Though he had lived a long, full, artistic and happy life I
was indeed saddened to learn that we had lost our friend
Leonardo Cimino.

Leonardo was a wonderful man and a talented actor who
graced a great many productions. I was privileged to
have him alongside me in V. He brought an extraordinary
presence and his powerful gravitas to our miniseries.

I was honored to have worked with him and that of his
many memorable roles
The New York Times chose for
their article about him a photo of Leonardo taken during
our original V.

His potent performance, particularly in the scene
pictured in
The Times when he stood up for  Resistance,
told the youngsters that V was for Victory and then
commanded them to, "Go tell your friends..." will
continue to ring down the years.

I will miss him...but I will never, ever forget him.
Leonardo Cimino

Portrait by Beatrice Tozzi
France, 2012