Interesting Biography Facts
actress, film producer, film director
September 28, 1994
East 15 Acting School, The Drama Center London
Antonia Desplat family members
Ninon Desplat (older sister)
Is Antonia Desplat a lesbian/bisexual?
What is Antonia Desplat marital status?
Who are Antonia Desplat parents?
Alexandre Desplat (father)
Date of birth: August 23, 1961
Antonia’s father, Alexandre Desplat, is a famous composer and orchestrator, an Academy Award holder. The actress loves her father deeply and is very proud of him. At the same time, she told in some interviews about the star status of her father, which made some pressure on her. She told in an interview that she “ran away from her parents’ legacy” and started struggling on her own.
Antonia’s father comes from an international family. His mother was Greek, while his father was French. Both met in California, while they were getting an education there. After graduation, both went to Paris, France. There Alexander and his two sisters, Marie-Christine and Rosalinda.
Since his earliest years, he was very interested in music and listened to the great works written by composers from various countries. No wonder he chose music as a career. He played the piano, trumpet, and mostly flute. At first, he became a professional flutist and then started composing music.
During the years of his super successful career, Alexander collaborated with many cult filmmakers, both French and American, like David Yates, Kathryn Bigelow, Ben Affleck, and many others. Alexander wrote music for super popular movies and animation films, such as “Godzilla”, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”, both parts, “The Grand Budapest Hotel” and many others.
Alexander’s talent is proved not just by the huge amount of his fans, but also by 2 academy awards. Besides them, he had 11 Oscar nominations and a string of other prestigious awards, including Golden Globe and BAFTA.
Antonia told that her father was struggling a lot to get such wonderful career achievements. She is also ready to work hard on the way to Olympus.
Dominique Lemonnier (mother)
Date of birth: January 1, 1970
Karla’s actress comes from a very creative family. Her mother, Dominique Lemonnier, also known as Solrey, was a popular and well-trained violinist before her retirement in 2015.
Dominique studied violin play and music theory at a Franco-Belgian school. Her talent soon was noticed by the stellar musician Henri Temiank, who invited Lemonnier to the USA.
For many years Antonia’s mother performed on various stages all over the world as an orchestra player and a chamber musician. She met her future husband (and Antonia’s father) in 1986 when both were working as musicians on their first feature film. They are inseparable since then not just as life partners, but also as colleagues. She became her husband’s artistic director and favorite violinist.
Lemonnier passed through a complicated brain surgery in 2010, which influenced the mobility of her left arm. It took her several years to restore her health and continue playing the violin again. Nevertheless, in 2015 she quit that career and focused her mind on videographing and making music for films.
Antonia shares a close bond with her mother.
Antonia Desplat siblings
Ninon Desplat (older sister)
Date of birth: July 16, 1991
Antonia has an older sister, named Ninon. Like her famous parents, she is busy with music production. Ninon got great music education. She was trained as a musician since her earliest years. Ninon played the piano in her childhood and then got a diploma from the Conservatoire in Paris. She also studied cinema making in la Sorbonne. She worked as a filmmaker and music producer in France for several years and then moved to New York to develop her creative skills and get some extra experience. In New York, she works as a second camera assistant and photographer.
Antonia and Nino share warm and very close relationships typical for siblings. Ninon is active on social media, where she characterizes herself as a “communicative and well-efficient person”.
Antonia Desplat gained star status after the release of “Shantaram”, the adventure TV series, created for the Apple TV+ streaming platform. “Shantaram” is based on the book of the same name, written by Gregory David Roberts, an author from Australia. Antonia liked this novel and read it 7 times! She depicted on the small screen one of the brightest Shantaram female characters – Karla Saaranen.
Antonia put lots of effort to understand Karla’s nature. To depict naturally her heroine’s independence, Ms. Desplat spent 9 months apart from her family members. She did everything alone – had dinner, went for walks, and read books in her apartment.
After the release of the Shantaram series in October 2014, Antonia’s face became internationally popular. Probably, that’s her brightest screen work as of 2023, but not the only one. She has been busy in the film industry since 15 years old. Antonia contributed to this industry not just as an actress, but also as a filmmaker and writer.
She was born on September 28, 1994, in France. She grew up in a creative family. Both her parents were musicians. Antonia has an older sister Ninon Desplat. In her early years, she was a hyperactive kid. She was full of creative energy and liked to perform at the dinner table, while her parents were eating. She was only 9 years old when her mom and dad took her to act classes.
She did many other creative things, too. Desplat studied music theory, played the guitar, and practiced ballet. She didn’t want to leave in the shadow of her famous parents. So, at the age of 16, she moved to London, England. She studied theater art at the Drama Centre London. Then she joined her peers at East 15 Acting School.
At the beginning of her career, she did a lot of theater work. Desplat acted in several theater plays, including “Macbeth” and “Dancing at Lughnasa”. She also had many big and small screen roles, including Netflix “The Letter for the King” and “The Durrells and Victoria”, which aired on ITV.
She wrote a short film “Held for a Moment” and played the main part in it. That work brought her the title of Best Actress at the London Independent Film Awards in 2019.
Currently, she resides in London. There Antonia founded a film production company “Luna Moon Productions”, which creates fashion films, short films, and advertisements.
Interesting and fun facts
- Antonia is an extremely private person. She keeps her love life secret, and she hadn’t confirmed any of her affairs yet. Her rumored boyfriend is Edward Japp, a film director, and Luna Moon Productions co-founder. Edward called her “My Greek Goddess” on Instagram one day. They met at The Drama Centre, where both were students.
- Everyone, who sees Antonia, notices her great shape. She maintains the wow-body due to regular yoga workouts. She has yoga workouts regularly, and it balances both, her physical and mental health.
- One of her latest screen roles was in an action film “The French Dispatch”, directed by Wes Anderson. She acted in the movie opposite such great actors as Timothée Chalamet, Tilda Swinton, Ben Kingsley, and many other stellar actors.
- Despite her busy schedule, Antonia found enough time to maintain a pet. She used to have a beloved cat, Luna. Luna had been a member of the Displat family since 1999. She passed away in May 2022.
- Her height is 5 feet 10 inches and her weight is 141 pounds.