He is beautiful and handsome, and he has the right vibes when it comes to acting. Lorenzo Richelmy is his name – the Italian actor who took Netflix by storm and thrilled his audience when he was cast as the title character in the original Netflix series Marco Polo. The man has also appeared in various Italian shows and films.
Lorenzo Richelmy Biography
Lorenzo, born to Italian parents, was welcomed to earth on 25 March 1990 in La Spezia (Italy) and grew up in Rome. His parents are both theatre actors, so it is no surprise that he has chosen the path of what he does best – acting. He started acting at the age of 4 when he was cast at the side of his mother, who was then the leading actress in a play. Although he only played a supporting role – he just came on stage and said: “Here’s the chicken” – he was well prepared for his future as a star.
At the age of 7 he started professional acting in the play The Gran Sasso Winked Frejus by E. Victorians directed by Italo Spinelli but stopped three years later. The break was due to his mother’s order. Since she was a stage actress herself, she knew what her little son probably hadn’t discovered yet, because she wanted something much better for him, because stage acting doesn’t really pay off.
His passion for acting reawakened when he was 16 years old and he asked his mother to allow him to pursue it. She did, but on condition that he gets good grades in school. A typical mother, you would say. Although he had not been a genius with books, his passion overcame his weakness and he certainly got good grades. Vroom to professional acting.
He was accepted into the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, the Italian national film school. He started a year earlier than usual and became the youngest student ever admitted to the school. Lorenzo has appeared in Italian television programs and in Kubrik-Una Storia porn. Fortune smiled on him when he was cast as Marco Polo, a famous explorer. It was the role that projected him into the spotlight.
The producers of the series were looking for a suitable actor for the role. After three years of careful search without good results, Lorenzo came into play. He heard about the project and thought he could do it. His director friend helped him with the audition and he was accepted. The fact that he was an Italian first, then open-minded and a traveler, made him the man for the role. He was offered the lead role in April 2014, when he visited the USA for the first time.
Being Italian, English was not a language he was all too familiar with, but his new role required him to speak the language and he was all too ready and willing to learn it. At the same time, he learned kung fu, horseback riding, and swordplay.
His other film appearances include I liceali (2009), Borgia (2013), The Third Half (2013), Sotto Una Buona Stella (2014), Rainbow: A Private Matter (2017), La ragazza nella nebbia (2017).
Who’s His Wife, Is He Gay?
After he had said in an interview that there would be total nudity during the shooting but no frontal shots, many would have wondered if he was gay. While many male actors would strip naked on set to get ratings, Lorenzo sees it differently. He sees his portrayals as a responsibility to tell the untold story of existing people and an obligation to show that one’s own reality can surpass the best images even without CGI (computer-generated images). Lorenzo has a straightforward sexual orientation, and there are no valid reasons for suspecting otherwise.
He said he doesn’t like mean girls, even a bit of malice would scare him off. Honesty, composure, good looks, and self-confidence are some of the things he likes in a girl. So many people wondered if there really was a girl who met these criteria. Like a girlfriend? Yes, exactly. He let us believe that there was one.
During the time of his shooting in 2014, he said that he skyped every day with his girlfriend while he was shooting around the world. He is in a relationship with the actress Margherita Laterza. She is known for her appearances in Italian language television shows and films such as Don Matteo (2000), ll Nostro Ultimo (2015). They also played the leading role in the Italian-language film The Third Half (2013), which could mean that they met on the set and then started the film.
Richelmy’s Height and Body Measurements
The Marco Polo actor is not only good on set and on stage, but he also has a great body to compliment his skills. He has a well-muscled body and great abs, which he can show on-screen even without a shirt. He weighs 64 kg and is 5′ 10? (1.78 m) tall, but the actual measurements of his body are not available.