Euro Cult Movie Forum => British & European TV => Topic started by: Inspector Tanzi on 04 Aug 2008 - 15:30

Title: Eurocult actors in 70's & 80's TV show appearances or cameos
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 04 Aug 2008 - 15:30
I got this idea on Sunday when i was round Alfetta's house.

He stuck on an episode of THE RETURN OF THE SAINT with Ian Ogilvy that was set in Italy and i noticed that Luciano Pigozzi (Alan Collins) had a role in it, also in the same episode Ogilvy went into someone's apartment and there were posters for COLT .38 SPECIAL SQUAD and Tarantini's CRIMEBUSTERS on the wall (and a poster for another crime film but i couldn't figure out what it was).

I also saw a MURDER SHE WROTE a few years ago that had Tomas Milian and James Coburn in, Milian was also in an episode of THE EQUALIZER but i am yet to see it.

Anyone think of any more.
Title: Re: Eurocult actors in 70's / 80's tv show appearances / cameos
Post by: Mart85 on 04 Aug 2008 - 15:42
I think Tomas Milian and Joe Dallesandro have both appeared in MIAMI VICE.
Title: Re: Eurocult actors in 70's & 80's tv show appearances or cameos
Post by: Jonny on 04 Aug 2008 - 16:01
This is from an old thread on AV Maniacs about 2 years ago.

I saw a familiar face on 'Space 1999', Luckily I recorded it so I could do some grabs.

Martin identified the actor, I thought it was Giannini for some reason but Mart pointed out that it was Orso Maria Guerrini.

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Title: Re: Eurocult actors in 70's & 80's TV show appearances or cameos
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 04 Aug 2008 - 16:39
Giancarlo Prete and Gianni Garko were also in the first series,something to do with RAI being involved with the production.

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Title: Re: Eurocult actors in 70's & 80's TV show appearances or cameos
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 04 Aug 2008 - 16:50
Just found a trailer for Gianni Garko's episode
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=_oQfQCJIIcI&feature=related (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=_oQfQCJIIcI&feature=related)
Title: Re: Eurocult actors in 70's & 80's TV show appearances or cameos
Post by: Jonny on 04 Aug 2008 - 16:56
Good find Stephen! Sounds like Garko's own voice too, I think in the episode I saw with Guerrini in he had his voice dubbed by someone else.

'Space 1999' used to be a favourite of mine when it was first aired, I still enjoy it when I catch the re-runs.
Title: Re: Eurocult actors in 70's & 80's TV show appearances or cameos
Post by: Rogerio Ferraz on 04 Aug 2008 - 17:05
Good find Stephen! Sounds like Garko's own voice too
Yeah, I was wondering the same thing myself! If that’s the case, it´s great to hear how Garko's voice sounds like!  ::)
Title: Re: Eurocult actors in 70's & 80's TV show appearances or cameos
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 04 Aug 2008 - 18:48
He stuck on an episode of THE RETURN OF THE SAINT with Ian Ogilvy that was set in Italy and i noticed that Luciano Pigozzi (Alan Collins) had a role in it, also in the same episode Ogilvy went into someone's apartment and there were posters for COLT .38 SPECIAL SQUAD and Tarantini's CRIMEBUSTERS on the wall (and a poster for another crime film but i couldn't figure out what it was).
Looking at the episode guides for this series i'm wondering if it was infact an Italian/British co-production as alot seem to have been filmed in Italy and featured some genre favorites like Venantino Venantini,Marino Masé,Giovanni Cianfriglia,Olga Karlatos,Lorraine de Selle,Paolo Malco,Elsa Martinelli etc.
Title: Re: Eurocult actors in 70's & 80's TV show appearances or cameos
Post by: Jonny on 04 Aug 2008 - 19:40
I'm pretty sure I've seen a few familiar faces in shows like THE CHAMPIONS that starred Alexandra Bastedo, Stuart Damon and William Gaunt (recently in HOLBY CITY and HEARBEAT  :-*).

Title: Re: Eurocult actors in 70's & 80's TV show appearances or cameos
Post by: Kevin Coed on 04 Aug 2008 - 19:46

Looking at the episode guides for this series i'm wondering if it was infact an Italian/British co-production

Yes, it was.
Title: Re: Eurocult actors in 70's & 80's TV show appearances or cameos
Post by: Jonny on 04 Aug 2008 - 20:10
Yes, it was.

Thanks for the confirmation.
Title: Re: Eurocult actors in 70's & 80's TV show appearances or cameos
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 04 Aug 2008 - 20:19

Yes, it was.
Thanks Rich
Hopefully they'll show it again soon on one of the UK sat channels,remember briefly watching part of an episode sometime last year.
Title: Re: Eurocult actors in 70's & 80's TV show appearances or cameos
Post by: Johan Melle on 08 Aug 2008 - 21:35
RETURN OF THE SAINT was co-produced by RAI, I believe, and that's why so many Italian actors had guest roles. ITC and RAI collaborated on a lot of TV productions - SPACE 1999 is another example, and then there's the SEAGULL ISLAND mini series etc.

Other Euro actors popped up in American TV shows too. Marilù Tolo tried her hand at a Hollywood career in the late 70s and appeared in an episode of CHARLIE'S ANGELS.

Katia Christine did the same thing in the early 80s. She had small guest roles in shows like CHIPS, KNIGHT RIDER and THE FALL GUY but never really had much Hollywood success, unfortunately...
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Post by: aylmer666 on 20 Sep 2008 - 00:23
Robert Rietty dubbed Orso Maria Guerrini in the SPACE 1999 episode.  Rietty is best known for dubbing Robert Shaw in AVALANCHE EXPRESS, Adolfo Celi in THUNDERBALL, and Tiger Tanaka in YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE.  Rietty's voice pops up numerous times in season 1 of SPACE 1999 (the only good season, season 2 was overall quite abysmal and lacked the fun Italian guest stars).

Gianni Garko I believe used his own voice for the one where he fights the space dragon - Rietty is credited with his voice, but I think it's a fluke.  If he did dub Garko, it's likely only for one or two brief lines.

I believe Giancarlo Prete's voice is genuinely his own.  It's great to hear as he only had a mild Italian accent as well.  I think the only other movies where you can hear his actual voice are DETECTIVE SCHOOL DROPOUTS, MASSACRE IN ROME, and possibly WAR AND REMEMBRANCE (haven't seen that one yet).

It's a shame these 3 didn't do more work outside of Italy.  Prete especially was a very good actor and gets a nice dual role in his 1999 episode.  I feel terrible he was stuck in such lousy movies like THE NEW BARBARIANS in the early 80's and then thankless small roles later on.

Also, Carla Romanelli appeared in a SPACE 1999 episode.  She was in SHANGHAI JOE, MILANO ROVENTE, and COP KILLER.
Title: Re: Eurocult actors in 70's & 80's TV show appearances or cameos
Post by: Jonny on 20 Sep 2008 - 07:50
Some great info there Mike!  :P
Title: Re: Eurocult actors in 70's & 80's TV show appearances or cameos
Post by: Johan Melle on 20 Sep 2008 - 12:55
Giancarlo Prete and Carla Romanelli were both among the Italian guest stars in RETURN OF THE SAINT too, and it certainly sounds as if they supplied their own voices.

Romanelli too spoke English very well - even if she had an Italian accent. She also appeared (speaking in her own voice) in the infamous Pia Zadora film THE LONELY LADY (1983), which was filmed in Rome. She was also doing some acting in France around this time and her career seemed to be doing well, so I wonder why she just dropped out of sight...

Those wanting to see more Euro actors guest star in American TV shows should pick up some episodes of I SPY on DVD. Several episodes in the second and third season were filmed in Italy and features guest roles from people like Gordon Mitchell, Barbara Steele, Massimo Serato, Raffaella Carrà, Caterina Boratto, Fausto Tozzi, Gabriele Ferzetti, Leopoldo Trieste, Paul Muller, Marino Masé, Samson Burke and Delia Boccardo.

Also, the third season of IT TAKES A THIEF filmed several episodes in Italy. Euro guest stars include: Delia Boccardo, Adolfo Celi, Edmund Purdom, Nicoletta Machiavelli, Venantino Venantini, Françoise Prévost, Paola Pitagora, Massimo Serato, Jacques Herlin, John Stacy, Bill Vanders, Ann Smyrner and Marino Masé. Sadly, I don't think this series has been released on DVD...
Title: Re: Eurocult actors in 70's & 80's TV show appearances or cameos
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 20 Sep 2008 - 13:39
Giancarlo Prete and Carla Romanelli were both among the Italian guest stars in RETURN OF THE SAINT too, and it certainly sounds as if they supplied their own voices.

Romanelli too spoke English very well - even if she had an Italian accent. She also appeared (speaking in her own voice) in the infamous Pia Zadora film THE LONELY LADY (1983), which was filmed in Rome. She was also doing some acting in France around this time and her career seemed to be doing well, so I wonder why she just dropped out of sight...
Great post,Johan.
I've a copy of Pino Tosini's rare 1968 crime film BOCCHE CUCITE which i think was her first film role and in which she had a decent sized part starring alongside Prete,Pier Paolo Capponi,Rosalba Neri and Lou Castel.An interesting little film which i don't think ever recieved an English dub.

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Title: Re: Eurocult actors in 70's & 80's TV show appearances or cameos
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 18 Nov 2008 - 11:24
The Italian tv show NOTTE CULT has a couple of clips of Barbara Bouchet's 1967 appearance in STAR TREK alongside William Shatner,stunning as ever though i'm not sure i could sit and watch the entire episode.

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Title: Re: Eurocult actors in 70's & 80's TV show appearances or cameos
Post by: George White on 31 Jul 2012 - 10:39
Anton Diffring
Richard Johnson
Ed Purdom
Jack Hedley
Catriona McColl did a Dempsey and Makepeace.
Chris Chittell from Emmerdale was in Weekend Murders and a spagwestern.