Danièle Thompson

Danièle Thompson

Thompson in 2014
Born (1942-01-03) 3 January 1942
Occupation Film director, screenwriter
Years active 1966–present

Danièle Thompson (born 3 January 1942) is a Monegasque film director and screenwriter. Thompson is the daughter of film director Gérard Oury, and actress Jacqueline Roman.

She has written screenplays for a number of highly successful films including Cousin, cousine, La Boum, Belphégor - Le fantôme du Louvre, La Reine Margot and Jet Lag, which she also directed. She was nominated for the 1976 Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay for Cousin, cousine. Her 2006 film, Fauteuils d'orchestre was France's entrant for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film. She is half Jewish from her father, and was on the 1986 Cannes Film Festival jury.

In 2010, she was with Isabelle Adjani, Paul Auster, Isabelle Huppert, Milan Kundera, Salman Rushdie, Mathilde Seigner, Jean-Pierre Thiollet and Henri Tisot among the petition's signatures for Roman Polanski when the film director was temporarily arrested by Swiss police at the request of U.S authorities.[1]

Thompson's son is the actor Christopher Thompson. They have written screenplays together, most notably those of Jet Lag and Season's Beatings.[2]

Selected filmography



  1. http://laregledujeu.org/2010/06/07/1780/polanski-la-petition/
  2. Janis L. Pallister; Ruth A. Hottell (2005). Francophone Women Film Directors: A Guide. Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press. pp. 195–196. ISBN 978-0-8386-4046-3. Retrieved 18 February 2012.

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