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Birthday of French actress Lea Seydoux (Spectre, No Time To Die)

By: Anders Frejdh
Lea Seydoux Kristina Wayborn SPECTRE
Birthday for Léa Seydoux who FSWL interviewed last year. Léa is the latest addition to the line of gorgeous women who has been a 'Bond Girl' after portraying Dr. Madeleine Swann in the 24th film, SPECTRE (2015), directed by Sam Mendes.

Of her pivotal role in SPECTRE, Léa Seydoux said: “She’s a doctor and she’s a strong woman. She is intelligent, independent and she doesn’t want anything to do with Bond when she meets him for the first time. She’s not impressed.”

As the story progressed, events forced a change in their dynamic and their relationship softens. “She understands Bond very well because she has an insight into the world that he lives in. For his mission he needs to understand things from his past and he needs Madeleine for the information she can provide. Eventually, it is a very strong relationship between them.”

With this special page, From Sweden With Love would like to extend our sincere best wishes to the gorgeous actress from France.

“Bon(d) anniversaire Lea, it was a genuine pleasure to meet you in London.”

About Lea Seydoux:

After taking acting classes at Enfants Terribles, Léa Seydoux landed a role in 2007’s The Last Mistress. Then, in 2008, she starred with Guillaume Depardieu in the film On War by Bertrand Bonello. She then took the lead role opposite Louis Garrel in La Belle Personne, directed by Christophe Honoré, a role for which she was nominated for a César.

In 2009, Seydoux appeared alongside Brad Pitt in the Quentin Tarantino film Inglourious Basterds, and in the following year appeared in Robin Hood, alongside Russell Crowe and Swedish actor Max von Sydow.

In 2010 she appeared in three further films, Belle Épine, which was selected at the Critics' Week at Cannes, Roses à credit, and The Mysteries of Lisbon. She was subsequently cast in Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris, which opened at the Cannes Film Festival in 2011 and also starred in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol alongside Tom Cruise.

In 2012, and for the second time, Léa was nominated for a César Award in the best actress category, this time for her performance in Farewell, My Queen. She also starred in 2012’s Sister, which won the Silver Bear award in Berlin. The following year she featured in Grand Central and Blue Is The Warmest Color. The latter won the Palme d'Or award at the Cannes Film Festival, and in unprecedented jury decision, the award was extended to the film’s actresses as well as its director.

Her other film credits include Christophe Gans’ last film The Beauty and the Beast and Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel. In 2014, she appeared in Saint Laurent.

In addition to SPECTRE released in 2015, she also appeared in The Lobster and Diary of a Chambermaid. She is also the face of the perfume Prada Candy.

In 2021, Lea Seydoux returned as Dr. Madeleine Swann in No Time To Die, Daniel Craig's fifth and last film as Ian Fleming's 007.
Photo above:
Léa Seydoux with Swedish Bond girl Kristina Wayborn and SPECTRE co-star Andrew Scott in London 2015. Photo by Anders Frejdh. Copyright © From Sweden With Love.

For more information about Léa Seydoux, check out her profile on IMDB:



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