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Patrick Dempsey is behind the wheel of a vintage car to play Piero Taruffi in Ferrari in Italy


Patrick Dempsey looked dashing behind the wheel of a sports car on the set of Ferrari in Modena, Italy on Tuesday. 

The 56-year-old actor donned a vintage helmet and goggles for his portrayal of racing legend Piero Taruffi.

The biopic, which tells the life story of the Italian automotive entrepreneur, co-stars Adam Driver as Enzo Ferrari, Penelope Cruz as his wife, Laura, and Shailene Woodley as his partner, Lina Lardi.

Dashing: Patrick Dempsey, 56, looked dashing behind the wheel of a sports car on the set of Ferrari in Modena, Italy Tuesday

Dashing: Patrick Dempsey, 56, looked dashing behind the wheel of a sports car on the set of Ferrari in Modena, Italy Tuesday

Legend: The 56-year-old actor donned a vintage helmet and goggles for his portrayal of racing legend Piero Taruffi

Legend: The 56-year-old actor donned a vintage helmet and goggles for his portrayal of racing legend Piero Taruffi

Makeup artists used their magic to make it appear as if the Grey’s Anatomy alum had just returned from a high speed ride. His face looked dirty from the nose down, as it would at the end of a race. 

The star was costumed in a black pull over and khaki work pants. He wore driving gloves in keeping with the period. 

Earlier this month the star spoke about his role while being honored at Disney’s D23 expo, revealing, ‘I’m having a great time, I get to drive a lot of fast cars.’ 

It’s difficult to tell in these latest photos, but the Disenchanted star’s hair has been bleached a snowy white to match his character’s coif. 

Dark haired Dempsey: The star is known for his darker locks, seen here on Grey's Anatomy

Dark haired Dempsey: The star is known for his darker locks, seen here on Grey’s Anatomy

Makeup magic: Makeup artists used their magic to make it appear as if the Grey's Anatomy alum had just returned from a high speed ride. His face looked dirty from the nose down, as it would at the end of a race

Makeup magic: Makeup artists used their magic to make it appear as if the Grey’s Anatomy alum had just returned from a high speed ride. His face looked dirty from the nose down, as it would at the end of a race

The Technique of Motor Racing author was known as the ‘silver fox’ by friends and fans.  

Of his new look, Patrick told Variety, ‘I love it, it’s great. It’s fun to do something different.

‘Unfortunately, or fortunately, I’m known for my hair. So, this has really jacked up a lot of people, they don’t know how to embrace it. Either they love it or they hate it.’

Fast cars: Earlier this month the star spoke about his role while being honored at Disney's D23 expo, revealing, 'I’m having a great time, I get to drive a lot of fast cars'

Fast cars: Earlier this month the star spoke about his role while being honored at Disney’s D23 expo, revealing, ‘I’m having a great time, I get to drive a lot of fast cars’

Hair: It's difficult to tell in this latest photos, but the Disenchanted star's hair has been bleached a snowy white to match his character's coif

Hair: It’s difficult to tell in this latest photos, but the Disenchanted star’s hair has been bleached a snowy white to match his character’s coif

‘I like it,’ he exclaimed, and advised other to experiment for themselves. ‘Dye your hair, have fun. Blonds have more fun, I have to tell you, it’s true. I’m in Italy, driving race cars. So, I can’t complain.’ 

The biopic, which tells the life story of the Italian automotive entrepreneur, co-stars Adam Driver as Enzo Ferrari, Penelope Cruz as his wife, Laura, and Shailene Woodley as his partner, Lina Lardi. 

The movie is set in 1957, when Ferrari is struggling to save his company from bankruptcy while mourning the death of his son, Alfredo, who died from Duchenne muscular dystrophy at age 24.

Silver fox: Racing legend Piero Taruffi  was known as the 'silver fox' by friends and fans

Silver fox: Racing legend Piero Taruffi  was known as the ‘silver fox’ by friends and fans

Costume: The star was costumed in a black pull over and khaki work pants. He wore driving gloves in keeping with the period

Costume: The star was costumed in a black pull over and khaki work pants. He wore driving gloves in keeping with the period

In an effort to revive his business and reputation, Ferrari put together a team to compete in the Mille Miglia, a 1,000-mile race across Italy.

Filming began on August 17. Ferrari is expected to be released theatrically sometime in late 2023, just in time for awards season.

Patrick is a huge racing enthusiast. 

Filming: Filming began on August 17. Ferrari is expected to be released theatrically sometime in late 2023, just in time for awards season

Filming: Filming began on August 17. Ferrari is expected to be released theatrically sometime in late 2023, just in time for awards season

He formed Dempsey Racing in 2006.

The founder described it as ‘a collection of motorsport enthusiasts and professionals with the intent of nurturing new talent alongside esteemed racing legends to the top worldwide echelons of the sport.’

The program includes cycling as well.

Racing enthusiast: Patrick is a huge racing enthusiast

Racing enthusiast: Patrick is a huge racing enthusiast

Dempsey Racing: The actor founded Dempsey Racing in 2006 'with the intent of nurturing new talent alongside esteemed racing legends to the top worldwide echelons of the sport'

Dempsey Racing: The actor founded Dempsey Racing in 2006 ‘with the intent of nurturing new talent alongside esteemed racing legends to the top worldwide echelons of the sport’

The Dempsey Challenge, which includes a variety of races for cyclists, runners and walkers, raises money for the Dempsey Center.

The Peloton Project producer founded the facility in his native Maine in 2008 after watching his mother, Amanda, undergo treatment for ovarian cancer.  She died in 2014. 

The Dempsey Center offers ‘provides personalized and comprehensive cancer care at no cost’ according to the website. 

The Dempsey Challenge: Patrick also focuses on cycling, and raises money for charity through the Dempsey Challenge

The Dempsey Challenge: Patrick also focuses on cycling, and raises money for charity through the Dempsey Challenge

The Dempsey Center: Proceeds from the annual fundraiser to go The Dempsey Center in Maine, which 'provides personalized and comprehensive cancer care at no cost'

The Dempsey Center: Proceeds from the annual fundraiser to go The Dempsey Center in Maine, which ‘provides personalized and comprehensive cancer care at no cost’



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