Gaspard Ulliel is Xas
Gaspard Ulliel is Xas in The Vintner's
"I think everyone has their own interpretation and their own image of an angel. I'm not really into religion or spiritual or mystical ideas, I'm quite down to earth, so it was interesting for me to work on such a character."
Gaspard Ulliel was nominated Most Promising Actor at the French César Awards in 2003 for Embrassez Qui Vous Voudrez, co-starring with Charlotte Rampling, and again in 2004 for Les Egares, with Emmanuelle Beart, before winning in 2005 for his performance in Jean-Pierre' Jeunet's A Very Long Engagement, where he co-starred with Audrey Tatou.
He began his film career at twelve years of age in A Woman in White, and spent the next few years appearing on television and in short films. His breakthrough came when director Michel Blanc cast him in Embrassez Qui Vous Voudrez, a role that also won him recognition with the award for Best newcomer in the Lumiere Awards.
Ulliel's English language debut was the leading role in Hannibal
Rising (2007) for director Peter Webber. Other recent leading roles
include La Troisieme Partie du Monde, directed by Eric Forestien,
and The Sea Wall, directed by Rithy Panh, based on the novel by
Marguerite Duras, and co-starring Isabelle Huppert.