Gualtiero Tumiati

Gualtiero Tumiati ( 8 May 1876 – 23 April 1971) was an Italian actor and stage director.

Gualtiero Tumiati
Born(1876-05-08)8 May 1876
Died23 April 1971(1971-04-23) (aged 94)
OccupationActor

Life and careerEdit

Born in Ferrara, Tumiati studied at the College of the Oaks in Florence and there he attended the acting courses held by Luigi Rasi.[1] He later graduated in law and while working as an apprentice lawyer at his father's law firm he started performing in some local stage companies.[1] Tumiati's breakout role was Cyrano de Bergerac in a critically acclaimed representation of the Edmond Rostand's eponymous play held in 1910.[1] With his wife, the actress and painter Beryl Hight, in 1928 Tumiati founded the "Sala Azzurra" ("Blue Room"), one of the first Avant-garde theaters in Italy.[2][3] He taught acting at the Accademia d'Arte Drammatica in Rome and at the Accademia dei filodrammatici in Milan. Gone blind, his last role was in the blind Tiresias in a representation of Sophocles' Oedipus Rex held in 1969 in the La Scala theatre.[1][4]

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1935 Casta Diva Nicolò Paganini
1942 Malombra Il conte Cesare d'Ormengo
1942 Piazza San Sepolcro
1943 La vita è bella Il professore Luca Lecedius
1945 Vivere ancora L'anarchico pazzo
1946 The Adulteress Il vecchio indovino
1946 Eugenia Grandet Eugenia's father
1946 The Lovers Alviso Foscarini
1946 The Ways of Sin Don Salvatore
1946 Tempesta d'anime
1947 The Captain's Daughter Andrej Grinev, padre di Piotr
1947 Bullet for Stefano Stefano's Father
1947 Daniele Cortis Aldo
1948 L'uomo dal guanto grigio Pittore Masero
1949 The Legend of Faust
1950 Devotion Zio Zua
1950 Hearts at Sea Ammiraglio Silvestri - nonno di Paolo
1950 The Thief of Venice Il doge
1951 The Forbidden Christ Bruno's Father
1951 Nobody's Children Don Demetrio
1952 The Adventures of Mandrin Prince Guido
1952 Little World of Don Camillo Ciro della Bruciata
1952 The Dream of Zorro Don Cesar Alcazan
1952 The City Stands Trial The Chief Prosecutor
1952 Falsehood Don Clemente
1952 I tre corsari Comte di Ventimiglia
1952 Il Tenente Giorgio Zio del conte
1952 Who is Without Sin Il sacerdote
1953 The Merchant of Venice
1953 Noi peccatori Don Quirino, il prete
1953 The Ship of Condemned Women Pietro Silveris
1954 The Count of Monte Cristo L'abbé Faria (1)
1954 Ulysses Laerte
1954 Guai ai vinti Don Marzi
1956 Rigoletto e la sua tragedia Conte di Monterone
1956 War and Peace Count Kirill Bezukhov Uncredited, (final film role)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Alfredo Testoni, Paola Daniela Giovanelli. La Società teatrale in Italia fra Otto e Novecento. Bulzoni, 1984.
  2. ^ Danilo Ruocco. Tatiana Pavlova, diva intelligente. Bulzoni, 2000.
  3. ^ Anna Maria Fioravanti Baraldi, Francesca Mellone. 4a Biennale Donna--1990: presenze femminili nella vita artistica a Ferrara tra Ottocento e Novecento. Liberty House, 1990.
  4. ^ Leonardo Bragaglia. Ritratti d'attore. P.E. Persiani, 2007.

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