Sophie Quinton

Sophie Quinton

Quinton in January 2011
Born (1976-08-31) 31 August 1976
Villedieu-les-Poêles, France
Occupation Actress
Years active 2000–present

Sophie Quinton (born 31 August 1976) is a French actress. She has played in a number of short films directed by Gérald Hustache-Mathieu, and starred in the 2003 film Who Killed Bambi?.[1]

Life and career

Born into a farming family in Villedieu-les-Poêles, Lower Normandy, Sophie Quinton studied drama at the Millet high school in Cherbourg. The films Peau d' Ane and La nuit americaine inspired her love of cinema. After leaving school, Quinton joined a small street-theatre group.

She first came to the attention of critics in two short films by Gerald Hustache-Mathieu: Peau de Vache (for which she won the award for Best Performance at the Clermont-Ferrand Festival) and La Chatte Andalouse.

Quinton was introduced to a wider audience when she played the heroine in Qui a tué Bambi ? which earned her a César nomination for Most Promising Newcomer.

In 2005 she joined forces with Gérald Hustache-Mathieu for his first feature film, Avril.

Sophie Quinton has two sons.

Selected filmography

Year Title Role Director
2003 Who Killed Bambi? Isabelle aka "Bambi" Gilles Marchand
2003 Lightweight Claire Jean-Pierre Améris
2006 April in Love April Gérald Hustache-Mathieu
2008 Mark of an Angel Laurence Safy Nebbou
2011 Nobody Else But You Candice Gérald Hustache-Mathieu
2011 Le Skylab Aunt Clémentine Julie Delpy
2012 One Night Louise Morvand Lucas Belvaux
2012 Queen of Montreuil Laurent's mistress Sólveig Anspach
2013 Ouf Anna Yann Coridian

Awards and nominations

List of awards and nominations
Year Title of work Award Category Result
2002 Peau de vache Lutins du court métrage Best Actress Won
2003 Who Killed Bambi? César Award Most Promising Actress Nominated
2003 La chatte andalouse Lutins du court métrage Best Actress Won


  1. "Sophie Quinton". Retrieved 2014-06-29.
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