Fanny Ardant (1949, France) is a celebrated actress, screenwriter and director. Recognition came with her role in François Truffaut’s The Woman Next Door (1981), which would bring the actress her first César nomination. Subsequently, her career would extend throughout decades during which she would work with the most renowned French filmmakers and be in films such as Confidentially Yours (Truffaut, 1983), which brought Ardant a second César nomination or Pédale Douce (Gabriel Aghion, 1997). She finally won the award with 8 Women (François Ozon, 2002), awarded at the Berlin Film Festival. Ardant debuted as a director and screenwriter in 2009 with Ashes and Blood, and directed Stalin’s Couch in 2016. Ardant's career in theater is no less important, having been the protagonist of classic and contemporary plays, such as La Maladie de la mort (2006), by Marguerite Duras.
In 2019, she participated in both Perdrix (Erwan Le Duc) and La Belle Époque (Nicolas Bedos), affirming the strength of her acting up to today.