You may know French actress/model Clémence Poesy as Fleur Delacour in the Harry Potter series, but she’s done a number of historical films and TV shows. She’ll soon be joining Claire Danes and Tom Hiddleston for a spooky late Victorian mini-series (The Essex Serpent), so let’s look at her frock flick resume!
Gunpowder, Treason & Plot (2004)
In her first English-language role, Poesy played an actually French-accented Mary Queen of Scots, but sadly that was the only positive in this awful, awful miniseries.
Le grand Meaulnes (2006)
A literary adaptation about doomed love set just before the First World War. Poesy plays the love interest, Yvonne.
Les amants du Flore (2006)
A TV biopic about French writers Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre. Poesy plays “Lumi.”
War and Peace (2007)
Irritating me as the original historic manic pixie dream girl, Natasha, in this TV miniseries adaptation of the Russian Napoleonic Wars-set novel.
The Silence of Joan (2011)
As Joan of Arc, baby! This film focuses on her capture and execution.
A soldier in World War I flashes back to his affair with a young, married woman (Poesy). I was super bored by this, but I still like Poesy in general!
The Hollow Crown: Richard II (2012)
As Isabella of Valois, Queen of England, in this Shakespeare adaptation.
Final Portrait (2017)
A biopic about Swiss painter/sculptor Alberto Giacometti. Poesy plays “Caroline.”
This season focused on artist Pablo Picasso. Poesy played French painter Françoise Gilot, who had a long romantic relationship (and children) with Picasso.
A biopic about famed French mime Marcel Marceau’s World War II experiences. Poesy plays “Emma.”
The Essex Serpent (coming soon)
A TV miniseries based on a novel. Per Wikipedia: “Set in the Victorian era, in the year 1893, it tells the tale of Cora Seaborne, a woman relishing her recent freedom from an abusive husband, who moves from London to a small village in Essex and becomes intrigued by the idea that it might be haunted by a mythological sea serpent.” Poesy plays Stella, whom the main character befriends.
What’s your favorite Clémence Poesy frock flick role?