British actress Lucy Gordon found dead in Paris

Thu May 21, 2009 9:20am EDT
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PARIS (Reuters) - British actress Lucy Gordon, who featured in the film Spider-Man 3, has been found dead after apparently committing suicide, French police said on Thursday.

She was found in her flat in the 10th arrondissement of Paris on Wednesday, two days before her 29th birthday.

"We confirm the death of Lucy Gordon in an apparent suicide," police said.

Media reported she had hanged herself.

The actress played the role of Jennifer Dugan, a British reporter, in Spider-Man 3 and was working on a film on French musician Serge Gainsbourg, in which she played his British wife, the actress and singer Jane Birkin.

(Reporting by the Paris bureau; editing by Andrew Roche)

<p>British actress Lucy Gordon arrives at the premiere of "Spiderman 3" during the Tribeca Film Festival in New York, April 30, 2007. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson</p>