Caroline Proust

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Caroline Proust
Caroline Proust 2016.jpg
Proust in 2016
Born (1967-11-18) 18 November 1967 (age 54)
OccupationActress, producer
Years active1990–present
(m. 1994; div. 2010)

Caroline Proust (born 18 November 1967) is a French classically trained actress best known to international audiences for her role as Captain Laure Berthaud in the French TV series Spiral.[1] She has also appeared in the TV series The Tunnel as well as theatre work including the Tracy Letts play August: Osage County[2] and Game of Love and Chance.[3]

Early life and career[edit]

She was born on 18 November 1967 in the commune (or town) of Le Vigan in the region of Languedoc-Roussillon, in the department of Gard.[4] She decided to be an actor when she was 17.[5]

Proust initially worked in theatre. She has described herself as a child of Edward Bond, and she cites the directors Patrice Chéreau, Peter Brook, Giorgio Strehler and Deborah Warner among her inspirations.[5]


Year Title Notes
1992 Mood Pieces Théâtre Jean-Vilar
1993-95 Henry VI Théâtre de Gennevilliers
1997 Hamlet Théâtre de la Tempête
1998-99 The Game of Love and Chance Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers
2001 The Mistress of the Inn Tour
2003 Cairn Théâtre des Célestins
2005 E, roman-dit Théâtre national de la Colline
2007 Kliniken Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers
2011 Love, Loss, and What I Wore Théâtre Marigny
2012 Festen Théâtre du Rond-Point
2014-15 August: Osage County Tour
2015 A View from the Bridge Odéon-Théâtre de l'Europe


Year Title Role Notes
1990 La mort d'une vache Caroline Short
1994 Le Péril jeune Squat girl
Les mickeys The girl Short
La bavure Betty TV Movie
Festival du Film Policier de Cognac - Acting Ensemble
1995 Le R.I.F. Cécile Meillac TV Series (1 Episode)
1997 Le cousin Fanny
Ouvrez le chien Pierre Dugowson
1998 Une femme à suivre Émilie TV Movie
L'échappée Sandrine TV Movie
2003 Vert paradis Sophie
2004 Grossesse nerveuse Judith Short
Breakfast The woman Short
Colette, une femme libre Lotte TV Mini-Series
2005 Marc Eliot Laëtitia Sanchez TV Series (4 Episodes)
2005 - present Spiral Laure Berthaud TV Series (52 Episodes)
Nominated - ACS Award for Best Actress (2015)
2007 Scorpion Léa
Notable donc coupable Hélène Borda TV Movie
2008 Ca$h Léa
Titi The woman Short
2009 Le coeur du sujet Paula TV Movie
2010 Un moment d'absence Cécile Short
2011 La permission de minuit Louise
La république des enfants Madeleine TV Movie
Accident de parcours Alice Lacamp TV Movie
Emma Léa TV Movie
2013 Pourquoi personne me croit ? Jeanne TV Movie
The Tunnel Anne-Marie Delgado TV Series (3 Episodes)
2014 Death in Paradise Emily Benoit TV Series (1 Episode)
2016 Le premier coup Short
Also Producer & Director
Supermarket The woman Short
Also Associate Producer
Notre révolution intérieure Associate Producer Documentary
La Nullipare Associate Producer Short


Proust's main TV work has been the series Spiral.

Personal life[edit]

She was married to fellow actor Clovis Cornillac from 1994 until 2010.[6] Their twins, Alice and Lily, were born in 2001. The couple appeared together in the 2007 feature film Scorpion.


  1. ^ "Meet Spiral's feminist anti-hero". The Guardian. May 3, 2011.
  2. ^ "News". Radio Times.
  3. ^ "An interview with Caroline Proust". Archived from the original on 2019-03-30. Retrieved 2015-02-14.
  4. ^ Decouty, Eric (November 30, 2014). "Caroline Proust, capitaine sourire". Libé
  5. ^ a b "Spiral's Caroline Proust: cast me as anyone but a cop". the Guardian. October 21, 2015.
  6. ^ "Clovis Cornillac and Lliou Fogil are Getting Married this Summer". Close. April 2, 2013.

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