Toni Bertorelli

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Toni Bertorelli
Born(1948-03-18)18 March 1948
Died25 May 2017(2017-05-25) (aged 69)
Rome, Italy

Toni Bertorelli (18 March 1948 – 26 May 2017) was an Italian actor. He performed in over sixty films.


Bertorelli was born in Barge, Piedmont, Italy.[1]

Bertorelli began his acting career in 1969 working with his friend Carlo Cecchi. He starred in early 1980s movies, but gained more popularity in the 1990s, starring in Mario Martone's Death of a Neapolitan Mathematician and Marco Tullio Giordana's Who Killed Pasolini?

During the 2000s, Bertorelli worked with directors like Nanni Moretti, Marco Bellocchio and Mel Gibson. In 2016, he played the role of Cardinal Caltanissetta in Paolo Sorrentino's short series The Young Pope.

Bertorelli died on 26 May 2017, at the age of 69, after a long illness.[2]

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1992 Death of a Neapolitan Mathematician Antonio Alcamo
1995 Who Killed Pasolini? Inspector Pigna
1997 The Grey Zone Judge Consoli
The Prince of Homburg Elector
2000 Johnny the Partisan Johnny's Father
Holy Tongue Krondano
Zora the Vampire Dracula
2001 The Words of My Father Zeno's Father
Light of My Eyes Mario
2002 My Mother's Smile Ludovico Bulla
2003 Now or Never David's Father
2004 Pontormo – un amore eretico Il Priore
The Passion of the Christ Annas ben Seth
2005 Romanzo Criminale La Voce
2006 The Caiman Indro Montanelli
2007 Black Sun Inspector
2015 Latin Lover Picci
Blood of My Blood Doctor Cavanna
Year Title Role
1992 Benito Primo
1999 Sospetti
2002 St. Francis Pope Innocent III
2007 War and Peace Prince Vasily Kuragin
2008 Pinocchio The Fox
2016 The Young Pope Cardinal Caltanissetta


  1. ^ "Toni Bertorelli, 69". Classic Images (509): 37. November 2017.
  2. ^ La Repubblica. "È morto Toni Bertorelli, mafioso e cardinale della fiction tv" (in Italian). Retrieved 26 May 2017.

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