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Blanca Portillo is a Actor Espagnol born on 15 june 1963 at Madrid (Espagne)

Blanca Portillo

Blanca Portillo
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Nationality Espagne
Birth 15 june 1963 (55 years) at Madrid (Espagne)

Blanca Portillo (born 15 June 1963) is a Spanish actress.

Biography

Elle commence comme actrice pour plusieurs œuvres théâtrales amateurs avant de passer sa maîtrise d'art dramatique à la RESAD.
L'un de ses travaux principaux rôle à cette époque fut celui de Carol dans l’œuvre Oleanna, de David Mamet, réalisée par Joaquín Kremel en 1994.

Elle fait ses débuts cinématographiques avec le film Entre rojas et est nominée pour les Prix Goya et Unión de Actores pour son rôle dans le film El color de las nubes en 1997. Luis San Naricso l’engage pour la série de Tele5 7 vidas, où elle joue le rôle de Carlota. Elle participe au doublage espagnol du film d'animation le Monde de Nemo. Malgré ses succès à la télévision et au cinéma, elle ne délaisse pas pour autant le théâtre et collabore à quelques œuvres, soit comme actrice, soit comme metteur en scène.
En 2003, elle se joint au mouvement pacifiste contre la guerre en Irak (No a la guerra).
En 2004, elle abandonne 7 vidas pour participer au projet théâtral argentin La hija del aire (La Fille de l’air), basé sur le livre de Calderón de la Barca, qu'elle concilie avec le film Elsa y Fred (2005) et
qu'elle présente de retour à Madrid. Puis, elle joue un rôle masculin dans le film Capitaine Alatriste, basé sur un roman d’Arturo Pérez Reverte.

Plus tard, Pedro Almodóvar l’engage pour le rôle d’Agustina dans le film Volver en 2006 (qui lui vaut le prix d'interprétation - collectif - au festival de Cannes), Miloš Forman pour le film Les Fantômes de Goya (Goya's Ghost) et Gracia Querejeta pour Siete mesas (de Billar Francés).
En 2008, Pedro Almodóvar - à nouveau - lui fait interpréter le rôle de Judit, dans Etreintes brisées (Los abrazos rotos). Elle tourne ensuite dans Biutiful d'Alejandro González Iñárritu.

En 2014, elle reçoit la Médaille d'or du mérite des beaux-arts, décernée par le Ministère de l'Éducation, de la Culture et des Sports.

Best films

Volver (2006)
(Actress)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Blanca Portillo (12 films)

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Actress

As Luck Would Have It, 1h35
Directed by Álex de la Iglesia
Origin Espagne
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about the labor movement, La précarité
Actors Salma Hayek, José Mota, Juan Luis Galiardo, Blanca Portillo, Carolina Bang, Javier Botet
Roles Mercedes
Rating60% 3.0483553.0483553.0483553.0483553.048355
Roberto Gómez, a former advertising executive, has been unemployed for several years. Though he is happily married, he is depressed and feels as if he has failed his family. His wife, Luisa, attempts to cheer him up as he leaves for an interview with a former business partner and friend, Javier Gándara. When Roberto arrives, his former co-workers are distant and cold. Gándara tells him that there are no positions available, and Roberto leaves dejected. Remembering that his wife wants to vacation at the hotel where they spent their honeymoon, he impulsively drives off to visit it, only to find that it is now the site of a museum and important archeological dig. As Roberto wanders about the site during an important press event, he panics when he sees security guard Claudio and falls a great distance.
Biutiful
Biutiful (2010)
, 2h27
Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu
Origin Mexique
Genres Drama
Themes Films about alcoholism, Films about families, Films about immigration, Medical-themed films, La précarité, Films about cancer
Actors Javier Bardem, Nasser Saleh, Eduard Fernández, Martina García, Blanca Portillo, Rubén Ochandiano
Roles Bea, l'amie clairvoyante d'Uxbal
Rating74% 3.7489153.7489153.7489153.7489153.748915
Uxbal lives in a shabby apartment in Barcelona with his two young children, Ana and Mateo. He is separated from their mother Marambra, a woman suffering from alcoholism and bipolar disorder. Having grown up an orphan, Uxbal has no family other than his brother Tito, who works in the construction business. Uxbal earns a living by procuring work for illegal immigrants and managing a group of Chinese women producing forged designer goods along with the African street vendors who are selling them. He is able to talk to the dead and is sometimes paid to pass on messages from the recently deceased at wakes and funerals. When he is diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer leaving him with only a few months to live, his world progressively falls apart.
Broken Embraces, 2h9
Directed by Pedro Almodóvar
Origin Espagne
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance
Themes Films about films, Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Films about disabilities, La cécité, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Penélope Cruz, Lluís Homar, Blanca Portillo, Lola Dueñas, José Luis Gómez García, Ángela Molina
Roles Judit García
Rating71% 3.5993653.5993653.5993653.5993653.599365
"Harry Caine" is a blind writer who shares his life with his agent Judit and her adult son, Diego. Slowly, events in the present begin to bring back memories of the past. Harry hears that millionaire Ernesto Martel has died; a young filmmaker, Ray X, appears and turns out to be Martel's son, Ernesto, Jr. After Diego is hospitalized for an accidental drug overdose in a Madrid nightclub, Harry collects Diego from the hospital and looks after him to avoid worrying his traveling mother. The main storyline is told in flashback as Harry reluctantly tells Diego a tragic tale of fate, jealousy, abuse of power, betrayal, and guilt.
Volver
Volver (2006)
, 2h1
Directed by Pedro Almodóvar
Origin Espagne
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality
Actors Penélope Cruz, Carmen Maura, Lola Dueñas, Blanca Portillo, Yohana Cobo, Chus Lampreave
Roles Agustina
Rating75% 3.799453.799453.799453.799453.79945
Raimunda (Penélope Cruz) and Soledad (Lola Dueñas) are sisters who grew up in Alcanfor de las Infantas, a small village in La Mancha, but now both live in Madrid. Their parents died in a tragic fire three years prior to the beginning of the film. The events which occurred on the night of the fire are only gradually revealed, and are central to the plot.
Goya's Ghosts, 1h54
Directed by Miloš Forman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Peinture, Political films, Histoire de France, Napoleonic Wars films, French Revolution films
Actors Natalie Portman, Javier Bardem, Stellan Skarsgård, Randy Quaid, Unax Ugalde, Michael Lonsdale
Roles Queen María Luisa
Rating68% 3.4490953.4490953.4490953.4490953.449095
In 1792, Spain reels amid the turmoil and upheaval of the French Revolution. Francisco Goya (Stellan Skarsgård) is a renowned painter, who, among others, does portraits for the royal family as the Official Court Painter to the King and Queen.
Alatriste
Alatriste (2006)
, 2h25
Directed by Agustín Díaz Yanes
Origin Espagne
Genres Swashbuckler, Action, Adventure
Actors Viggo Mortensen, Elena Anaya, Unax Ugalde, Eduard Fernández, Ariadna Gil, Eduardo Noriega
Roles Fray Emilio Bocanegra
Rating60% 3.049273.049273.049273.049273.04927
The story takes place during the 17th century in the Spanish Empire. Diego Alatriste is a soldier in the service of King Philip IV of Spain, during the Eighty Years War. The story begins in the Netherlands, where the tercio of Diego Alatriste fights against the Dutch during the Dutch Revolt. Lope Balboa (father of Íñigo and friend of the captain) is killed here. Diego decides to return to Madrid where he receives the young Íñigo Balboa in his care.
Elsa & Fred, 1h48
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Actors Manuel Alexandre, China Zorrilla, Federico Luppi, Blanca Portillo, Roberto Carnaghi, Fanny Gautier
Roles Cuca
Rating75% 3.7960253.7960253.7960253.7960253.796025
Fred, a recently widowed Spaniard in his 70s who has led a quiet life, retires to an apartment in Madrid. Elsa, a similarly-aged but more colorful Argentinian and a chronic liar, is his neighbor. Fred has no significant health problems but is a hypochondriac. Elsa is seriously ill and undergoing dialysis but hides it from Fred. The two fall in love. Elsa throws Fred into situations the widower would have disapproved of before he met her, making him "live life and not death". Once Fred learns Elsa will probably die, he pays all their expenses for a trip to Rome to fulfill Elsa's lifelong wish of reenacting Fellini's famous scene starring Marcello Mastroianni and Anita Ekberg under the Fontana di Trevi in La Dolce Vita.
Elsa & Fred, 1h48
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Actors Manuel Alexandre, China Zorrilla, Federico Luppi, Blanca Portillo, Roberto Carnaghi, Fanny Gautier
Roles Cuca
Rating75% 3.7960253.7960253.7960253.7960253.796025
Fred, a recently widowed Spaniard in his 70s who has led a quiet life, retires to an apartment in Madrid. Elsa, a similarly-aged but more colorful Argentinian and a chronic liar, is his neighbor. Fred has no significant health problems but is a hypochondriac. Elsa is seriously ill and undergoing dialysis but hides it from Fred. The two fall in love. Elsa throws Fred into situations the widower would have disapproved of before he met her, making him "live life and not death". Once Fred learns Elsa will probably die, he pays all their expenses for a trip to Rome to fulfill Elsa's lifelong wish of reenacting Fellini's famous scene starring Marcello Mastroianni and Anita Ekberg under the Fontana di Trevi in La Dolce Vita.
Between Your Legs, 1h55
Directed by Manuel Gómez Pereira
Origin Espagne
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Victoria Abril, Javier Bardem, Carmelo Gómez, Sergi López, María Adánez, Dafne Fernández
Roles Lali
Rating64% 3.2478853.2478853.2478853.2478853.247885
Tout commence lors d’une réunion des sexopathes anonymes où Javier et Miranda se rencontrent. Javier, scénariste-producteur, avait un avenir brillant jusqu’au jour où il s’est livré à un jeu sexuel au téléphone qui a détruit son mariage et Miranda, animatrice d’une émission radio. Attirés l’un vers l’autre, ils succombent à leur envie en faisant l’amour dans une voiture abandonnée dans un parking souterrain dans lequel on trouvera plus tard un cadavre.