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      Isabelle Petit-Jacques

      Isabelle Petit-Jacques

      Highest Rated: 92% The Man on the Train (2002)

      Lowest Rated: 85% Intimate Strangers (2004)

      Birthday: Jul 9, 1954

      Birthplace: France

      Despite being prolific on stage and the small screen since the early 1980s, Isabelle Petit-Jacques remains best known for her association with French director Patrice Leconte. Trained at the Conservatoire National, she made her feature bow in Claude Lelouch's "Long Live Life" and took prominent supports in the sleuthing parody "My Brother-in-law Killed My Sister" and the race relations comedy "La Thune." But she was best seen as Fanny Betrand in Jerzy Kawalerowicz's account of Napoleon's exile on St Helena, "The Hostage of Europe," and as Lucie Coutaz, helping Abbé Pierre succor the homeless in "Hiver 54, l'abbé Pierre." However, she had to settle for bit parts in hit comedies like "Tatie Danielle" and "La Crise" before first teaming with Leconte on the touring stage company farce "Les Grands ducs" in 1996. Subsequently for Leconte, she played a courtier at Louis XIV's Versailles in the multi-award-winning satire "Ridicule," the bride jilted by Vanessa Paradis in "The Girl on the Bridge," psychiatrist Michel Duchaussoy's secretary in "Intimate Strangers" and the jeweler in "Voir la mer." But she figured most prominently in Leconte's "The Man on the Train," as the mistress warning retired teacher Jean Rochefort against trusting bank robber Johnny Hallyday. Elsewhere, Petit-Jacques has appeared in the sensitive deafness drama "Some Kind of Blue," as well as comedies exploring culture clashes ("Cuisine américaine"), romantic tiffs ("J'invente rien") and mid-life crises ("Vive la vie").

      Highest rated movies

      The Man on the Train
      The Girl on the Bridge
      Intimate Strangers

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 37% Voir la mer La vendeuse de la bijouterie (Character) - 2011
      No Score Yet 31% What If...? Unknown (Character) - 2007
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Clémence Mère de David (Character) - 2005
      No Score Yet 60% Words in Blue La maitress d'Anna (Character) - 2005
      85% 69% Intimate Strangers La secrétaire de Monnier (Character) $2.1M 2004
      92% 79% The Man on the Train Viviane (Character) $2.5M 2002
      88% 91% The Girl on the Bridge Bride (Character) $1.7M 1999
      No Score Yet 39% American Cuisine Carole (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The English Wife Madame Vardot (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet La thune La mère d'Edwige/Edwige's mother (Character) - 1991