Giuliana Berlinguer
Born23 November 1933 (1933-11-23)
Mantua, Kingdom of Italy
Died15 September 2014 (2014-09-16) (aged 80)
Rome, Italy
AwardsRapallo Carige Prize

Giuliana Berlinguer (Italian pronunciation: [dʒuˈljaːna berliŋˈɡwɛr]; 23 November 1933 – 15 September 2014) was an Italian director, screenwriter, and novelist.

Life and career

Born in Mantua, Berlinguer studied at the Silvio d’Amico Academy of Dramatic Arts, where she graduated in stage direction.[1][2] She later focused on television, directing several RAI TV-movies and series, notably a successful 1969 Nero Wolfe miniseries starring Tino Buazzelli in the title role.[1]

In 1983 she directed the war-drama film Il disertore, which was screened at the Venice Film Festival.[1] She was the wife of Giovanni Berlinguer, the brother of Enrico Berlinguer.


  1. ^ a b c Aldo Grasso, Massimo Scaglioni. Enciclopedia della Televisione. Garzanti, Milano, 1996 – 2003. ISBN 881150466X.
  2. ^ "È morta Giuliana Berlinguer, regista del mitico "Nero Wolfe"". La Repubblica. 15 September 2014. Retrieved 11 August 2015.