Giancarlo Sbragia

Giancarlo Sbragia (14 March 1926 – 28 June 1994) was an Italian actor, voice actor, stage director and playwright.

Giancarlo Sbragia
Born(1926-03-14)14 March 1926
Died28 June 1994(1994-06-28) (aged 68)
Other namesGian Carlo Sbragia
Occupationactor, voice actor, stage director, playwright
Years active1947-1988

Life and career

Born in Rome, Sbragia graduated at the Silvio d’Amico Academy of Dramatic Arts in 1947, and debuted on stage at the Piccolo Teatro in Milan, with the theatrical company of Giorgio Strehler.[1][2] He debuted as a playwright in 1953 with the play Le veglie inutili, and in 1956 he debuted as a stage director with the drama Ricorda con rabbia.[1][2] Between 1958 and 1959 he worked with the theatrical company of Michelangelo Antonioni and Luca Ronconi, and in 1960 he was co-founder, together with Enrico Maria Salerno and Ivo Garrani, of the stage company "Attori Associati".[1] Between the 1960s and the 1970s Sbragia was also very active on television series, notably playing Napoleon in the successful drama series I grandi camaleonti.[1][2]

Personal life

Sbragia was the father of actor Mattia Sbragia.[1] From 1992 until his death, he was married to the actress Alessandra Panaro.[3]


Year Title Role Notes
1951Fugitive in Trieste
1959Wolves of the DeepIdrofonista
1960MessalinaAulo Celso
1960Goliath and the DragonTindaro
1961The LovemakersAmerigoVoice, Uncredited
1961Laura nudaIl prete
1962War Gods of BabylonArbace
1963The Fall of RomeGiunio
1964La Grande Magia
1964La fleur de l'âge, ou Les adolescentes
1964Senza sole né luna
1971The Bloodstained ButterflyAlessandro Marchi
1971Le Saut de l'angeForestier
1973Tony Arzenta - Big GunsLuca Dennino
1976Death RageGennaro Gallo
1977Highway RacerMaresciallo Tagliaferri
1978Ritratto di borghesia in neroMaffei
1988The CamelsAnna's Father(final film role)


  1. Roberto Poppi, Enrico Lancia. Dizionario del cinema italiano : Gli attori dal 1930 ai giorni nostri. Gremese Editore, 2003. pp. 184–185. ISBN 8884402697.
  2. Giovanni Raboni (29 June 1994). "Addio a Sbragia attore non stop". Corriere della Sera. p. 32. Retrieved 17 December 2014.
  3. Enrico Lancia, Roberto Poppi. Dizionario del cinema italiano, Le Attrici. Gremese Editore, 2003. ISBN 888440214X.

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