Catching up with Clémence Poésy (Fleur) and Her New Projects


The French actress/fashion model Clémence Poésy has been keeping busy since she portrayed Fleur in the Harry Potter films.

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During a fashion shoot, InStyle UK recently caught up with Clémence Poésy to see what shes been up to since we last saw her in Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 2. Not surprised at all that she is a fashion model, the woman is just gorgeous!  She takes a stab at being a mother in her new film The Ones Below and is a detective in the TV show, The Tunnel. But that doesn’t mean the world has forgot about her role in Harry Potter, she still gets asked about it in every interview she does.

In the movie The Ones Below, the plot revolves around a expecting couple and the difference between they are having from the couple that living just below them. When asked about her character in the movie, “I think she is incredibly lonely. Kate watches people more than she does things; she observes life more than she experiences it. So it was an interesting character to approach.”

This is far from Fleur, who was both popular and willing to take risks. After all, she did enter the Triwizards Tournament, left her home country of France to make a life in the UK, and housed Harry and the others in Deathly Hallows. It definitely will be interesting to see Clémence in that light.

Meanwhile, in her other project, the British and French co-produced TV series The Tunnel, she plays Elise Wassermann and partners up with Stephen Dillane, fresh off his role as Stannis from Game of Thrones. (Get you tomatoes ready, because I have no clue who that is. I have yet to read the books or watch the show. Call me Ultra Unspoiled.)

Crime genre fans will be somewhat disappointed, since she just not into crime shows though, “I was always more interested in telling the story of the friendship between my character and Karl. I think it’s quite rare that you get to watch a man and woman working together and not falling in love or ending up in bed together”. Oh Come on! Fleur and Roger Davies ended up in the rose bushes for a make out session at the Yule Ball! Might be off the point but still had to be pointed out. Guys simply couldn’t resist Fleur due to to she was part Veela. To see Poésy in a platonic friendship with a male would be weird, thanks to Fleur.

Even though the character Fleur popped up here and there in the Harry Potter series until she became a fixture in Deathly Hallows, Poésy had a huge impact on the Potterverse. For me, she was what I pictured when reading the books. When asked about it by InStyle, she responded “Because my part was so small, I never knew it was going to make such a difference in my life.”

“I remember I had to choose between going to the equivalent of RADA (The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art) in France and doing Harry Potter. At the time I thought it was going to be a really small thing, but I’m still asked about it in every interview I do as the scale of it is so big.”

None of us really knew how big a character Fleur would be when she arrived on the page either. In Goblet of Fire, I had no idea she would be the future wife of Bill Weasely. Nor had I known she would later risk her life for Harry in the transport of the seven Potters and let him take refuge at Shell Cottage. I don’t think anyone knew what kind of scale Fleur was going to have in the books or on Clémence Poésy’s life.

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Check out more of Poésy’s fashion spread in the latest edition of InStyle UK. The Ones Below is out now in theaters in the UK (no US dates for release as of yet.) The Tunnel currently airs on Sky Network in the UK and Canal+ in France.