Jean Reno leads cast of stars at MIPTV 2012 in Cannes

International talent such as Jean Reno, Franka Potente, Julian Fellowes, Elle MacPherson, Geraldine Somerville, Toby Jones, Celia Imrie, Deena Nicole Cortese, Vinny Guadagnino, Nikki Griffin and Tiffany Brouwer will be attending MIPTV 2012, which runs 1-4 April in Cannes.

Major new TV series

French actor Jean Reno (Ronin, Leon The Professional, Da Vinci Code) is in town to promote a new international series presented by Atlantique Productions (the makers of TV series “Borgia” and “The Transporter”). “Le Grand” was created by Rene Balcer (Law & Order – Criminal Intent) and shot in Paris, the project is Reno’s virgin debut as the lead of an international series.

However, the cast of thousands award will probably go to the new series “Titanic”. Harry Potter’s screen “mother” Geraldine Somerville (Harry Potter films, Gosford Park), Celia Imrie (Bridget Jones’s Diary, Nanny McPhee), Toby Jones (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) and Glen Blackhall (Jump, Echoes) all star in ITV Studios Global Entertainment’s  international mini-series Titanic, presented at MIPTV’s Gala Screening on Sunday 1 April and marking the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the ship. The cast members will be joined by Titanic scriptwriter Julian Fellowes, who won an Oscar for Gosford Park (2001) and an Emmy Award for Downton Abbey (2010), and producers Chris Thompson (Love Actually, Carrington) and Simon Vaughan (Parade’s End, Coco Chanel) from Lookout Point.

Other celebrities on the red carpet will will include Ellie MacPherson, shopping “Fashion Star”, “Jersey Shore” stars Deena Nicole Cortese and Vinny Guadagnino as well as Nikki Griffon for “Femme Fatales”.

You’ll find the full line-up of MIPTV 2012 events here.

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