Marina Hands (born January 10, 1975) is a French stage and film actress.


Hands is the daughter of British director Terry Hands and French actress Ludmila Mikaël, and the granddaughter of painter Pierre Dmitrienko. She studied acting at the Cours Florent and the CNSAD in France, and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art in England. In 1999, she made her stage debut in Le Bel Air de Londres by Dion Boucicault, and was nominated for a Molière Award. Her first film was Andrzej Żuławski's La Fidélité (2000), followed by The Barbarian Invasions (2003). She then appeared in Les Âmes grises (2005), for which she was nominated for the César Award for Most Promising Actress, and Ne le dis à personne (Tell No One) (2006).

Her most notable performance to date was in the title role of Lady Chatterley (2006), an adaptation of John Thomas and Lady Jane by D. H. Lawrence. Hands won the 2007 César Award for Best Actress for her performance.

In 2006, Hands became a company member of the Comédie-Française. In 2008, she was again nominated for a Molière Award for her play in Partage de midi.

In 2011, she starred in Claude Miller's film Voyez comme ils dansent.


Year Title Role Director
1999 La Fidélité ("Fidelity") Julia Andrzej Żuławski
2002 Sur le bout des doigts Juliette Yves Angelo
2003 Les Invasions barbares ("The Barbarian Invasions") Gaëlle Denys Arcand
2004 Le Temps d'un regard Natalya Ilan Flammer
2005 Les Âmes grises ("Grey Souls") Lysia Verhareine Yves Angelo
2006 Ne le dis à personne ("Tell No One") Anne Beck Guillaume Canet
Lady Chatterley Constance Chatterley Pascale Ferran
Le Scaphandre et le Papillon ("The Diving Bell and the Butterfly") Joséphine Julian Schnabel
2009 L'histoire de Jen ("Story of Jen") Sarah François Rotger
Le code a changé ("A Change of Plans") Juliette Danièle Thompson
Mères et filles ("Hidden Diary") Audrey Julie Lopes-Curval
2010 Une exécution ordinaire ("An Ordinary Execution") "Anna" Marc Dugain
Ensemble nous allons vivre une très, très grande histoire d'amour "Dorothée" Pascal Thomas
2011 Voyez comme ils dansent ("See How They Dance") Lise Claude Miller
2012 Sport de filles Gracieuse Patricia Mazuy
2013 Jappeloup Nadia Christian Duguay

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