Wednesday, November 27, 2019

RIP Vittorio Congia

The voice actor Vittorio Congia has died: he’s the voice of Maigret and Bilbo in "The Lord of the Rings"

Il Messaggero
November 27, 2019

The film, TV actor and well-known voice actor Vittorio Congia, 89 years old from Iglesias in Sardinia, has died. The family made it known. He was a familiar face, between cinema and TV, especially between the end of the 1950s and the end of the 1970s. Congia appeared in about forty films - including twelve musicals - between 1957 and 1978.

For television he participated in the season of the dramas: Biblioteca di Studio Uno (1964, episodio I tre moschettieri), Za-bum (1964), Scaramouche (1965), Oliver Cromwell: Ritratto di un dittatore (1969), Nero Wolfe (1971, episodio Salsicce «Mezzanotte»), Le inchieste del commissario Maigret (1972, episodio Maigret in pensione), Il commissario De Vincenzi (1974, episodio L'albergo delle tre rose), Don Giovanni in Sicilia (1977), Il furto della Gioconda (1978), Tecnica di un colpo di stato: la marcia su Roma (1978). Important was his activity as a voice actor, among other things he was the voice of Ian Holm of the Lord of the Rings and Jeff Rawle of Harry Potter.

CONGIA, Vittorio
Born: 11/4/1930, Iglesias, Sardinia, Italy
Died: 11/27/2019, Rome, Lazio, Italy

Vittorio Congia’s westerns – actor, voice dubber:
The Ballad of Ben and Charlie – 1972 (Alan Smith)
Kung Fu (TV) – 1972-1975 [Italian voice of Philip Ahn]
The Three Musketeers of the West – 1973 (wedding announcer)

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