Toni Bertorelli

Toni Bertorelli (18 March 1948 – 26 May 2017) was an Italian actor. He performed in over sixty films.

Toni Bertorelli
Born(1948-03-18)18 March 1948
Died25 May 2017(2017-05-25) (aged 69)
Rome, Italy
NationalityItalian
OccupationActor

BiographyEdit

Bertorelli was born in Barge, Piedmont, Italy.[1]

Bertorelli began his acting career in 1969 working with his friend Carlo Cecchi. He starred in early 1980s movies, but gained more popularity in the 1990s, starring in Mario Martone's Death of a Neapolitan Mathematician and Marco Tullio Giordana's Who Killed Pasolini?

During the 2000s, Bertorelli worked with directors like Nanni Moretti, Marco Bellocchio and Mel Gibson. In 2016, he played the role of Cardinal Caltanissetta in Paolo Sorrentino's short series The Young Pope.

Bertorelli died on 26 May 2017, at the age of 69, after a long illness.[2]

FilmographyEdit

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1974 E cominciò il viaggio nella vertigine Biktasev
1983 Stangata napoletana
1988 Tutta colpa della SIP Lamberti
1992 Death of a Neapolitan Mathematician Antonio Alcamo
1995 Who Killed Pasolini? Inspector Pigna
1996 La tenda nera
Cous-cous Frankie
1997 The Grey Zone Judge Giudice Consoli
The Prince of Homburg Elector
1998 Elvjs e Merilijn Colonel
1999 Besame mucho Don Tommaso
2000 Johnny the Partisan Johnny's Father
Holy Tongue Krondano
Zora the Vampire Dracula
2001 La regina degli scacchi Sterlizia
Territori d'ombra Franz
The Son's Room Patient
The Words of My Father Zeno's Father
Light of My Eyes Mario
2002 My Mother's Smile Ludovico Bulla
2003 Now or Never David's Father
2004 The Passion of the Christ Annas ben Seth
Pontormo – un amore eretico Priore San Lorenzo
A luci spente Ettore Benedetti
L'eretico - Un gesto di coraggio Inquisitore
2005 La passione di Giosué l'Ebreo Don Isaac
Romanzo Criminale La Voce
2006 The Caiman Indro Montanelli
2007 Black Sun Inspector
Silk Verdun
2015 Latin Lover Picci
Blood of My Blood Doctor Cavanna
TV
Year Title Role Notes
1992 Il Giovane Mussolini Primo 3 episodes
1999 Sospetti 3 episodes
2002 St. Francis Pope Innocent III TV movie
2007 War and Peace Prince Vasily Kuragin 4 episodes
2008 Pinocchio The Fox TV movie
2016 The Young Pope Cardinal Caltanissetta 10 episodes, (final appearance)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Toni Bertorelli, 69". Classic Images (509): 37. November 2017.
  2. ^ La Repubblica. "È morto Toni Bertorelli, mafioso e cardinale della fiction tv" (in Italian). Retrieved 26 May 2017.

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