Irène Jacob

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This beautiful, dark-haired Swiss actress made a hit with a supporting role in her first film, as the piano teacher in Louis Malle's "Au revoir, les enfants" (1987). Educated in London and Geneva, and a Paris resident since the age of 18, Jacob became a promising starlet with her Malle success and followed up with another small role in Jacques ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 4 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »


Known For

The Double Life of Véronique Weronika / Véronique
Three Colors: Red Valentine
Au Revoir les Enfants Mlle Davenne, piano teacher


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 2020 Villa Caprice
Nancy Fontaine
 2019 The OA (TV Series)
- The Medium & The Engineer (2019) ... Elodie
- Nina Azarova (2019) ... Elodie
- SYZYGY (2019) ... Elodie
 2019 For the Ones We Loved
 2018 Patrick Melrose (TV Mini-Series)
Jacqueline D'Alantour
- Some Hope (2018) ... Jacqueline D'Alantour
 2017/II Dark
Michelle Zubarain
 2017/I Home Away from Home (Short)
 2016-2017 The Affair (TV Series)
Juliette Le Gall
- Episode #3.10 (2017) ... Juliette Le Gall
- Episode #3.9 (2017) ... Juliette Le Gall (credit only)
- Episode #3.8 (2017) ... Juliette Le Gall (credit only)
- Episode #3.7 (2017) ... Juliette Le Gall (credit only)
- Episode #3.6 (2017) ... Juliette Le Gall
 2016 The Collection (TV Series)
- The Offer (2016) ... Marianne
- The Betrayal (2016) ... Marianne
- The Afterglow (2016) ... Marianne
- The Launch (2016) ... Marianne
- The Scent (2016) ... Marianne
 2016 Tales of Mexico
 2016 Deux escargots s'en vont (Short) (voice)
 2016 Eternity
Mère de Gabrielle
 2016 Capitaine Marleau (TV Series)
Soeur Maryse
- Les mystères de la foi (2016) ... Soeur Maryse
 2015 Sayônara
 2015 Ella Maillart: Double Journey (Short)
Ella Maillart (voice)
 2015 Boulevard du Palais (TV Series)
Hélène Casal
- Pour oublier (2015) ... Hélène Casal
 2015 Paris, Love, Cut
Chloé Artaud
 2014 Dying of the Light
Michelle Zubarain
 2014 The Easy Way Out
 2014 Salaud, on t'aime
Printemps Kaminsky
 2013 Le clan des Lanzac (TV Movie)
Valérie Lanzac
 2012 La solitude du pouvoir (TV Movie)
 2010 Rio Sex Comedy
 2009 Déchaînées (TV Movie)
 2009 Les yeux de Simone (Short)
Irène Jacob
 2009 The French Kissers
La mère d'Aurore
 2008 The Dust of Time
Eleni (as Irene Jacob)
 2007 Faits divers (Short)
 2007 Fallen Heroes
 2007 The Inner Life of Martin Frost
Claire Martin
 2006 The Education of Fairies
Ingrid (as Irene Jacob)
 2004 Battle of the Brave
Angélique de Roquebrune
 2004 Autumn
 2003 Nés de la mère du monde (TV Movie)
Clara Sidowski
 2003 La légende de Parva
La mère de Parva (voice)
 2002 The Landlords
 2002 Lettre d'une inconnue (TV Movie)
 2001 Fourplay
Fiona Delgrazia
 2000 L'affaire Marcorelle
 1999 Cuisine chinoise (Short)
 1999 History Is Made at Night
Natasha Scriabina / Anna Belinka
 1999 My Life So Far
Aunt Heloise (as Irene Jacob)
 1999 The Big Brass Ring
Cela (as Irene Jacob)
 1998 Jack's potes (Short)
 1998 Cuisine américaine
Gabrielle Boyer
 1998 U.S. Marshals
 1997 Incognito
Prof. Marieke van den Broeck
 1996 Victory
 1995 Othello
Desdemona (as Irene Jacob)
 1995 All Men Are Mortal
 1995 Beyond the Clouds
The Girl
 1995 Runaways
 1994 Three Colors: Red
 1993 Enak
Lucille Spaak
 1993 Predskazaniye
Lyuda (as Iren Zhakob)
 1993 The Secret Garden
Mary's Mother / Lilias Craven (as Irene Jacob)
 1992 Le moulin de Daudet
Mme Daudet
 1992 Claude
Beatrice de Lucio
 1991 The Double Life of Véronique
Weronika / Véronique
 1990 La veillée
 1989 La compagnie de Sarah (TV Movie)
 1989 Shijou no tabibito (TV Series)
 1989 Nick chasseur de têtes (TV Series)
 1989 Les mannequins d'osier
 1989 Erreur de jeunesse
 1989 The Gang of Four
 1987 Au Revoir les Enfants
Mlle Davenne, piano teacher
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Other Works:

She acted in Richard Nelson's play, "Madame Melville," at the Vaudeville Theatre in London, England with Macauley Culkin and Madeleine Potter in the cast.

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Alternate Names:

Irene Jacob | Iren Zhakob


5' 4" (1.63 m)

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She is the daughter of the well-known French physicist Maurice Jacob. See more »

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