Francesco Vairano

Francesco Vairano (born January 11, 1944) is an Italian actor and voice actor.[1]

Francesco Vairano
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Vairano attending the Lucca Comics & Games convention in 2015
Born (1944-01-11) January 11, 1944 (age 77)
Naples, Italy
OccupationActor, voice actor, dialogue writer, dubbing director
Years active1969–present


Born in Naples, Vairano began his career in the late 1960s working as a theatre actor. He also made appearances on television. He is generally well known to the Italian public as a voice dubber. He is best known for providing the Italian voices of Severus Snape (Alan Rickman) from the Harry Potter film franchise and Gollum (Andy Serkis) from both The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.

Vairano is also known for dubbing Dr. Bunsen Honeydew in The Muppets. He occasionally dubbed actors such as Robert Downey Jr., William Hurt, and Ian McDiarmid. In December 2016, he announced that he would be temporarily retiring from voice dubbing and would only make rare comebacks.[2][3]



Dubbing rolesEdit


Live actionEdit


  1. ^ "Francesco Vairano's dubbing contributions". Retrieved October 28, 2018.
  2. ^ "Berlinale #3 | Hollywood Party - Rai Radio 3 - RaiPlay Radio".
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  4. ^ Italian 1994 re-dubbed edition

External linksEdit

  Media related to Francesco Vairano at Wikimedia Commons