Clotilde Hesme

Clotilde Hesme

Clotilde Hesme at the Cannes festival

Clotilde Hesme at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival
Born (1979-07-30) 30 July 1979
Troyes, Aube, France
Nationality French
Occupation Actress
Years active 1999–present

Clotilde Hesme (born 30 July 1979) is a French actress, best known for playing Lilie in Philippe Garrel's Regular Lovers and Alice in Christophe Honoré's Love Songs. She is also known for the role of Adèle from the TV series Les Revenants.

Early life

Clotilde Hesme was born in Troyes, Aube, a city in the interior of France. Her parents were civil servants and her sisters Annelise Hesme and Élodie Hesme are also actresses.

She studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur d'Art Dramatique (CNSAD) in Paris, during this time she made several plays. Her first work out of the theater was at the 1999 short film Dieu, que la nature est bien faite!. While she was acting on a play in Paris she was noticed by Jérôme Bonnel that she was cast in her first film Le Chignon d'Olga in 2002.[1]


Hesme at the 2012 César Awards ceremony

At the beginning of her career she was cast in some supporting roles, as in Le Chignon d'Olga, Focus and À ce soir , and she remained acting in French plays.

In 2005 she starred alongside Louis Garrel in Philippe Garrel's Regular Lovers, it was her first main role at the cinema. After the film she starred the short film Comment on freine dans une descente? in 2006.

In 2007 she starred for the second time a film with Louis Garrel, in this time Christophe Honoré's Love Songs, a role that earned her the 2008 SACD Awards for Female Revelation and a César Awards nomination for Most Promising Actress. Also in 2008 she was nominated for a Molière Award for her performance in Marivaux's La Seconde Surprise de l'amour.[2]

In 2009 she made an appearance in Christophe Honoré's The Beautiful Person. In 2010 she appeared in one of the main roles of the Portuguese film, directed by the Chilean Raúl Ruiz in his last work, Mysteries of Lisbon alongside an international cast.

In 2011 starred the French film Angèle et Tony and won for the role of Angèle a César Award for Most Promising Actress. In 2012 starred Three Worlds directed by Catherine Corsini, the film competed in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.[3][4]

Also in 2012 she starred in Les Revenants, a TV series that is considered an international success by critics and audiences.[5]


Year Title Role Notes
1999 Dieu, que la nature est bien faite! Copine Short
2002 Le Chignon d'Olga Marion
2004 Focus Lucie
À ce soir Mathilde Short film
2005 Regular Lovers Lilie
2006 Comment on freine dans une descente? Nadine Short film
2007 Love Songs Alice SACD Awards for Female Revelation
Nominated—César Award for Most Promising Actress
Nominated—Lumières Award for Most Promising Actress
Nominated—2008 Etoiles d'Or de la Presse du Cinéma Français for Most Promising Actress
La paire de chaussures Gabrielle
Le fils de l'épicier Claire
24 mesures Damia
Enfances Gabrielle
2008 The Beautiful Person Mme. de Tournon
De la guerre Louise
Les liens du sang Corinne
2009 La seconde surprise de l'amour La marquise
Angelo, tyran de Padoue Tisbé
Les derniers jours du monde Iris
Suite noire Rebecca
2010 Mysteries of Lisbon Elisa de Montfort
2011 Angel & Tony Angèle César Award for Most Promising Actress
Nominated—Lumières Award for Best Actress
2012 Three Worlds Juliette
The Returned Adèle TV series
2013 La collection – Ecrire pour... le jeu des sept familles Anna
2014 Pour une femme Madeleine
Le souffleur de l'Affaire Sarah Bernhardt
Promeneuse Short film
The Last Hammer Blow Nadia Marrakech International Film Festival Award for Best Actress
2015 Eva & Leon Eva
2016 Chocolat Marie
A Woman's Life


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