Birth name: Sophie Maupu
Date of birth: 17 November 1966, Paris, France
Height: 173 cm
Born Sophie Maupu, Sophie Marceau grew up far away from studios spots until her 14th year. Back then, she was living in the Paris suburbs (Gentilly) and her father was a truck driver. At that time, she learned from one of her friends that Claude Pinoteau (a french movie director) was looking for new faces for a teenagers movie called Boum, La (1980). This movie was a success. She played in Boum 2, La (1982) then she bought back her contract with Gaumont when she was sixteen years old for one milion of french francs. Awards: - Cesar of Best Feminine Hope for La Boum II in 1983. - Elected Romantic actress for Chouans! (1988) at the Festival international du film romantique (International Festival of Romantic Movie) of Cabourg in 1988. - Moliere of the Best Theatrical Revelation for Eurydice et Pygmalion in 1994.
Degrees of Seperation
Sophie Marceau has starred in Braveheart with Mel Gibson and Catherine McCormack of Dangerous Beauty, The Land Girls, Shadow of the Vampire (with John Malkovich), and This Year's Love (with Jennifer Ehle). Mel Gibson starred in The Patriot with Heath Ledger of 2001's A Knight's Tale (which also featured James Purefoy). In The World is Not Enough Sophie appears with Pierce Brosnan and Judi Dench. Pierce Brosnan is in The Tailor of Panama with Catherine McCormack and Geoffery Rush as well as in Goldeneye with Sean Bean. Judi Dench starred along side Colin Firth (star of Bridget Jones's Diary and Pride & Prejudice with Jennifer Ehle) in Shakespeare in Love. Firth also appeared in The English Patient with Ralph Fiennes of Sunshine (with Jennifer Ehle) and The End of the Affair (with Julianne Moore). In Beyond the Clouds Sophie plays the love intrest of John Malkovich who also appears in Portrait of a Lady with Nicole Kidman (of Moulin Rouge with Ewan Mcgregor) and Viggo Mortenson (of Lord of the Rings with Cate Blanchett, Sean Bean, and Dominic Monaghan). In Anna Karenina Sophie stars along with Sean Bean. In 1999's A William Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream Sophie plays the Amazonian Princess to Michelle Pfeiffer's Fairy Queen. Michelle Pfieffer appeared with Uma Thurman and John Malkovich in Dangerous Liasions.
Sophie in Print
Last updated: April 9, 2007