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Ermete Zacconi
Born(1857-09-14)14 September 1857
Died14 October 1948(1948-10-14) (aged 91)
Viareggio, Italy
SpouseInes Cristina [it]
ChildrenErnes Zacconi (daughter)
Margherita Bagni (step-daughter)

Ermete Zacconi (14 September 1857, Montecchio Emilia, Province of Reggio Emilia – 14 October 1948 in Viareggio) was an Italian stage and film actor and a representative of naturalism and verism in acting. His leading ladies on stage were his wife Ines Cristina [it] and Paola Pezzaglia.

His wife Ines Cristina was born into a family of theater actors to Maltese actor Raffaello Cristina and Italian actress Cesira Sabatini. The actor Olinto Cristina and the actresses Ada Cristina Almirante and Jone Frigerio were her siblings. She was previously married to prompter Ambrogio Bagni (pseudonym of Ambrogio Bagna) with whom she had had a daughter Margherita Bagni, also an actress. Zacconi and his wife had a daughter together Ernes Zacconi.

He had lead roles in plays by William Shakespeare, Carlo Goldoni, Alfred de Musset, Henrik Ibsen, August Strindberg. He also performed in films. His most notable film roles include L'emigrante (1915), Cardinal Lambertini (1934), Summer Rain (1937), The Pearls of the Crown (1937), Processo e morte di Socrate (1939), and Le Comte de Monte Cristo (1943).


Year Title Role Notes
1915 L'emigrante Antonio, l'emigrante
1918 Gli spettri
1918 La forza della coscienza
1934 Cardinal Lambertini Cardinal Lambertini
1936 Cuor di vagabondo Babblo Larue
1937 The Pearls of the Crown Le pape Clement VII
1937 Summer Rain
1939 Processo e morte di Socrate Socrate
1941 Orizzonte dipinto Il vecchio grande attore
1941 Don Buonaparte Don Geronimo Buonaparte
1942 Il romanzo di un giovane povero Augusto Laroche
1942 Piazza San Sepolcro
1943 Le Comte de Monte Cristo L'abbé Faria (final film role)