The actor is undoubtedly not only very talented, but also distanced and funny. He directed for the French TV a miniseries of skits “Casting(s)” mocking the show business and actors, in which he appears along with his colleagues from the CSNAD acting school. This is where he met his partner, Australian actress Natacha Andrews, who may be seen for instance in Woody Allen’s romantic comedy “Magic in the Moonlight” next to Colin Firth and Emma Stone.
Another film featuring Niney, shot one year after “Yves Saint Laurent”, has a characteristic title—“A Perfect Man”. This proper thriller tells the story of a struggling author who gains fame, prestige, money and fiancé by using a deceit. His luck doesn’t last for long, the lie becomes a burden, and the situation gets so complicated that his life turns into nightmare. Pierre Niney as Mathieu Vasseur once more proves himself perfectly, this time in the role of a man hiding dark secrets. A similar psychological portrait may be found in Niney’s last role in the film “Frantz” by François Ozon. This nostalgic and tasteful story, shot in black and white, is set in post-war Germany. The Frantz’s widow discovers that a mysterious man is visiting her fiancé’s tomb—Adrien, who turns out to be a Frenchman, friend of Frantz’s. This is the beginning of a story full of emotional exhilarations and game changers.
In France Niney is very popular and well-liked. Supposedly he never refuses to give out autographs or take pictures with his fans. He’s very active on Twitter, where he posts photographs from the set. He likes basketball, watches the NY Knicks games, and has a Harley Davidson motorcycle. Niney is also engagingly polite and well-mannered, doesn’t show himself very often, hiding behind his shy nature. His career has just begun, but the critics have already named him “the golden child and the hope for the French cinema”. Let’s add something to that – an incredibly handsome hope.