Jerry Di Giacomo
Jerry Di Giacomo was born in New York in 1948. After starting his professional life as an computer scientist, he moved to Paris in 1971 in order to study acting with Étienne Marcel Decroux. While still a student, he made his debut as an acrobatic dancer in the cabaret drag show La Grand Eugène (directed by Frantz Salieri) – this was followed by a six-month tour through Italy as well as performances in France and Germany. In 1974 he played his first film role in L’important c’est d’aimer (director: Andrzej Żuławski) opposite stars like Romy Schneider and Klaus Kinski. To this day, he has appeared in numerous film and TV productions: these include La Révolution française (director: Robert Enrico), Death and the Maiden (director: Roman Polanski), Immortal (director: Enki Bilal), Arthur et les Minimoys (director: Luc Besson) and Wings of Fame (director: Otakar Votocek). In 1979 he created Mimeshow in Rome, performing in it for more than fifteen years, including guest appearances in Germany, Belgium, France, Tunisia and Morocco. Jerry Di Giacomo’s first work with Irina Brook was The Bridge of San Luis Rey adapted from Thornton Wilder in 2004, followed by A Midsummer Night’s Dream adapted from Shakespeare, Handel’s Giulio Cesare and Somewhere…La Mancha.