This Wednesday, May 4, actress Hélène de Saint-Père died at the age of 62. After studying at Cours Florent, she acted in numerous plays, films and television series.
It is a face well known to viewers who has just disappeared. This Wednesday, May 4, actress Hélène de Saint-Père died at the age of 62as announced The French Movie. Born in Brazzaville, Congo, she cut her teeth at the prestigious Cours Florent. After three years of study, Hélène de Saint-Père entered the school of Amandiers de Nanterre directed by Patrice Chéreau and Pierre Romans. “These two years with them, in a small group because there were 19 of us, were more than exciting, confided the actress on the Cours Florent website. We made two films and played three plays under their direction in Avignon. At that time the Amandiers theater was in full swing, we were in daily contact with the reality of the profession, it was not at all a classical school.
It was at this time that Hélène de Saint-Père took her first steps on the stage.especially in Penthesilea and Little Catherine of Heilbronn by Heinrich von Kleist and Platonov by Anton Chekhov at the Festival d’Avignon. With the troupe of Amandiers, including Agnès Jaoui, Vincent Pérez or Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi, she shot in front of the cameras of Patrice Chéreau in Hotel de France. She fell in love with the cinema, while continuing her career in the theater, she then multiplied the appearances: the spectators saw her in The Governor’s Ball by Marie-France Pisier, MissMissouri by Elie Chouraqui, Friday night by Claire Denis It’s easier for a camel… by Valeria Bruni Tedeschi or even Paint or make love by Arnaud and Jean-Marie Larrieu.
A television actress
But it is above all on television that Hélène de Saint-Père became known to the general public. Since the 1990s, viewers have indeed seen her in many productions: Maigret: A First Class Murder, The Judge is a Woman, Joséphine, Guardian Angel, The Little Murders of Agatha Christie or Profiling. In recent years, Hélène de Saint-Père has held roles in several series such as Cain, Alex Hugo, Mongeville, Commissioner Magellan and Jacqueline Sauvage: It was him or me.
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