Hard yards pay off: Aldo Mignone

A Place to Call Home stars Aldo Mignone and Abby Earl. Picture: Matt Jelonek www.communitypix.com.au   d443813
A Place to Call Home stars Aldo Mignone and Abby Earl. Picture: Matt Jelonek www.communitypix.com.au d443813

HE plays a hard-working Italian farm boy on our screens, but in real-life Aldo Mignone, who is Gino Poletti in A Place to Call Home, is very much a free-spirited young man.

The 30-year-old was in Perth recently for a screening of season three of the series at the Cygnet Theatre in Como.

With five sisters, Mignone said it was they who kept him in line and launched his acting career.

“They used to dress me up as a woman and we would put on shows,” he said.

He moved to Sydney six years ago and got stuck into theatre which included roles in As You Like It and The Crucible.

After some roles in Ostia – La notte finale and Danger 5 in 2011, Mignone landed the role of Gino which he said was so different from theatre.

“The pace of film is really different to theatre,” he said.

He said he had learned so much from the show.

“There is so much to learn, and I have learned a lot from others, especially when it comes to the technical side,” he said

Season three of A Place to Call Home looks at the reality of married life for Gino and Anna and how it differs from their fairy tale romance.