Camille Cottin: ‘You can make a step, you can consider that you’ve been up, and then suddenly you can go down. Nothing is a straight line.’ Photograph: Tania Franco Klein/The New York Times

At some point during the pandemic, perhaps between Schitts Creek and Bridgerton, you may have happened upon Netflix’s French import Call My Agent!, a (...)

The moral centre of the action is Andréa, played by Camille Cottin

The world is divided between those who have never heard of Parisian comedy Call My Agent! (Netflix) and those who will proclaim it the best thing sinc(...)

It was not until she was 35, in 2013, that the edgy hidden-camera prank show Connasse brought Camille Cottin  to her nation’s attention. Photograph: Joel Saget/AFP via Getty Images

“I bought a few sheep during lockdown. Nobody told me they’d eat all my plants. How Parisian is that?” I’m discussing the pandemic with the actor Cami(...)

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