Detailed Overview Of The Cast Of Hannibal RisingGaspard Ulliel (Hannibal Lecter). Gaspard is a French actor, born in Hauts-de-Seine in 1984. His passion is in directing, but he has made a career as a successful actor. He first appeared on screen at 12 years of age in the French television movie Une Femme En Blanc. He performed a number of similar roles before being brought to the attention of prestigious director Michel Blanc. It was his role in the 2004 movie A Very Long Engagement that catapulted him to fame. He become a well-known name on the French movie scene. He won the award of Most Promising Male Newcomer at the much-coveted César awards, which are the French equivalent of the Academy Awards. His first major English language role was Hannibal Rising. He is currently in a relationship with French actress Gaëlle Piétri, and they are expecting their first child in 2016.
Gong Li (Lady Murasaki). Li is a Chinese actress and she is credited with helping bring Chinese movies to a European and North American audience. She worked numerous times with Chinese director Yimou Zhang. Their collaboration led to critical acclaim for Li due to her role in the Oscar nominated Raise the Red Lantern. She received further praise for her role in The Story of Qui Ju and was awarded the best actress gong at the 1992 Venice Film Festival. She developed a relationship with Zhang, which ended in 1995 and she married Singapore tycoon Ooi Hoe Seong. Their relationship terminated in 2010. Her first English speaking role was as Hatsumomo in 2005 movie Memoirs Of A Geisha. She also starred in 2006 movie Miami Vice before taking up her role as Lady Murasaki. Her most recent role was a reunion with director Zhang, with her starring in the 2014 movie Coming Home. She was a judging member of the Shanghai International Film Festival in 2014.
Dominic West (Inspector Popil). West shot to fame in the HBO drama The Wire, which is widely regarded as one of the greatest TV shows of all time. He is from Sheffield, England and attended university in Trinity College Dublin, Ireland with a degree in English. At the moment he is starring in Showtime drama The Affair. He has already received a coveted Golden Globe nomination for his portrayal as Noah Salloway in The Affair. West got married to long term romantic interest and film producer Catherine Fitzgerald. They have four children together. West trekked to The South Pole in 2013 as part of a fundraising event for wounded soldiers.
Rhys Ifans (Vladis Glutas). Ifans is a Welsh actor known among UK audiences for his portrayal as Spike in TV drama Notting Hill and Eyeball Paul in the classic comedy Kevin & Perry Go Large. He has also appeared in Harry Potter as Xenophilius Lovegood. He shot to fame in America after his role ex pro-footballer turned gambling addict Nigel Gruff, in the 2000 movie The Replacements.
He won a prestigious BAFTA award in 1999 for Best Supporting Actor.
Richard Brake (Enrikas Dortlich). Brake is an actor of mixed American and Welsh heritage. His breakthrough role came as Joe Chill in the 2005 film, Batman Begins. He also had roles in Game Of Thrones, Halloween 2 and Cold Case. His latest movie, 31, is a horror directed by Rob Zombie and is due for release in 2016.