|With Roberto Ciufoli at the 2015 Festa del Cinema in Rome|
When not appearing on camera or on stage, Ciufoli is the voice of many adored Italian characters. He's done voice-overs for several children's animation shows such as the Italian cartoon, La gabbianella e il gatto and the American films Galline in fuga (Chicken Run) and L'era glaciale 4 - Continenti alla deriva (Ice Age: Continental Drift) plus the Korean cartoon Pucca.
In a 2013 interview for La Prima Pagina, he didn’t have a positive outlook on contemporary Italian cinema, saying that he feels the themes and players are usualy the same and don’t grow. For example, there is still too much focus of themes of organized crime. He feels that Italian filmmakers should move on and write about something else. That was 2 years ago. With the release of two huge films this year that focus on organized crime- Suburra and Non essere cattivo, I doubt his viewpoint has not changed. In 2015, Ciufoli's focus has been on theater with some television appearances here and there including the popular RAI 2 variety show, Stasera tutto è possibile and an interview spot for Nuovo IMAIE during the Festa de Cinema in Rome. From what I could see of 2016, it looks like Ciufoli will continue with his focus on theater. If you’re in Italy and able to attend any of his performances, I’d highly recommend it. His television work is hilarious and most likely, he carries that gift for comic timing over to the stage. To find out about his upcoming stage productions, follow him on Twitter.