She acted in Brian Friel's translation of Anton Chekhov's play, "Uncle Vanya," at the Donmar Warehouse Theatre in London, England with Simon Russell Beale, Helen McCrory, Mark Strong, Selina Cadell, David Bradley, Luke Jardine, Paul Jesson, Cherry Morris, Anthony O'Donnell, Gary Powell, and Gyuri Sarossy in the cast. Sam Mendes...
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On being at the Cannes Film Festival opening of "Breaking the Waves" without the film's director, Lars von Trier: "It was a bit of a baptism of fire, because I had never done any press before. I had never done a single interview in my life. I had never made a film before, I just knew nothing. And I arrived in this maelstrom of publicity with this extraordinary film, and of course Lars von Trier ...
She was Jean-Pierre Jeunet
's first choice to play the title role in Amélie
(2001), but dropped out for personal reasons. She did manage to leave her mark on the film however; Amelie is named after her.