Who is Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey?
Àstrid was born in Barcelona, Spain, on 26 May 1986 – her zodiac sign is Gemini, and she holds both Spanish and French nationality. She’s an actress and model, with more than 20 acting credits to her name, while she’s probably known best for her portrayal of one of the lead characters The Mage in the 2017 action adventure movie “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword”. It was written and directed by Guy Ritchie, also starred Charlie Hunnam and Jude Law, and follows Arthur as he pulls the sword from the stone and becomes king; the movie was nominated for 10 awards.
Early life and education
Àstrid was raised in Barcelona alongside her two younger sisters, by their French-American mother and Spanish father; not a lot is known about her parents, as she respects their privacy, also they divorced when Àstrid was only two years old, and she moved with her mother to La Rochelle, France when she was five.
It was at the age of six that Àstrid began appearing in plays performed at her elementary school, however, as she lived in the countryside, she didn’t consider a career in the film industry while growing up. Her father eventually moved to the Dominican Republic, and Àstrid spent several summers working there as a waitress.
She was 17 when she moved to Paris, France, wanting to practice osteopathy, however, her father died not long after that (aged 46), and Àstrid then began thinking more clearly about her life, realizing that acting was indeed her true calling.
Upon matriculating in 2004, she enrolled at drama school, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in 2007.
Roles in TV series
Àstrid made her debut TV series appearance in 2007, when cast to play Marie Sertissian in three episodes of the crime drama “Sur le Fil”, and the following year saw her play the lead character Isabel Jeune in the drama mini-series “Elles et Moi”.
Àstrid’s appeared in only two other TV series. In 2020, she portrayed Dagny and Zoe in the episodes “L’égarée”, “L’oubliée” and “Epilogue” of the popular mystery horror drama “Calls”; it’s been airing since 2017, and today stars Timothée Hochet, Anaïs Demoustier and Jacques Courtès – it follows various messages left on airplanes’ black boxes, tape recorders and answering machines, which reveal that an apocalypse is at hand.
Most recently, in 2021, Àstrid played Eva Sallaberry in the episode “La Cité des Ames en Peine” of the crime comedy drama “Captain Marleau”, created by Elsa Marpeau, and which stars Corinne Masiero, Aymeric Demarigny and Jean-Claude Drouot. It follows detective Captain Marleau, the series has been airing since 2014, and has been nominated for three awards.
Roles in movies
Àstrid made her debut film appearance in the 2007 biographical historical drama “Divine Emilie”, and the following year saw her play Suzanne, one of the main characters in the drama “Un Barrage Contre le Pacifique”. It was directed by Rithy Panh, also starred Isabelle Huppert and Gaspard Ulliel, and follows a woman whose children have asked for independence; the movie was nominated for a Rome Film Fest Golden Marc’Aurelio Award.
A couple of Àstrid’s following roles were in the comedy “La Première Etoile”, the drama “Extase”, and the historical drama “The Dead Queen”, all released in 2009.
She gained recognition in 2011, when cast to play Syrena in the critically acclaimed action fantasy adventure movie “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”, directed by Rob Marshall, and which starred Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz and Ian McShane. It follows Jack Sparrow, Barbosa and Blackbeard, three pirates all of whom are in search of the fountain of youth; the movie won three of the 34 awards for which it was nominated.
The year 2014 saw Àstrid play Sofi in the popular romantic mystery drama “I Origins”, while some of her following roles were in the 2014 short romantic drama “Home Is Where Your Heart Aches”, the 2015 romantic drama “Alaska”, and the 2020 drama “The Other”.
Àstrid’s most recent film role has been her portrayal of the lead character Lorraine, in the 2021 action adventure thriller “The Vault”, directed by Jaume Balaguero, and which also starred Freddie Highmore and Sam Riley. It follows a engineering genius who wants to break into the Bank of Spain’s safe; the movie won two awards.
Àstrid’s been featured in a couple of documentaries, including the 2010 series “Miradas 2”, the 2011 series “Le Grand Journal de Canal+”, and the 2017 short film “King Arthur: VisitBritain”.
She’s made a guest appearance in a number of talk-shows, such as “Made in Hollywood”, “Up Close with Carrie Keagan”, and “Els Matins a TV3”.
Awards and nominations
Àstrid’s won three of the five awards for which she’s been nominated. She won a 2009 SACD Suzanne Bianchetti Award, a 2011 Cannes Film Festival Chopard Trophy, and a 2020 Taormina International Film Festival Award for Best Actress (“L’autre”).
Love life and boyfriend
Àstrid prefers to keep the details of her love life to herself, but has still allowed her fans to have a glimpse into it. She’s been in a relationship with French actor, writer and director Pierre Perrier since 2015; he’s appeared in more than 40 movies and TV series, while some of his most notable performances have perhaps been in the 2005 drama series “Faites Comme Chez Vous”, the 2011 drama movie “American Translation”, and the 2012 romantic comedy movie “Sexual Chronicles of a French Family”.
Àstrid and Pierre can often be seen spending time together, including occasionally keeping each other company during their red carpet events.
Neither has spoken of any other people whom they’ve perhaps been with, so as of June 2022, Àstrid’s in a relationship with Pierre Perrier, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Àstrid’s main hobby is perhaps travelling; her acting career has taken her to various European countries and a couple of US states, while her dream travel destination seems to be London, England.
She’s quite active on Instagram, as she seems to be enjoying the attention which she’s receiving from her close to 200,000 followers; she’s uploaded nearly 100 pictures onto the network, the majority of which feature her during her everyday life.
📸 | Astrid last Thursday hosted the annual Film Dinner presented by Madame Figaro and Chopard, in preparation for the upcoming 75th Cannes Film Festival.
Àstrid’s following a strict diet, as it’s important for her acting and modelling career to stay in shape; she also has a couple of training sessions at the gym every week.
She has her own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Robert De Niro, Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie, while a couple of her favorite movies include “Iron Man”, “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Edward Scissorhands”.
Age, height and net worth
Àstrid’s age is 36. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 8ins (1.7m) and she weighs around 130lbs (60kgs).
As of June 2022, Àstrid’s net worth stands at over $1 million.