8 May 1876|
|Died||23 April 1971
Gualtiero Tumiati ( 8 May 1876 – 23 April 1971) was an Italian actor and stage director.
Life and career
Born in Ferrara, Tumiati studied at the College of the Oaks in Florence and there he attended the acting courses held by Luigi Rasi. He later graduated in law and while working as an apprentice lawyer at his father's law firm he started performing in some local stage companies. Tumiati's breakout role was Cyrano de Bergerac in a critically acclaimed representation of the Edmond Rostand's eponymous play held in 1910. With his wife, the actress and painter Beryl Hight, in 1928 Tumiati founded the "Sala Azzurra" ("Blue Room"), one of the first Avant-garde theaters in Italy. He taught acting at the Accademia d'Arte Drammatica in Rome and at the Accademia dei filodrammatici in Milan. Gone blind, his last role was in the blind Tiresias in a representation of Sophocles' Oedipus the King held in 1969 in the La Scala theatre.
- Casta diva (1935)
- Malombra (1942)
- The Adulteress (1946)
- The Ways of Sin (1946)
- Eugenia Grandet (1946)
- The Captain's Daughter (1947)
- Daniele Cortis (1947)
- Nobody's Children (1951)
- The Forbidden Christ (1951)
- I tre corsari (1952)
- Falsehood (1952)
- Don Juan's Night of Love (1952)
- Who is Without Sin (1952)
- Il Tenente Giorgio (1952)
- Noi peccatori (1953)
- The Merchant of Venice (1953)
- The Ship of Condemned Women (1953)
- Guai ai vinti (1954)
- Ulysses (1954)
- Alfredo Testoni, Paola Daniela Giovanelli. La Società teatrale in Italia fra Otto e Novecento. Bulzoni, 1984.
- Danilo Ruocco. Tatiana Pavlova, diva intelligente. Bulzoni, 2000.
- Anna Maria Fioravanti Baraldi, Francesca Mellone. 4a Biennale Donna--1990: presenze femminili nella vita artistica a Ferrara tra Ottocento e Novecento. Liberty House, 1990.
- Leonardo Bragaglia. Ritratti d'attore. P.E. Persiani, 2007.