Mourning in French cinema. Actor Gaspard Ulliel – famous among other things for playing the young Hannibal Lecter in ‘The origins of evil’ and Yves Saint-Laurent in the biographical film directed by Bertrand Bonello in 2014 – died today, aged only 37, a victim of a skiing accident, which occurred yesterday around 4 pm, in La Rosière, in Savoy. This was announced by Le Parisien. He would have collided with another skier at the crossroads of two slopes. When rescue arrived on the slopes, the actor was found unconscious. Transported by helicopter to the hospital in Grenoble shortly after 5pm yesterday, his condition immediately appeared very serious. Then today the announcement of death. An investigation has been opened into the incident. Born into a family of fashion designers, Ulliel made his first appearance as an actor while studying high school on the television series Une femme en blanc. He studied cinematography at the University of Saint-Denis. He has a younger sister named Elizabeth Camille Ulliel nicknamed “Lisa”. After starring in various telefilms such as Juliette and Julien L’apprenti, he joined the cast of the feature film Alias (1999), his first film. only in 2005 the Award for the best male promise with A long Sunday of passions by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, where he starred alongside Audrey Tautou. He later played the famous cannibal criminologist Hannibal Lecter in the film Hannibal Lecter – The Origins of Evil, based on the novel of the same name by Thomas Harris and released in theaters around the world on February 9, 2007. He initially hesitated to accept the role. due to the popularity achieved by the character thanks to Anthony Hopkins. The following year he again joined Isabelle Huppert in the film A Dam on the Pacific, and with the French actress he returned to work 10 years later in the film Eva. He was also the protagonist of the advertising campaign for the new men’s perfume Bleu de Chanel, with a commercial directed by Martin Scorsese. His career has unfolded between films and TV series. In 2014, he took on the role of acclaimed fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent in the film Saint Laurent, thanks to which he was again nominated for the César for Best Actor, even his private life often ended up on the covers. In fact, Ulliel had a relationship with Cécile Cassel from 2005 to 2007, one with Charlotte Casiraghi in 2007 and one with the model Jordan Crasselle from 2008 to 2013. From 2013 until today he was engaged to the model Gaëlle Pietri, with whom he had a son in 2016.
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