Irène’s first cinematic role was in Louis Malle’s “Au Revoir les Enfants”.
She was then selected by Krzystzsof Kieslowski for “La Double Vie de Véronique (The Double Life of Véronique)” (Best Actress Award at the 1991 Cannes Festival). She also starred in Kieslowski’s “Trois Couleur Rouge (Three Colors: Red)” (’93 Official Selection). She has worked with talented directors throughout her international career, including: Michelangelo Antonioni (“Beyond the Clouds”), Hugh Hudson (“My Life So Far”), Oliver Parker (“Othello”), Paul Auster (“The Inner Life”), Stuart Beird (“U.S. Marshals”) and Jonathan Nossiter (“Rio Sex Comedy”).
She returned to Cannes with the Serges Lepeyron film “Marcorelle n’est pas Coupable (L’Affaire Marcorelle)” and reunited with Claude Lelouch for “Salaud on t’aime”, before appearing in Theo Angelopoulos’ last film “Dust of Time”. This year she has worked with Paul Schrader, Ernesto Contreras, Arnaud Viard and Tran Anh Hung.
She has also had a long career in theatre and has pursued challenging projects in France and London. Currently: “La Métamorphose Version Androide” (by Oriza Hirata), a Franco-Japanese co-production.