Maurizio Costanzo presenting the radio show Buon Pomeriggio in 1972
28 August 1938 |
|Occupation||Italian television host|
|Spouse(s)||Maria De Filippi|
Costanzo began his career as a journalist, and in the late 1970s appeared in several television shows, before creating his most famous show, The Maurizio Costanzo Show, currently the most important and longest-lasting talk show in Italy. Costanzo's TV style includes subtle, low-profile irony. He also wrote the screenplays for several films, as well as the lyrics of the song "Se telefonando", which was popularized by Mina.
Costanzo is the "communication-agent" (an aesthetical and rhetorical consultant for public appearances) of many Italian political leaders. He was a member of the Propaganda 2 masonic lodge. Since 2011 he collaborates with Radio Manà Manà. He is a professor at the Università degli Studi Niccolò Cusano.
Costanzo has been married at least four times. In 1963 he married Lori Sorrentino, a journalist and photographer fourteen years his senior. He later married another journalist, Flaminia Morando, who left her husband Alberto Michelini for Costanzo. Costanzo and Morando had two children: Camilla (born 1973) and Saverio (born 1975); they divorced in the late 1970s. From 1983 to 1986 Costanzo lived with - and was possibly married to - the actress, voice actress, screenwriter and director Simona Izzo. On 7 June 1989 he married the TV presenter Marta Flavi, but they separated in December 1990 and divorced in 1995. On his 57th birthday, 28 August 1995, Costanzo married Maria De Filippi, a television host and producer, who had been living with him since 1990. In 2004, the couple adopted a 12-year-old boy, Gabriele.
- 1968 – A qualsiasi prezzo, of Emilio P. Miraglia
- 1969 – I quattro del pater noster, of Ruggero Deodato
- 1969 – Il giovane normale,of Dino Risi
- 1970 – Cerca di capirmi, of Mariano Laurenti
- 1976 – Al piacere di rivederla,of Marco Leto
- 1976 – Bordella, of Pupi Avati
- 1976 – La casa dalle finestre che ridono, of Pupi Avati
- 1977 – L'altra metà del cielo,of Franco Rossi
- 1977 – Una giornata particolare,of Ettore Scola
- 1977 – Tutti defunti... tranne i morti,of Pupi Avati
- 1978 – Melodrammore,of Mauricio Costanzo
- 1978 – Jazz band – Film TV,of Pupi Avati
- 1979 – Cinema!!! – Film TV,of Pupi Avati
- 1983 – Zeder,of Pupi Avati
- 2003 – Per sempre,of Alessandro Di Robilant
- 2005 – Troppo belli, of Ugo Fabrizio Giordani
- 2007 – Voce del verbo amore, of Andrea Manni
- Biografieonline – Maurizio Costanzo. Biografieonline.it. Retrieved on 9 July 2015.
- Tvblog – Maurizio Costanzo torna in Rai: Non per soldi ma per amore. Tvblog.it (20 June 2015). Retrieved on 2015-07-09.
- Corsera, 5 ottobre 1980: “Il fascino discreto del potere nascosto. Parla, per la prima volta, il signor P2″. beccaria.org. 15 May 2010
- RADIO MANA' MANA'. Storiaradiotv.it. Retrieved on 9 July 2015.
- "Maurizio Costanzo è uno dei nuovi docenti dell'Università degli Studi Niccolò Cusano". Le Novae. Retrieved 13 July 2012.
- Costanzo: le storie delle mie donne. L' amore è un antidoto alla vecchiaia. corriere.it. 27 August 2001
- Maurizio Costanzo smiling beside Simona Izzo. gettyimages.co.uk
- Maurizio Costanzo and Marta Flavi smiling at their marriage in Rome. gettyimages.co.uk
- Maurizio Costanzo and Maria De Filippi with two drums. gettyimages.co.uk
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Maurizio Costanzo.|
- Maurizio Costanzo at the Internet Movie Database
- Maurizio Costanzo's program website