Gaspard Ulliel, the French actor known for his portrayal of Yves Saint Laurent in director Bertrand Bonello’s Saint Laurent and his upcoming role in
Ulliel first made waves Stateside with his performance as a younger Hannibal Lecter in Peter Webber’s Hannibal Rising and is likely to feature largely in Disney Plus’ Moon Knight, where he’s set to play a version of Midnight Man, a frequent foe of the show’s titular hero. Following news of Ulliel’s passing, Cannes Film Festival director Thierry Fremaux spoke fondly of the actor, remembering him as part of “this new generation of actors who were making tomorrow’s French cinema.”
“He knew how to select his roles and shaped his career, which filled every promise,” Fremaux said. “Each appearance on the red carpet, from La Princesse de Montpensier to It’s Only The End of the World, illustrated his presence, both discreet and full of kindness. He was equally brilliant and talented. He gave a lot, and we’ll always remember him.”
Ulliel is survived by his wife Gaëlle Piétri and their son.