Luigi Vannucchi

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

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

Life and career

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
1955Il conte Aquila
1961The Corsican BrothersLuigi Sagona
1965Su e giùIl dottor Lanfranchi(segment "Questione di Principo")
1965Johnny YumaPedro
1966Pleasant NightsAlfonso d'Este
1966The Devil in LovePrincipe Franceschetto Cybo dell'Anguillara
1967The Tiger and the PussycatCompany president
1967I giorni della violenzaCapt. Dan Clifford
1967Tiffany MemorandumBrook
1967Domani non siamo più quiCorrado
1969The Red TentZappi
1972The Assassination of TrotskyRuiz
1974Anno unoAlcide De Gasperi
1975Lovers Like UsVittori


  1. Enrico Lancia; Roberto Poppi; Fabio Melelli; Mario Pecorari. Gli Attori. Gremese Editore.
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