BAFTA and César-nominated actress Irène Jacob is joining Season 3 of Showtime drama series The Affair in a season-long arc.
Jacob will play Juliette Le Gall, a new love interest of Noah’s (Dominic West), running from her own secrets, who helps him process a trauma from his past and understand himself a little better. Season three is currently in production in New York, and will premiere on Sunday, November 20th at 10 PM on Showtime.
The French actress was first introduced to audiences in Au Revoir les Enfants, a film directed by Louis Malle, in which she played a piano teacher. She went on to win Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival as the heroine in The Double Life of Veronique. She later appeared in Red, the final chapter in the Three Colors trilogy of films directed by Krzisztof Kielowski. Additional film credits include U.S. Marshals, The Secret Garden, Victory, Incognito and Oliver Parker’s adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Othello.
The Affair follows an extramarital situation as seen through distinctly different perspectives: the man, the woman and their respective spouses. Ruth Wilson, Maura Tierney and Joshua Jackson also star in the drama exec produced by creators Sarah Treem and Hagai Levi along with Jeffrey Reiner.