×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Catherine Deneuve Is ‘Feeling Fine’ but Still Recuperating From Recent Stroke

Nearly two weeks after suffering a stroke reported as minor, French screen icon Catherine Deneuve is “feeling fine” but still recuperating in a Paris hospital, her publicist said Tuesday.

The 76-year-old actress suffered what her family called a “very limited” ischemic stroke – an incident caused by reduced blood flow to the brain – on Nov. 6. She was taken to Salpetriere hospital, which specializes in treating strokes.

After a few days, Deneuve was moved to the private Hospital Fondation Adolphe de Rothschild in northern Paris, which specializes in neurological services, among other things. Deneuve’s publicist said the actor was “feeling fine” but remains at the hospital to get some “much-needed rest.”

Deneuve had the stroke while filming a scene in a hospital in Gonesse, near Paris, for the movie “De Son Vivant,” which is being directed by Emmanuelle Bercot and stars Benoit Magimel and Cecile de France.

It’s unknown whether Deneuve will be able to return to the shoot. The production has carried on during Deneuve’s absence, shooting scenes in which she doesn’t appear. But she will soon be needed back on set as she holds a leading role.

Popular on Variety

The production company, Les Films du Kiosque, will consider replacing Deneuve if she is unable to return in the coming week, an industry source told Variety.

One of the country’s top movie stars since the 1960s, Deneuve has been shooting films back to back and has been traveling around the world to promote them. She starred in five movies in 2017, two movies in 2018 and three movies this year. She was at the Venice Film Festival earlier this year with Hirokazu Kore-eda’s latest film, “The Truth” which opened the festival. She is expected to earn a Cesar nomination for her performance in the film.

Through her career, Deneuve has worked with some of the world’s greatest directors, such as Luis Bunuel, Francois Truffaut, Manoel De Oliveira, Lars von Trier, and Francois Ozon. Deneuve was Oscar-nominated for “Indochine,” directed by Regis Wargnier, in 1993, and for a BAFTA in 1969 for Bunuel’s “Belle de Jour,” which was her breakout role.

More Film

  • Lamia Chraïbi Teams With Hicham Lasri

    Lamia Chraibi Teams With Hicham Lasri on Pan-Arab Supernatural Series 'Meskoun' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Lamia Chraibi, a leading producer of daring films from the Middle East and North Africa region, is developing “Meskoun,” an ambitious pan-Arab genre-bending series with Moroccan filmmaker Hicham Lasri (“Jahilya”) on board as showrunner. Chraibi (“Mimosas”) will produce the 14-episode series with her Moroccan banner La Prod, along with Mohamed Hefzy’s Egyptian company Film Clinic, [...]

  • Leap! first draft picks

    ATF: Leap! to Discover the Next Generation of Singapore Talent

    Singapore has launched a scheme to help find the next generation of filmmakers from the South East Asia region. Local content producers Blue3Asia and CreativesAtWork, with the support of Singapore’s Infocomm Media Development Authority launched the Leap!, a short film production scheme at the ongoing Asian TV Forum & Market on Thursday. Seven filmmakers from [...]

  • Mikhail Red

    ScreenSingapore: Mikhail Red Announces Philippines Western ‘Arisaka’ (EXCLUSIVE)

    Cult Filipino filmmaker, Mikhail Red will direct “Arisaka,” a film named after a World War II Japanese bolt-action rifle. “It’s a Western based on a famous massacre that happened in the Philippines,” Red told Variety. Philippines production house Ten17P, whose credits include Lav Diaz’s “A Lullaby To The Sorrowful Mystery” and Paul Soriano’s “Mananita,” will [...]

  • Stephen Graham Venom 2

    'Irishman' Star Stephen Graham Joins 'Venom 2'

    Stephen Graham is set to join Tom Hardy and Michelle Williams in Sony’s “Venom 2,” with Hardy returning as the titular anti-hero. Andy Serkis is set to direct, and Naomie Harris and Woody Harrelson are also on board. Sony had no comment on the casting. The original film was a huge hit for the studio [...]

  • Sundance Winner Eugene Jarecki Prepares ‘Tuareg

    Sundance Winner Eugene Jarecki Prepares 'Tuareg Project' in Morocco

    Eugene Jarecki – two times winner of the Sundance Grand Jury Prize – for “Why We Fight” (2005) and “The House I Live In” (2012) – is preparing an untitled “Tuareg Project,” that he will shoot in Morocco. The pic will be produced by Addison O’Dea (“Discovery TRVLR”), and line produced by Moroccan producer Zakaria [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content