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Laura Morante

Biography

Dramatic Italian actress who’s known for roles in The Son’s Room, The Dancer Upstairs, please remember Me, My Love. She began her acting profession in movie theater after having an effective career as a specialist dancer. She performed Female Montague in the 2013 UK version of Romeo and Juliet. She wedded Francesco Giammatteo, her third hubby, on Oct 3, 2004. She also got two kids from her previous failed marriages. She co-starred in the thriller The Dancer Upstairs, which starred Oscar-winner Javier Bardem in 2002.

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Full Name Laura Morante
Date Of Birth August 21, 1956
Place Of Birth Italy
Height 1.7 m
Profession Movie Actress
Nationality Italian
Spouse Francesco Giammatteo
Children Eugenia Costantini, Agnese Claisse, Stepan Giammatteo
Parents Marcello Morante, Maria Bona Palazzeschi
Awards David di Donatello for Best Actress, European Nastro d'Argento
Nominations Nastro d'Argento for Best Actress, David di Donatello for Best New Director, Nastro d'Argento for Best Comedy, European Film Award for Best Actress, European Film Audience Award for Best Actress
Movies The Son's Room, The Dancer Upstairs, Remember Me, My Love, The Naked Eye, Solo, God Willing, Private Fears in Public Places, Empire of the Wolves, Molière, Orchestra Seats, Romeo and Juliet, Cherry on the Cake, A Farewell to Fools, The Youngest Son, August Vacation, Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man, The Big Dream, Love Is Eternal While It Lasts, Love & Slaps, The Hideout, Sweet Dreams, Imperium: Nero, Vajont, A Journey Called Love, Apartment in Athens, Blow to the Heart, I ragazzi di via Panisperna, Marianna Ucrìa, Ogni maledetto Natale, Your Whole Life Ahead of You, Free the Fish, The Anarchist's Wife, On Tour, The Two Lives of Mattia Pascal, Man on Fire, La vallée fantôme, Sweet Body of Bianca, Coppia omicida, Lost and Found, Mother Teresa of Calcutta, Renzo e Lucia, The Ball, First Light of Dawn, Hotel, The Golden Age, Where the Sun Beats, Une Vue Imprenable, The Voice, No One Can Brush My Hair Like the Wind, Have No Fear, The Dreyfus Case
Star Sign Leo

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Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Faut pas rire du bonheur1994Nadine
L'ombra della sera1994TV MovieEva
Une vue imprenable1993Short
Juste avant l'orage1992Charlotte
La voix1992Laura
Ao Fim da Noite1991Cláudia
La femme fardée1990Clarisse Lethuillier
Tracce di vita amorosa1990Agnese
Turné1990Vittoria
Un jeu d'enfant1990Marguerite
Onde Bate o Sol1989Laura
Corps perdus1989Laura Canetti
I ragazzi di via Panisperna1988Laura, moglie di Enrico Fermi
Un amore di donna1988Gabriella Bernasconi
Pink Palace, Paradise Beach1987
La vallée fantôme1987Dara
Man on Fire1987Julia
Luci lontane1987Renata
Il generale1987TV Mini-SeriesAnita Garibaldi
Les jurés de l'ombre1987TV Mini-SeriesOlivia Lucas
Väter und Söhne - Eine deutsche Tragödie1986TV Mini-SeriesJudith Bernheim
Hovering Over the Water1986Laura Rossellini
L'intruse1986Giovanna
Music Hall1986TV MovieHannah Bronnen
Le due vite di Mattia Pascal1985Adriana Paleari
Goya1985TV Mini-SeriesDuquesa de Alba
Il corsaro1985TV Movie
Der Mörder1984TV MovieElise
L'air du crime1984Alice
La stagione delle piogge1984TV MovieDaria
Notti e nebbie1984TV MovieNoemi
Bianca1984Bianca
Il momento dell'avventura1983Anna
Colpire al cuore1982Giulia
Ivanov1981TV Movie
Riccardo III (da Shakespeare) secondo Carmelo Bene1981TV MovieUna cameriera, che Riccardo chiama Buckingham
George Sand1981TV Mini-SeriesTitine
Sogni d'oro1981Silvia
Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man1981Laura
Le ali della colomba1981TV Mini-Series
Oggetti smarriti1980Sara
Amleto di Carmelo Bene (da Shakespeare a Laforgue)1978TV MovieOfelia
L'età d'oro2016Arabella
Assolo2016Flavia
Se Dio vuole2015Carla
Con il sole negli occhi2015TV MovieCarla Astrei
Marco Polo2014TV SeriesMarco's Aunt
Ogni maledetto Natale2014Maria / Ludovica
Nessuno mi pettina bene come il vento2014Arianna
Racconti d'amore2013
Romeo & Juliet2013/IILady Montague
A Farewell to Fools2013Margherita
La cerise sur le gâteau2012Amanda
Appartamento ad Atene2011Zoe Helianos
Love & Slaps2010Marina Sinibaldi
Boris2010TV SeriesDonna sul terrazzo
Il figlio più piccolo2010Fiamma
Il grande sogno2009Maddalena
The Anarchist's Wife2008Lucienne
Tutta la vita davanti2008Voce narrante (voice)
Il nascondiglio2007Francesca Sainati
Molière2007Elmire Jourdain
Liscio2006Monica
Coeurs2006Nicole
L'estate del mio primo bacio2006Giovanna Randone
Avenue Montaigne2006Valentine Lefort
Non aver paura2005Laura
Empire of the Wolves2005Mathilde Urano
Notte senza fine2004Kenza
Imperium: Nerone2004TV MovieAgrippina
L'amore è eterno finché dura2004Tiziana Mercuri
Renzo e Lucia2004TV MovieSuor Virginia
Mother Teresa2003TV MovieMadre Du Cenacle
Remember Me, My Love2003Giulia Ristuccia
A Scandalous Journey2002Sibilla Aleramo
The Dancer Upstairs2002Yolanda
Vajont - La diga del disonore2001Tina Merlin
Hotel2001Greta
La stanza del figlio2001Paola Sermonti
Dov'è mio figlio2000TV MovieLuisa Ellis
Giochi pericolosi2000TV MovieGermana Righi
Film2000/IIShortMara
Prime luci dell'alba2000Anna
Liberate i pesci!2000Mara
L'anniversario1998Anita
Coppia omicida1998Carla
La mirada del otro1998Begoña
Santo Stefano1997Anna D'Assisi
Marianna Ucrìa1997Maria
Le géographe manuel1996
Ferie d'agosto1996Cecilia Sarcoli
Io e il re1995Beatrice
L'affaire Dreyfus1995TV MovieLucie Dreyfus
Un orage immobile1995TV MovieFlora de Margelasse
La famiglia Ricordi1995TV Mini-SeriesGiuseppina Strepponi
La corruptrice1994TV MovieJulia

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Assolo2016
La cerise sur le gâteau2012

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Assolo2016
La cerise sur le gâteau2012scenario

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Storia di Piera1983voice dubbing: Isabelle Huppert

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Grand'Italia2015TV Series documentaryHerself
La traversée du miroir2012TV SeriesHerself
Cloud2012TV SeriesHerself
Ritratto di mio padre2010DocumentaryHerself
Se hai una montagna di neve, tienila all'ombra2010DocumentaryHerself
Parla con me2007TV SeriesHerself
On a tout essayé2007TV SeriesHerself
Ceremonia de clausura del festival de cine de San Sebastián2004TV MovieHerself
Ceremonia de apertura del festival de cine de San Sebastián2004TV MovieHerself
Les feux de la rampe2003TV SeriesHerself
Sul set di 'Ricordati di me'2003Video documentary shortHerself
Lo + plus1998TV SeriesHerself
Le cercle de minuit1993TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
La imagen de tu vida2006TV SeriesDuquesa de Alba
Alberto Iglesias, el músico fiel2006TV Movie documentaryYolanda (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015European Silver RibbonItalian National Syndicate of Film Journalists
2013Kineo TaorminaFilmFest AwardKineo Awards, ItalyLa cerise sur le gâteau (2012)
2012Golden GlobeGolden Globes, ItalyBest Breakthrough Director (Migliore Regista Rivelazione)La cerise sur le gâteau (2012)
2011Best ActressPrimavera del Cinema Italiano FestivalLa bellezza del somaro (2010)
2009Special TributeBastia Italian Film Festival
2009François Truffaut AwardGiffoni Film Festival
2009Platinum Award for Cinematic ExcellenceViareggio EuropaCinema
2007Career AwardMaremetraggio International Short Film Festival
2006Pasinetti AwardVenice Film FestivalBest ActressCoeurs (2006)
2005Silver RibbonItalian National Syndicate of Film JournalistsBest Actress (Migliore Attrice Protagonista)L'amore è eterno finché dura (2004)
2003Golden CapitalSannio FilmFestBest ActressUn viaggio chiamato amore (2002)
2002Taormina Arte AwardTaormina International Film Festival
2001DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Actress (Migliore Attrice Protagonista)La stanza del figlio (2001)
2001Golden CiakGolden Ciak AwardsBest Actress (Migliore Attrice Protagonista)La stanza del figlio (2001)
1999Golden GlobeGolden Globes, ItalyBest Actress (Migliore Attrice)L'anniversario (1998)
1998Golden GobletGolden Goblets, ItalyBest Actress (Migliore Attrice)L'anniversario (1998)
1989Best ActressAmiens International Film FestivalCorps perdus (1989)
1982PlateGolden Goblets, ItalyBest New Actress (Migliore Attrice Esordiente)La tragedia di un uomo ridicolo (1981)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest New Director (Migliore Regista Esordiente)La cerise sur le gâteau (2012)
2013Silver RibbonItalian National Syndicate of Film JournalistsBest Actress (Migliore Attrice Protagonista)Appartamento ad Atene (2011)
2012Best FilmBimbi Belli FestivalLa cerise sur le gâteau (2012)
2012Golden GlobeGolden Globes, ItalyBest First Feature (Migliore Opera Prima)La cerise sur le gâteau (2012)
2012Silver RibbonItalian National Syndicate of Film JournalistsBest Comedy (Migliore Commedia)La cerise sur le gâteau (2012)
2012Best ActressMilano International Film Festival Awards (MIFF Awards)Appartamento ad Atene (2011)
2012Golden ZenithMontréal World Film FestivalLa cerise sur le gâteau (2012)
2007DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Actress (Migliore Attrice Protagonista)Liscio (2006)
2007Silver RibbonItalian National Syndicate of Film JournalistsBest Actress (Migliore Attrice Protagonista)Coeurs (2006)
2007Silver RibbonItalian National Syndicate of Film JournalistsBest Song (Migliore Canzone)Liscio (2006)· Riccardo Tesi
· Carlo Muratori
2003DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Actress (Migliore Attrice Protagonista)Ricordati di me (2003)
2003Silver RibbonItalian National Syndicate of Film JournalistsBest Actress (Migliore Attrice Protagonista)Ricordati di me (2003)
2002European Film AwardEuropean Film AwardsEuropean ActressUn viaggio chiamato amore (2002)
2001European Film AwardEuropean Film AwardsEuropean ActressLa stanza del figlio (2001)
2001Golden GlobeGolden Globes, ItalyBest Actress (Migliore Attrice)La stanza del figlio (2001)
2001Silver RibbonItalian National Syndicate of Film JournalistsBest Actress (Migliore Attrice Protagonista)La stanza del figlio (2001)
1996DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Actress (Migliore Attrice Protagonista)Ferie d'agosto (1996)
1995Silver CondorArgentinean Film Critics Association AwardsBest Actress (Mejor Actriz)Corps perdus (1989)
1984DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Actress (Migliore Attrice Protagonista)Bianca (1984)


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