CLAUDIA GERINI BIOGRAPHY:
Claudia Gerini (born 18 December 1971) is an Italian actress and showgirl. Born in Rome, Gerini won the National Competition of Miss Teenager in 1985. She got her first part in a film, La ballata di Eva, at 14. She subsequently played in Ciao mà, Roba da ricchi and Night Club, by Sergio Corbucci, and many others. At 19 she worked for the popular TV show Non è la Rai, a sort of academy with one hundred girls singing, dancing and gaming. Gerini’s first major role was in Il padre e il figlio, directed by Pasquale Pozzessere. She later moved to Paris to learn French for several months, travelling a lot between Italy and France without leaving off University. At 22 she returned to Italy and got a role as protagonist in Angelo e Beatrice, a theatrical work by Francesco Apolloni (writer and director) presented on the stage at the Theater Coliseum in Rome, where director and actor Carlo Verdone noticed her. The encounter with Verdone produced Viaggi di nozze and I’m Crazy About Iris Blond, both Christmas box-office successes. Gerini later collaborated with Leonardo Pieraccioni, Massimo Ceccherini, Antonio Rezza and Antonello De Leo, and moved both to Los Angeles, U.S. and Madrid, Spain to improve her English and Spanish, respectively. In Spain she starred in Desafinado by M. G. Pereira and La playa de Los Galagos by M. Camus. Other roles include Francesca e Nunziata, directed by Lina Wertmüller, Al cuore si comanda, Non ti muovere, La sconosciuta and the recent Nero bifamiliare, directed by her then-partner, singer-songwriter Federico Zampaglione (Tiromancino).
FRANCESCO ACQUAROLI BIOGRAPHY:
Francesco Acquaroli (born 27 March 1962) is an Italian actor. Acquaroli was born in Rome in 1962, after high school he attended the La Scaletta Theater School where he taught by Antonio Pierfederici with whom he made his theater debut in 1987. In 1988/89 he was in “La nave” by Gabriele D’Annunzio with the direction of Aldo Trionfo. Then he continue with other great directors such as Elio De Capitani, Mario Missiroli, Luca Ronconi, Giuseppe Patroni Griffi and many more. He made his television debut in 1997 in “The Red and the Black”, where he played the Count of Altamira.He participated in other television series, including Distretto di Polizia, L’avvocato Porta, Romanzo criminale – La serie, and Squadra antimafia – Palermo oggi, “Rocco Schiavone” in seasons 1 to 3, for Rai 2 and in “Solo” for Mediaset. In film, Acquaroli debuted in Diaz – Don’t Clean Up This Blood by Daniele Vicari, followed by “Oranges & Hammer” by Diego Bianchi, Pasolini by Abel Ferrara, Era d’estate by Fiorella Infascelli, Mia Madre by Nanni Moretti, I Can Quit Whenever I Want by Sydney Sibilia, The Last Will Be the Last by Massimiliano Bruno, “Dogman” by Matteo garrone, “The Best Years” by Gabriele Muccino, “My Name Is Mohammed” by Pascaljevich, and Adults in the Room by Costa-Gavras. He is the protagonist of Paolo Sorrentino’s short film “Little Roman Adventures”. His performance in “Sole, cuore, amore” by Vicari presented at the Rome Film Festival, met with great acclaim from critics and audiences, winning the Alberto Sordi prize as supporting actor at the Bari International Film Festival. Acquaroli is the narrative voice in “I mille giorni di Mafia Capitale”, a documentary aired on Rai 3 in September 2017. On Netflix, in Suburra: Blood on Rome, he portrays Samurai, one of the protagonists. Season 4 of Fargo will be released in the US in April with the direction of the first episode of Noah Hawley, where he plays Ebal Violante.