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Giampaolo Morelli (Naples, November 25, 1974) is an Italian actor, screenwriter and writer. After the high school diploma degree from Saint Thomas Aquinas high school in Naples, he enrolled in a degree program in law and, just five exams before graduation thesis, moves to an undergraduate degree in psychology. He began working in show business doing cabaret, theatre and the magician in Naples. Then leave his studies and decided to devote himself to the task, and so moved to Rome. He filmed several television series, including Butta la luna, directed by Vittorio Sindoni, on Rai 1; Inspector Coliandro, directed by Manetti Bros. and Captain, on Rai 2. In 2009 he led, along with Elena Di Cioccio, the tv show Stracult, always on Rai 2. In 2005 he starred in the film, which wrote the script, Floor 17, Directed by the Manetti Bros. Among his other work for the big screen are South Kensington, directed by Carlo Vanzina, where he has his first starring role in a film production, Paz! and Amatemi, directed by Renato De Maria, Ditelo con parole mie, directed by Daniele Luchetti, and L’ uomo perfetto, directed by Luca Lucini. The next year is a play with Gino non si tocca, comedy he wrote and directed together with Gianluca Ansanelli. In 2006 he starred Inspector Coliandro directed by Manetti Brothers. Creator of the series is instead the writer Carlo Lucarelli: Coliandro – a COP with very different traits from traditional Italian narrative fiction and investigators – is his creation so much that before the television dramatisation, the character had been the subject of some of his novels in the early 1990. Despite being a TV series, basically every episode of Inspector Coliandro is a TV movie in its own right, shot alluding to a different film genre and with many citations to some inspiring models, including gender films over the years 1970 and 1980 interpreted by Tomás Milián as Inspector Nico Giraldi, or the classic crime movies by Clint Eastwood as Inspector Harry Callahan. I had the honor to give the portrait to Giampaolo Morelli himself.