16 Facts About Juliette Binoche

1. On 7 February 2006, Juliette Binoche attended a high-profile demonstration organised by Reporters Without Borders in support of Jill Carroll and two Iraqi journalists who had been abducted in Baghdad.

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2. In 2015, Juliette Binoche starred on stage in a new English language translation of Antigone.

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3. In June 2009 Juliette Binoche began work on Certified Copy directed by Kiarostami.

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4. In April 2006 and again in December 2007, Juliette Binoche travelled to Tehran at the invitation of Abbas Kiarostami.

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5. In the autumn of 2008, Juliette Binoche starred in a theatrical dance production titled in-i, co-created with renowned choreographer Akram Khan.

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6. In preparation for her role, Juliette Binoche travelled to Sarajevo where she met women who had survived the war of the 1990s.

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7. In September 2006, Juliette Binoche appeared at the Venice Film Festival to launch A Few Days in September, written and directed by Santiago Amigorena.

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8. In February 1998 Juliette Binoche made her London stage debut in a new version of Luigi Pirandello's Clothe the Naked retitled Naked and adapted by Nicolas Wright.

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9. In 1995, Juliette Binoche returned to the screen in a big-budget adaptation of Jean Giono's The Horseman on the Roof directed by Jean-Paul Rappeneau.

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10. In fact Juliette Binoche has nicknamed her characters from this period as her "sorrowful sisters".

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11. In the 1990s Juliette Binoche was cast in a series of critically and commercially successful international films, winning her praise and awards.

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12. At this point, Juliette Binoche seemed to be at a crossroads in her career.

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13. In the summer of 1988, Juliette Binoche returned to the stage in an acclaimed production of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull directed by Russian director Andrei Konchalovsky at Theatre De L'odeon in Paris.

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14. In August 1986, Juliette Binoche began filming Philip Kaufman's adaptation of Milan Kundera's novel The Unbearable Lightness of Being, portraying the young and innocent Tereza.

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15. In 1986, Juliette Binoche was nominated for her first Cesar for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in the film.

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16. The film was a sensation and Juliette Binoche became the darling of the festival.

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