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Geraldine Danon

At various points in her life, she has been an actress, stage director, producer and even restaurant owner.
In 2009, Géraldine experienced her first real ocean-going adventure on the first Fleur Australe expedition, crossing from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean through the Northwest Passage.

 


 
Géraldine is not only passionate about her career as an actress; she also loves the sea and is an enthusiastic sailor and diver. "The sea is part of my world, I can't live without it," she says excitedly when the topic comes up.

At various points in her life, she has been an actress, stage director, producer and even restaurant owner.
In 2009, Géraldine experienced her first real ocean-going adventure on the first Fleur Australe expedition, crossing from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean through the Northwest Passage. She shared this unique, unforgettable experience with her children, a family achievement that inspired the successful book Une Fleur dans les Glaces, published by Robert Laffont in March 2010, and a film of the same name.

 


With her firm commitment to this risky undertaking, Géraldine turned out to be a mainstay of this project's success, accompanying her sailor husband as he tirelessly crisscrosses the world's oceans. Her organizational skills and role as a mother mean that she has many more responsibilities than a simple crew member. Géraldine is every inch the first mate to her skipper, all while caring for the four children's daily needs.

A new adventure begins in 2010 with the next phase of the expedition: sailing from one pole to the other back and forth across the Pacific Ocean.

This expedition and this new lifestyle have also given Géraldine an opportunity to enjoy a passion that had fallen by the wayside: writing. She will be responsible for keeping the log and directing the films. After so many years in front of the camera, she will now take her turn behind it every day to capture images that will be used on this site and, eventually, to produce a documentary retracing the entire expedition. Géraldine's status as a "very special" reporter gives her a distinct and absolutely essential role to play during the voyage.


GERALDINE'S CAREER

Discovered by Jean-Pierre Mocky in A Mort l'Arbitre (Kill the Referee) at the age of fourteen, she went on to act in more than thirty films alongside the likes of Jeanne Moreau, Michel Serrault, Alain Delon, Michel Piccoli and Gene Hackman. Géraldine Danon enjoys a prolific career acting in films, television and the theater.

 


Géraldine hard at work filming during the first Fleur Australe expedition in summer 2009

 

link to listen to geraldine danon on the radio Europe 1 link to the video library link to the photo library

link to the blog of the expedition 2009 link to the GPS Coordinates of the boat