Gaspard Ulliel, a French actor and César winner known for his work in ‘It’s only the end of the world’, ‘Hannibal Rising’ and for playing French designer Yves Saint Laurent in the biopic ‘Saint Laurent’, is deceased. He was 37 years old.
According to AFP and Le Parisien, Ulliel was seriously injured in a skiing accident on Tuesday and died on Wednesday after being transported to Grenoble University Hospital. He had collided with another skier and suffered significant head trauma, according to Le Parisien. His agent broke the news to the press in a short statement.
Ulliel is a star of Marvel’s upcoming “Moon Knight” series. He played Midnight Man alongside Oscar Isaac and Ethan Hawke.
In addition to his acting work, Ulliel was also the face of Bleu de Chanel perfume and had a career in modeling as the son of a catwalk producer and stylist, also becoming the face of Longchamp.
After starring in a string of French TV movies in the late 90s and early 2000s, Ulliel had a string of standout performances in the films “Summer Things” (2002), “Strayed” (2003) and “A Very Long Commitment”. (2004) all three of which earned him French César nominations for Best Male Newcomer, ultimately winning for his work in “Un très long engagement” alongside Audrey Tautou as a man who disappeared from the trenches during World War I. .
He made his English debut playing Hannibal Lecter in the 2007 film “Hannibal Rising”. And some of his other notable roles include the role of American dancer Loie Fuller in “The Dancer” and in Xavier Dolan’s film 2016, “It’s only the end of the world”, a performance that won him the César for best actor.