Clotilde
de Bayser

509e sociétaire

Joined the Comédie-Française on the 7th of March 1997. Became the 509th sociétaire on the 1st of January 2004

Clotilde de Bayser was appointed pensionnaire of the Comédie-Française on the 7th of March 1997 and made her debut by playing Natalia Petrovna in Ivan Turgenev’s A Month in the Country directed by Andrei Smirnoff. The following season, she played Palmis in Corneille’s Suréna by Anne Delbée and Hortense in Marivaux’s Le Legs by Jean-Pierre Miquel. In 2000, she reunited with Mr Miquel for Molière’s Misanthrope and the title role in Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler. In 2001, she played Portia in Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice directed by Andrei Serban, while in 2003 she portrayed Maria Yefimovna Grekovna in Chekhov’s Platonov as staged by Jacques Lassalle.

On the 1st of January 2004, she became the 509th sociétaire of the Company and played the role of Maman in Marie NDiaye’s Papa doit manger under the direction of Andrei Engel. The following season, she embraced three Scandinavian authors, Strindberg, Ibsen and Bergman, in Grief[s] which was directed by Anne Kessler. She also assumed the role of Elmire in Molière’s Tartuffe directed by Marcel Bozonnet. In 2008, she interpreted the Countess in Ödön von Horváth’s Figaro Gets a Divorce by Jacques Lassalle, and followed with the role of The Old Woman in Eugene Ionesco’s The Chairs by Jean Dautremay. In 2010, she played in Euripides’ Herakles as staged by Christophe Perton, Molière’s Les Femmes savantes by Bruno Bayen, and Nikolai Gogol’s The Wedding by Lilo Baur. In 2011, she played Uranie in Molière’s La Critique de l’École des femmes, staged by Clément Hervieu-Léger. In 2014, she played Gertrude in Shakespeare’s Hamlet by Dan Jemmett and the Baroness in Feydeau’s Un fil à la patte by Jérôme Deschamps. In 2015, she was Maria Lvovna in Maxim Gorky’s The Summer Folk under the direction of Gérard Desarthe, followed by Felice in Goldoni’s The Boors by Jean-Louis Benoit. Stéphane Braunschweig directed her in Britannicus by Jean Racine and Gilles David in Michel Vinaver’s La Demande d’emploi.
In 2017, Éric Ruf entrusted her with the role of Roxane in Racine’s Bajazet. She took part in the reading of Racine’s Bérénice on France Culture Radio. In 2018, she was the Red-haired Secretary in Sergi Belbel’s Après la pluie by Lilo Baur, the Mother in Jean-Luc Lagarce’s J'étais dans ma maison et j'attendais que la pluie vienne by Chloé Dabert and Madame Gabor in Frank Wedekind’s The Awakening of Spring by Clément Hervieu-Léger.

Outside of the Comédie-Française, Clotilde de Bayser was directed by Jean-Pierre Vincent in Alfred de Musset’s On ne badine pas avec l’amour, by Andreï Konchalovsky in Chekhov’s The Seagull, by Patrice Kerbrat in Jacques-Pierre Amette’s Passions secrètes, and by Claude Stratz in Alfred de Musset’s Fantasio.
She has filmed with Olivier Assayas in Winter’s Child (L’Enfant de l’hiver), Francis Girod in L’Enfance de l’art, Claude Miller in The Little Thief (La Petite Voleuse), Claude Lelouch in Men, Women: A User’s Manual (Hommes, femmes : mode d’emploi) as well as in Niels Arestrup’s first movie Le Candidat, released in 2008. She played in the France 2 television series La Crim’, as well as in the series Les Vivants et les Morts directed by Gérard Mordillat.

Clotilde de Bayser is Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters (Chevalier dans l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres) and Knight of the National Order of Merit (Chevalier dans l’ordre national du Mérite).

During the 2018/2019 season, Clotilde de Bayser performs in Goldoni’s La Locandiera by Alain Françon and in the rerun of Racine’s Britannicus by Stéphane Braunschweig.
Her public reading session, Grenier des acteurs, is dedicated to Poètes de la Méditerranée.

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La Puce à l'oreille

A Flea in her ear
by Georges Feydeau
Directed by Lilo Baur

Richelieu

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Massacre

by Lluïsa Cunillé
directed by Tommy Milliot

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At the Comédie-Française

2019-2020

  • Bajazet

    by Jean Racine Directed by Éric Ruf

    Vx-Colombier

  • Massacre

    by Lluïsa Cunillé directed by Tommy Milliot

    Studio

  • La Puce à l'oreille

    A Flea in her ear by Georges Feydeau Directed by Lilo Baur

    Olympe Ferraillon (alternately)

    Richelieu

  • Jules César

    Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare Adapted and directed by Rodolphe Dana

    Cassius, sénateur conspirateur

    Vx-Colombier

2018-2019

2017-2018

2016-2017

  • Bajazet

    by Jean Racine Directed by Éric Ruf

    Roxane

    Vx-Colombier

2015-2016

  • Un fil à la patte

    A Cat Among The Pigeons by Georges Feydeau Directed by Jérôme Deschamps

    La Baronne

    Richelieu

  • La Demande d'emploi

    by Michel Vinaver Directed by Gilles David

    Louise

    Studio

  • Britannicus

    by Jean Racine Directed by Stéphane Braunschweig

    Albine

    Richelieu

  • Clotilde de Bayser

    Actor School

    Studio

  • Les Rustres

    The Boors by Carlo Goldoni Directed by Jean-Louis Benoit

    Felice, femme de Canciano

    Vx-Colombier

  • Phèdre

    Directeur artistique : Eric Génovèse Réalisation : Blandine Masson, Sophie-Aude Picon

    Oenone, nourrice et confidente de Phèdre

    Maison de la Radio

  • Clotilde de Bayser / Stendhal

    The Actors’ Attic

    Richelieu

2014-2015

2013-2014

  • Phèdre

    by Jean Racine Directed by Michael Marmarinos

    Œnone, nourrice et confidente de Phèdre

    Richelieu

  • Antigone

    by Jean Anouilh Directed by Marc Paquien

    Le Chœur

    Richelieu

  • Un fil à la patte

    A Cat Among The Pigeons by Georges Feydeau Directed by Jérôme Deschamps

    La Baronne

    Richelieu

  • La Tragédie d'Hamlet

    by William Shakespeare Directed by Dan Jemmett

    Gertrude

    Richelieu

2012-2013

2011-2012

2010-2011

  • La Critique de l'École des femmes

    The Critique of the School for Wives by Molière Directed by Clément Hervieu-Léger

    Uranie

    Studio

  • Le Mariage

    The Wedding by Nikolaï Gogol Directed by Lilo Baur

    Fiokla Ivanovna, la marieuse

    Vx-Colombier

  • Les Femmes savantes

    by Molière directed by Bruno Bayen

    Philaminte

    Vx-Colombier

2009-2010

2008-2009

  • Les Chaises

    The Chairs by Eugène Ionesco Directed by Jean Dautremay

    La Vieille

    Studio

  • Cyrano de Bergerac

    by Edmond Rostand Directed by Denis Podalydès

    La bouquetière, Cadet, musicien, Soeur Marthe (en alternance)

    Richelieu

  • Figaro divorce

    Figaro Gets a Divorce by Ödön von Horváth Directed by Jacques Lassalle

    La Comtesse

    Richelieu

2007-2008

  • Cyrano de Bergerac

    by Edmond Rostand Directed by Denis Podalydès

    La bouquetière, Cadet, musicien, Sœur Marthe (en alternance)

    Richelieu

  • Figaro divorce

    Figaro Gets a Divorce by Ödön von Horváth Directed by Jacques Lassalle

    La Comtesse

    Richelieu

  • Le Misanthrope

    The Misanthrope by Molière Directed by Lukas Hemleb

    Arsinoé (alternating)

    Richelieu

2006-2007

  • Le Misanthrope

    The Misanthrope by Molière Directed by Lukas Hemleb

    Arsinoé

    Richelieu

2005-2006

  • Mon corps, mon gentil corps, dis-moi

    by Jan Fabre Directed by Marcel Bozonnet

    Studio

  • Grief[s]

    by August Strindberg, Henrik Ibsen and Ingmar Bergman Directed by Anne Kessler

    Nora et Mademoiselle Y

    Studio

  • Tartuffe

    by Molière Directed by Marcel Bozonnet

    Elmire

    Richelieu

2003-2004

2002-2003

  • Papa doit manger

    by Marie NDiaye Directed by André Engel

    Maman

    Richelieu

  • Le Marchand de Venise

    The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare Directed by Andrei Serban

    Portia

    Richelieu

2001-2002

  • Hedda Gabler

    by Henrik Ibsen Directed by Jean-Pierre Miquel

    Hedda Gabler, épouse Tesman

    Vx-Colombier

  • Le Marchand de Venise

    The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare Directed by Andrei Serban

    Portia

    Richelieu

2000-2001

  • Le Misanthrope

    The Misanthrope by Molière Directed by Jean-Pierre Miquel

    Célimène

    Vx-Colombier

  • Le Bourgeois gentilhomme

    The Bourgeois Gentleman by Molière Directed by Jean-Louis Benoit

    Dorimène (en alternance)

    Richelieu

1999-2000

  • Le Misanthrope

    The Misanthrope by Molière Directed by Jean-Pierre Miquel

    Célimène

    Vx-Colombier

1998-1999

  • Le Legs

    The Legacy by Marivaux Directed by Jean-Pierre Miquel

    Hortense

    Studio

1997-1998

  • Suréna

    by Pierre Corneille Directed by Anne Delbée

    Palmis

    Vx-Colombier

  • Le Legs

    The Legacy by Marivaux Directed by Jean-Pierre Miquel

    Hortense

    Studio

1996-1997

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