Marie Gillain

1. – Jane March, L’Amant/The Lover, France, 1991.   Among the many very young demoiselles seen by Jean-Jacques Annaud – only one was remembered by the casting director when Gérard Depardieu was looking for a daughter in Mon Pere Ce Heroes. The Belgian find then went into Tavernier’s L’Appat.   She had soon knocked off   20 films to Jane’s eight.

2. – Héléne de Fougerolles, Le raid, France, 2001. Even with one big hit behind him – La ciel, les Oioseaux et… Ta Mere! – realisateur Djamel Bernsalah had   difficulty in landing a leading lady after   rejections from Vanessa Paradis, Olivia Bonamy.

3. – Marion Cotillard, Jeux d’enfants, France, 2002, Auteur Yann Samuell changed his mind about the girl who would wait until 80 to say: I love you

4. – Isabelle Carré, Holy Lola, France, 2004.   The role was   Jacques Gamblin’s wife, as they tried to adopt a baby in Cambodia.


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