A few years ago we are on the terrace of a Parisian café. Laure Calamy is sitting at the table when an obviously very touched American woman approaches her: “Oh my god, are you Noémie? I love Call My Agent!” (the title of Ten percent in the United States, d. Red.) and the fan to invite her to his home in Miami. The actress then doesn’t know what to reply other than a simple thank you. Around this unlikely couple, two ladies interrupt their conversation to begin a worship concert: “We’re watching your movie right now. You’re so great at Ten Percent…” It was on this day that Laure Calamy learned the meaning of the word celebrity.
“I’m clear I probably only have four or five years”
Since becoming Noémie in 2015, this pretty, sexy brunette with a snub nose and green eyes hasn’t stopped occupying the field. Last year it was on the bill ofA woman of the world, by Cecile Ducrocq. These days we see them in full time, by Eric Kies. Two feature films in which she embodies lonely women struggling with the evils of our society. Films that reflect our times and that make her, at 45, a contemporary French actress. A 100 percent openness that doesn’t prevent Laure from putting things into perspective and keeping a cool head: “I’m clear, I probably only have four or five years: people quickly tire of actors and producers of old actresses”tempered, in September 2020, the actress in the columns of Sunday newspaper.
Previously, Laure Calamy was a subscriber to supporting roles at an authoritative cinema, particularly theater, where she began working under the aegis of playwright and director Olivier Py, who is full of praise: “She has this mix of strength and fragility. This is the sign of the great ones.” Olivier Py, the author of The servant, a 20+ hour marathon that Laure saw when she was 20 and it exploded. Before going to the theater, Laure discovered Pina Bausch’s dance and shows through her mother, who is a psychologist by trade.
She is a lively, intrepid child who sometimes does not hesitate to go to the bats. She grew up in the middle class of Orleans, shaped by a class consciousness that has stuck with her ever since: her doctor father worked “in the public hospital”she likes to specify in interviews. “Gamine, I was taken to the circus and I told my mother I wanted to be a circus lady. A little later, at summer camp, I did a show with other kids. Through the mask I wore I watched the people and I saw their expectation. I thought the idea of going into that was totally awesome.”she remembers TV starin August 2021.
She’s very sexy but with a woman next door
With her high school diploma in hand, she went to Paris in the 90s, followed the Cours Florent, that of the Rue Blanche, then it was the National Conservatory of Dramatic Art. Laure Calamy chained the pieces together and began to make a name for herself in her profession. At the same time, she is a free young girl who goes out to meet others and sometimes has adventures with total strangers. Those around her are worried, but Laure, who has also practiced karate, Thai boxing and kung fu, wants to keep her freedom according to her feminist positions. Even if it sometimes means coming close to a catastrophe: “When I was 23, 24, friends warned me about a theater director. He had a nice side, almost a teddy bear. He walked me in the car, stopped me in an empty parking lot. In the middle of nowhere! You can imagine the agony He came closer, hugged me, tried a kiss. I remember the physical pressure he put on me.”. (TeleObsNovember 2018).
The rush to Laura
The young actress has a reputation in the industry as a nice and professional girl, and through her boyfriend Vincent Macaigne, she landed a role in Léa Mysius’ Ava in 2012, which earned her a César nomination. She is then compared to Karine Viard for her popular side and to Romy Schneider for her ability to convey her various emotions: “She is very sexy, but with a woman next door: she is not an inaccessible being”sums up Dominique Besnehard, the co-creator of , pretty well Ten percent.
Logically, Laure is offered the lead role in Antoinette in 2020 the Cevennes, which was a surprise hit at the box office. She becomes the new darling of the moment and asserts her style: that of a discredited woman in love who emancipates herself from men through student associations or the search for herself with a good portion of tenderness and laughter. And what had to happen happened. In 2021, Laure won the Caesar for Best Actress. Consecrated but still worried, the actress expresses her concern in the columns of the Parisians : “I had the memory of Emmanuelle Devos saying that after her Caesar, she got fewer scripts, probably because the directors considered them unapproachable.”. No need to worry, because we’re convinced that Laure Calamy, this almost namesake of a famous cowgirl, is far from roasting all her cartridges.
His love life in the Cevennes
As soon as she can, Laure leaves her Paris apartment in the 10th arrondissement to find her companion, a Colombian guide living in the Cevennes without running water or electricity. There, this nature lover, like Antoinette, wanders in the mountains … In addition, the sparkling quadra has decided to give up motherhood. “I think we’re doing humanity a service by not having children. There are too many people on this planet.”she confessed in it Paris matchin November 2018.
Socially and politically active, Laure Calamy campaigns against homophobia and is an activist with Collectif 50/50, which campaigns for gender equality in cinema and audiovisual. She is an accomplished feminist, versed in inclusive writing and empowerment. His bed book? King Kong theorythe bible of badass women…
At the 2016 Cannes Film Festival
Climbing the stairs in Cannes 2016 with the team from stand tall, by Alain Guiraudie, launched Laure into a French cancan that ended in a slip accident that was as earthy as it was charming. Nothing serious, because nudity has never been a problem for her: “I have a relationship with nudity and the uninhibited body. Whatever they are, I find human bodies beautiful and inspiring most of the time. They often radiate great power. In the theater and cinema I have no problem showing myself naked because I think you can express as much with your body as with your mind”. Laura Calamy? An actress through and through.
Nicolas Maury: Friends on the show and in life
The chemistry between Laure Calamy aka Noémie and Nicolas Maury aka Hervé in Ten percent is no coincidence. The two have been close friends since 2015. On the set of the series, Laure and Nicolas exchanged greedy responses, giggling between scenes. “There is a hysterical chemistry between us”analyzes them. “Together we are like two noisy and merry little animals”the actress confided to the magazine in September 2020 she.
2015-2020: TEN PERCENT (FRANCE SERIES 2)After the theater, she becomes Noémie, her boss’s loving assistant, in this series that she shows to the general public.
2017: AvaLéa Mylsius chooses her to embody the mother of a teenager awakening to sensuality. A film that was seen in Cannes and earned him his first nomination for the Césars.
2018: MADEMOISELLE DE JONCQUIERESA cruel marivadage directed by Emmanuel Mouret, in which she portrays a learned aristocrat. She is very persuasive.
2020: ANTOINETTE IN THE CEVENNESIdyllic vaudeville by Caroline Vignal that reveals Laure’s generous nature. A Cesar of interpretation upon arrival.
2020: CHIFFON BOY She finds her Ten Percent partner, Nicolas Maury, who guides her for her first film. She embodies a border director.
2020 : LOULOUTEBy Hubert Viel, chronicle of a Norman peasant family from a child’s point of view. She plays a down-to-earth woman from the 80s.
2019: ONLY THE ANIMALSDirected by Dominik Moll, a rather dark thriller in which Laure Calamy plays a woman who is cheating on her husband with a depressed man.
2021: ONE WOMAN OF THE WORLDA prostitute wants to finance her son’s studies. By Cécile Ducrocq, a moving film carried by a sparkling Laure.
2022: FULL-TIMEA single mother struggles to keep her job in a Parisian palace. A society thriller by Éric Gravel for Laure Calamy, who is once again stunning.
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