Marina Hands

Marina Hands

Marina Hands at the 2012 Deauville American Film Festival
Born (1975-01-10) 10 January 1975
Paris, France
Occupation Actress
Years active 1996–present
Parent(s) Terry Hands
Ludmila Mikaël
Marina Hands' voice
from the BBC programme, The Film Programme, 17 August 2007[1]

Marina Hands (born 10 January 1975) is a French stage and film actress.

Life and career

Hands is the daughter of British director Terry Hands and French actress Ludmila Mikaël, and the granddaughter of Ukrainian-Greek painter Pierre Dmitrienko. She studied acting at the Cours Florent and the CNSAD in France, and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art in England. In 1999, she made her stage debut in Le Bel Air de Londres by Dion Boucicault, and was nominated for a Molière Award. Her first film was Andrzej Żuławski's La Fidélité (2000), followed by The Barbarian Invasions (2003). She then appeared in Les Âmes grises (2005), for which she was nominated for the César Award for Most Promising Actress, and Ne le dis à personne (Tell No One) (2006).

Her most notable performance to date was in the title role of Lady Chatterley (2006), an adaptation of John Thomas and Lady Jane by D. H. Lawrence. Hands won the 2007 César Award for Best Actress for her performance.

In 2006, Hands became a company member of the Comédie-Française. In 2008, she was again nominated for a Molière Award for her play in Partage de midi.

In 2011, she starred in Claude Miller's film Voyez comme ils dansent.


Marina Hands at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival.
Year Title Role Director
1999 La Fidélité ("Fidelity") Julia Andrzej Żuławski
2002 Sur le bout des doigts[2] Juliette Yves Angelo
2003 Les Invasions barbares ("The Barbarian Invasions") Gaëlle Denys Arcand
2004 Le Temps d'un regard[3] Natalya Ilan Flammer
2005 Les Âmes grises[4] ("Grey Souls") Lysia Verhareine Yves Angelo
2006 Ne le dis à personne ("Tell No One") Anne Beck Guillaume Canet
Lady Chatterley Constance Chatterley Pascale Ferran
Le Scaphandre et le Papillon ("The Diving Bell and the Butterfly") Joséphine Julian Schnabel
2009 L'histoire de Jen[5] ("Story of Jen") Sarah François Rotger
Le code a changé[6] ("A Change of Plans") Juliette Danièle Thompson
Hidden Diary Audrey Julie Lopes-Curval
2010 Une exécution ordinaire[7] ("An Ordinary Execution") Anna Marc Dugain
Ensemble nous allons vivre une très, très grande histoire d'amour[8] Dorothée Pascal Thomas
2011 Voyez comme ils dansent ("See How They Dance") Lise Claude Miller
2012 Sport de filles[9] Gracieuse Patricia Mazuy
2013 Jappeloup[10] Nadia Christian Duguay
2014 Sous les jupes des filles Inès Audrey Dana
2015 Chic! Hélène Birk Jérôme Cornuau


  1. "Marina Hands". The Film Programme. 17 August 2007. BBC Radio 4. Retrieved 2014-01-18.
  2. "Sur le bout des doigts". Retrieved 2012-09-29.
  3. "Le temps d'un regard". Retrieved 2012-09-29.
  4. "Grey Souls". Retrieved 2012-09-29.
  5. "Story of Jen". Retrieved 2012-09-29.
  6. "Le code a changé". Retrieved 2012-09-29.
  7. "Une exécution ordinaire". Retrieved 2012-09-29.
  8. "Ensemble nous allons vivre une très, très grande histoire d'amour". Retrieved 2012-09-29.
  9. "Sport de filles". Retrieved 2012-09-29.
  10. "Jappeloup (2013)". Retrieved 2012-09-29.

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