November 5, 1985
Crotone, Calabria, Italy
Simone Borrelli (born November 5, 1985) is an Italian actor, director, singer, songwriter and musician.
Simone Borrelli graduated in Acting and Dramatic arts at the Italian Academy of Dramatic Arts "Alessandra Galante Garrone" in Bologna. In 2004 he won the "Giusto Monaco" vocational award for Best Young Actor.
He works in Cinema, Theater and TV, with directors such as Gabriele Salvatores, Guido Chiesa, Gianpaolo Tescari, Lucio Gaudino, Carmine Elia, Vittorio Franceschi, Giovanni Pampiglione, Francesco Marino, Marina Malfatti, Lindsay Kemp, Eimuntas Nekrosius, Nicolaj Karpov, Susan Batson, Marilyn Fried, Steven Berkoff, Pierre Byland.
2008/2009: Simone Borrelli was one of the lead actors, playing the character Mauro Morbello, in the TV Series Terapia d'urgenza (produced by RAI – Radio Televisione italiana). He was also a co-leading actor of the TV Series Quo vadis, baby?; a series produced by SKY Cinema and directed by the Academy Award Winner, Gabriele Salvatores , and co-directed by Guido Chiesa.
In 2006, Borrelli was the lead actor in the theatre performance "AMADE'" in which he played Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The play celebrated the 250th anniversary of Mozart's birth, and was produced by the Teatro Comunale di Bologna and Aterballetto.
In 2007, as an actor and dancer, Borrelli took part in the European tour of "Sinfonia", directed by Silvia Traversi (Folkwang Hochschule di Pina Bausch e Carolyn Carlson Company). In 2009, Borrelli filmed, composed and produced X tutta la Notte and Giselle, two music singles and Cinematographic Music Videos. These were in the album VENERDÌ SERA, his first album as a composer and songwriter.
In 2009/2010 Simone Borrelli was the face of the brand BETTER-LOTTOMATICA produced by Movie Magic International. In 2010 Borrelli played the role of Andrea in Martino's Summer by Massimo Natale, starring Treat Williams. This film took part in the Official Selection of the Rome Film Festival that same year. In 2011 Borrelli wrote the screenplay for "Venerdì Sera", a film linked to his first music album. This screenplay was nominated for the "Solinas Prize".
In 2014 he was the scriptwriter, director, lead actor, singer and composer of the original Soundtrack of Eddy", an international film about violence against children. The film is supported by Unicef, Doctors without Borders, Ministry of Education, Universities and Research and Amnesty International. This film Eddy was awarded the "Official Human Rights Movie 2015" by The Council of Europe.
Linked to this, the Italian Prime Minister, Matteo Renzi and the Presidency of The Council of Ministers of the Italian Republic decided to give Simone Borrelli and his film their Official High Patronage for the film's high social, cultural and artistic significance.
- Quo vadis, baby? (2007)
- Una volta sola, mai più (2008)
- Terapia d'urgenza (2008–2009)
- Martino's Summer (2010)
- Anna e i cinque (2011)
- Camera Café (2012)
- Eddy (2014)
- Romeo and Juliet (2000)
- Antigone (2001)
- Monsieur Chasse (2002)
- Pericolosamente (2002)
- La Patente (2002)
- A Midsummer Night's Dream (2003)
- The Trojan War Will Not Take Place (2004)
- The Imaginary Invalid (2005)
- Tingel Tangel (2005)
- Spoon River Anthology (2006)
- Viaggio nella città di Zeta (2006)
- The Stranger (monologue) (2006)
- The Liar (2006)
- X tutta la notte (2008)
- Giselle (2009)
- Il giorno di natale (2012)
- Eddy (Original Movie Soundtrack) (2016)
- Venerdì Sera (in production)
- X tutta la Notte (2010)
Awards and accolades
- Giusto Monaco Prize 2004 as Best Young Actor
- Eddy – Official Human Rights Movie 2015 for The Council of Europe
- Eddy – European 12 Star City Award 2015 - Paris
- Sartoni, I. (September 14, 2012). "Simone Borrelli: Dalla provincia al Successo". Era Superba. Retrieved January 8, 2015.
- Conti, A. (January 29, 2009). "Simone Borrelli a Space Scout – Venerdi Sera:Vi racconto le mie dieci storie". TGCOM. Retrieved January 8, 2015.
- Weissberg, Jeiss (November 21, 2010). "Review:Martino's Summer". Variety. Retrieved January 8, 2015.
- Edit, CN24 (October 25, 2010). "Simone Borrelli al Festival del Cinema di Roma". Retrieved January 8, 2015.
- 24, CN (December 7, 2011). "Simone Borrelli nel nuovo cast di Camera Cafè". Retrieved January 8, 2015.
- Cantafio, G. (December 10, 2014). "Eddy di Simone Borreli scelto come Film Ufficiale dei Diritti Umani 2015 per il Consiglio d'Europa". Vanity Fair. Retrieved January 8, 2015.
- Loria, D. (July 14, 2014). "Medicins without Borders for Eddy by Simone Borrelli". StrettoWeb. Retrieved January 8, 2015.
- News, D. Loria (11 July 2014). ""Anche il Miur e Medici Senza Frontiere per "Eddy", il film di Simone Borrelli sui diritti umani"". Retrieved 1 January 2015.
- Pinchiorri, Simone (27 February 2015). ""Anche Amnesty International per "Eddy", il film di Simone Borrelli"". Retrieved 28 February 2015.
- Lahache, Matthieu (August 14, 2014). "EDDY – a film about child soldiers for the promotion of Human Rights". Council of Europe. Retrieved January 14, 2015.
- News, RBcasting (October 26, 2014). ""Eddy" riceve sostegno da Renzi e diventa film dei diritti umani per il Consiglio d'Europa". Retrieved January 8, 2015.
- (in Italian) (in English) (in French) (in Spanish) Official website
- Simone Borrelli on IMDb
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- Film Affinity – Spain
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