Won
2006 The Young Lieutenant European Film Award Best Actress Nominated
2006 The Young Lieutenant Globes de Cristal Award Best Actress Won
2006 Mon fils à moi San Sebastián International Film Festival Best ActressWon
2009 A French Gigolo Globes de Cristal Award Best Actress Nominated
2009 Legion of Honour Chevalier of the legion of HonourHonored
2012 Magritte Award Honorary Margritte AwardHonored
2017 It's Only the End of the World Canadian Screen Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role Nominated
2017 It's Only the End of the World César Award Best Supporting Actress Nominated
2017 It's Only the End of the World Riviera International Film Festival Best Actress Nominated

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