| Film director|
| 6 October 1947 (age 68) (1947-10-06) Toulouse, France|
Director, Producer, Writer
Les Miserables, The Count of Monte Cristo, Raspoutine, Balzac: A Life of Passion, Dangerous Liaisons
Jeanne Moreau, Fanny Ardant, Gerard Depardieu, Kseniya Rappoport, Christopher Thompson
Josée Dayan (born 6 October 1943 in Toulouse, France) is a French film director, screenwriter and producer.
Dayan grew up in Algiers, Algeria, where her father Albert Dagnant, who came from a Jewish family, worked as a television director; her grandmother was the owner of a cinema. Since 1974 she directed mainly movies for television. In 1979, under her direction, a documentary about Simone de Beauvoir appeared. Her most successful works are the 1998 TV mini-series The Count of Monte Cristo with Gérard Depardieu in the lead role, and the 2002 mini-series Les Misérables with Depardieu and John Malkovich. Then there is Balzac: A Passionate Life (1999) and Cet amour-là (2001), both with Jeanne Moreau, and Raspoutine (2011) with Depardieu. A major success was Les Liaisons dangereuses (2003) with Catherine Deneuve and Nastassja Kinski in the leading roles.
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