Janine Piguet

Janine Piguet

About me

Janine Piguet is an actress and director from Bern. She grew up in a family of musicians in Arzo on the Italian border, then in Paris and London. She is best known as an actress for her lead role as Bibi in Jean-François Amiguet’s feature film, for which she received several awards in 2022 and 23. She has appeared in a number of feature films before that, including Magga Ettori’s Faeryland, in which she starred alongside Yves Duteil, Plonk et Replonk’s last film in 2021, and shorter appearances in Léa Fazer’s Sasha, J.L. Chautems’ Chroma and Bertrand Bonello’s Yves Saint Laurent. She is also currently appearing in the series I-art (Cannes séries 2021), and in Thierry Pradervand’s film Lost in my heart, in which she plays a melancholic jazz singer.

She trained at Les Enfants Terribles in Paris, then at the European Act program from the RADA and the Actors’ Center in London and lately at the Tankstelle in Berlin. She is particularly fond of Meisner and emotional techniques. Quadrilingual, she performs in theatre and films in German, Swiss-German, French, Italian and English. She regularly sings in films, plays and musicals (DESIREE, September 2023).

Information

Acting age
36-46 years
Year of birth
1980 (43 years)
Place of birth
Bern
Height (cm)
170
Weight (in kg)
55
Eye color
green
Hair color
Red
Hair length
Long
Stature
female, slim
Place of residence
Berlin (DE), Zürich (CH)
Housing options
Fribourg (CH), Geneva (CH), Paris (FR), Basel (CH), Lausanne (CH), London (GB), Bern (CH), Berlin (DE), Romont (FR) (CH)
Nationality
Swiss
Languages
French(native-language)Italian(native-language)EnglishGermanSpanishJapanese
Dialects
Bern German(native dialect)Swiss-German(native dialect)
Accents
French
Instruments
Piano
Sport
Alpine skiingSnowboardClimbFencing (sports)Fencing (stage)skiing
Dance
Argentine tangoContemporary danceFolk danceLatin American dancesMerengueCharlestonClassic danceJazz DanceModern DanceRock & rollSalsaTangoTwist
Profession
Actor, Model, Speaker
Singing
JazzOperaOpera singingOperetta
Pitch
Soprano
Driver's licenses
B - Car

Credits

Primary professional training

2004
ESAD - Ecole Superieure d'Art Dramatique

Other professional training

Gesang : Charles Ossola, conservatoire de Neuchâtel, Claudia Parisi, Jean-Yves duchêne, Jessica Comeau, Oper und Jazz
Tankstelle für schauspieler, Berlin
RADA's European Act : RADA, Actor's center, Comédie Française und Berlin Mittstadttheater arbeiten zusammen
Actor's Studio : Andreas Voutsinas
Les Enfants Terribles, Paris
Les Teintureries : Lausanne

Awards

Old boys : best actress madrid international movie awards (Cinema film)
best monologue for Ukraine : actress
Old boys : best ensemble (Cinema film)
best ensemble, Old boys (Cinema film)
Old boys : best actress, Smyrna fest (Cinema film)
Hollywood golden awards : best actress : fortissimo (Short film)
Fortissimo : best actress : Asti film festival (nominated) (Short film)
Fortissimo : best actress : Mumbai film festival (Short film)
Fortissimo : Actress : feel the reel int festival (nominated) (Short film)
Fortissimo : Fern film festival (nominated) (Short film)
Fortissimo : Honorable mention actress : New York movie awards (Short film)
Fortissimo : Best female performance : Best istanbul film festival (Short film)
Fortissimo : Best actress : Sweden film awards (Short film)
Best music film for Fortissimo
Best actress for Fortissimo : soundance film fest Barcelona
Nomination : Schweizer Filmpreis für Bacha Posh (Produzentin)
Honorable mention Global shorts (Regisseurin)
Best actress : Actors awards LA
Special mention Noida (Regisseurin)
Award of merit Indian ciné festival (Regisseurin)
Prix Beaumarchais pour le Pitch 2014, Cannes festival 2014, Zweiter Preis ( Drehbuchauthorin)

Film

Hoffnig (Short film)
Bauerin (SR) Davide Masiello Written by: Davide Masiello
La place des femmes (Short film)
Elena (LR) Janine Piguet Producer: Inred production Written by: Janine Piguet
lost in my heart (Short film)
Hauptrolle, Anna, jazz Sängerin Thierry Pradervand Producer: Inred production
Auf der Suche nach der Warheit (Exhibit movie)
Chef Redaktörin (LR) Daniel Maurer Producer: Casa Azul films Distribution: Casa Azul Film Written by: Daniel Maurer
L'otage (Mini series)
Mutter mit 2 kinder (LE) Producer: production 360 Distribution: RTS Casting Director: Lisa Magnin Written by: Julien de St Preux
Old Boys (Cinema film)
Hauptrolle; Bibi Jean-François Amiguet Producer: Zagora Produktion
Fortissimo (Short film)
Hauptrolle, Pianistin Janine Piguet Producer: Inred production
Chroma (Cinema film)
Nebenrolle J.L. Chautems Producer: PS production
Deathcember (Cinema film)
Nebenrolle Alyosha Saari Producer: Epic picture group
Bacha Posh (Short film)
Suporting, Artzt K.Scarton-Kim Producer: Inred production
Le fruit du désir (Short film)
Hauptrolle, Eva Thierry Pradervand Producer: Inred production
Clora (Short film)
Hauptrolle, lesbische Frau Salomé Blechmans Producer: Donoma Guerilla Production
Faeryland (Cinema film)
Hauptrolle, Aishling Maga Ettori Producer: Worldino production
Jusqu'aux étoiles (Short film)
Hauptrolle, Stella, Gespengster Janine Piguet Producer: Inredproduction
Seu Dilemma (Cinema film)
Nebenrolle S. Blechmans Producer: Donoma Guerilla Production
Un nouveau jour (Short film)
Hauptrolle, Eve Ruben Pereira Producer: emerging artists
Fla, (Semaine de la critique Cannes 2014) (Cinema film)
Nebenrolle S. Blechmans & D. Carrénard Producer: Donoma Guerilla Production
Code 21-012 (Short film)
Hauptrolle, Schyzophrenische Frau Max Bühler Van Huizen Producer: Inredproduction
Amour givrée (Short film)
Hauptrolle, verliebte Thierry Pradervand Producer: Inred production
Untitled tape (Short film)
supporting, Kannibalin Arnaud Bauer Producer: Tschudi Brothers
Le retour (Short film)
Supporting, Jessica Daniel Torrisi Producer: Jean_blaise Perrin
La belle et le vertige (Short film)
Belle Maxime Hermet Producer: Maxime Hermet
Le mariage de Léa (Short film)
Hauptrolle Yannick Phx Producer: Lazyprod
Seule (Short film)
Hauptrolle, Gespengster Yannick Phx Producer: Lazyprod
Beaumarchais 95 (Short film)
Hauptrolle Djinn Carrénard Producer: Donoma Guerilla prod
Le citron vert (Short film)
Hauptrolle Patrick Hadjadj Producer: les enfants du tringlodrome
Follow the star (Short film)
Hauptrolle Joseph Couturier Producer: Joseph Couturier
Etrange impression (Short film)
supporting, Sekretärin Bertrand Amice Producer: Bertrand Amice
Mr Gamage (Cinema film)
Nebenrolle C. Srinath Samarasinghe Producer: Ab production

Television

Sacha (Series)
Laywer of Mrs Miller (OR) Lea Fazer Producer: Rita production Station: RTS
I-Art
Nebenrolle verzweifelte Mutter Alex Da silva Producer: Blackpills, woow my life
épisode 2 million
Nebenrolle, Opfer Alex Da silva Producer: Guillaume Pley
un mariage raté
Hauptrolle, betrogene Braut Pierre-Louis Lacombe Producer: TF1
Lazy Puppy
Wichtige rolle, Jessica E. Derou Bernal, Y.Ramon,... Producer: Lazy Prod, Nolife TV

Theater

Désirée (Other)
Désirée (LR) Jacint Margarith Producer: Rapsodie Production Theater: Theâtre la Maison du concert Written by: Steve Muriset
Van Gogh, la nuit étoilée
Sien, Johanna, Rachel, die Krankenschwester Stéphane Albeda Theater: Pouloff théâtres, Lausanne, Balcon du ciel, Sion, La Tuffière FR,....
Vive la vie
Bauerin, Sängerin, Tänzerin André Pignat Theater: Avignon, Balcon Theater
L'oubli de l'ange
Engel André Pignat Theater: Avignon, Balcon Theater
La vérité
Hauptrolle, Alice Elidan Arzoni Theater: Alchimic Theater Genf
Solo Jazz
Hauptrolle L. Amanti Theater: Les rendez-vous d'ailleurs, Paris
Carrousel
Hauptrolle, Frau die ihren Mann verloren hat Raphaëlle Leeman Theater: Espace des Champs Elysées, Paris
Prediction
Hauptrolle, Geheimagent Benjamen Lousse Theater: Théâtre des deux rêves, Paris
Melicerte
Armante Veronique Sltz Theater: TNO Paris
2052
Hauptrolle F.Basilio Theater: Théâtre des deux rêves, Paris
Ni idoles, ni étoiles
Satan, Hauptr. P. Hadjaj Theater: C. communautaire, Paris
Der eingebildet Kranke
Béline, Hauptr. F. Eberhard Theater: CDI Deauville, und Frankreich tour
La jalousie du barbouillé
Angélique, Hauptr. F. Eberhard Theater: Château royal de Collioure
L'amour médecin
Artz F. Eberhard Theater: Journades de Villandraut
Le mariage forcé
Schönheits Göttin F. Eberhard Theater: Château royal de Collioure

Audio

Le mystère suisse (Other)
La Bise (Wind) (LR) Christophe Margot Producer: Thierry Pradervand Inred production Distribution: RTS (schweizer fernseh) Written by: Mark Olexa
Terärtztinnen 24/7
13 Rollen in Synchro, 16 episoden (OR) Carine Jaggi / Jean-Christophe Liechti Producer: Soundville : rené Zingg Distribution: SRF Written by: SRF
Rotes Kreuz (animations Werbung) (Dubbing)
Faeryland (Dubbing)
Interview von miss Belgium (Dubbing)
Englische Litteratur (Speaker)
Janine's Touch, sendung für Technikart TV (Speaker)
Anti Drogen Reklame für Fanzösische Regierung (Dubbing)

Other

Eigenes Jazz Album
Gesang für verschiedene Filmen und Theaterstücke

Commercial

Louis Widmer (Commercial)
main (LR)
Euromaster (Commercial)
Leading role
OMNIA (Commercial)
Leading role
Aligro (Commercial)
Leading role
Visilab
Hauptrolle Pascal Forney Producer: Imagina sutdio
Balmain
Hauptrolle Thierry Pradervand Producer: Image-in studio
Visilab
Hauptrolle Pascal Forney Producer: Imagina sutdio
RED CROSS
zwei Stimmen Ramon & Pedro Producer: Ramon & Pedro
Wenger
Hauptrolle point prod Producer: actua prod
Visilab
Hauptrolle Pascal Forney Producer: Imagina Studio
Technomarine
Hauptrolle Thierry Pradervand Producer: Image-in Studio
orange
Hauptrolle Julien Paumelle Producer: Duck production
creative
supporting Raphaël Tschudi Producer: Tschudi brothers
GEXIST
Hauptrolle Thierry Pradervand Producer: Image-in studio
Se rencontrer
Hauptrolle Fabien Margnac Producer: Se rencontrer
Milka
Supporting Julien Eudes Producer: Milka
Profilea
Hauptrolle Producer: Profilea
Netto
Hauptrolle Producer: Netto
Loréal
Hauptrolle Producer: Loreal