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List of notable or famous television directors from Italy, with bios and photos, including the top television directors born in Italy and even some popular television directors who immigrated to Italy. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Italian television directors then this list is the perfect resource for you. These television directors are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known television director from Italy is included when available.

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This historic television directors from Italy list can help answer the questions "Who are some Italian television directors of note?" and "Who are the most famous television directors from Italy?" These prominent television directors of Italy may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Italian television directors.

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Alfredo Giannetti is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Television Directors from Italy
Alfredo Giannetti Died at 71 (1924-1995) Alfredo Giannetti was an Italian screenwriter and film director. He won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay in 1962 for his work in Divorce, Italian Style.

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Bruno Bozzetto is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Television Directors from Italy
Bruno Bozzetto age 80 Bruno Bozzetto is an Italian cartoon animator, creator of many short pieces, mainly of a political or satirical nature. He created his first animated short "Tapum! the weapons' story" ...more

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Carlo di Carlo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Television Directors from Italy
Carlo di Carlo age 79 Carlo di Carlo is a screenwriter, film and television director.

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Daniele D'Anza is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Television Directors from Italy
Daniele D'Anza Died at 62 (1922-1984) Daniele D'Anza was a film and television director and screenwriter.

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Donatella Maiorca is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Television Directors from Italy
Donatella Maiorca age 60 Donatella Maiorca is a film director and screenwriter.

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Emilio Fede is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Television Directors from Italy
Emilio Fede age 86 Emilio Fede is an Italian anchorman, journalist and writer. He has been the director of TG1, a news programme on Raiuno, Studio Aperto, a news programme on Italia 1, and TG4, a news programme on ...more

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Enrico Oldoini is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Television Directors from Italy
Enrico Oldoini age 71 Enrico Oldoini is an Italian director and screenwriter. Born in La Spezia, in 1966 Enrico Oldoini started attending the Silvio D'Amico National Academy of Dramatic Art in Rome, without ...more

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Ermanno Olmi is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Television Directors from Italy
Ermanno Olmi age 86 Ermanno Olmi is a renowned Italian film director.

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Francesco Carrozzini is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Television Directors from Italy
Francesco Carrozzini age 35 Francesco Carrozzini is an Italian-born photographer and Emmy-Award-nominated director currently based between New York City and Los Angeles.

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Frank De Felitta is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Television Directors from Italy
Frank De Felitta age 96 Frank De Felitta is a film director, screenwriter and television producer.

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Furio Colombo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Television Directors from Italy
Furio Colombo age 87 Furio Colombo is a screenwriter and a writer.

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Gabriele Muccino is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Television Directors from Italy
Gabriele Muccino age 50 Gabriele Muccino is an Italian film director. He is the elder brother of actor Silvio Muccino, who often appears in his brother's films.

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Giancarlo Nicotra is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Television Directors from Italy
Giancarlo Nicotra age 73 Giancarlo Nicotra was an actor and tv director.

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Gipi is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Television Directors from Italy
Gipi age 54 Gianni Pacinotti is a comic artist, film director, TV director, screenwriter and TV producer.

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Giorgio Albertazzi is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Television Directors from Italy
Giorgio Albertazzi age 94 Giorgio Albertazzi is an Italian actor and film director. Born in San Martino a Mensola Albertazzi joined the Italian Social Republic and reached the rank of lieutenant. After their defeat, he ...more

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Giorgio Capitani is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Television Directors from Italy
Giorgio Capitani age 90 Giorgio Capitani is an Italian film director and screenwriter. He has directed 40 films since 1954. He has also wrote for 12 films since 1949. He was born in Paris, France.

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Ida Lupino is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Television Directors from Italy
Ida Lupino Died at 77 (1918-1995) Ida Lupino was an English-American film actress and director, and a pioneer among women filmmakers. In her forty-eight-year career, she appeared in fifty-nine films and directed seven others, ...more

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Isabella Rossellini is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Television Directors from Italy
Isabella Rossellini age 65 Isabella Fiorella Elettra Giovanna Rossellini is an Italian actress, filmmaker, author, philanthropist, and model. Rossellini is noted for her 14-year tenure as a Lancôme model, and for ...more

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Joe Oriolo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Television Directors from Italy
Joe Oriolo Died at 72 (1913-1985) Joseph "Joe" Oriolo was an American cartoon animator, writer, director and producer, known as the co-creator of Casper the Friendly Ghost and the creator of the Felix the Cat TV

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Lamberto Bava is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Television Directors from Italy
Lamberto Bava age 74 Lamberto Bava is an Italian film director. Born in Rome, Bava began worked as an assistant director on the film's of his father Mario Bava. Bava co-directed the television film La Venere d'Ille ...more

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Leonardo Cortese is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Television Directors from Italy
Leonardo Cortese Died at 68 (1916-1984) Leonardo Cortese was an Italian film actor and director. He appeared in 39 films between 1938 and 1962. He also directed eight films between 1952 and 1967. He was born and died in Rome, Italy.

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Leone Pompucci is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Television Directors from Italy
Leone Pompucci age 56 Leone Pompucci is a screenwriter, film director and television director.

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Luigi Cozzi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Television Directors from Italy
Luigi Cozzi age 70 Luigi Cozzi is an Italian movie director and screenwriter who directed mainly science fiction and horror films in the mid-1970s and throughout the 1980s. He was born in 1947 in Busto Arsizio, ...more

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Marco Leto is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Television Directors from Italy
Marco Leto age 87 Marco Leto is an Italian film and television director and screenwriter. Born in Rome Leto started his career in the fifties as an assistant director in a large number of films. Starting from ...more

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Maurizio Ponzi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Television Directors from Italy
Maurizio Ponzi age 78 Maurizio Ponzi is an Italian film director, screenwriter and cinema critic. Born in Rome, he wrote cinema reviews in several Italian magazines during the early 1960s. He worked as assistant ...more

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Michele Pietro Filippo Bongior... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Television Directors from Italy
Michele Pietro Filippo Bongiorno age 45 Michele Bongiorno is a television producer, actor and writer.

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Miguel Bosé is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Television Directors from Italy
Miguel Bosé age 62 Luis Miguel González, usually known as Miguel Bosé, is a Latin Grammy-winning Spanish musician and actor. Bosé became an honorary Colombian citizen in 2010.

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Nanni Loy is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Television Directors from Italy
Nanni Loy Died at 70 (1925-1995) Nanni Loy was an Italian film, theatre and TV director. Loy was born in Cagliari, Sardinia: his father was Guglielmo Loy-Donà, a lawyer issue from a distinguished Sardinian-Venetian ...more

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Nicholas Colasanto is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Television Directors from Italy
Nicholas Colasanto Died at 61 (1924-1985) Nicholas Colasanto was an American actor and television director, known for his role, Coach Ernie Pantusso, in the American sitcom Cheers.

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Nicolò Bongiorno is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Television Directors from Italy
Nicolò Bongiorno age 41 Nicolò Bongiorno is a director, producer and writer.

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Pupi Avati is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Television Directors from Italy
Pupi Avati age 79 Giuseppe Avati, better known as Pupi Avati, is an Italian film director, producer, and screenwriter.

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Renato De Maria is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Television Directors from Italy
Renato De Maria age 60 Renato De Maria is a film director, screenwriter and television director.

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Richard Benedict is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Television Directors from Italy
Richard Benedict Died at 64 (1920-1984) Richard "Pepe" Benedict was an Italian-born television and film actor and director. He appeared in dozens of television programs and movies from the 1940s to the 1960s, most notably ...more

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Roberto Benigni is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Television Directors from Italy
Roberto Benigni age 65 Roberto Remigio Benigni, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI is an Italian actor, comedian, screenwriter and director. He co-wrote, directed and acted in the 1997 film, Life Is Beautiful, which ...more

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Scott Baio is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Television Directors from Italy
Scott Baio age 57 Scott Baio is a film actor and television director.

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Sophia Bush is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Television Directors from Italy
Sophia Bush age 35 Sophia Anna Bush is an American actress, director, spokesperson, and activist. She starred in The WB/CW television series One Tree Hill, in which she portrayed Brooke Davis from 2003 to 2012. ...more

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Stefania Girolami Goodwin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Television Directors from Italy
Stefania Girolami Goodwin age 55 Stefania Girolami Goodwin is an actress and television director.

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Tonino Valerii is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Television Directors from Italy
Tonino Valerii age 83 Tonino Valerii is an Italian film director, most known for his Spaghetti Westerns. Valerii started his film career as an assistant director on Sergio Leone's A Fistful of Dollars, before moving ...more

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Ugo Fabrizio Giordani is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Television Directors from Italy
Ugo Fabrizio Giordani age 61 Ugo Fabrizio Giordani is a screenwriter, film and TV director.

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William Hale is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Television Directors from Italy
William Hale age 83 William Hale is a television and film director.