Luca De Filippo

(Roma 3 June 1948 – 27 November 2015)

 

 

Son of Eduardo De Filippo and torinese singer-actress Thea Prandi. From two different companions had had three sons: Matthew, Thomas and Louise. In 2013 had married Carolina Rosi, daughter of film director Francesco Rosi, with whom he shared a lot of theatrical experiences. His career began in 1955, at the age of seven, in the role of Mary Joy in misery and nobility, by Eduardo Scarpetta, directed by his father. The actual debut, takes place at the age of 20, the son of Pulcinella, Eduardo (directed by Gennaro M), under the name Luca Della Porta.

 

Directed by Eduardo, his father, participates in both theatre and in television versions:

 

The contract

The Cylinder

Saturday, Sunday and Monday

Filumena Marturano

I'm not paying you

Il sindaco del rione Sanità

Napoli milionaria!

De Pretore Vincenzo

The lies with long legs

Man and gentleman

Natale in casa Cupiello

Exams never finish

Inner voices

Sik-Sik, the magic maker

Gennareniello

Pain under lock and key

Those include many years ago

Always tell him "Yes"

Who is cchiu ' felice ' e me!

CAP and bells

Lemon peel

' Or ' thunder and March

La donna è mobile

Dogs and cats

Curing Lu de pumpiero nu napulitano

' Na santarella

Three lucky canzune

Nu Turkish napulitane

 

Particularly attentive to contemporary theatre, is a Director and performer de La casa al mare, by Vincenzo Cerami, 1990-1991; the protagonist of Tuttosà and That beast, directed by Benno Besson, 1992-1993; de the flasher , written and directed by Lina Wertmüller, 1993-1994; de the lover, by Harold Pinter, with Anna Galiena, directed by Melly Ruth Shammah, 1997; de the suicide, free adaptation of Michele Serra da Nicolaj Erdman, directed by Armando Pugliese, 1999-2000; of waiting for Godotby Samuel Beckett, his also directed, 2001-2002; and directs Resisted, Indro Montanelli, realized incollaboration with the Teatro Franco Parenti in Milan. In 2002-2003 plays The ball at his feet, by Georges Feydeau, Gianfelice Imparato and Carolina Rosi, directed by Armando Pugliese, making sure it is even, with Carolina Rosi, translation and adaptation. In May 2003, debuts in the same San Carlo Theatre, directed by Francesco Rosi, the new staging of Napoli Milionaria!, nearly sixty years after the historic first representation of 25 March 1945, a few months after the end the war, in the sala requisitioned and obtained by Eduardo for only one replica. Luke is the protagonist, beside the actress Mariangela D'abbraccio. In 2006, directed by Francesco Rosi, Debuts at Teatro Argentina talking inner voices, by Eduardo. The third staging of the trilogy on Eduardo in collaboration with Francesco Rosi "Filumena Marturano" referred to is interpreter with Lina Sastri. At the end of 2009, together with Nicola Piovani, presents at the Teatro San Ferdinando di Napoli Father Stork, a poem set to music to recall Eduardo 25 years after his death. In 2010, back with the show long-legged lies, of which it is also the main interpreter, in 2012, de La Grande MagiaIn December 2013, stages a new show: a Midsummer night's hangover, by Eduardo De Filippo comedy, freely adapted from the fortune he enjoys, of Athos. In 2015 directing the drama school of the Teatro Stabile di Napoli, founds the Foundation Eduardo De Filippo, formed in 2008, following the donation of the Teatro San Fernando to the city of Naples by the family De Filippo. The Foundation pursues cultural and active in civil and social purposes for the benefit of children at risk for whom Luke agrees, as his father, promoter of regional law No 41 of 1987, known as the "law Eduardo".

 

Is admitted to hospital in Rome for a disc disease, but he was diagnosed with cancer. He died on 27 November 2015 at the age of 67 years in his home in Rome. Funerals, in secular form, you are celebrated on 30 November within the theater Argentina in Rome in the presence of family members, friends and colleagues.

 

 

Past productions

 

1955 Miseria e nobiltà, Eduardo Scarpetta, directed by Eduardo De Filippo

1968 the son of Pulcinella, Eduardo De Filippo, directed by Gennaro Magliulo, under the pseudonym of Luca Della Porta

1968, Filumena Marturanoby Eduardo De Filippo, directed by Eduardo De Filippo

1970 dogs and cats, by Eduardo Scarpetta, directed by Eduardo De Filippo

1972 long-legged lies, by Eduardo De Filippo, directed by Eduardo De Filippo

1973 Il sindaco del rione Sanità, Eduardo De Filippo, directed by Eduardo De Filippo

1974 exams never end, by Eduardo De Filippo, directed by Eduardo De Filippo

1975, 1976, 1977 Christmas at the Cupiello's, by Eduardo De Filippo, directed by Eduardo De Filippo

1977/ inner voices, by Eduardo De Filippo, directed by Eduardo De Filippo

1978 Gennareniello, Eduardo De Filippo, directed by Eduardo De Filippo

1979 Il sindaco del rione Sanità, Eduardo De Filippo, directed by Eduardo De Filippo

1979 The CAP and bells, by Luigi Pirandello, directed by Eduardo De Filippo

1980, 1981, 1982 La donna è mobile, Vincenzo Scarpetta, directed by Eduardo De Filippo

1980 Sik-Sik, the magic maker, by Eduardo De Filippo, directed by Eduardo De Filippo

1980 Pain under lock and key, by Eduardo De Filippo, directed by Eduardo De Filippo

1980 lemon peel, Gino Rocca, adaptation in Neapolitan by Eduardo De Filippo, directed by Eduardo De Filippo

 

1980, 198Pulcinella ca va trying to luck his pe ' Napule (or ' luck ' and Pulicenella, by Antonio Pandey), free makeover from Pulcinella that BA truvanno ' a fortune soja pè Napule (1863) by Pasquale Altavilla, reduction and directed by Eduardo De Filippo

 

1981, 1982, 1983, 1997, 1998, 1999 Ditegli sempre di sì, Eduardo De Filippo, directed by Eduardo De Filippo (1997-' 98 season 1998-99 \ ': directed by Luca De Filippo)

 

1982, 1983 Three cazune furtunate, Eduardo Scarpetta, directed by Eduardo De Filippo

 

1983, 1984 Turkish Nu napulitano, by Eduardo Scarpetta, directed by Eduardo De Filippo

 

1983, 1984, 1985 who is cchiu ' felice ' e me!, by Eduardo De Filippo, directed by Eduardo De Filippo

 

1984, 1985, 1986, 1995, 1996, 1997 man and gentleman, by Eduardo De Filippo, directed by Luca De Filippo

 

1985, 1986, 1987 Don Giovanni, by Molière, directed by Luca De Filippo

 

1986, 1987, 1988 'or Scarfalietto, by Eduardo Scarpetta, directed by Armando Pugliese

 

1988, 1989 and Cape point each year, by Eduardo De Filippo, directed by Armando Pugliese

 

1989, 1990, 1991 I don't pay you, by Eduardo De Filippo, directed by Luca De Filippo

 

1990 the pleasure of honesty, by Luigi Pirandello, directed by Luca De Filippo

 

1990, 1991, 1992 the Beach House, by Vincenzo Cerami, directed by Luca De Filippo

 

1991, 1992, 1993 these ghosts!, by Eduardo De Filippo, directed by Armando Pugliese

 

1993 Tuttosà and Chebestia, by Coline Serreau, translation by Stefano Benni from Quisaitout et Grobeta, directed by Benno Benson

 

1993, 1994, 1995 the flasher, by Lina Wertmüller, directed by Lina Wertmüller

 

1994, 1995, 1996 the contract, by Eduardo De Filippo, directed by Luca De Filippo

 

1995, 1996, 1997 Torquato Tasso, Eduardo De Filippo, directed by Luca De Filippo

 

1997, 1998 the lover, by Harold Pinter, directed by Andrée Ruth Shammah

 

1997, 1998, 1999 truffles or the imposter, by Molière, free translation from the original Enzo Moscato, directed by Armando Pugliese

 

1999, 2000 the suicide, free adaptation of Michele Serra

 

2000, 2001, 2002 The art of comedy, by Eduardo De Filippo, directed by Luca De Filippo

 

2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 Eduardo at the Kursaal, project by Armando Pugliese and Luca De Filippo on texts by Eduardo De Filippo, directed by Armando Pugliese

 

2001, 2002 waiting for Godot, by Samuel Beckett, translation of Carlo Fruttero, directed by Luca De Filippo

 

2001, 2002 Resisted, Indro Montanelli, directed by Luca De Filippo

 

2002, 2003 Torquato Tasso, Eduardo De Filippo, with music by Antonio Sala, directed by Luca De Filippo

 

2002, 2003 The ball at his feet, by Georges Feydeau, translation and adaptation of Carolina Rosi and Luca De Filippo, directed by Armando Pugliese

 

2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 Napoli milionaria!, by Eduardo De Filippo, directed by Francesco Rosi – the company of James Dahl/Mercadante Teatro Stabile di Napoli

 

2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, inner voicesby Eduardo De Filippo, directed by Francesco Rosi

 

2008, 2009, 2010 Filumena Marturano by Eduardo De Filippo, directed by Francesco Rosi

 

2010, 2011, 2012 lies with long legs, by Eduardo De Filippo, directed by Luca De Filippo

 

2012, 2013 the great magic, by Eduardo De Filippo, directed by Luca De Filippo

 

2013, 2014, 2015 a Midsummer night's hangover, by Eduardo De Filippo, directed by Armando Pugliese

 

2015 Non ti pago, Eduardo De Filippo, directed by Luca De Filippo

 

 

Theater on TV

 

30/12/1955 poverty and nobility, by Eduardo Scarpetta, directed by Eduardo De Filippo

 

24/01/1975 Lu pumpiero de nu napulitano curing, Eduardo Scarpetta, directed by Eduardo De Filippo

 

31/01/1975 ' and grandson d'o Ellen Degener..., by Eduardo Scarpetta

 

07/02/1975 'Na santarella, Eduardo Scarpetta, directed by Eduardo De Filippo

 

14/02/1975 ' or ' thunder and March, Vincenzo Scarpetta, and directed by Eduardo De Filippo

 

26/12/1975 man and gentleman, by Eduardo De Filippo, directed by Eduardo De Filippo

 

02/01/1976 De Pretore Vincenzo, Eduardo De Filippo, directed by Eduardo De Filippo

 

09/01/1976 the art of comedy, by Eduardo De Filippo, directed by Eduardo De Filippo

 

16/01/1976 exams never end, by Eduardo De Filippo, directed by Eduardo De Filippo

 

25/12/1977 Christmas at the Cupiello's, by Eduardo De Filippo, directed by Eduardo De Filippo

 

05/11/1978 cylinder, by Eduardo De Filippo, directed by Eduardo De Filippo

 

12/11/1978 Gennareniello, by Eduardo De Filippo, directed by Eduardo De Filippo

 

24/12/1978 Those recorded many years ago, Eduardo De Filippo, directed by Eduardo De Filippo

 

1978 inner voices, by Eduardo De Filippo, directed by Eduardo De Filippo

 

14/04/1979 Il sindaco del rione Sanità, Eduardo De Filippo, directed by Eduardo De Filippo

 

13/06/1981 the contract, by Eduardo De Filippo, directed by Eduardo De Filippo

 

20/06/1981 The CAP and bells, by Luigi Pirandello, directed by Eduardo De Filippo

 

28/09/1992 emergency exit, by Manlio Santanelli, directed by Antonio and Andrea Frazzi

 

28/12/2013 Father Stork, symphonic tale for four voices, Narrator and orchestra, on verses by Eduardo De Filippo and music by Nicola Piovani, Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari, Carlo Tagliabue's television direction

 

 

Filmography

 

1967 the Young Tigers, by Antonio Leonviola

 

1969 that store in Piazza Navona, directed by Mino Guerrini (TV)

 

1985 dog Nose, directed by Pasquale Squitieri (TV)

 

1989 the blackmail, directed by Tonino Valerii – TV miniseries

 

1990 Saturday, Sunday and Monday, directed by Lina Wertmuller

 

1998 Taxi, directed by Elisabetta Villaggio

 

1999 Come te nessuno mai, directed by Gabriele Muccino

 

2010 Mannaggia alla misery, directed by Lina Wertmüller

 

2012 came into the world, directed by Sergio Castellitto

 

2014 Eduardo: life that continues, by Francesco Saponaro – documentary

 

2015 the fabric of dreams, directed by Gianfranco Cabiddu