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Brigitte Macron to Be Subject of Biopic Series


France’s first lady Brigitte Macron will be the subject of a biopic series.

Production company Gaumont said the six-part series, entitled Brigitte, a Free Woman, would trace the “storybook journey” of Emmanuel Macron’s wife.

The series will start with the first meeting of the couple, one of the series writers said.

Brigitte Macron first met her now-husband when she was a teacher at his secondary school.

The couple ended up marrying in 2007, when Emmanuel Macron was 29 and Brigitte was 54.

Brigitte Macron kept teaching for a time but quit her job in 2015 when her husband began getting involved in politics. He was elected president in 2017.

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The French press describes the First Lady as one of only a handful of people whose judgement the president always calls on.

The new TV series will be written by French writers Bénédicte Charles and Olivier Pouponneau, Gaumont said.

Asked about the new production of Brigitte Macron’s life, an anonymous source close to the first lady told AFP news agency: “We are not associated with this project which we learnt about today in the press.”

The cast of the series is yet to be announced.

Gaumont is one of France’s leading TV production companies. It is responsible for the hit TV series Lupin.