The actress Charlotte Rampling will head the International Jury of the Berlinale 2006. “I’m very pleased to announce we’ve been able to win over the fascinating woman and brilliant artist Charlotte Rampling as Jury President” said Berlinale director Dieter Kosslick . “Through her work she has come to stand for unconventional and memorable cinema.”
The renowned British star, who has lived in France most of her life, began her film career in 1965. Since then she has played in almost 70 films. After studying at the Royal Court Stage School, Charlotte Rampling worked with many well-known directors, including Luchino Visconti (The Damned), Liliana Cavani (The Night Porter), Woody Allen (Stardust Memories), John Boorman (Zardoz), Sydney Lumet (The Verdict), Alan Parker (Angel Heart), Patrice Chéreau (Flesh of the Orchid) and Jonathan Nossiter (Signs and Wonders). More recently she has received much acclaim for her roles in Francois Ozon’s Swimming Pool, Dominik Moll’s Lemming and Laurent Cantet’s Heading South. Soon she can be seen in Michael Caton-Jones’ Basic Instinct 2: Risk Addiction.
In the last years, Charlotte Rampling has turned to other art forms besides acting; these include singing, theater and art performances.
At present, she is nominated for the People’s Choice Award as Best European Actress for her role in Lemming. The winner will be announced at the European Film Awards on 3 December 2005 in Berlin.
Charlotte Rampling will preside over the International Jury of the Berlinale which will award the Golden and Silver Bears to feature films screened in the Competition of the 56th Berlin International Film Festival.
November 30, 2005