On the 4th and 5th of March, and after two performances earlier in both Monaco and Toulouse, Marion took to the stage in Paris, to give life to Joan of Arc, in an oratorio she had performed twice before in 2005 and 2012, Jeanne d’Arc Au Bûcher by Honegger. The performance was slightly different than those of the previous years. The oratorio was staged like a play instead of having the actors speak their lines in front of the orchestra.
There were costumes, more actors than the previous ones and even the stake was present in this version. Directed by Côme de Bellescize, the oratorio counts with beautiful music and angelic voices from the choir as Marion delivers her lines. I was lucky enough to see it on the 4th of March and sit insanely close to the stage and I can tell you it was beyond stunning. Marion delivered a beautiful performance, as did everyone else involved, the entire thing gave me chills. Bravo to all involved!
The oratorio goes to New York in June and Marion will be performing it four nights in a row. If you can, don’t miss it. It’s truly a brilliant experience.
I have added photos of the performance to the gallery and found an interview Marion Cotillard gave while performing in Toulouse in February. Be sure to check it out.
072 Theatre > Jeanne D’Arc au Bûcher – Paris 2015
Apologies for the delays in updates these days, I have been incredibly busy with work and don’t have as much time as I’d like to keep the site updated on the go. But I’ll keep bringing you all the latest news on Marion, so do bear with me.
As you know, this past weekend was awards weekend in Hollywood, and Marion Cotillard was present at several events throughout.
February the 20th, the 40th edition of the annual Cesar Awards was held at Theatre du Châtelet in Paris. Marion was nominated in the Best Actress category for Two Days, One Night but didn’t win. She attended the event with her partner, Guillaume Canet, who also nominated in the category of best actor. Marion wore a Dior ensemble designed by Raff Simmons, which had been presented at the last Fashion week in Paris. She was also the one to present Sean Penn with the honour Cesar that night.
On February 21, Marion flew to Los Angeles to attend the Independent Spirit Awards. Although nominated for Best Actress for Two Days, One Night, it was Julianne Moore who took the award. She wore Valentino to this event. On the same night, the Weinstein Company held a dinner for Academy Award Nominees, which Marion Cotillard attended in a short simple Dior.
Finally, Marion wore a white Dior gown to the Academy Awards which was somewhat comparable to the one she wore in 2008 by Gaultier. Same colour and tail on the dress. She has gotten mixed reviews for the look but most of them have been very positive. I thought she looked quite beautiful. Marion was a presenter at the ceremony, presenting the duo Tegan and Sara who performed the nominated song “Everything is Awesome” from the movie Lego. She then changed her dress for the Vanity Fair Oscar party and wore a Giambattista Valli outfit.
I have updated the gallery with tons of high quality photos from all of these events so be sure to take a look.
Aside from the photos added to public appearances, I’ve also added two new shoots. The first one for Variety, taken at the Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon in January and one portrait by Mar Seliger taken at the Vanity Fair Oscar party. Enjoy!
133 Events in 2015 > 40th Cesar Awards
060 Events in 2015 > 38th Independent Spirit Awards
008 Events in 2015 > The Weinstein’s Company Academy Awards Nominees Dinner
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005 Events in 2015 > 87h Annual Academy Awards Governor’s Ball
026 Events in 2015 > Vanity Fair Oscar Party
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001 Portraits > 2015 > Vanity Fair Oscar Portraits
Marion Cotillard has spent the past two days in Manila, in the Philippines accompanying French President François Hollande in a visit to the country to support actions against climate change. Marion has since long been an activist for climate change and has worked with Greenpeace for a few years now. She joined the efforts of Greenpeace in Philippines and spoke in support of better measures against climate change and for environment protection.
We want to share our thoughts on the issues of climate change. It’s not just the climate change but the survival of the millions of people on this planet. [The] Philippines of course, is one of the first countries which are aware that something should be done.
I have added photos of the event to the gallery:
There’s also a video of Marion’s speech on Thursday night. The video is unfortunately in French, I will try to translate it as soon as possible:
I just found out that Marion’s performance in Barcelona of Jeanne au Bûcher (Joan at the Stake) is going to be released on DVD on March 10. Although the video was released at the time, this is a great opportunity to watch and rewatch Marion’s outstanding performance as Joan of Arc.
Pre order the DVD on Amazon France.
Marion has several performances scheduled as Joan of Arc this year. She performed in Monaco and Toulouse on the 8th and 14th of February, respectively. She will resume her performances in Paris on the 4th and 5th of March and then go on to perform in New York City in June. If you can, don’t miss it. It’s a brilliant performance. I’ll be attending the one on the 4th in Paris and will report back!
Marion Cotillard has reportedly signed up to a role in the new Justin Kurzel production. The film, Assassin’s Creed is an adaptation of the Ubisoft video game released in November last year, and which has sold 91 million units so far.
They’re keeping under wraps the role that Cotillard plays, but she’s a versatile actress who won the Oscar for La Vie En Rose, and also played an action role inThe Dark Knight Rises. Like Fassbender, her role is meant to span multiple films if this one scores and becomes a franchise.
Marion will team up with Michael Fassbender for the second time, as the two have worked in Kurzel’s previous production, Macbeth. Production will start in the fall and the release is scheduled December 2016.