Luigi De Filippo
|Luigi De Filippo|
10 August 1930 |
Luigi De Filippo (born 10 August 1930) is an Italian actor, stage director and playwright.
Born in Naples, the son of actors Peppino De Filippo and Adele Carloni, he studied literature at the university, leaving the studies on the threshold of graduation to pursue a career in journalism. Shorty later De Filippo debuted on stage next to his father, and from then he started a very long acting career, notably running for years a Neapolitan dialect company. He celebrated the fortieth anniversary of his stage activities with the reception of a special Premio Personalità Europea prize in Capitol Hill.
De Filippo appeared in many film roles, even if mainly in character roles. He was also active on television, mainly in TV adaptations of his stage works. Since 2011 he is the artistic director of the Parioli Theatre in Rome.
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- "Il Parioli a Luigi De Filippo: a ottanta anni ricomincio". Il Messaggero. 28 June 2011. Retrieved 6 July 2014.