Italian actors famous abroad are more (and more famous) than you think: we present those on the rise
For some years now, Italian names have also appeared in the cast of international films and TV series.
In fact, it seems that from our country there was, in addition to the famous brain drain, also that of talents.
Some are already known (also) in their homeland, others are experiencing success abroad before than here.
In the gallery, Italian actors and actresses who are becoming more and more famous abroad.
Young Italian stars abroad
Growing up in a family of theater actors, Lorenzo Richelmy couldn't help but follow in his parents' footsteps, so much so that he went on stage when he was only 8 years old. In 2002 he made his debut at the cinema with "Sunday lunch" and began to alternate experiences between large and small screen, until he was chosen for the starring role of "Marco Polo", an American TV series by Netflix, which made him known worldwide.
She has always been used to traveling around the world Sveva Alviti, a charming Roman girl who worked for years as a model, before realizing that she wanted to be an actress when she grew up. She then began to study seriously and, after a series of small parts and the film "Cam Girl" which saw her among the protagonists, she had her great opportunity: to bring the myth of Dalida to the big screen, directed by Lisa Azuelos. The film is having a huge success in France (where Sveva has been living for some time now) and everyone is crazy about her.
Who has taken the international road for some time is Caterina Murino, who in 2004 also decided to go and live in Paris thus starting to alternate French and Italian productions, until the turning point in 2006 when she was Bond Girl in "Casino Royale". Much in demand also from the world of TV series, it will now debut in "Deep", one of the titles in Tim's new Studio + app.
It has been a long time since, as a young girl, she wore the role of Eva Cudicini in «I Cesaroni». Now Alessandra Mastronardi is a charming, refined and increasingly kidnapped by foreign sets. In 2012 we saw her in Woody Allen's "To Rome with Love" and three years later in Anton Corbijn's "Life", alongside a star like Robert Pattinson. Now he is the protagonist of a commercial with George Clooney.
Then there are those who have a dual nationality like Rosabell Laurenti Sellers, American on her mother's side and Italian on her father's side. For her a Broadway debut, at the age of 7, before moving to Italy where she worked in various films and TV series. The big turning point for her, however, came in 2015, when she was chosen to join the cast of "Game of Thrones".
Born in Rome, he moved with his family to Canada when he was still very young. It was therefore inevitable that Giacomo Gianniotti's career would end up concentrating overseas. He starred in the film "Race - The Color of Victory" and TV series as "Beauty and the Beast" and "Reign", before taking on the role of Dr. Andrew Deluca in "Grey's Anatomy".
Marta Gastini was only 20 years old when she arrived in Hollywood, to appear in the film "Il rito", where she starred alongside a film legend like Anthony Hopkins. Only a year later he joined the cast of the TV series "I Borgia", a very successful international co-production. Since then, Marta's career has been on the rise, in Italy and with an eye always turned abroad.
After starting to work as a model, also coming second in the 69th edition of Miss Italy, Marianna Di Martino flew to New York to study acting at the famous Strasberg's Theater & Film Institute. After making her debut with "Ex - Amici come prima!", She landed in Hollywood in 2015 starring in "Operation U.N.C.L.E." directed by Guy Ritchie.
Always very attentive to her artistic choices, Jasmine Trinca is one of the most loved actresses in Italian auteur cinema and known, even abroad, thanks to films such as "The Son's Room" and "The Best of Youth". He then worked several times with the French director Bertrand Bonello and in 2015 he even starred alongside Sean Penn and Javier Bardem in "The Gunman".
What Fortunato Cerlino is experiencing is certainly a second youth. After years of career in Italy and important roles such as that of Pietro Savastano in "Gomorra", he landed in the 3rd season of the TV series "Hannibal" finding great success in the role of Inspector Rinaldo Pazzi. Recently we also saw him in "The Medici" and in Ron Howard's "Inferno".