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Jane Birkin

Selected for the City Books & Music Prize 2019

Jane Birkin is an actress and singer born on December 14, 1946 in London. She became passionate about comedy from her earliest childhood and began in the business by participating in the musical Passion Flower Hotel. Then, she meets Serge Gainsbourg on the set of Slogan. It is thanks to him that she launches in parallel in the song and records the title I love you me either. She continues to shoot films and shoot for the greatest directors such as Claude Zidi, Agnès Varda, Jacques Rivette or Jean-Luc Godard. She manages her two careers very well and is always successful as a singer, with albums like Ballad of Johnny Jane, Ex-fan of the sixties, Amours des feints, Lightly, Arabesque, Rendez-vous, Fictions, Birkin / Gainsbourg: the symphonic. She also embarked on directing in 2007, with the film Boxes. In 2018, she published Munkey Diaries (1957-1982), first volume of his diary, which takes us closer to his memories, from the sixties to the 1980s.