Marine Lanctuit: French Actress Making it Big In America

Maurice Chevalier. Gérard Depardieu. Sophie Marceau. Yves Montand. Those are just a few of the great actors France has produced through the years. Another name we will soon be adding to that list is Marine Lanctuit.

The French beauty is making a big name for herself in Hollywood, working with Academy Award winning directors and Emmy-winning writers, Marine has recently landed a 3 picture deal with Epica Productions. Don’t let her youthful looks fool you. Her fresh-faced appearance belies her impressive and lengthy resume. Fortunately for her, and her fans, the best is still to come.

Some of Marine’s most memorable early productions include Parisian productions of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest and playing the lead role of Polly Pechum, who marries “Mack the Knife” in the Threepenny Opera at Les Petit Theatre des Varieties, one of Paris’ oldest theaters in operation since 1785. Like many of Hollywood’s young talent, Lanctuit moved to Los Angeles to further her career, which included attending the Stella Adler Academy of Acting and Theatre, following in the footsteps of such talent as Cybil Shepard, Salma Hayek, Nick Nolte, Benicio del Toro and countless other film and TV A-listers.

Upon arriving in Los Angeles, Marine immediately caught the attention of director/producer Stan Harrington who cast her in the horror flick Creed. From there, she was off and running, and she hasn’t looked back. She’s graced the silver screen in a diverse array of roles in acclaimed films such as Heroines, where she played a drug addict brainwashed by a twisted psychiatrist, Self Image, where she played a young woman obsessed with her body image, with gory and tragic consequences, and Lost Angels, scheduled for release next year, where she plays a jaded waitress who will do whatever it takes to make it in Hollywood.

Lanctuit’s body of work includes more than just starring on the silver screen. The French stunner has also made a name for herself onstage, starring in some of theatre’s greatest plays including The Odd Couple, Our Town, and Orange Flower Water. Lanctuit’s time on the stage also includes playing “Irina” in Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters, directed by Academy Award winner Milton Justice.

Fluent in French and English, American audiences are sure to fall in love with Marines beauty, charm, and of course that sultry French accent. Watch out for Marine Lanctuit in the years to come. Though this reporter thinks she’ll be hard to miss…

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This article was written by journalist and weekend rocker Mason Moorehead.

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