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Luca Zingaretti

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Occupation  Actor
Children  Emma Zingaretti
Role  Actor

Name  Luca Zingaretti
Years active  1984–present
Siblings  Nicola Zingaretti
Luca Zingaretti Biografia di Luca Zingaretti Biografieonlineit
Born  11 November 1961 (age 54) (1961-11-11) Rome, Italy
Spouse  Luisa Ranieri (m. 2012), Margherita D'Amico (m. 1997–2008)
Nominations  David di Donatello for Best Actor
Movies and TV shows  Inspector Montalbano, Wild Blood, Kryptonite!, The Indolent Judge, Our Life
Similar People  Luisa Ranieri, Nicola Zingaretti, Cesare Bocci, Edoardo De Angelis, Peppino Mazzotta

Intervista a Luca Zingaretti - Il commissario Montalbano

Luca Zingaretti ([ˈluːka ddziŋɡaˈretti]; born 11 November 1961) is an Italian actor, known for playing Salvo Montalbano in Il commissario Montalbano mystery series based on the character and novels created by Andrea Camilleri. Zingaretti is a native of Rome. He is the older brother of politician Nicola Zingaretti.


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Life and career

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Zingaretti studied at the prestigious National Academy of Dramatic Art Silvio D' Amico, graduating in 1984, and began his acting career in the theatre, often working with director Luca Ronconi, appearing in such diverse plays as Chekhov's Three Sisters, Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus, and Martin Sherman's Bent.

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Zingaretti made his film debut in 1987 with a minor role in Gli occhiali d'oro ("The Gold-Rimmed Glasses") — directed by Giuliano Montaldo — and the same year first appeared on television in Il Giudice Istruttore ("The Investigating Magistrate)", directed by Florestano Vancini and Gianluigi Calderone. He first gained critical attention with his role as the ferocious "Ottorino" in Marco Risi's 1994 film Il branco ("The Wolf Pack"). In 1996 he starred with Sabrina Ferilli in the film Vite strozzate ("Strangled Lives"), directed by Ricky Tognazzi.

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However, stardom arrived with his leading role as Commissario Salvo Montalbano, in a series of TV films, initially shown on RAI Two, and then RAI One, as well as many other European TV channels and SBS in Australia. The series, which started to run from 1999 and is still ongoing, consisted until 2013 of 26 films.

After his success he became one of the most in-demand dramatic actors in Italy appearing in such films as:

  • Prima dammi un bacio ("First Give Me a Kiss") (2003), dir. Ambrogio Lo Giudice
  • I giorni dell'abbandono ("Days of Abandonment") (2005), dir. Roberto Faenza
  • Tutte le donne della mia vita ("All The Women Of My Life") (2007), dir. Simona Izzo
  • On TV he appeared in :

  • Perlasca, un eroe italiano ("Perlasca : An Italian Hero") (2002)
  • Doppio agguato ("Double Ambush") (2003)
  • Cefalonia ("Kefalonia") (2005)
  • Alla luce del sole (To The Sunlight") (2005), a film on the life of Don Pino Puglisi.
  • In 2008 he appeared in four new Montalbano films, and in the same period adapted and directed the play La Sirena, from a story by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa.

    In 2009 he continued to appear in the theatre and also worked on the film Noi credevamo, directed by Mario Martone, and set during the reunification of Italy in which he played Francesco Crispi. He also appeared in the film Il figlio piu piccolo ("The Younger Son"), directed by Pupi Avati and co-starring Christian De Sica.

    In 2010 four new Montalbano episodes were produced, broadcast by RAI One 14 March 2011 and the three following Mondays.


  • (1987) The Gold Rimmed Glasses, dir. Giuliano Montaldo
  • (1993) E quando lei mori fu lutto nazionale, dir. Lucio Gaudino
  • (1993) Abissinia, dir. Francesco Martinotti
  • (1994) Il branco, dir. Marco Risi
  • (1994) Maratona di New York, dir. Marina Spada
  • (1994) No Skin, dir. Alessandro D'Alatri
  • (1995) Castle Freak, dir. Stuart Gordon
  • (1995) L'anno prossimo vado a letto alle dieci, dir. Angelo Orlando
  • (1996) Vite strozzate, dir. Ricky Tognazzi
  • (1997) Les couleurs du diable, dir. Alain Jessua
  • (1997) Artemisia, dir. Agnes Merlet
  • (1998) Rewind, dir. Sergio Gobbi
  • (1998) You Laugh, dir. Paolo and Vittorio Taviani
  • (1999) L'anniversario, dir. Mario Orfini
  • (1999) Oltremare - Non e l'America, dir. Nello Correale
  • (2000) Sei come sei, several directors
  • (2000) Il furto del tesoro, dir. Alberto Sironi
  • (2002) Texas '46, dir. Giorgio Serafini
  • (2003) Prima dammi un bacio, dir. Ambrogio Lo Giudice
  • (2005) Alla luce del sole, dir. Roberto Faenza
  • (2005) I giorni dell'abbandono, dir. Roberto Faenza
  • (2006) Non prendere impegni stasera, dir. Gianluca Maria Tavarelli
  • (2006) Our Country, dir. Francesca Comencini
  • (2006) My Brother Is an Only Child, dir. Daniele Luchetti
  • (2007) Tutte le donne della mia vita, dir. Simona Izzo
  • (2008) Sanguepazzo, dir. Marco Tullio Giordana
  • (2010) Amici miei 400, dir. Neri Parenti
  • (2010) The Youngest Son, dir. Pupi Avati
  • (2010) La nostra vita, dir. Daniele Luchetti
  • (2010) Noi credevamo, dir. Mario Martone
  • (2011) Kryptonite!, dir. Ivan Cotroneo
  • (2011) Mozzarella Stories, dir. Edoardo De Angelis
  • (2012) Garibaldi's Lovers, dir. Silvio Soldini
  • (2014) Nicholas on Holiday, dir. Laurent Tirard
  • (2014) Perez., dir. Edoardo De Angelis
  • Television

  • (1990) Il giudice istruttore, dir. Florestano Vancini and Gianluigi Calderone
  • (1991) Una questione privata, dir. Alberto Negrin
  • (1993) Il giovane Mussolini, dir. Gianluigi Calderone
  • (1993) L'ombra della sera, dir. Cinzia TH Torrini
  • (1997) La piovra 8, dir. Giacomo Battiato
  • (1998) Kidnapping-La sfida, dir. Cinzia TH Torrini
  • (1999–present) Il commissario Montalbano, dir. Alberto Sironi (26 TV-films)
  • (1999) Operazione Odissea, dir. Claudio Fragasso
  • (1999) Jesus, dir. Robert Young
  • (2002) Perlasca, un eroe italiano, dir. Alberto Negrin
  • (2002) Incompreso, dir. Enrico Oldoini
  • (2003) Doppio agguato, dir. Renato De Maria
  • (2005) Cefalonia, dir. Riccardo Milani
  • Director

  • (2000) Gulu — Documentary
  • (2007) Passa una vela... spingendo la notte piu in la — Play
  • (2008) La Sirena - Play
  • Voice overs

  • (2003) Finding Nemo, dir. Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich - Voice of Marlin in Italian Version
  • (2006) La Grande Finale, Official documentary of the 2006 FIFA World Cup - Narrator
  • Theatre

  • La Sirena, from the story "Lighea" by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, adapted by Luca Zingaretti
  • Saint Joan by George Bernard Shaw, dir. Luca Ronconi
  • Le due commedie in commedia by Giambattista Andreini, dir. Luca Ronconi
  • Bent by Martin Sherman, dir. Marco Mattolini
  • I villeggianti and La madre by Maxim Gorky, dir. Sandro Sequi
  • Come gocce su pietre roventi by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, dir. Marco Mattolini
  • The Fairy Queen by F. Pourcell, dir. Luca Ronconi
  • Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov, dir. Luca Ronconi
  • Murder in the Cathedral by T. S. Eliot, dir. Franco Branciaroli
  • Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare, dir. Peter Stein
  • The Last Days of Mankind by Karl Kraus, dir. Luca Ronconi
  • The Madwoman of Chaillot by Jean Giraudoux, dir. Luca Ronconi
  • Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley, dir. Nanni Loy
  • The Break of Noon by Paul Claudel, dir. Franco Pero
  • Trompe l'oeil by Cagnoni, Camilli, Martelli, dir. Federico Cagnoni
  • Maratona di New York by Edoardo Erba, dir. Edoardo Erba
  • The Prisoners of War by J. R. Ackerley, dir. Luca Zingaretti and Fabio Ferrari
  • Line by Al Horowitz, dir. Piero Maccarinelli
  • Cannibal by Richard Crowe and Richard Zajdlic, dir. Patrick Rossi Gastaldi
  • Separation by Tom Kempinski, dir. Patrick Rossi Gastaldi
  • Three Hotels, by Jon Robin Baitz, dir. Toni Bertorelli
  • Confortate il male antico
  • The Ivory Tower, by Ronald Harwood, dir. Luca Zingaretti
  • Awards

    - In 2003 Zingaretti was made a Knight of the Order of Merit of the Republic.

  • (2005) David di Donatello for Best Actor Award for Alla luce del sole
  • (2005) Karlovy Vary Best Actor Award for Alla luce del sole
  • (2008) Middle East International Film Festival Black Pearl for Best Actor for Sanguepazzo
  • (2010) Nastro d'Argento ("Silver Ribbon") as Best Supporting Actor for Il figlio piu piccolo and La nostra vita.
  • References

    Luca Zingaretti Wikipedia

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