Gaspard Ulliel, French Actor and Moon Knight Star, Dies at 37

20 January 2022 ❤ 1
Gaspard Ulliel, French Actor and ‘Moon Knight’ Star, Dies at 37

French actor Gaspard Ulliel, star of Its Only the End of the World and Marvels upcoming Moon Knight series, has died following a ski accident in the French Alps on Wednesday. He was 37.

The Cesar-winning actor was skiing in the Savoie region when he collided with another skier and suffered a serious brain trauma on Tuesday. Local authorities have startedan investigation into the accident,

Ulliel was one of Frances best known actors and worked with critically acclaimed directorsin Europe and abroad. He began acting at the age of 12 with an uncredited role in the French TV movie Une Femme En Blanc (A Woman in White). After several TV films, series and shorts, he held small roles in Christophe Ganss Brotherhood of the Wolf, Jean-Paul Saloms Belphegore: Le fantme du Louvre, and Michel Blancs Embrassez qui vous voulez, before landing his first leading role opposite Emmanuelle Beart in Andr Techins Les Egars in 2003. Four years later, he took his English-speaking debut in Peter Webbers Hannibal Rising.

He delivered a powerful performance as the famous French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent in Bertrand Bonellos Saint Laurent, which competed at Cannes. Ulliel, who was highly selective about the roles he chose to appear in, also starred in Xavier Dolans Its Only the End of The World alongside Marion Cotillard, La Seydoux and Vincent Cassel; Jean-Pierre Jeunets A Very Long Engagement; as well as Bertrand Taverniers La Princesse de Montpensier. All three films also competed at Cannes.

Ulliel worked with a few promising filmmakers, including Stphanie Di Giusto who directed him in The Dancer with Lily Rose-Depp. Withhis international profile, Ulliel appeared as Midnight Man in Marvels highly anticipated Moon Knight. The actor was currently shooting a recurrent role in a crime thriller mini-series directed by Xavier Giannoli (Lost Illusions) for Canal Plus. Among Ulliels many projects was La bte, a science fiction movie reteaming him with his Saint-Laurent director, Bonello, and Lea Seydoux.

Webber paid homage to the actor on Twitter, saying Shocked and saddened to hear about the death of Gaspard Ulliel at such a young age in a skiing accident. I have such fond memories of working with him all those years ago on Hannibal Rising. Rest in peace, dear friend.

By F.Aslam

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