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BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Juliette Binoche!


Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation featured Juilette Binoche, moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge. Watch below as she discusses some of her career highlights as well as what it's been like touring the world in Antigone. Check out the full interview below!

Juliette Binoche is a Parisian-born actress, artist and dancer who received the Academy Award®, BAFTA, European Film Award, Screen Actors Guild Award and the HFPA's Golden Globe for her turn in the 1996 film The English Patient. Binoche also holds the unique distinction of being the only female to win Best Actress honors in all three main European Film Festivals-the Palme d'Or at Cannes for Certified Copy, (2010), both the Volpi Cup and Pasinetti Award at Venice for Three Colors: Blue (1993), and Berlin's Silver Bear for The English Patient (1996).

Some of her most prominent film roles include Chocolat with Johnny Depp (earning her second Academy Award® nomination), The Unbearable Lightness of Beingalongside Daniel Day-Lewis, Wuthering Heights with Ralph Fiennes, Dan in Real Life with Steve Carell and the 2014 blockbuster Godzilla opposite Clive Owen, which raked in over $500 million worldwide at the box office. She was recently seen in Clouds of Sils Maria (2015) opposite Kristen Stewart, and can next be seen in The 33 (November 2015) with Antonio Banderas, which is based on the real events of the 2010Chilean mining disaster.

In addition to her film work, Binoche has frequently returned to the theater, with credits that include the 1988 production of Chekov's The Seagull, directed by Andrei Konchalovsky at the Théâtre de l'Odéon in Paris; Naked at the Almeida Theatre in London; the 2012 modernized version of August Strindberg's classic playMiss Julie at London's Barbican; dancer Akram Khan's 2008 dance-drama piece called in-i at the Royal National Theatre in London; and her Broadway debut in Harold Pinter's Betrayal opposite Liev Schreiber and John Slattery, for which she earned a 2001 Tony® nomination as Best Actress. Binoche traveled throughout Europe and continues to tour in the United States in the title role of Sophokles's Antigone, directed by Ivo van Hove with a new translation by award-winning poet Anne Carson. The production, which premiered at Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, is a co-production with the Barbican London, in association with the Toneelgroep Amsterdam.

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