Margherita Buy

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Margherita Buy
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Margherita Buy
Born (1962-01-15) 15 January 1962 (age 53)
Roma, Italy
Years active 1983 - present
Children 1
Awards David di Donatello
Best Actress
1991 The Station
1999 Not of this World
2008 Days and Clouds
2013 A Five Star Life
2015 My Mother
Best Supporting Actress
2004 Caterina in the Big City
2005 Manual of Love
Nastro d'Argento
Best Actress
1991 The Station
2001 The Ignorant Fairies
2007 The Caiman/Saturn in Opposition
2008 Days and Clouds
2015 My Mother
Best Supporting Actress
2002 The Best Day of My Life
2004 Caterina in the Big City

Margherita Buy (born in Rome on January 15, 1962.[1]) is an Italian actress. She is a seven-time David di Donatello Awards winner and seven-time Nastro d'argento winner.

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 It's Happening Tomorrow (1988) and The Week of the Sphinx (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 The Station for which she won her first David di Donatello Prize and the Silver Ribbon as best leading actress, in 1990. After The Station, she became a premier star featuring in Italian box office hits like Carlo Verdone's Damned the day I met you (1992). She teamed up again with director Daniele Luchetti for The Storm Is Coming (1992) and worked with Mario Monicelli in Looking for Paradise (1995) and Pozzessere (An Eyewitness Account).

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 Penniless Hearts (1996) and Not of this World, 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 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 third David and her third Silver Ribbon as best supporting actress. For her work in Giovanni Veronesi's Manuale d'amore she won her 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 Best Actress Revelation
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 Diary of a Man Condemned to Marriage Sandra
1993 Cominciò tutto per caso Stefania Golden Ciak for Best Actress
Nominated—David di Donatello for Best Actress
1993 The Storm Is Coming Eugenia
1994 Prestazione straordinaria Clara Guerri
1994 Le fils préféré Anna Maria
1995 Bits and Pieces Traffic Warden
1995 Looking for Paradise Claudia Bertelli
1996 Follow Your Heart young Olga
1996 Penniless Hearts Lucia
1996 An Eyewitness Account 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 Against the Wind 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 Love Returns 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 My Friends 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 Marriage and Other Disasters Nanà
2011 We Have a Pope Female psychiatrist Nominated—David di Donatello for Best Supporting Actress
2012 Com'è bello far l'amore Cameo appearance
2012 Magnificent Presence Lea Marni
2012 The Red and the Blue 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
2013 Mi rifaccio vivo Virginia
2014 People Who Are Well Carla
2015 My Mother Margherita David di Donatello for Best Actress
Nastro d'Argento for Best Actress
Golden Ciak for Best Actress
Nominated—Italian Golden Globe Award for Best Actress
2015 Io e lei Federica Post-production

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. 

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