A veteran Italian actor with over 100 film and television credits to his name, Luigi Diberti is best known for his starring role in "Magnificat. " Born in Turin, Diberti got started relatively late in cinema, with his first role coming in his late 30s in the 1968 film "The Visionaries." He then had a supporting role in the 1971 drama "Metello," which was named that year's top Italian film and won acclaim at the Cannes Film Festival. He had high billing in the 1971 drama "The Working Class Goes to Heaven" and appeared with Giancarlo Giannini in Lina Wertmüller's social-class comedy "The Seduction of Mimi," another favorite at Cannes. He had a starring role in the French production "Handsome Face" in '72 and played Ceccarelli, a taxi driver, in "Libera, amore mio..." ("Libera, My Love") with Claudia Cardinale in 1975. Another supporting role came in the comedic drama "Wifemistress" in '77, and in '88 he worked with veteran Italian director Pupi Avati on "The Last Minute." He worked with Avati again on the drama "Magnificat" as the star of the film, which won Avati a 1993 Golden Palm nomination at Cannes. Other credits include playing Monsignor Vincenzo in the BBC horror mini-series "Apparitions" and Inspector Manetti in the 1996 Dario Argento thriller "The Stendhal Syndrome."