Veteran actor Silvio Orlando currently fascinating the world in Paolo Sorrentino’s HBO series, The Young Pope, with Jude Law and Diane Keaton. As Cardinal Angelo Voiello, Camerlengo and Cardinal Secretary of State of the Holy See, Orlando has become one of the crucial characters in the story of a Pope set on dismantling the church as we know it.
Uniquely played as a Vatican City power broker, saint and sinner in an unanticipated church crisis, Orlando brings remarkable humanity to the political and yet devout Catholic leader.
Il Papà Di Giovanna (Giovanna’s Father)
Set in Mussolini era Italy, Orlando plays Michele Caseli, a high school art teacher in a loveless marriage with a socially awkward daughter ( Alba Rohrwacher) who turns out to be criminally schizophrenic.
Missione Di Pace (Peace Mission)
Not exactly the anti-war film it might have been, and yet not at all not an anti-anti-war movie, I found myself somehow rooting for the military (Orlando) instead of his peacenik son.
With the inflexible and idealistic young anarchist trying to ruin his father’s military career and having adventures with his pretend friend, Che Guevara, Orlando plays the perfect straight man as his world grows progressively out of control.
One of the most successful films of 2006 in Italy, Il Caimano premiered at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival and was directed by Nanni Moretti.
Orlando plays Bruno Bonomo a B-Movie producer, who did movies starring his wife Paola (Margherita Buy) in the 1970s.
Fuori Dal Mondo (Not of this World)
Margherita Buy plays a nun that convinces a businessman (Orlando) to help her care for an abandoned baby.