Margherita Buy

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Margherita Buy
Margherita Buy.jpg
Margherita Buy
Born (1962-01-15) 15 January 1962 (age 52)
Roma, Italy
Years active 1983 - present

Margherita Buy is an Italian actress born in Rome on 15 January 1962.[1]

Overview[edit]

After a long period of studying at the Academy of Dramatic Arts, she made her breakthrough role in Duccio Tessari's Una grande storia d'amore (1986), which was followed by roles in Daniele Luchetti's two projects Domani accadrà (1988) and La settimana della sfinge (1990). For the last one, she won the best performance by an actress in a leading role award at the San Sebastian International Film Festival.

Afterwards, she played in Sergio Rubini's La Stazione for which she won her first David di Donatello Prize and the Silver Ribbon as best leading actress, in 1990. After La Stazione, she became a premier star featuring in Italian box office hits like Carlo Verdone's Maledetto il giorno che ti ho incontrato (1992). She teamed up again with director Daniele Luchetti for Arriva la bufera (1992) and worked with Mario Monicelli in Facciamo paradiso (1995) and Pozzessere (Testimone a rischio).

In 1994 she was directed by her husband, Sergio Rubini, in the film Prestazione straordinaria. She also formed an association with Italian director Giuseppe Piccioni, who directed her in four films: the most important being Cuori al verde (1996) and Fuori dal mondo, which earned Margherita her second David di Donatello Award.

Now Margherita Buy is one of the most appreciated actresses of European cinema: Ferzan Özpetek's His secret life, or The Ignorant Fairies, in which she portrayed a widow who discovered her husband had been having an affair with a man for the last seven years won her a Silver Ribbon as best lead. Cristina Comencini's The Best Day of My Life won her another Silver Ribbon, this time as best supporting actress. Paolo Virzì's Caterina in the Big City won her David as best supporting actress. For her work in Giovanni Veronesi's Manuale d'amore she was awarded her third Silver Ribbon and a fourth David di Donatello.

Her performance in I giorni dell'abbandono by Roberto Faenza earned her the Golden Graal for best performance by an actress in a drama. Il caimano by Nanni Moretti, shown at the 2006 Cannes film festival, gave her the Ciak d'oro 2006 award as best lead actress.

In October 2006, she starred in the new release, La sconosciuta, by Academy Award winner Giuseppe Tornatore and in December she starred in Alessandro D'alatri's Commediasexy.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1983 Flipper Annina TV film
1986 La seconda notte Lea Italian Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actress
1986 Diciottanni - Versilia 1966 Chicca TV series
1987 Una grande storia d'amore Paola TV film
1988 It's Happening Tomorrow Vera
1988 I giorni randagi Annalisa
1989 Nulla ci può fermare Francesca
1990 The Station Flavia David di Donatello for Best Actress
Nastro d'Argento for Best Actress
Golden Ciak for Best Actress
1990 The Week of the Sphinx Gloria Silver Shell for Best Actress
Nominated—David di Donatello for Best Actress
1991 Ask for the Moon Elena Bacchelli
1992 Damned the Day I Met You Camilla Landolfi Italian Golden Globe Award for Best Actress
Flaiano Prize for Best Acrtess
Golden Ciak for Best Actress
Nominated—David di Donatello for Best Actress
1993 Condannato a nozze Sandra
1993 Cominciò tutto per caso Stefania Golden Ciak for Best Actress
Nominated—David di Donatello for Best Actress
1993 Arriva la bufera Eugenia
1994 Prestazione straordinaria Clara Guerri
1994 Le fils préféré Anna Maria
1995 Il cielo è sempre più blu Traffic Warden
1995 Looking for Paradise Claudia Bertelli
1996 Follow Your Heart young Olga
1996 Cuori al verde Lucia
1996 Testimone a rischio Franca Nava Nominated—David di Donatello for Best Actress
1998 Dolce far niente Countess Gabriella Nencini
1999 Not of this World Sister Caterina David di Donatello for Best Actress
Nominated—Nastro d'Argento for Best Actress
1999 La vita che verrà Viviana Vitanza TV miniseries
2000 L'ombra del gigante Adele
2000 All the Love There Is Marisa
2000 Controvento Clara
2001 The Ignorant Fairies Antonia Nastro d'Argento for Best Actress
Italian Golden Globe Award for Best Actress
Nominated—David di Donatello for Best Actress
Nominated—European Film Award – Jameson People's Choice Award – Best Actress
2002 Incompreso Elisa Quaratesi MiniTV series
2002 The Best Day of My Life Sara Nastro d'Argento for Best Supporting Actress
Golden Ciak for Best Actress
2003 Margherita. Ritratto confidenziale Herself Documentary film
2003 It Can’t Be All Our Fault Flavia
2003 Caterina in the Big City Agata Iacovoni David di Donatello for Best Supporting Actress
Nastro d'Argento for Best Supporting Actress
Golden Ciak for Best Supporting Actress
2004 L'amore ritorna Silvia
2004 Maigret: La trappola Louise Maigret Television film
2004 Maigret: L'ombra cinese Louise Maigret Television film
2004 The Vanity Serum Lucia Allasco Nominated—Nastro d'Argento for Best Actress
2005 Manual of Love Barbara David di Donatello for Best Supporting Actress
2005 Days of abandonment Olga Italian Golden Globe Special Jury Award
Nominated—Italian Golden Globe Award for Best Actress
Nominated—Nastro d'Argento for Best Actress
2006 The Caiman Paola Bonomo/Aidra Nastro d'Argento for Best Actress (also for Saturn in Opposition)
Golden Ciak for Best Actress
Nominated—David di Donatello for Best Actress
2006 The Unknown Woman Irena's lawyer
2006 Commediasexi Dora Di Virgilio
2007 Saturn in Opposition Angelica Pontesilli Italian Golden Globe Award for Best Actress
Golden Ciak for Best Actress
Nominated—David di Donatello for Best Actress
2007 Days and Clouds Elsa David di Donatello for Best Actress
Nastro d'Argento for Best Actress
Golden Ciak for Best Actress
30th Moscow International Film Festival - Best Actress[2]
2008 Amiche mie Anna TV miniseries
2008 Pinocchio Teacher TV miniseries
2009 Due partite Gabriella Nominated—Nastro d'Argento for Best Supporting Actress
2009 The White Space Maria Pasinetti Award for Best Actress
Nominated—David di Donatello for Best Actress
Nominated—Nastro d'Argento for Best Actress (also for Matrimoni e altri disastri)
2009 L'uomo nero Anna
2010 Genitori & figli - Agitare bene prima dell'uso Rossana
2010 Happy Family Anna
2010 Matrimoni e altri disastri Nanà
2011 We Have a Pope Female psychiatrist Nominated—David di Donatello for Best Supporting Actress
2012 Com'è bello far l'amore Cameo
2012 Magnifica presenza Lea Marni
2012 Il rosso e il blu Giuliana
2013 La scoperta dell'alba Barbara Astengo Nominated—Italian Golden Globe Award for Best Actress
2013 A Five Star Life Irene David di Donatello for Best Actress
Golden Ciak for Best Actress
Nominated—Nastro d'Argento for Best Actress

Personal life[edit]

Her 1991 marriage with Sergio Rubini ended by the mid-1990s.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gary M. Kramer (2006). Independent Queer Cinema. Haworth Press. p. 142. ISBN 1-56023-343-5. 
  2. ^ "30th Moscow International Film Festival (2008)". MIFF. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  3. ^ "La crisi (Crisis)". Italian Film Festival (UK). November 2006. Retrieved 2009-06-08. 

External links[edit]