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Coline Serreau


“Humor is the best weapon that artists have. It’s the strongest and most dangerous weapon. I’ll never give it up. Movies help us think about our lives. Otherwise I don’t see the point of making them.”



Born in 1947 in Paris to stage director Jean-Marie Serreau and writer Genevieve Serreau, Coline grew up as a young girl surrounded by artists.

After high school, she decided to follow her parents’ lead and embraced an artistic life and career. While studying literature and classic and modern dance, she joined the Conservatoire de Musique and began taking trapeze lessons at Annie Fratellini’s Circus School. On her way to becoming an accomplished artist, she set her sight on drama and began to study with Andreas Voutsinas (also the teacher of Jean Reno). After l’Ecole de la rue Blanche, she joined the Comédie-Française", appearing for the first time on stage in 1970. She would later appear on stage in Café de la Gare by the side of Romain Bouteille, Coluche and Patrick Dewaere.

After revealing her talent in a wide range of productions, including productions in Cafés Theatres and repertoire classics (especially Shakespeare’s Othello, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and As You Like… read more


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