Gianni Capaldi

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Gianni Capaldi
Born Motherwell, Scotland
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Occupation Actor and film producer[1]
Years active Since 2005[1]

Gianni Capaldi is a Scottish film and television actor as well as a film and television producer.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

He was born in 1975 Motherwell, Scotland to his parents, Tony and Maria. Capaldi grew up in the town of Hamilton and went to Hamilton College before continuing his education at Glasgow Caledonian University. Before he got into acting he played youth football with Motherwell. He is related to Scottish entertainers Jimmy Logan and Peter Capaldi.[1]


Since 2005, Capaldi has appeared in at least twenty two films and at least one television production.[1] He has also served as a producer or assistant producer for at least four films.[1]


His first role was appearing as Sabastian in the comedy film All In (2005).[1] Although he has starred in various genre pieces ranging from drama to horror he is mostly known in the action world.

Capaldi's first major role, an English gangster called English, saw him star alongside Brian Austin Green, Michael Clarke Duncan, Vinnie Jones, Danny Trejo and Tom Sizemore in the action packed Sony picture movie Cross .[2]

Capaldi then starred alongside Morgan Freeman in the children's film, Wish Wizard, a film made in collaboration with the Make a Wish Foundation.[3] then in the paranormal moralistic drama, The Between, with Isabelle Fuhrman, Joel Courtney and Peter Bogdanovich.[1]

Capaldi teamed up with Jason Mewes for a Kick Ass style web series, called Vigilante Diaries, which will premiere at Cancon in 2013.

Capaldi also played the leading role in The Martini Shot with Oscar winner actor Mickey Rooney.

He then went on to star opposite Sienna Guillory, playing her husband, in the gothic horror thriller, Wicked Within, which screened in the market at Cannes this year. A paranormal movie filmed in Los Angeles with Sienna Guillory and Eric Roberts .[1][3]

Capaldi also had a role in Devil's Dozen, a horror feature directed by Jeremy London and starring C. Thomas Howell, Jake Busey, Jeremy London and Eric Roberts, which premiered at Graumann's Chinese Theater in Hollywood in 2013[4]

Since December 2012, Capaldi starred in a trio of action films directed by Giorgio Serafini. In Ambushed, (formerly known as Rush), a Voltage Picture released high adrenaline, action packed film, Capaldi portrays an uncontrollable Scottish gangster alongside Dolph Lundgren, Vinnie Jones and Randy Couture . Blood of Redemption, showcases the softer side of Capaldi as an American FBI agent, and brother to Billy Zane and nephew to Robert Davi, in a constant struggle to vindicate his fathers murder with Dolph Lundgren and Vinnie Jones, on opposite sides of the fence. Capaldi most recently wrapped production on, Certain Justice, a fast paced, action revenge tale, starring alongside martial arts specialist, Cung Le, Dolph Lundgren, Vinnie Jones and Briana Evigan.[1][5]

Capaldi filmed a feature in Italy for a horror film about witches called Janara (2014) which sees him play an American priest in this Italian folk tale.[1] He continued with filming in Europe with a comedy set in Scotland with Greg Hemphill and Frankie Boyle in Gasping.[6] Gasping has now been included in the line up for this years, 2015, Edinburgh Film Festival.[7]

Capaldi also starred in Mickey Rooney's, last film Jeckyl and Hyde, where he teamed up with Margaret O'Brien and played the despicable Edward Hyde.[1][6]

Last Man Club sees him star alongside Kate French and Jake Bussey in this moving family drama feature shot in 2015 in Houston. [1]

Recently Capaldi starred in BITE, a vampire movie set in Rome directed by Alberto Sciamma which also starred Vinnie Jones and Costas Mandylor. [1] The film Bite received a warm welcome at Cannes


List of film work
Year Title Genre Role Notes
All In 2005 comedy Sabastian
Cross 2010 action film-fantasy English
Missing Audrey 2010 thriller Dominic
Mandarin Orange Boys 2010 comedy Caspian James
Wish Wizard 2010 comedy Chevy
Vampires of Hollywood 2011 action film Chris Kerberos announced as of 10 November 2010[dated info][1]
Defining Moments 2011 Comedy film Ruiz announced as of 10 November 2010[dated info][1]
The Martini Shot 2011 Drama film Leo as of 17 February 2011[dated info][1]
The Wicked Within 2011 Horror film Luke as of 17 February 2011[dated info][1]
Crossroads 2011 action film The Scotsman as of 17 February 2011[dated info][1]
Don't Pass Me By 2011 Drama Chris as of 17 February 2011[dated info][1]
Act of Betrayal 2011 Drama film Ryan [1]
RUSH 2013 action film Eddie as of 2 February 2013[dated info][1]
Blood of Redemption 2013 action film Kurt as of 2 February 2013[dated info][1]
Unbelievable 2013 SciFi Scotty as of 2 February 2013[dated info][1]
Certain Justice 2013 action film Vin as of 24 May 2013[1]
Janara 2014 horror film Andrea as of 22 June 2014[dated info][1]
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde 2014 horror drama film Edward Hyde as of 22 June 2014[dated info][1]
Gasping 2015 comedy film Frank as of 22 June 2014[dated info][1]
Last Man Club 2015 Drama Frank as of 22 June 2014[dated info][1]
Bite 2015 horror thriller film Boria as of 22 March 2015[dated info][1]
Television work
Year Title Genre Role Notes
Hollywood Royale 2010 reality Gianni Lead Season 1 Post Production
Vigilante Diaries' 2013 series Nigel Hawkes


His producing credits include attribution as an associate producer for the Alien Express (2005) and 6 producer credits in "The Martini Shot" (2010), "The Wicked Within" 2010, "Rush 2013, "Blood of Redemption 2013",[8][9] with recent "Certain Justice" 2013.[1] and Badge of Honor[1] added to his list.

Producer credits
Year Title Genre Attribution
Alien Express 2005 horror, science-fiction television film assistant producer
The Martini Shot 2007 romantic-comedy producer
Wicked Within 2008 action film-Paranormal producer
Act of Betrayal 2011 Drama film Producer
Rush 2013 action film Producer
Blood of Redemption 2013 action film Producer
Unbelievable 2013 SciFi film Producer
Certain Justice 2013 action film Producer
Badge of Honor 2014 action film Producer

Personal life[edit]

He lives in the Hollywood neighbourhood of Los Angeles, California. He is an avid Glasgow Celtic fan and has a Bengal cat called Jackson.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af Database (undated). "Filmography by Type for Gianni Capaldi". The Internet Movie Database. Accessed 1 June 2011.
  2. ^ Wiki Cross The Movie (31 May 2011). "Cross Film: London gangster English (Gianni Capaldi)"
  3. ^ a b Egyptian Entertainment Group (6 May 2011). "Egyptianman Entertainment Group: Tell us something about your new film ”Wish Wizard” starring Morgan Freeman?"
  4. ^ Prlog announces Premiere and cast of Devils Dozen (2 February 2013)
  5. ^ Ultimate Dolph website announces Capaldi starring and producing with Cung Le, Dolph Lundgren, Vinnie Jones and Briana Evigan (5 May 2013) [1]
  6. ^ a b Action Elite website interviews Capaldi on his starring in Certain Justice, his filming on Gasping with Frankie Boyle, filming Italian horror Janara and his Jeckyl and Hyde with Mickey Rooney (23 June 2014) [2]
  7. ^ EIFF unveils further Scottish titles (19 May 2015) [3]
  8. ^ Hollywood Reporter announces Capaldi Producing Blood of Redemption (2 February 2013) [4]
  9. ^ Variety Magazine announces Capaldi Producing Blood of Redemption (2 February 2013) [5]

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