French actor Gaspard Ulliel ‘in serious condition’ after ski accident in Alps

19 January 2022, 13:54

Gaspard Ulliel (Mosa'ab Elshamy/AP)
France Skiing Accident. Picture: PA

Ulliel portrayed the young Hannibal Lecter in 2007’s Hannibal Rising and fashion mogul Yves Saint Laurent in the 2014 biopic Saint Laurent.

French actor Gaspard Ulliel, known for appearing in Chanel perfume ads as well as film and television roles, has been taken to hospital after a ski accident in the Alps, according to the regional prosecutor’s office.

Ulliel portrayed the young Hannibal Lecter in 2007’s Hannibal Rising and fashion mogul Yves Saint Laurent in the 2014 biopic Saint Laurent.

He is also in the upcoming Marvel series Moon Knight, and is the advertising face of the Chanel men’s fragrance Bleu de Chanel.

An investigation is under way into Tuesday’s accident in the Rosiere ski area in the Savoie region, according to the Savoie prosecutor’s office.

Ulliel remained in hospital on Wednesday, the prosecutor’s office said.

Gaspard Ulliel attending the Summer Party 2019 presented by Serpentine Galleries & Chanel at the Serpentine Galleries, Kensington Gardens, London (Ian West/PA)
Gaspard Ulliel attending the Summer Party 2019 presented by Serpentine Galleries & Chanel at the Serpentine Galleries, Kensington Gardens, London (Ian West/PA)

Local broadcaster France Bleu said he was in serious condition with a skull injury.

Ulliel’s agents did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Police and the prosecutor’s office would not divulge details of the accident.

France Bleu said Ulliel apparently collided with another skier at a crossing point on the slopes, and the other skier was not taken to hospital.

The mountain police service serving the site of the accident said it has been organizing five or six rescues per day in recent days as the snow has hardened.

In the neighbouring Haute-Savoie region, a five-year-old girl was killed Saturday when a skier crashed into her.

The man was handed preliminary manslaughter charges, according to the Haute-Savoie prosecutor, who cited excessive speed as the likely reason for the accident.

By Press Association

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