Giorgio Albertazzi

(May 28, 1923 – August 20, 2016)



In 1943 joins the Salò Republic, holding the rank of Lieutenant in the 3rd company of the Legion Tagliamento.In 1945 after the defeat of the Republic of Salò is arrested for having commanded, in the days leading up to the release, a firing squad, he spent two years in prison before being freed in 1947 following the so-called "Amnesty Togliatti". Graduated in architecture, he devoted himself thereafter to acting in soap operas, theatre, cinema, on television. He debuted on stage in 1949 in Troilus and Cressida by Shakespeare, directed by Luchino Visconti, at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. In 1964, on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of the birth of Shakespeare, makes its debut at the Old Vic Theatre in London with Hamlet, directed by Franco Zeffirelli with female protagonists Anna Proclemer and Anna Maria Guarnieri. In 1969 he acted in Jekyll, based on the novel the strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, his first and only film as a film director is Gradiva , 1970, with Laura Antonelli, the movie flopped was withdrawn from cinemas.

In 1969 at La Scala in Milan is Oedipus in Oedipus (Sophocles) with incidental music by Andrea Gabrieli for directed by Giorgio De Lullo, Anna Proclemer, Renzo Palmer, Gualtiero Tumiati, Mario Erpichini, GabrieleLavia, Alfredo Bianchini, Roberto Rizzi and Tonino Pierferici. In 1974 he took part in the television series Philo Vance, where she plays the part of detective created by S.S. Van Dine. At Teatro La Fenice in Venice in 1980 he directed and adaptation of Peer Gynt by Henrik Ibsen, Edvard Grieg's incidental music and a narrator with Anna Proclemer, Elisabetta Pozzi and Bianca Toccafondi directed by Piero Bellugi. In 1994 he founded and directed, together with the Association City project, the laboratory performing arts Volterra Verse, the breath,singing, from where will come dozens of young actors and actresses. In 1996 it was candidate to the Chamber in Tradate: backed by the centre-right, he got 31 percent of the vote and was defeated by the representative of the Northern League Carlo Ambrogio Frigerio. In 1997 he collaborated with singer Giuni Russo in Verba Tango, contemporary music and poetry show that sees the production of Ezio Trapani. In 1999 the port Borges in Tango with the students of the school of Volterra. Since 2003 he is Director of the Teatro di Roma. Partner on the stage and in life is the actress Bianca Toccafondi, in 2004 the public pays homage to the career award Gassman. At the same time, brings to the stage, along with Dario Fo, a series of broadcasts lectures on theatre in Italy, later broadcast by RAI. On 10 February 2006 he played the song of Ulysses, from Dante, during the opening ceremony of the Turin Olympics. In 2007 he marries in Rome, with a civil ceremony with the Florentine noblewoman Pia de ' Tolomei, the two have 36 years apart, 84 Aaron, and 48. In 2009 he recorded for RAI 2 a reading of Divine Comedy among the ruins of the historic center of L'Aquila after the earthquake; on 1 St September he received the honorary citizenship of Ricadi. In 2014 took part in the 10th edition of dancing under the stars on Rai 1. Aaron died on 28 August of 2016 to Villa Tolomei di Sticciano, home of his wife.


Past productions


1964/Franco Zeffirelli's Hamlet


1969/ Oedipus Rex, directed by Giorgio De Lullo


1989/ memoirs of Hadrian, directed by Maurizio Scaparro





1951/ Lorenzaccio, directed by Raffaello Pacini


1952/ Youth on trial, directed by Ferruccio Cerio


1952/ Art. 519 Codice Penale, directed by Leonardo Cortese


1952/ Don Camillo, not credited, directed by Julien Duvivier


1953/ Weights of Venice, directed by Gian Paolo Callegari


1953/ the merchant of Venice, directed by Pierre Billon


1954/ Betrayed, directed by Mario Bonnard


1954/ Delirium, directed by Pierre Billon and Giorgio Capitani


1954/ Shadow Men, directed by Francesco De Robertisi and Odoardo Fiory


1957/ Le Notti Biancheby Luchino Visconti


1959/ the idiot, written, directed by Giacomo V


1960/ red lips, directed by Giuseppe Bennati


1961/ death of a bandit, by Giuseppe Amato


1961/ last year at Marienbad, directed by Alain Resnais


1962/ La Rossa, directed by Helmut Kautner


1962/ Eva, directed by Joseph Losey


1963/ Secret Violence, directed by Giorgio Moser


1965/ Dante's Life, directed by Vittorio Cottafavi


1967/ Ti Ho Sposato per Allegria, directed by Luciano Salce


1968/ Caroline Mon Cheri, directed Deny de La Patellière


1970/ Gradiva, directed by Giorgio Albertazzi


1971/ this filthy marvellous world, directed by Mino Loy and Luigi Scattini


1972/ the assassination of Trotsky, directed by Joseph Losey


1974/ the night, directed by Tonino Cervi


1974/ 5 Women for the killer, directed by Stelvio Massi


1975/ Mark the COP, directed by Stelvio Massi


1981/ George Sand, directed by Giorgio Albertazzi


1988/ Gli Angeli del Potere, tv film directed by Giorgio Albertazzi


1985/ all years once a year, directed by Gianfrancesco Lazotti


1966/ Fatal Frames – Frames Mortals, directed by The Party


1998/ crime against Crime, directed by Aldo Florio


1999/ Li Chiamarono .... Bandits!, directed by Pasquale Sallal


2001/ all the knowledge in the world, directed by Eros Puglielli


2003/ L'avvocato De Gregorio, directed by Pasquale Sallal


2004/ now and forever, directed by Vincenzo Verdecchi


2006/ AD Project, home video, directed by Eros Puglielli


2008/ Anger, directed by Louis Black


2011/ some people say No, directed by Giovambattista Avellino


2016/ Antonio syndrome


2016/ Romantic Adventure, directed by David Carrillo





Crime and punishment, directed by Franco Enriquez


Spectra, by Mario Ferrero


Piccolo Mondo Antico


The Idiot


Dante's Life, directed by Vittorio Cottafavi


Don Giovanni, directed by Vittorio Cottafavi


Jekyll, directed by Giorgi Albertazzi


Almayer's folly, directed by Vittorio Cottafavi


Philo Vance, directed by Marco Leto


Passions, directed by Fabrizio Costa


The Rival, directed by Alain Nahum


 La Casa delle Beffe,directed by Pier Francesco Pingitore