Loved him in "La Femme Nikita". Loved him in "Queen Margot". Now, I love him on the high-speed train that was almost shot up by a terrorist before two US soldiers and Anglade subdued the guy and sounded the train alarm:
French Train Shooting: Jean-Hugues Anglade Sounds Alarm | Variety
French Train Shooting: Actor Sounds Alarm; Two Seriously Wounded
IPA/REX SHUTTERSTOCKAUGUST 21, 2015 | 12:55PM PTPat Saperstein
Two American servicemen were responsible for subduing a man who looked to be preparing to shoot up a high speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris. Just after 6 p.m. Friday, the servicemen were seriously injured, while well-known French actor Jean-Hugues Anglade suffered a minor injury from broken glass that occurred while he was activating the alarm.
According to numerous reports, two Americans, possibly Marines or National Guard members, intervened and took down the gunman, who has been arrested. Both servicemen were injured as a result, one by the attacker’s handgun. The White House released a statement thanking the service members for subduing the attacker.
“While the investigation into the attack is in its early stages, it is clear that their heroic actions may have prevented a far worse tragedy,” the statement said.
The Thalys train was travelling through Belgium when the incident occurred, and was then diverted to the French town of Arras. A friend of Anglade released a statement to Le Parisien newspaper saying, “Jean-Hugues Anglade is okay. But he is shocked by what he experienced in the Thalys in which he was traveling with his son. They heard gunfire since they were in the car next to the one in which it occurred. He was heroic because he pulled the alarm.”
Anglade starred in French drama series “Braquo,” as well as films “Betty Blue” and “Subway.”