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Maud Wyler

I love cinema because there's no cheating - you have to transform the inside of yourself every time to tell an intimate story.

Maud Wyler is a regular on stage and screen, and in 2019 was widely recognised for her performance in the leading female role in Perdrix. In this critically acclaimed caustic comedy, she plays a rebellious heroine.

Updated on 06/04/2020

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Born in 1982, Maud Wyler was raised by her dancer mother in the backstage rooms at theatres. She took her first acting classes at just five years of age. This early taste for acting was to come to fruition later.

It was in 2002, in a theatrical adaptation of Alexandre Dumas’s The Count of Monte Cristo that Maud Wyler really took to the stage. She then joined the National Conservatory of Dramatic Art and in 2009 at the age of 27 won her first role in a feature film, Vertige (High Lane) by Abel Ferry.

In 2019, and with more than a dozen films to her credit, she was lauded for her performance in Erwan Le Duc's Perdrix.

Throughout Maud Wyler's career, she has taken on a variety of projects that don't resemble each other. On the theatre side, the actress has played in several classics: Cyrano de Bergerac in 2013, then The Learned Women two years later. But far from being confined to a genre, Maud Wyler has also given voice to contemporary plays, including in 2019 her role in The Last of the Soviets, an adaptation by Emmanuel Meirieu of Svetlana Alexievich's 2013 Russian novel.

Maud Wyler also switches between genres on the big screen. The thriller in 2009 with Vertige, then drama with Louis Wimmer in 2011 and La Mer à boire (Blood From A Stone) the following year. The actress has also tried out romantic comedy with 2 automnes 3 hivers (2 Autumn 3 Winters) and Perdrix, respectively in 2013 and 2019, in which she played the leading female roles.

 

Hailed in France for her theatrical performances, Maud Wyler’s career has been low key for a long time, even though she has shared the stage with big names such as Daniel Auteuil in La Mer à Boire in 2012 and Vincent Macaigne in 2 autumns 3 winters in 2013.

Perdrix, the first feature film by Erwan Le Duc, has put her in the spotlight at the age of 36 for the role she has “Always dreamed of” , that of Juliette Webb, the wacky heroine of the film.

Presented at the Directors' Fortnight at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, this whimsical comedy has won favour with critics and audiences.

  • 2005

    2005

    Maud Wyler joins the National Conservatory of Dramatic Art.

  • 2009

    2009

    She performs in Vertige by Abel Ferry.

  • 2013

    2013

    The actress plays the lead female role in 2 automnes 3 hivers directed by Sébastien Betbeder.

  • 2019

    2019

    Maud Wyler plays the leading female role in Perdrix, directed by Erwan Le Duc.

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