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Céline Bonnier is a Actor and Director Canadienne born on 31 august 1965 at Lévis (Canada)

Céline Bonnier

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Nationality Canada
Birth 31 august 1965 (53 years) at Lévis (Canada)

Céline Bonnier (born August 31, 1965, Lévis, Quebec) is a French Canadian actress from Quebec. She has been nominated for four awards including Genie Awards and Gemini Awards.


Céline Bonnier was the youngest of eight children, six boys and two girls. The family was brought up in an exceptionally liberal, cultured environment by mother Raymonde and father Irénée, a public sector administrator and serving politician in the mid-1970s. Encouraged by her parents to develop her imaginative side, she was entertaining the neighbors to impromptu routines in the local playground from the age of seven, a thrill that made her decide to become an actor. Music featured largely in family life; she studied it at high school in Sainte-Foy, and can play several instruments, including the transverse flute and the accordion. She and some of her brothers had a flair for art, and she still sketches as a form of self-expression and particularly appreciates the work of the great painters. But her talent for acting led her high school drama teacher to recommend that she audition for the Conservatoire de théâtre in Quebec.

Graduating in 1987, she joined Jacques Lessard's Théâtre Repère, where she met Robert Lepage who invited her to play the part of Konstanz in his 1991 production of Les Plaques tectoniques in both Montreal and the UK. She settled in Montreal, joining the theatre group Momentum under artistic director Jean-Frédéric Messier, with whom she has worked steadily to the present day, lately graduating to her own productions (Cholestérol gratuit, La Fête des morts). This theatrical output is interspersed with renowned stage directors such as Denis Marleau and Brigitte Haentjens. Meanwhile her film career, commencing with a screen version of Les Plaques tectoniques, comprises at least a dozen films ranging in style from art-house to popular, under directors such as Louis Saïa, Charles Binamé, Eric Canuel and André Forcier.

She has appeared consistently on Canadian television in a number of dramas. The TV drama (Tag, Le dernier chapitre) earned her several awards.

Céline Bonnier has worked with Roy Dupuis as an actor on several projects, from Million Dollar Babies (1994) (TV) to, more recently, Séraphin: Heart of Stone (2002), Le Dernier chapitre (2002) (mini), Monica la mitraille (2004), and Les États-Unis d'Albert in (2005). She was also the life partner of Dupuis (for 15 years) March 2011).

In 2006 she appeared in A Sunday in Kigali set in Rwanda.

Usually with

Roy Dupuis
Roy Dupuis
(10 films)
Gregory Hlady
Gregory Hlady
(5 films)
Guy Maddin
Guy Maddin
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Céline Bonnier (27 films)

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Seances (2016)

Directed by Guy Maddin
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Roy Dupuis, Mathieu Amalric, Romano Orzari, Neil Napier, Jacques Bonnaffé, Amira Casar

18 scénarios de l’époque du cinéma muet.
The Passion of Augustine, 1h43
Directed by Léa Pool
Origin Canada
Genres Drama
Themes Films about children, Films about music and musicians, Films about religion, Films about classical music and musicians, Enfant musicien
Actors Céline Bonnier, Marie Tifo, Lysandre Ménard, Andrée Lachapelle, Valérie Blais, Anne-Élisabeth Bossé
Roles Soeur Augustine
Rating72% 3.633223.633223.633223.633223.63322
Dans les années 60, Mère Augustine dirige un couvent catholique québécois qui abrite une école de jeunes filles. Passionnée de musique, elle a donné aux cours de musique une grande place dans l'enseignement des pensionnaires. Le calme du pensionnat est soudainement brisé par l'arrivée en cours d'année de la nièce de Mère Augustine, Alice Champagne, une pianiste brillante mais une élève turbulente. Et, pour ne rien arranger, le pensionnat est menacé par l'ouverture au Québec de nombreuses écoles publiques gratuites. Mais les sœurs ne comptent pas rester oisives face à la situation.
Every Thing Will Be Fine, 1h40
Directed by Wim Wenders
Origin German
Genres Drama
Actors James Franco, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Rachel McAdams, Sarah Polley, Patrick Bauchau, Marie-Josée Croze
Roles Police Officer
Rating55% 2.751272.751272.751272.751272.75127
The film centres around Tomas (James Franco), a writer who causes an accident while driving and spends the next 12 years examining the effect of the tragedy on his life and that of Kate (Charlotte Gainsbourg), who lost someone close.
The Forbidden Room, 1h59
Directed by Guy Maddin
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Comedy, Adventure, Romance
Actors Roy Dupuis, Udo Kier, Gregory Hlady, Mathieu Amalric, Géraldine Chaplin, Karine Vanasse
Roles Eve
Rating61% 3.0510753.0510753.0510753.0510753.051075
A submarine crew, a feared pack of forest bandits, a famous surgeon, and a battalion of child soldiers all get more than they bargained for as they wend their way toward progressive ideas on life and love.
Coteau Rouge
Directed by André Forcier
Origin Canada
Genres Comedy
Actors Céline Bonnier, Roy Dupuis, Sandrine Bisson, Louis Champagne, Maxime Desjardins-Tremblay, Julie Du Page
Roles Hélène Blanchard
Rating59% 2.9716952.9716952.9716952.9716952.971695
Le Clan Blanchard habite un quartier de Longueuil, Coteau Rouge, un quartier ouvrier sur la Rive-Sud de Montréal. Honoré, le patriarche, est un ancien vidangeur de cadavres qu'il déchargeait dans les eaux du fleuve. Fernand, son fils, coule des jours heureux entre son gaz-bar et ses tournois de pétanque ; sa fille Hélène se paye la traite depuis qu'elle a épousé Éric Miljours, un riche promoteur, tandis que son fils Henri, un ex-boxeur, accompagne sa femme Estelle dans les derniers jours de sa vie avec leur fils de 15 ans, Alexis. Hélène qui ne peut pas avoir d'enfant a demandé à sa mère d'être la mère-porteuse. Les Blanchard ouvriront leur monde au nouveau-né dont la naissance coïncide avec la fin tragique de Miljours, son père.
French Kiss, 2h4
Directed by Céline Bonnier, Claude Legault, Sylvain Archambault
Origin Canada
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Claude Legault, Céline Bonnier, Didier Lucien, Suzanne Champagne, Stéphane Breton, Raymond Cloutier
Roles Juliette
Rating56% 2.8226852.8226852.8226852.8226852.822685
Frédérik (Charles Legault) is a businessman prone to flirting. Meeting Juliette (Céline Bonnier), a lonely librarian, he tries the old chat-up line "Haven't we met somewhere before?" To his surprise Juliet mistakes him a former colleague, Robert. Frédérik has trapped himself and plays along pretending to be Robert.
Pour toujours, les Canadiens!
Directed by Sylvain Archambault
Origin Canada
Genres Comedy
Themes Sports films, Ice hockey films, Sports d'hiver
Actors Dhanaé Audet-Beaulieu, Céline Bonnier, Antoine L'Écuyer, Jean Lapointe, Denis Bernard, Stéphane Jacques
Roles Michelle Lanctôt-Couture
Rating57% 2.8647052.8647052.8647052.8647052.864705
At 17, William Lanctôt-Couture (played by Dhanaé Audet-Beaulieu), an ice hockey star player passes through rough times and a depression prior to Christmas. He is unmotivated and lacks purpose and his coach criticizes him for his lack of team spirit. Meanwhile the troubled player's father Benoît (Christian Bégin) is preoccupied with completing a documentary film about the Montreal Canadiens to the detriment of his family obligations and to the detriment of his player son. His mother Michelle (Céline Bonnier), a nurse, is deeply affected by one of her young patients, Daniel Delage (Antoine L'Écuyer) who at just 10 is awaiting a kidney transplant. William befriends Daniel, a huge ice hockey and Canadiens fan and most of the team is showing up at the hospital to meet Daniel.
Je me souviens, 1h26
Directed by André Forcier
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Céline Bonnier, Roy Dupuis, Rémy Girard, Michel Barrette, Hélène Bourgeois-Leclerc, David Boutin
Roles Mathilde Bombardier
Rating64% 3.2398353.2398353.2398353.2398353.239835
En 1949, Robert Sincennes, père de Louis et adhérent à la pensée communiste membre du Parti ouvrier progressiste, se présente à la présidence du syndicat de la Sullidor Mining, une compagnie située en Abitibi. Après la mort accidentelle de son rival, il prend la tête du syndicat, ce qui finira par le faire partir en exil. Une dizaine d'années après le couronnement de son père, Louis Sincennes se lie d'amitié avec Anita « Némésis » Bombardier. Ils se marieront par la suite.
Mommy Is at the Hairdresser's, 1h37
Directed by Léa Pool
Origin Canada
Genres Drama
Actors Marianne Fortier, Céline Bonnier, Laurent Lucas, Hugo St-Onge Paquin, Aliocha Schneider, Gabriel Arcand
Roles Simone Gauvin
Rating70% 3.5434453.5434453.5434453.5434453.543445
The film takes place in the summer of 1966. A young girl named Élise is enjoying summer vacation, until her mother suddenly abandons her family. It's then that Élise becomes more aware of the dreams, sorrows, and lies of the people closest to her. Her brother Coco stubbornly seeks refuge in constructing a supercar, and the youngest, Benoît, plummets deep into his own internal world, retreating ever-further in the furnace room of their house. Élise's father is simply overwhelmed by the situation. And so Élise decides to take the helm of her drifting family in an attempt to save their future. With support from the silent comfort her mentor Monsieur Mouche offers, and the wonders of nature around her, Élise is on the verge of experiencing a summer unlike any other.
Truffe (2008)

Directed by Kim Nguyen
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Céline Bonnier, Roy Dupuis, Pierre Lebeau, Michèle Richard, Jean-Nicolas Verreault, Michele Lamar Richards
Roles Alice
Rating58% 2.911172.911172.911172.911172.91117
En 2010, le réchauffement climatique a transformé le quartier populaire montréalais d'Hochelaga-Maisonneuve en terreau fertile pour la truffe noire. On retrouve partout des gisements du champignon, qui est une denrée rare et coûteuse. Alice (Céline Bonnier) et Charles (Roy Dupuis) tentent leur chance dans l'aventure, tout comme une nouvelle compagnie qui vient de s'installer dans le quartier.
A Family Secret, 1h26
Directed by Ghyslaine Côté
Origin Canada
Genres Comedy-drama
Actors Ginette Reno, Céline Bonnier, Joëlle Morin, Laurence Leboeuf, Andrée Lachapelle, Paule Baillargeon
Roles Jeanne 30-37 ans
Rating64% 3.2439653.2439653.2439653.2439653.243965
Set on New Years Day, Jos' (David Boutin) family and friends gather together at a funeral parlour where chaos ensues.
A Sunday in Kigali, 1h58
Directed by Robert Favreau
Origin Canada
Genres Drama
Themes Films set in Africa
Actors Luc Picard, Fatou N'Diaye, Vincent Bilodeau, Céline Bonnier, Geneviève Brouillette, Luck Mervil
Roles Élise
Rating72% 3.637453.637453.637453.637453.63745
L’action se déroule à Kigali au Rwanda au printemps 1994. Le journaliste québécois Bernard Valcourt qui réalise un reportage sur le Sida, assiste aux tensions croissantes entre les communautés Hutus et Tutsis. Logé à l’Hôtel des Milles Collines, il s’éprend de Gentille qui y travaille comme serveuse. Débutant après le début du génocide et leur séparation, le récit amène le spectateur à suivre la quête de Valcourt pour retrouver Gentille. Sous forme de retours en arrière, on découvre leur histoire. Valcourt cherchait des moyens de la sauver du génocide. Il n’a pas pu épouser Gentille de façon à ce qu’elle bénéficie de la protection diplomatique. De son côté, Gentille voyait lucidement la situation à laquelle elle ne cherchait pas à se soustraire. Avant de devoir quitter le pays, Valcourt la cherche chez leurs amis communs, dans sa famille et dans différents lieux dévastés. Après avoir été bloqué plusieurs mois à la frontière, il revient à Kigali pour continuer de rechercher Gentille et découvrir ce que son amour est devenu dans la tourmente du Rwanda.
Délivrez-Moi, 1h40
Directed by Denis Chouinard
Origin Canada
Genres Drama
Actors Céline Bonnier, Juliette Gosselin, Patrice Robitaille, Geneviève Bujold, Gregory Hlady, Pierre Collin
Roles Annie
Rating62% 3.1479553.1479553.1479553.1479553.147955
Après avoir purgé une peine de 10 ans pour le meurtre de son ancien amant, annie tente de renouer avec sa fille qui ne veut plus rien savoir d'elle.
Les Etats-Unis d'Albert, 1h30
Directed by André Forcier
Origin Quebec
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Adventure
Themes Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies
Actors Émilie Dequenne, Andréa Ferréol, Roy Dupuis, Alex Descas, Laurent Deshusses, Céline Bonnier
Roles Hannah Steinway
Rating57% 2.866232.866232.866232.866232.86623
Le jour de son départ pour Hollywood, Albert Renaud, 25 ans, tue par plaisir sa vieille professeure de théâtre, Jane Pickford, 83 ans, qui lui quémandait un baiser d’adieu. Dans le train pour Los Angeles, Albert confie son rêve d’être aimé du monde entier à Grace, une jeune passionnaria mormone qui milite pour l’égalité de ses pairs en proposant la polyandrie. Grace rend tous les hommes fous d’amour mais c’est Albert qui fait battre son cœur. Un journaliste éconduit expulsera ce jeune premier hors du train et Albert terminera sa traversée des États-Unis en parcourant le désert à pied, en compagnie de Jack Dekker, golfeur de profession et persona non grata en Arizona.
Human Trafficking (TV miniseries), 2h56
Directed by Christian Duguay
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime, Politic
Themes Films about children, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about pedophilia, Films about prostitution, Erotic thriller films
Actors Mira Sorvino, Donald Sutherland, Robert Carlyle, Rémy Girard, Isabelle Blais, Laurence Leboeuf
Roles Sophie
Rating75% 3.7967153.7967153.7967153.7967153.796715
In Prague, Czech Republic, single mother Helena (Isabelle Blais) is seduced by a successful handsome man and travels with him to spend a weekend in Vienna, Austria. He then sells her to Human Traffickers and she is brought to New York to work as a sex slave. In Kiev, Ukraine, sixteen-year-old Nadia (Laurence Leboeuf) has recently finished school and, without her father's prior consent or knowledge, she enters a modelling competition. She is selected by the bogus model agency to travel to New York with the other selected candidates, here she is forced into a life of sexual slavery. In Manila, Philippines, twelve-year-old American tourist Annie Gray (Sarah-Jeanne Labrosse) is abducted in front of her parents in a busy street by sex traffickers. She is forced into a child brothel which primarily services sex tourists. In common, the girls become victims of a powerful international network of sex traffickers lead by the powerful Sergei Karpovich (Robert Carlyle).