Lino Guanciale was born in 1979 in Avezzano (Italy) and graduated in 2003 from the Silvio D’Amico National Academy of Dramatic Arts, where he won the Gassman Prize as Best Actor of the previous ten years. Immediately upon graduation, he began working in the theatre, with Gigi Proietti in “Romeo e Giulietta”, at the inaugural show of Rome’s Globe Theatre. More work quickly followed, with Claudio Longhi (“Il Matrimonio di Figaro”, “La solitudine dei campi di cotone”, “Sallinger”, “Prendi un piccolo fatto vero”), and Franco Branciaroli.
He made his film debut in 2008, playing none other than Mozart in “Io, Don Giovanni” by Carlos Saura, followed by Renato De Maria’s “La Prima Linea”. In 2011, he was also featured in Andrea Molaioli’s “Il gioiellino”, Marina Spada’s “Il mio domani”, Woody Allen’s “To Rome with Love”, and Susanna Nicchiarelli’s “La scoperta dell’alba”.
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He returned to TV with 3 seasons of “Una grande famiglia”, the series directed by Riccardo Milani and was also involved with some successful RAI series such as “Che Dio ci aiuti” season 2 and 3, “La dama velata”, two seasons of “Non dirlo al mio capo” and “La porta rossa”, and three of “L’Allieva”.
On stage, he co-starred in Bertolt Brecht’s “La resistibile ascesa di Arturo Ui”, directed by Claudio Longhi and winner of Best Show of 2011 by the Italian National Theatre Critics Association. In 2016, he launched the season of Rome’s Teatro Argentina with “Ragazzi di vita” by Pier Paolo Pasolini, staged by Massimo Popolizio. In the 2017/2018 season, he was the protagonist of the theatrical adaptation of “La classe operaia va in paradiso”, directed by Claudio Longhi, for which he won the UBU Award and the National Theater Critics Association Award as best actor.