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Turi Ferro

(Catania, 10 January 1921 – 11 May 2001 Sant'Agati Battiati,)


Turi began acting in Theater Coppola of Catania, in the company run by his father's dramatic society art Brigade William Irons. In 1948 started acting with his wife Ida Carrara in Red Company of San Secondo di Roma. In theatre plays many works by Luigi Pirandello, bringing on stage the giants of the mountain, unfinished Sicilian writer. In 1957 he and his wife creates The ente Teatrale Sicily by combining the best regional theatre actors they include Umberto Spataro, Salvo Randone, Rosina Anselmi. In 1958 along with Umberto Spataro and Mehdi founded the Teatro Stabile di Catania. In 1965 directed by Luigi Squarzina is called to interpret the play the great hope, written by Carlo Marcello Rietmann. For the cinema turned over 30 film in 2002 was supposed to play Geppetto in Pinocchio by Benigni. Roberto Benigni remembers him:


"Candide tragic, humble and high. Was the Gale of my dreams. I will continue to dream about it. He was an actor of great beauty, the face could live with the same force real landscapes and places fiabieschi. There had met to begin a journey together in the most beautiful fairy tale in the world."


Turi dies at the age of 80 years to Sant'Agati of Battiati due to a heart attack.



Past productions


Magic, by Luigi Capuana (1958)

Liolà, by Luigi Pirandello (1958)

Lu Pidagna Knights (1959)

The housekeeper, Vitaliano Brancati, directed by Luigi Squarzina (1960)

Il marchese di Ruvolito (1961)

The public prosecutor (1961)

La locanda dei misteri (1961)

Cod (1964)

But it's not a serious thing (1964)

Dajla (1965)

Inquisition (1965)

The cuckoo clock (1966)

Boris Godunov (1966)

The she-Wolf, by Giovanni Verga (1962)

The man and his death, by Giuseppe Berto (1962)

The giants of the mountain, by Luigi Pirandello, directed by Giorgio Strehler

Cavalleria rusticana (1967)

Master-don Gesualdo, by Giovanni Verga (1967)

Ah, Wildernessi (1968)

L'aria del continente, directed by Turi Ferro, and Marcello Sartarelli (1970)

The candidate (1971)

The visitor (1977)

Thel Council of Egypt (1977)

Six characters in search of an author by Luigi Pirandello, directed by Giancarlo Cobelli (1980)

Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare (1983)

Antigone, by Sophocles (1986)

The Viceroy, by Federico De Roberto (1994)

The visitor, by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt (1996)

I Malavoglia by Giovanni Verga (1998)

Think Giacomino!, by Luigi Pirandello  

Each in his own way, by Luigi Pirandello, directed by Luigi Squarzina

Il giorno della civetta, by Leonardo Sciascia

The Council of Egypt, Leonardo Sciascia

The miser, by Molière

The catch, by Andrea Camilleri (2001)





Mastro Don Gesualdo, with Lydia Alfonsi and Enrico Maria Salerno

The village master, by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Melissa, by Francis Durbridge

The tales of Marshal, by Mario Soldati

The world, by Luigi Pirandello

Luca's secret, by Ignazio Silone

I Nicotera

The fifth woman

And then if they leave? with Virna Lisi





A man for burning (1962)

Extramarital affair (1964)

Io la conoscevo bene (1965)

Rita la zanzara (1966)

Don't tease the mosquito (1967)

Seven times seven (1969)

A case of conscience (1970)

Scipio Africanus, directed by Luigi Magni (1971)

The investigation and closed forget, directed by Damiano Damiani (1971)

Charges of murder for a student, directed by Mauro Bolognini (1972)

La violenza: quinto potere, directed by Florestano Vancini (1972)

Mimì metallurgico ferito nell'onore, directed by Lina Wertmüller (1972)

La mano nera, directed by Antonio Racioppi (1973)

Malice, directed by Salvatore Samperi (1973)

Manhood, directed by Paolo Cavara (1973)

The housekeeper, directed by Giovanni Grimaldi (1974)

The SLOWPOKE, directed by Paolo Cavara (1974)

Virgin named Mary, directed by Sergio Nasca (1975)

The barons, directed by Gian Paolo Lomi (1975)

That night tonight!, directed by Ghigo De Chiara (1977)

Was interesting, directed by Sergio Nasca (1977)

Bloodletting between two men in the case of a widow. Suspected political movements, directed by Lina Wertmüller (1978)

Ernesto, directed by Salvatore Sampei (1978)

The round, directed by Tonino Cervi (1981)

The stakes, directed by Sergio Nasca (1988)

And you don't want to go!, directed by Giorgio Capitani (1988)

Malizia 2000, directed by Salvatore Samperi (1991)

You laugh, by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani (1988)