Omero Antonutti

Omero Antonutti (August 3, 1935 – November 5, 2019) was an Italian actor and voice actor.[1]

Omero Antonutti
Antonutti in 1994
Born(1935-08-03)August 3, 1935
Basiliano, Italy
DiedNovember 5, 2019(2019-11-05) (aged 84)
Udine, Italy
OccupationActor, voice actor
Years active1966–2019


Born in Basiliano, in the province of Udine (in the Northeastern Italian region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia), Antonutti often appeared regularly in films and theatre performances.[2][3] He made his film debut in the 1966 film Pleasant Nights starring Vittorio Gassman, Gina Lollobrigida and Ugo Tognazzi. His most notable performance to date was in the Taviani brothers' acclaimed film Padre Padrone.[4][2] In Spain, he worked with Víctor Erice in El Sur,[5] and Carlos Saura in El Dorado.[6] He also played Noah in Genesis: The Creation and the Flood.[7]

Antonutti was also regularly employed in the dubbing of foreign films into Italian. He was the official Italian voice actor of Christopher Lee and dubbed many of his film roles, which include The Lord of the Rings film franchise, The Hobbit film franchise and Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith. Other actors he dubbed included John Hurt, Omar Sharif, Michael Gambon, Christopher Plummer, Donald Sutherland, James Cromwell and Robert Duvall.


Antonutti died in Udine on 5 November 2019, at the age of 84, after suffering a long cancer-related illness.[8]




Dubbing roles


Live action

Video games


  1. "Omero Antonutti's dubbing contributions". Retrieved 29 April 2019.
  2. "Omero Antonutti: il veterano Antonutti" (in Italian). Corriere della Sera. Retrieved 11 March 2010.
  3. Lancia, Enrico; Poppi, Roberto (2003). Dizionario del cinema italiano. Gli attori. A - L (in Italian). 3. Gremese Editore. p. 29. ISBN 978-88-8440-213-4. Retrieved 26 September 2010.
  4. Rich, Frank (16 January 1978). "Cinema: Wild Child". TIME Magazine.
  5. Canby, Vincent (15 January 1988). "Film: "El Sur", from Spain". New York Times.
  6. Canby, Vincent (22 May 1988). ""Patty" launches a major star". New York Times.
  7. "Omero Antonutti". MYmovies. Retrieved 7 November 2019.
  8. "Morto l'attore Omero Antonutti". ANSA. 5 November 2019.

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