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This is a character guide for Prime Video’s “Everybody Loves Diamonds,” with character descriptions, names of actors, and more.

Please Note: This content contains pertinent spoilers; descriptions are updated as new information is presented; images are changed as better ones are captured; and this is not an exhaustive list of every cast member, guest star, or recurring role. 

“Everybody Loves Diamonds” General Information

Network(s) Prime Video
Genre(s) Comedy

Crime

Non-English (Italian)

Created By Gianluca Maria Tavarelli
Based On True events in the Antwerp Diamond Heist 2003
First Aired October 13, 2023
Executive Produced By Mario Gianani and Lorenzo Gangarossa
Showrunner(s) Gianluca Maria Tavarelli

Synopsis

“Everybody Loves Diamonds” is based on the true story of the Antwerp Diamond Heist, the largest diamond robbery in the world. A skilled and charming team of Italian thieves, led by Leonardo Notarbartolo (Kim Rossi Stuart), pulled off seemingly the perfect crime. But just a few days later, Notarbartolo is caught by the authorities. For 8 episodes, the international-caper “Everybody Loves Diamonds” depicts how the heist was planned and the aftermath of Notarbartolo and his team’s actions. While Notarbartolo denies any part of the heist, his loved ones and friends’ lives are at risk as he tries to figure out what went wrong. The story is told with tremendous speed, twists, and thrills that keep viewers eagerly trying to guess what will happen next. 

Notable Locations & Items

  • The World Diamond Center (1.1): the most secure and protected location for diamonds, and precisely what Notarbartolo targeted in his heist. 

Other Noteworthy Information

The Antwerp Diamond Heist was deemed the heist of the century. While people were arrested and served time, some diamonds remain unrecovered. 

Episode Listing

Notable Episodes

  • 1.1 A Near-Perfect Plan: Introduces the heist and sets the tone and characters
    1.7 The Long Night: The execution of the diamond heist

Season 1

Episode Number and Title
Episode 1: A Near-Perfect Plan Episode 2: The Trojan Horse Episode 3: The Dark Side of the Diamond
Episode 4: Thief of Hearts Episode 5: The Appointment Episode 6: Couples Therapy
Episode 7: The Long Night Episode 8: Everybody Loves Diamonds  

Leonardo Notarbartolo (Kim Rossi Stuart)

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Since he was a child, Leonardo has been thieving and lying, but Leo sees his thieving as a chance to dream big and become someone noteworthy in history. Inspired by an older mentor figure and his wife, Leonardo sees the diamond heist as his destiny and most significant accomplishment. 

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: 1.1: A Near-Perfect Plan 
  • The actor is also known for their role in “The Keys to the House,” their role in “Anche libero va bene,” and their role in “Angel of Evil.”

Anna (Anna Foglietta)

As Leonardo’s wife and an insurance agent, Anna initially is unaware of Leonardo’s plans to steal from the largest diamond center in the world. But Anna is also able to play along and has her own cunning streak of mischief.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: 1.1 “A Near-Perfect Plan”
  • The actor is also known for their role in “The American,” their role in “Escort in Love,” and their role in “Perfect Strangers.”

Ghigo (Gianmarco Tognazzi)

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As Leonardo’s old friend and accomplice in crime, Ghigo is an alarms expert who ensures the police will not be notified of the robbery. While Ghigo is initially hesitant to join, he has multiple financial woes due to ex-wives and their demands. 

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: 1.1 “A Near-Perfect Plan”
  • The actor is also known for their role in “Crack,” their role in “lo no,” and their role in “To Rome with Love.”

Sandra (Carlotta Antonelli)

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Sandra is a younger, more promising thief who excels at picking locks. At only 27, she’s comfortable taking small loot, but Leonardo convinces her to aim her sights higher and consider her father, who’s currently locked up in prison.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: 1.1 “A Near-Perfect Plan”
  • The actor is also known for their role in “Solo,” their role in “Suburra: Blood on Rome,” and their role in “Bang Bang Baby.”

Alberto (Leonardo Lidi)

As Leonardo’s younger brother and a super hacker, Alberto wants nothing to do with Leonardo’s way of life. They have a strained relationship, but Alberto agrees to the heist to help his brother find true happiness. 

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: 1.1 “A Near-Perfect Plan”
  • The actor is also known for their role in “Lessons of Love,” their role in “Amo la tempesta,” and their role in “Rose Island.”

Inspector Mertens (Johan Heldenbergh)

A ruthless detective tasked with uncovering who pulled off the heist. Inspector Mertens is experienced, hardened, and takes Leonardo’s heist as a personal attack against him. 

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: 1.1 “A Near-Perfect Plan”
  • The actor is also known for their role in “The Broken Circle Breakdown,” their role in “The Brand New Testament,” and their role in “The Zookeeper’s Wife.”

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