After several years training as an actor in Paris, Sandrine Dumas' career took off to a flying start : working with internationally acclaimed film makers including Robert Altman, Milos Forman, Krzystof Kieslowski, Medhi Charef, Ermanno Olmi, Laurent Perrin, James Huth, Diane Bertrand… Recently she has worked with Mia Hansen Løve, Benoit Jacquot, Olivier Ducastel and Jaques Martineau. Whilst pursuing her film career, she has remained active in theatre, in productions directed by Pierre Pradinas, Isabelle Nanty, Simone Amouyal, Jérôme Hankins, Alain Milianti, Geneviève de Kermabon, Etienne Bierry, Michel Dydim… Authors include Genet, Tchekov, Koltès, Salman Rushdie. In 2003 she wrote and directed her first short film The bodyguard (17 mins) which won three awards : the Special Jury Prize at the Berlinale 2004, the Public Jury Prize for best film at the Rencontres Cinematographiques de Dignes-les-Bains, and the C.N.C. Prime à la Qualité. In 2004 she staged her first play, Cher Maître, adapted from the correspondence between George Sand and Gustave Flaubert. In 2005 she directed her second production, Atlantic Affairs, and in 2006 Love letters by A.R Gurney which was awarded the Globes de Cristal 2006 for best play.