Actor (Hannover, Germany, 1.21.1970)
Thamisanqa Molepo is an Italian actor, based in Rome and active in the TV, film and theatrical scene since the early 1990s. Born in Hannover in 1970, and German native speaker, he attended acting school by Vanna Polverosi in Rome from 1990 to 1992. In early 1990s Molepo started to have supporting roles in film and TV productions, notably alongside Edrissa Sanneh in Bianco e nero and in the second season of the successful TV series Classe di ferro, as the enlisted man Mahamet Dajkiri, of Eritrean origins. In 1993 he had his first acting experience in theater with the production of Franco Bertini’s La valigia di carne, directed by Giulio Base at Teatro Brancati, Rome.
In 2007, after a 10-year layoff, he was back with in an urban drama filmed in Rome, Cemento armato aka Concrete Romance, where he played Said, the right-arm man of the boss Giorgio Faletti, possibly his most relevant role. In 2010 Molepo he was awarded with Oscar dei giovani by Centro Europeo per il turismo, sport e spettacolo. He participated in a theatrical workshop with Luca Pizzurro and Fabio di Dio Busà at Teatro del Torrino in Rome (2009-12), and was part of the production La vita di ognuno di noi, directed by Pizzurro. In 2012 he acted in the production Colazione da Tiffany by Truman Capote, directed by Pietro Maccarinelli for the company Gli Ipocriti, released at Teatro Diana in Naples and at Teatro Eliseo in Rome. His latest role was a cameo in the British/Italian/Spanish co-production The Face of an Angel, inspired by the case of Meredith Kercher and also starring Nathan Stewart-Jarrett and Nikki Amuka-Bird.
We have reasons to believe that Thami Dee was the nickname Molepo was using when cast in several TV and film productions in the 1990s, from Classe di ferro (1991) to L’appartamento (1997).
Quadro d’autore (Pietro Sagliocco, 1991, ff, act), Bianco e nero – Altri particolari in cronaca (Fabrizio Laurenti, 1991, tvm, act), Il barista (Sandra Monteleoni, 1991, tvs, act), Classe di ferro (s2e1. Arrivano le spine) (Bruno Corbucci, 1992, tvs, act), Vietato ai minori (Maurizio Ponzi, 1992, ff, act), Quelli della speciale (Bruno Corbucci, 1993, tvs, act), L’orso di peluche (Jacques Deray, 1993, ff, act), Marta Singapore (Barbara Melega, 1995, sf, act), Intolerance (e Lettere) (Armando Cattarinich, 1996, sf, act), Abbiamo solo fatto l’amore (Fulvio Ottaviano, 1997, ff, act), L’appartamento (Francesca Pirani, 1997, tvm, act), Cemento armato (Marco Martani, 2007, ff, act), Nati ieri (1e5. Controllati a vista) (Carmine Elia, 2007, tvs, act), Ho sposato uno sbirro (s1e3. Pericolosamente) (Carmine Elia, 2008, tvs, act), Tutta la verità (Cinzia TH Torrini, 2009, tvms, act), Cugino & cugino (Vittorio Sindoni, 2011, tvs, act), Anita Garibaldi (Claudio Bonivento, 2012, ff, act), Tutto tutto niente niente (Giulio Manfredonia, 2012, ff, act), The Face of an Angel (Michael Winterbottom, 2014, ff, act)
Frame taken from:
Cemento armato. Dir. Marco Martani. Italian International Film, Rai Cinema, 2007.
Contributors: Leonardo De Franceschi, with Luigi Forgione and Daria Picardi
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