Clemence Poesy Biography
Clemence Poesy born October 1982 is a French actress and fashion model. Since starting on the stage as a child, Poesy had dramatic education, and has been active on both film and television since 1999, including some English-language productions. She is known for role as Fleur Delacour in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, as Chloe in In Bruges, and as Rana in 127 Hours. She is also known for her short role as Eva Coupeau on Gossip Girl.
Born as Clemence Guichard in Meudon, a southwestern suburb of Paris, the daughter of actor/writer etienne Guichard and a French teacher, Poesy took her mother's maiden name as her stage name. She was sent to an alternative school in Meudon. She was not the "popular girl" at school, and described herself as maladjusted and "a bit strange". Her father gave Poesy her first acting job when she was a child; then she had two lines at age 14. She has a younger sister, Maëlle, who is also an actress.
Since leaving La Source — the bilingual alternative school she attended at the age of 16 — Poesy has studied drama at CNSAD, the Atelier International de Blanche Salant et Paul Weaver, and the University of Nanterre, where she has since appeared in a number of French film, television, and stage productions.
Her first English-speaking role was in the BBC mini-series Gunpowder, Treason & Plot (2004), for which she portrayed Mary, Queen of Scots, subsequently winning the 2005 Golden FIPA for actress in a TV Series and Serial.
In 2005, Poesy appeared in the successful Harry Potter franchise as Fleur Delacour in The Goblet of Fire, and between 2006 and 2007 she starred in a number of film and television productions including the 2007 mini-series War and Peace.
In 2008 Poesy starred in the Academy Award nominated film In Bruges, where she acted alongside Colin Farrell, and reunited with Harry Potter co-stars Ralph Fiennes and Brendan Gleeson. In 2009, Poesy appears in Heartless opposite Jim Sturgess. She did not reprise her role as Fleur Delacour in the sixth film of the Harry Potter series, as Fleur was not included in the script, but appeared in both Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows movies. The first film was released on 19 November 2010 and the second is scheduled for 15 July 2011.
As a model, Poesy has been featured in numerous magazines, including the covers of i-D, twice on French magazine Jalouse, Australian's Yen, and Nylon. Since October 2007, Poesy has been one of three spokesmodels for the self-titled fragrance by Chloe, and has modeled in Gap's 2008 fall advertising campaign.
She played Chuck Bass's new French girlfriend, Eva, in the 4th season of the CW hit show Gossip Girl. In 2010, Poesy also appeared alongside James Franco in 127 Hours, directed by Danny Boyle. 127 Hours was screened at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 12, 2010, following its premiere at the 2010 Telluride Film Festival.
In 2011 she will appear allongside Rupert Friend in Lullaby for Pi, a romantic drama which will mark Benoit Philippon’s directorial debut. The film is about a jazz singer (Friend) who has just lost his wife and meets a mysterious woman (Poesy). Forest Whitaker will also star.