Franco Nero turns 80: the story of his great love with Vanessa Redgrave, from the meeting on the set in 1967 to the wedding celebrated in secret

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“My autobiography? It would take five volumes! I’ve worked in 100 countries, I’ve met everyone from Reagan to Gorbachev to Queen Elizabeth. Maybe I’ll dedicate myself to it as an older man ». Word of Franco Nero (interviewed by Io Donna), who more than 80 years old – he turns it just today, November 23 – feels “60, at the most!”. Among the most prolific and internationally known Italian actors, he starred in over 150 cinema films (including Sergio Corbucci’s 1966 immortal western “Django”), in almost 50 dramas and fiction and in 2021 he returned to sit behind the camera (he directed “The Man Who Drew God”, a film that also marks the return of Kevin Spacey to the stage). But Francesco Clemente Giuseppe Sparanero (this is the real name of the actor), born in 1941 in San Prospero Parmense – a fraction of the municipality of Parma -, is also well known love life: his wife, since 2006, is the appreciated and award-winning British actress Vanessa Redgrave. A love story that has distant roots in time.

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