Luigi Vannucchi

Luigi Vannucchi (25 November 1930 – 30 August 1978) was an Italian film, stage and television actor.

Luigi Vannucchi
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Born(1930-11-25)25 November 1930
Died30 August 1978(1978-08-30) (aged 47)

Life and careerEdit

Born in Caltanissetta, Vannucchi graduated at Silvio d'Amico National Academy of Dramatic Arts in 1952 and shortly after entered the theatrical company of Vittorio Gassman.[1] In 1958 he entered the Giorgio Strehler's company.[1] From early 60's he also was very active as television actor, often in negative roles, in successful TV-series as A come Andromeda and I promessi sposi.[1] His film career was less prolific, but however it includes notable titles as Mikhail Kalatozov's The Red Tent, Joseph Losey's The Assassination of Trotsky and Roberto Rossellini's Anno uno (in which he played Alcide De Gasperi).[1]


His last work was the 1978 TV-series L'assurdo vizio (The absurd vice), in which he portrayed the suicidal writer Cesare Pavese. He committed suicide soon after.[1]


Year Title Role Notes
1955 Il conte Aquila
1961 The Corsican Brothers Luigi Sagona
1965 Su e giù Il dottor Lanfranchi (segment "Questione di Principo")
1965 Johnny Yuma Pedro
1966 Pleasant Nights Alfonso d'Este
1966 The Devil in Love Principe Franceschetto Cybo dell'Anguillara
1967 The Tiger and the Pussycat Company president
1967 I giorni della violenza Capt. Dan Clifford
1967 Tiffany Memorandum Brook
1967 Domani non siamo più qui Corrado
1969 The Red Tent Zappi
1972 The Assassination of Trotsky Ruiz
1974 Anno uno Alcide De Gasperi
1975 Lovers Like Us Vittori


  1. ^ a b c d e Enrico Lancia; Roberto Poppi; Fabio Melelli; Mario Pecorari. Gli Attori. Gremese Editore.

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