Janine Piguet, actress, Bern
©thierry Pradervand
  • Actress

Basic data

LanguagesEnglish French German Italian Japanese Spanish
DialectsSwiss-German (Native dialect)
SingingJazz Opera
Instrumentspiano
Skills (dance)Ballet Jazzdance Latin-American Merengue Modern Dance Salsa Twist
Skills (sports)fencing (sport) fencing (stage) figure skating horseback riding rock climbing skiing snowboarding swimming
Immediate working areaBern
1st residence (federal state or country)Switzerland - Vaud
NationalitySwiss
LicencesB (car) [eu], diving licence - CMAS*, Reitabzeichen RA1 (bis 2014: DRA Klasse I - Silbernes Reitabz. Lorbeer) [de]

Agency

ContactPierre- Marcel Blanchot
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Phone+33 6 12 17 12 14

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About Janine Piguet

Janine Piguet has just finished acting the main part of Bibi in Old Boys, Jean-François Amiguet's latest feature film, coming out in 2020 in theaters and on TV (TSR). In Old boys, she is a cheeky barmaid, trying to find out who is her father (Zoé, Bernard Verley). She also acted the main part in The interphone (T.Pradervand, German), a short film in which she is a jazz singer, and the main part in the shorfilm Fortissimo (Inredproduction, french), where she is a crazy pianist. She has also acted in two more features in smaller parts : Chroma, by Jean-Laurent Chautems (PS production, TSR) and Deathcember by Alyosha Saari (segment "ring my bell", Epic Pictures Group) which is in festivals all over the world at the moment. She has been nominated for the Swiss Film Award 2019 for the film Bacha Posh, (best producer). Janine works in English, French, Italian, German and Swiss German.

Training

Year 
2016Die Tankstelle | Coaching | Film - TV - Theater
2008RADA - Royal Academy of Dramatic Art [uk] (RADA's European act (Actors Center & RADA London, Comédie Française,...))
2001 to 2004École de Théâtre Les Enfants Terribles [fr]

Awards

YearAward
2020Best music film soundance film festival, Barcelona (fortissimo)
2020Best actress, soundance film festival, Barcelona (fortissimo)
2019Nominated at the Swiss Film Award for Bacha Posh (producer)
2017Best actress, Actors Awards LA for Jusqu'aux étoiles (To the stars)
2016Award of Merit at Global shorts USA for jusqu'aux étoiles (To the stars)
2016Special mention, indian ciné festival, India for Jusqu'aux étoiles (To the stars)
2016Jury honourable mention, Noida film fest (To the stars / Jusqu'aux étoiles)

Projects as actress

Filter
YearTitleGenreDirectorRole
2019DeathcemberIndie Feature FilmMultipleMutter [SR]
2018FortissimoShort FilmJanine PiguetDie pianistin [L]
2018The InterphoneShort FilmThierry PradervandAnna [L]
2014Saint LaurentFeature FilmBertrand Bonellospectatrice du défilé [BP]

Theatre engagements

YearProduction nameRoleDirectorTheatre
2018 - 2019Van Gogh ou la nuit étoiléeLeadStéphan AlbedaPouloffs Théâtres, Lausanne & tour
2018Vive la vieEnsembles (dancing & singing)André PignatThéâtre du Balcon avignon festival (cie Interface)
2015Angels'oblivion (L'oubli de l'ange)Angel (Englisch, französich, italienisch)André PignatThéâtre du Balcon festival Avignon (cie Interface)
2014Truth by Florian ZellerAlice LeadElidan ArzoniAlchimic th. Geneva / Genf
2010CarrouselLeadRaphaëlle LemannEspace des champs Elysées, Paris
2009 - 2010PrédictionHRBenjamen LousseThéâtre des deux rêves, Paris
2009 - 2010Mélicerte, by Molière,Acante (Girlfriend of Daphne LGBTQ version)Véronique SeltzThéâtre du Nord Ouest (TNO), Paris
2007 - 20082052LeadFrédéric BasilioThéâtre des deux rêves, Paris
2007Ni idoles ni étoilesSatan LeadPatrick HadjajCentre culturel poissonnière, Paris
2006The imaginary Invalid, MolièreBeline, LeadFabrice EberhardChâteau Collioure, CDI Deauville
2006The little prince (english)Fox and 3 partsAdam RobertsETC London and UK tour 200 shows (100 Theaters)
2005 - 2006La jalousie du barbouillé, MolièreAngélique LeadFabrice EberhardChâteau Collioure, CDI Deauville & Tour
2004 - 2005Le médecin malgré lui, MolièreBeauty Goddess, Egyptian dancerFabrice EberhardJournades de Villandraut & Tour
2004L'amour médecinAlchemist & songFabrice EberhardJournades de Villandraut & Tour
2004Geo & ClaudieClaudie LeadMaxime LerouxTh. des Enfants Terribles
2001Le père AntilleStorytellerFrançois LandoltOctogone (CH), Passage (CH)

Basic data

Height170 cm
Body typeaverage
Clothing size36-38
Ethnic appearanceWhite Central European
Hair colourred
Hair lengthlong
Eye colourgreen
NationalitySwiss
LanguagesEnglish French German Italian Japanese Spanish
DialectsSwiss-German (Native dialect)
Voice typeSoprano
SingingJazz Opera
Instrumentspiano
Skills (dance)Ballet Jazzdance Latin-American Merengue Modern Dance Salsa Twist
Skills (sports)fencing (sport) fencing (stage) figure skating horseback riding rock climbing skiing snowboarding swimming
Special skillsBiology : I worked in tropical rainforests in Madagascar (twice) and in Ecuador and Venezuela, living in the middle of the rainforest.
I am used to laboratory work and know the movements a scientist in a lab or a hospital would have.
I have been travelling throughout the world during long periods in places very far away from civilisation.
Experience abroadEast Asia: Japan
Eastern Europe: Bulgaria
South America: Ecuador
Western Europe: England, France, Germany, Scotland, Switzerland, Wales
LicencesB (car) [eu], diving licence - CMAS*, Reitabzeichen RA1 (bis 2014: DRA Klasse I - Silbernes Reitabz. Lorbeer) [de]
Preferred place of workLondon (accomodation possible) & England
Paris (accomodation) & France (Accomodation possibility in Provence)
Italy
Germany (accomodation in Berlin)
Belgium
Immediate working areaBern
1st residence (federal state or country)Switzerland - Vaud
Accommodation possibilitiesAvignon, Berlin, Bern, Geneva, Lausanne, London, Paris
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