Camillo Milli, a historic character actor who spent six decades in cinema, theater and television, died. He was 92 years old. Born in Milan in 1929, he took his first steps on the stage of the Piccolo Teatro under the direction of Giorgio Strehler at the Piccolo Teatro in Milan. Specializing in Carlo Goldoni’s repertoire, he worked extensively with Luigi Squarzina and Dario Fo. After small parts in films such as ‘Girls of today’ by Luigi Zampa (1955), ‘The dolls’ by Mauro Bolognini (1965), ‘The Mattei case’ by Francesco Rosi (1972), ‘We want the colonels’ by Mario Monicelli (1973), he found his space on the big screen playing the roles of prelates: ‘In the name of the Pope King’ by Luigi Magni (1977), ‘The Marquis del Grillo’, by Monicelli (1981), ‘In the name of the sovereign people’ by Magni (1990) up to ‘Habemus Papam’ by Nanni Moretti (2010) and ‘Miracles are accepted’ by Alessandro Siani (2015, his latest credit). It was in the popular comedy that he obtained the greatest response from the public: Milli, in fact, is remembered above all for his participations in ‘Fantozzi contro tutti’ directed by Neri Parenti and Paolo Villaggio (1980) and ‘Fantozzi still undergoes by Parenti’ ( 1983), ‘Monstrously forbidden dreams of Parenti’ (1982), ‘Rimini Rimini’ by Sergio Corbucci (1987) and above all ‘The coach in the ball’ by Sergio Martino (1984) in which he played Commendator Borlotti, president of the Longobarda ( role reprized in the 2008 sequel). He impersonated Licio Gelli in ‘The bankers of God – The Calvi case’ by Giuseppe Ferrara (2002). On television he was for a long time the protagonist of the soap opera ‘CentoVetrine’ and took part in some fiction, including ‘I promessi sposi’ (1989) and ‘Padre Pio’ by Carlo Carlei (2000).
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