Monica Guerritore

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Monica Guerritore
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Monica Guerritore
Born (1957-01-05) January 5, 1957 (age 57)
Rome, Italy
Occupation Actress, director
Years active 1973-present
Partner(s) Gabriele Lavia (1981-2001)
Roberto Zaccaria (2001-)
Website
http://www.monicaguerritore.it/

Monica Guerritore (Rome, Italy, January 5, 1957) is an Italian actress of cinema, theatre and television.

Biography[edit]

After her debut at just sixteen years of age under the direction of Giorgio Strehler in The Cherry Orchard[1] (however, she had her first small part in Vittorio De Sica's Una breve vacanza, at the early age of 13[1]), she tied herself romantically and artistically to film and theatre director Gabriele Lavia,[2] acting in his theatrical performances mostly strong female characters like Jocasta, Lady Macbeth and Ophelia.[3] The couple separated in 2001, and Guerritore continued her work with other directors, like Giancarlo Sepe, in Madame Bovary,[4] Carmen[5] and in The Lady of the Camellias.[3][6]

Beside the stage career, she also works on television and film: in 1976 along Marcello Mastroianni in Signore e signori, buonanotte,[7] in 1977 she plays the title role in first RAI colour TV play Manon Lescaut,[8][9] also, significant performances were in Salvatore Samperi's Fotografando Patrizia[10] (1985) and in Mauro Bolognini's La Venexiana (1986).[11]

She came back to RAI in 1997, with tile role in Costanza,[12] and in 1999, in Mario Caiano's L'amore oltre la vita.[13] In 2004 she plays Ambra Leonardi in Amanti e segreti, and in 2006 Ada Sereni in Gianluigi Calderone's Exodus.[14]

Gabriele Lavia directed her in many, often erotically toned, movies, including Scandalosa Gilda (1985), Sensi (1986) and La lupa (1996). In 2007 she plays a part in Ferzan Özpetek's Un giorno perfetto, and in 2008 in Ivano De Matteo's La bella gente.[15]

She is currently engaged in filming of Christian Duguay's Sant'Agostino in the role of Monica. [16] The English version called "Restless Heart, The Confessions of St. Augustine", Ignatius Press 2013.

In theatre, she also directed Giovanna d'Arco[17] (2004–2006), and Dall'Inferno all'Infinito (2008).

Works[edit]

Cinema

Television

  • Manon Lescaut (1976)
  • Gioco senza fine (1990)
  • Uno di noi (1996)
  • Costanza (1998)
  • Scene da un matrimonio (1999)
  • L'amore oltre la vita (1999)
  • Retour aux sourses (2003)

Theatre

  • Giardino dei ciliegi (1974/1977)
  • Zio Vanja (1978)
  • Dodicesima notte (1979)
  • Malato immaginario (1980)
  • I mesnadieri (1980)
  • Il principe di Hamburg (1983)
  • Don Carlos (1983)
  • Amleto (1985)
  • Il diavolo e il buon Dio (1986)
  • Spettri (1986)
  • La casa scoppiata (1987)
  • Macbeth (1987 /1988)
  • Edipo Re (1988 /1989)
  • Il padre (1988/1989)
  • Riccardo III (1989)
  • Il padre (1990)
  • Zio Vanja (1990 /1991)
  • Signorina Giulia (1992)
  • Sei personaggi in cerca d'autore (1993)
  • Il duello (1994)
  • Giardino dei ciliegi (1995/1996)
  • Scene di un matrimonio (1997/1998)
  • Madame Bovary (1991/ 2001)
  • Odissea (2001)
  • Carmen (2001/2002)
  • La signora delle camelie (2003/2004)
  • Ofelia (2004)
  • Giocasta (2004)
  • Teresa d'Avila (2005)
  • Giovanna D‘ Arco (2005/2006)

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