Josée Dayan

Josée Dayan
Born (1947-10-06) 6 October 1947
Toulouse, France
Occupation Director, Producer, Writer
Years active 1964–present

Josée Dayan (born 6 October 1943 in Toulouse, France) is a French film director, screenwriter and producer.


Dayan grew up in Algiers,[1] Algeria, where her father Albert Dagnant, who came from a Jewish family, worked as a television director;[2] her grandmother was the owner of a cinema.[3] Since 1974 she directed mainly movies for television. In 1979, under her direction, a documentary about Simone de Beauvoir appeared.[4] Her most successful works are the 1998 TV mini-series The Count of Monte Cristo with Gérard Depardieu in the lead role, and the 2002 mini-series Les Misérables with Depardieu and John Malkovich. Then there is Balzac: A Passionate Life (1999) and Cet amour-là (2001), both with Jeanne Moreau,[5] and Raspoutine (2011) with Depardieu. A major success was Les Liaisons dangereuses (2003) with Catherine Deneuve and Nastassja Kinski in the leading roles.


Year Title Role Notes
1964 Le Tigre aime la chair fraiche Assistant director Directed by Claude Chabrol
1967 La parisienne Assistant director TV Movie
Directed by Jean Kerchbron
1974 De vagues herbes jaunes Director / Writer TV Movie
1975 Au fil des rues... à Gennevilliers Director TV Movie
Monsieur Barnett Director TV Movie
1977 Le naufrage de Monte-Cristo Director TV Movie
1978 Cinéma 16 Director TV Series (1 Episode)
1979 Simone de Beauvoir Director / Writer Documentary
Directed with Malka Ribowska
1980 L'embrumé Director / Writer TV Movie
Les noces de Figaro Director TV Movie
1981 Cinéma 16 Director / Writer TV Series (1 Episode)
1982 Le retour d'Elisabeth Wolff Director / Writer TV Movie
1983 Les amours romantiques Director TV Series (1 Episode)
1984 Les amours des années 50 Director TV Series (1 Episode)
Les autres jours Director TV Movie
1985 Le deuxième couteau Director TV Movie
1987 Je tue à la campagne Director TV Movie
Les passions de Céline Director TV Series
1988 Le chevalier de Pardaillan Director TV Series
Sueurs froides Director TV Series (2 Episodes)
Tourbillons Director TV Mini-Series
1989 Le retour de Lemmy Caution Director TV Movie
À corps et à cris Director TV Movie
La danse du scorpion Director TV Movie
1990 L'ex-femme de ma vie Director TV Movie
Written by Josiane Balasko
Le pitre Director TV Movie
Plein fer Director
1991 Navarro Director TV Series (2 Episodes)
Coup de foudre Director TV Series (1 Episode)
Le gang des tractions Director TV Mini-Series
1992 Un flic pourri Director TV Movie
Jo et Milou Director TV Movie
Amour et chocolat Director TV Movie
1993 Le vin qui tue Director TV Movie
Le JAP, juge d'application des peines Director TV Series (2 Episodes)
1994 Le cascadeur Director TV Series (1 Episode)
Mort d'un gardien de la paix Director TV Movie
La guerre des privés Director TV Series (2 Episodes)
Les nuiteux Director TV Movie
1995 Victor et François Director TV Movie
Directed with Ruben Goots
L'enfant en héritage Director TV Movie
La Rivière Espérance Director / Actress TV Mini-Series
1996 Julie Lescaut Director TV Series (7 Episodes)
Les liens du coeur Director TV Movie
La passion du docteur Bergh Director TV Movie
L'enfant du secret Director TV Movie
1997 Les héritiers Director TV Movie
Victor Director TV Movie
1998 The Count of Monte Cristo Director TV Mini-Series
7 d'Or - Audience Vote: Best Movie Made for TV
1999 Marc Eliot Director TV Series (4 Episodes)
Balzac Director TV Movie
2001 Zaïde, un petit air de vengeance Director TV Movie
Cet amour-là Director / Writer
L'étrange monsieur Joseph Director TV Movie
Attila Director TV Movie
Un altro mondo è possibile Support Documentary
2002 Inside the Actors Studio Guest Audience TV Series (1 Episode)
Les Misérables Director TV Mini-Series
2003 Les Liaisons dangereuses Director TV Mini-Series
Les parents terribles Director / Producer TV Movie
Nominated - Atv Awards - Best TV Movie
Le génie français Director TV Series
2004 Milady Director / Producer TV Movie
2005 Les Rois maudits Director TV Mini-Series
Nominated - Globes de Cristal Award - Best Television Film or Television Series
Les boeuf-carottes Director TV Series (2 Episodes)
Akoibon Actress Directed by Édouard Baer
2006 La contessa di Castiglione Director / Writer TV Movie
2008 Diane, femme flic Director TV Series (1 Episode)
Jeanne M. - Côté cour, côté coeur Director / Producer Documentary
Directed with Pierre-André Boutang and Annie Chevalley
Nous n'irons plus au bois Director Documentary
Château en Suède Director TV Movie
Marie-Octobre Director TV Movie
2009 Mourir d'aimer Director / Producer TV Movie
Folie douce Director / Producer / Editor TV Movie
2010 Ni reprise, ni échangée Director / Producer TV Movie
Collection Fred Vargas Director / Producer TV Series
2011 Rasputin Director Directed with Irakli Kvirikadze
Bouquet final Director / Producer TV Movie
La mauvaise rencontre Director / Producer TV Movie
Raspoutine Director TV Movie
La solitude du pouvoir Director / Producer TV Movie
2012 Nos retrouvailles Director TV Movie
2013 Le clan des Lanzac Director / Producer TV Movie
Indiscrétions Director / Producer TV Series
2014 Entre vents et marées Director / Producer TV Movie
2015 Le Capitaine Marleau Director TV Movie

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