Charlotte Rampling began her career in films in 1964 with Richard Lester in The Knack. In 1966 she appeared as Meredith in the film Georgy Girl and after this her acting career blossomed in both English, French and Italian cinema. Rampling has often performed controversial roles. In 1969, in Luchino Visconti’s The Damned (La Caduta degli dei) and in Liliana Cavani’s 1974 film The Night Porter, playing alongside Dirk Bogarde.
She gained recognition from American audiences in a remake of Raymond Chandler’s detective story Farewell, My Lovely (1975) and later with Woody Allen’s Stardust Memories (1980) and particularly in The Verdict (1982), an acclaimed drama directed by Sidney Lumet that starred Paul Newman. Her long list of films also includes Alan Parker’s Angel Heart, Ian softly’s The Wings of the Dove, Michael Cacoyannis The Cherry Orchard, Julio Medem’s Caotica Ana and Domink Moll’s Lemming.
Charlotte has collaborated extensively with the director Francois Ozon appearing in the Under the Sand (2001), Swimming Pool (2003) and most recently Angel (2006) and his very last movie Jeune et Jolie in 2012. She also starred in Laurent Cantet’s Heading South (Vers le Sud), a 2005 film about female sexual tourism.
Recent work includes Restless, Night Train to Lisbon, I, Anna, Melancholia, The Eye of the Storm, Clean Skin, Never Let Me Go, Babylon AD, Life During Wartime, Boogie Woogie & The Duchess.
She was also acclaimed in her stage performance of The False Servant by Marivaux in London (2004) as well as the French production: Petits crimes conjugaux by Eric-Emmanuel Schmit. And her recent touching reading of the correspondence of Cavafy-Yourcenar was presented around the globe.