Anne Consigny made her theater debut in 1972 at age nine in Le Soulier de satin by Paul Claudel, directed by Jena-Louis Barrault. In 1980, at age 17, she graduated in first place from the Conservatoire National Supérieur d'Art Dramatique in Paris. The following year she was hired by Peter Brook to act in La Cerisaie by Anton Tchekhov and subsequently joined the Comédie-Française, where she performed until 1984. Her notable roles in La Place Royale by Pierre Corneille and directed by Brigitte Jaques (who was the subject of a TV film by Benoît Jacquot in 1993), and in La Preuve by David Auburn, directed by Bernard Murat in 2003, earned her two nominations for the Molière Awards (2002 and 2003).
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