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Candela Peña is a Actor Espagnol born on 14 july 1973 at Gavà (Espagne)

Candela Peña

Candela Peña
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Birth name María del Pilar Peña Sánchez
Nationality Espagne
Birth 14 july 1973 (45 years) at Gavà (Espagne)

María del Pilar Peña Sánchez (born 14 July 1973), better known as Candela Peña, is a Spanish actress.

She is the only child of a couple who had a bar in Barcelona. When she was four years old she started to learn dance in the city and after finishing high-school she went to Seville to begin theatre classes there and eventually in Madrid. Encouraged by Pedro Almodóvar, she published the novel Pérez Príncipe, María Dolores in 2001.

She won the Premio Goya in 2003 (for the movie Te doy mis ojos) after being nominated several times previously.


Fille unique d'un couple tenancier de bar à Barcelone, elle suit des cours de danse dès l'âge de 4 ans. À la fin de ses études secondaires, elle part à Séville puis à Madrid étudier le théâtre. Encouragée par Pedro Almodóvar, elle écrit en 2001 le roman Pérez Príncipe, María Dolores.

Son interprétation lui vaut de remporter trois Goyas : édition 2003, meilleure actrice dans un second rôle pour le film Ne dis rien (Te doy mis ojos) ; édition 2005, meilleure actrice pour le film Princesas ; édition 2012, meilleure actrice dans un second rôle pour le film Les Hommes ! De quoi parlent-ils ? (Una pistola en cada mano).

Best films

All About My Mother (1999)

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Candela Peña (14 films)

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The Last Hammer Blow, 1h22
Directed by Alix Delaporte
Origin France
Genres Drama
Actors Clotilde Hesme, Candela Peña, Grégory Gadebois, Farida Rahouadj, Mireia Vilapuig
Roles Maria
Rating66% 3.3340353.3340353.3340353.3340353.334035
Quand Victor, treize ans, pousse la porte de l'Opéra Comédie à Montpellier, il ne connaît rien à la musique. Il ne connaît pas non plus son père venu diriger la 6e symphonie de Mahler. Il l’observe de loin, découvre l'univers des répétitions…
Una pistola en cada mano, 1h35
Directed by Cesc Gay
Origin Espagne
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Actors Ricardo Darín, Javier Cámara, Luis Tosar, Eduardo Noriega, Leonor Watling, Candela Peña
Roles Mamen
Rating64% 3.2487653.2487653.2487653.2487653.248765
Le portrait de de huit quadragénaires dépassés et déconcertés par leur vie. Incapables d'exprimer leurs émotions, ils se retrouvent projetés dans des situations à la fois comiques et pathétiques, révelant leur conflit majeur : la crise d'identité masculine. Entre déprime, séduction, amour, infidélité et solitude, une radiographie de la vie amoureuse des hommes d'aujour'hui qui dépeint sans concession leurs faiblesses et leur quête d'une nouvelle identité.
The Island Inside, 1h30
Origin Espagne
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Films about psychiatry
Actors Géraldine Chaplin, Candela Peña, Antonio de la Torre, Cristina Marcos
Roles Coral
Rating66% 3.332323.332323.332323.332323.33232
Three siblings try fight the curse of an inherited sickness from their father: Schizophrenia.
Princesas (2005)
, 1h53
Directed by Fernando León de Aranoa
Origin Espagne
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Erotic thriller films
Actors Candela Peña, Micaela Nevárez, Monica van Campen, María Ballesteros
Roles Caye
Rating69% 3.49913.49913.49913.49913.4991
Caye (Candela Peña) goes to Gloria’s Hair Salon which she frequents and discusses everything from life to politics during her time off with other customers; who are also her friends. They have a shared hatred toward the immigrant prostitutes they observe from the salon. This is because some of them (including Caye) are also prostitutes and feel the immigrants take clients (and ultimately business and money) from them.
Take My Eyes, 1h46
Directed by Icíar Bollaín
Origin Espagne
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about families, Feminist films, Films about domestic violence
Actors Laia Marull, Luis Tosar, Candela Peña, Rosa Maria Sardà, Kiti Mánver, Chus Gutiérrez
Roles Ana
Rating74% 3.747363.747363.747363.747363.74736
Pilar, a meek housewife living in Toledo, gathers a few belongings one night and flees her apartment with her seven-year-old son Juan. They find shelter with Pilar's sister, Ana, who is soon to marry her Scottish live-in boyfriend. Pilar's husband, Antonio, tries to make her change her mind, but she is tired and fearful of his abusive behavior. Determined to start a new life on her own, Pilar sends her sister to retrieve her belongings from the apartment she shared with her estranged husband. Once there, Ana discovers through medical bills that her sister has also been physically abused by Antonio. When he arrives, they have a confrontation.
Torremolinos 73, 1h31
Directed by Pablo Berger
Origin Danemark
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Actors Javier Cámara, Candela Peña, Mads Mikkelsen, Fernando Tejero, Thomas Bo Larsen, Mariví Bilbao
Roles Carmen
Rating65% 3.2990153.2990153.2990153.2990153.299015
Alfredo López is an exasperated encyclopedia salesman for the Montoya Publishing House and lives with his faithful wife Carmen in 1973 Spain. Carmen and Alfredo are offered by the Montoya Publishing House to create pornographic films that will be imported into Scandinavian countries under the pretence of being an audiovisual encyclopedia of human reproduction. They have no other choice as Alfredo's encyclopedia sales are practically zero and Carmen loses her job. Unknowingly, Carmen becomes an adult film star in the Northern European countries though they are well-paid for their films. In the meantime Alfredo and Carmen are trying to have a child and Carmen discovers that Alfredo has a sperm count of zero.
All About My Mother, 1h41
Directed by Pedro Almodóvar
Origin Espagne
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about writers, Feminist films, Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, Films about television, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Political films, LGBT-related films, HIV/AIDS in film, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Cecilia Roth, Marisa Paredes, Penélope Cruz, Antonia San Juan, Candela Peña, Rosa Maria Sardà
Roles Nina
Rating78% 3.9489953.9489953.9489953.9489953.948995
The film centers on Manuela, an Argentine nurse who oversees donor organ transplants in Ramón y Cajal Hospital in Madrid and single mother to Esteban, a teenager who wants to be a writer.
Hola, ¿estás sola?, 1h32
Directed by Icíar Bollaín
Origin Espagne
Genres Comedy
Actors Silke, Candela Peña, Álex Angulo, Antonio de la Torre, Icíar Bollaín
Roles Trini
Rating67% 3.3808153.3808153.3808153.3808153.380815
Nina is a twenty-year-old girl from Valladolid who lives with her divorced father. She and her friend Trini go on a risky voyage to Madrid and later to the Costa del Sol.
Boca a boca
Directed by Manuel Gómez Pereira
Genres Comedy
Actors Javier Bardem, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, José-Maria Flotats, María Barranco, Myriam Mézières, Kiti Mánver
Roles Tanya
Rating66% 3.3464053.3464053.3464053.3464053.346405
The aspiring actor Victor Ventura (Javier Bardem) has a night job at a phone sex agency. He gets to know a woman who wants more than just talking. The seductive Amanda (Aitana Sánchez-Gijón) drags him into an assassination plot and his dream of a great career as an actor in an American film moves further into the distance.
Dias contados, 1h33
Directed by Imanol Uribe
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Carmelo Gómez, Candela Peña, Javier Bardem, Karra Elejalde, Elvira Mínguez, Mariola Fuentes
Roles Vanesa
Rating66% 3.345413.345413.345413.345413.34541
Antonio (Carmelo Gómez), a brazen, individualistic ETA terrorist, travels with two fellow cell members, Carlos (Joseba Apaolaza) and Lourdes (Elvira Mínguez) to Madrid, where they intend to carry out a terrorist attack on a police station. Just like Lourdes, with whom he shares a complex romantic liaison, Antonio is caught in a downward spiral of disenchantment and despondency with respect to the organization and the life he has led so far.
Días contados, 1h37
Directed by Imanol Uribe
Origin Espagne
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Carmelo Gómez, Javier Bardem, Karra Elejalde, Candela Peña, Elvira Mínguez, Mariola Fuentes
Roles Vanesa
Rating66% 3.345413.345413.345413.345413.34541
Antonio, un terroriste d'ETA, planifie un attentat à Madrid. Il rencontre Charo, une prostituée droguée de 18 ans.