By coincidence, the actors playing the characters have had similar careers to the causes they champion, be it film or television.
Sophie, played by Annelise Hesme, 29, is from Paris and has enjoyed an extensive French film career since 1999. One of her few English-speaking roles were in Oliver Stone’s "Alexander" playing opposite Colin Farrell. Her next project will be staring in "Long Metrage" with Audrey Tautou.
Jeremy Sheffield plays the part of "Ben" and has been a regular on television. He is best known in the UK for his three-year stint on BBC 1’s drama "Holby City" where he played Dr Alex Adams.
More recently Jeremy has made two Hollywood movies, "Creep" a horror picture and "The Wedding Date" a romantic comedy staring Debra Messing from TV’s "Will and Grace" which was a hit this Summer where Jeremy plays the third lead - Messing’s character’s ex-boyfriend.
Created by Renault’s advertising agency Publicis, "French car, British designers" was produced by RSA Films and directed by Jordan Scott, the daughter of film director Ridley Scott.
Filmed in Paris, London and Blackpool, venues included the Library at the Athenaeum Club in St. James’, Great Eastern dining room and, of course, the steps of Montmartre in Paris.
Music is provided by Nina Simone, singing "Sinnerman".
Sophie’s dress is by Prada and shoes by Marc Jacobs.Published 13 October 2005