Sue Harris is Professor of Film Studies at Queen Mary University of London, and has written widely on French cinema, popular culture, and on stars including Gérard Depardieu, Catherine Deneuve and Alain Delon. She is the author of "An American in Paris" (BFI Film Classics, 2015) and "Bertrand Blier" (MUP, 2001), and co-author (with T. Bergfelder & S. Street) of "Film Architecture and the Transnational Imagination: Set Design in 1930s European Cinema" (AUP, 2007). She is Associate Editor of the UK journal "French Cultural Studies", and a member of the editorial boards of "Studies in French Cinema" and "Open Screens" (to be launched in 2017). She is a regular reviewer for the BFI’s "Sight & Sound" magazine.
Gérard Depardieu Sacred Monster
Sue Harris will write about the high profile casting of Gérard Depardieu in the location-shot original Netflix drama, Marseille. Widely promoted in the global media as a "French House of Cards" and featuring Depardieu as the mayor of the city, the series showcases Marseille for a global audience and promotes French drama to new international viewers. Depardieu’s lead role in a project of this scale, budget and reach, a project designed to open up the Southern European markets to streaming platform Netflix, testifies to his continued stature as a performer and an international star "brand". This is part of a book project entitled "Gérard Depardieu: Sacred Monster" to be published in 2018.
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