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María Barranco is a Actor and Assistant Director Espagnol born on 11 june 1961 at Fuengirola (Espagne)

María Barranco

María Barranco
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Birth name María de los Remedios Barranco García
Nationality Espagne
Birth 11 june 1961 (62 years) at Fuengirola (Espagne)

María Barranco (born 11 June 1961), born Dulce Nombre de María Magdalena de los Remedios Barranco García, is a Spanish actress, who has won two Goya Awards for Best Supporting Actress.

Born in Fuengirola, Province of Málaga, she studied medicine, but left to study drama in the city of Málaga, where she participated in various theatre groups. Later, she moved to Madrid to debut at the theatre with La venganza de Don Mendo (Don Mendo's revenge).
Her film debut was in 1986, in the film El elegido (The Chosen).

She was married to filmmaker Imanol Uribe, but they divorced in 2004. They have a daughter, Andrea, born in 1993.


María Barranco abandonne ses études de médecine pour étudier l'art dramatique à Málaga, sa ville natale, où elle intègre plusieurs troupes de théâtre. Elle s'installe ensuite à Madrid pour y poursuivre sa carrière.

Sa fraîcheur et son accent andalou convainquent Pedro Almodóvar de lui offrir un rôle dans Femmes au bord de la crise de nerfs : celui de Candela, l'amie mannequin de Pepa (Carmen Maura), angoissée par la relation amoureuse qu'elle a entretenue avec un terroriste chiite.

Ce rôle mémorable la fait accéder à la célébrité, mais la cantonnera en contrepartie à jouer essentiellement des seconds rôles comiques, parfois pour des réalisateurs de renom tels que Bigas Luna, Julio Medem ou Álex de la Iglesia.

De 1982 à 2004, elle fut l'épouse du réalisateur Imanol Uribe, avec qui elle eut une fille en 1993, Andrea.

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Filmography of María Barranco (17 films)

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Witching & Bitching, 1h54
Directed by Álex de la Iglesia
Origin Espagne
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Witches in film, Comedy horror films
Actors Javier Botet, Mario Casas, Carmen Maura, Hugo Silva, Carolina Bang, Santiago Segura
Roles Anciana Traqueotomizada
Rating63% 3.198933.198933.198933.198933.19893
The film opens with three men, José (Hugo Silva), Tony (Mario Casas), and Manuel (Jaime Ordóñez), robbing a pawn shop. Tony and Manuel are unhappy that José has brought his son Sergio (Gabriel Delgado) along on the heist and are even unhappier that the child is participating with them, as this puts both him and them at risk. The robbery initially seems to go well and the group collects a large bag full of gold rings and jewelry, only for the robbery to turn sour and for several people to die in the resulting gunfire. The men hijack a taxi and stow its unwilling driver in the trunk, then drive towards Spain's border with the intent to flee to France.
Anita Takes a Chance, 1h29
Directed by Ventura Pons
Origin Espagne
Genres Comedy
Actors José Coronado, Rosa Maria Sardà, Jordi Dauder, María Barranco, Aina Clotet
Roles Natalia
Rating62% 3.1442653.1442653.1442653.1442653.144265
Anita loses her lifetime job as a cinema attendant when the new owner wants to tear down the old theatre to build a new multiplex theatre. She continues going to the cinema place where she befriends a married excavator operator, Antonio, and she falls in love.
The Girl of Your Dreams, 2h1
Directed by Fernando Trueba
Origin Espagne
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Political films
Actors Penélope Cruz, Antonio Resines, Jorge Sanz, Rosa Maria Sardà, Santiago Segura, Loles León
Roles Ambassador's wife
Rating66% 3.348743.348743.348743.348743.34874
Une troupe d'acteurs espagnols vient en Allemagne pour un tournage organisé dans le cadre d'une collaboration entre franquistes et nazis. Mais le Dr Goebbels tombe amoureux de l'actrice principale, ce qui va changer les conditions du tournage.
Bwana (1996)
, 1h21
Directed by Imanol Uribe
Origin Espagne
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors María Barranco, Emilio Buale Coka
Roles Dori
Rating58% 2.907552.907552.907552.907552.90755
Un chauffeur de taxi, Antonio, son épouse Dori et leurs deux enfants, Ivan et Jessy vont avec la voiture de fonction de leur père passer une journée dans un coin désert de la côte espagnole pour y pêcher des coques.
The Lame Pigeon, 1h54
Directed by Jaime de Armiñán
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors María Barranco, Francisco Rabal, Carmen Maura, Miguel Ángel Muñoz, Ana Torrent, María Galiana
Roles Mari
Rating54% 2.7268052.7268052.7268052.7268052.726805
In 1958, Felipe, a ten year old boy, is sent by his mother to spend the summer with his maternal relatives in Sanlúcar de Barrameda while he recuperates his frail health. His grandparents are wealthy and live in a vast residence that serves as the center that reunites a large family and many visitors. The house is dominated by the frequent howls of the boy's ancient great-grandmother, who is senile and is taken care by Adoración, a strict nurse, who endures the old woman's endlessly repeated recollection of the four bandoleros who killed each other for her love.
Mouth to Mouth
Directed by Manuel Gómez Pereira
Genres Comedy
Actors Javier Bardem, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, José-Maria Flotats, María Barranco, Myriam Mézières, Kiti Mánver
Roles Angela
Rating63% 3.192693.192693.192693.192693.19269
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.
The Red Squirrel, 1h50
Directed by Julio Medem
Origin Espagne
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Romance
Actors Emma Suárez, Nancho Novo, María Barranco, Karra Elejalde, Carmelo Gómez, Cristina Marcos
Roles Carmen
Rating70% 3.544763.544763.544763.544763.54476
Jota (Novo), a failed musician whose girlfriend has recently left him, is about to commit suicide by jumping off a bridge when a girl on a motorcycle, Sofía (Suárez), crashes off it. Rushing to help her, he discovers she has lost her memory, even forgetting her name. After telling the paramedics and staff at the hospital that she is his girlfriend, he later tells her the same. He invents an entire identity for her, giving her the name Lisa, and a history of their relationship according to his own fantasies. With the hospital psychiatrist starting to become suspicious, he spirits her out of the hospital and away on a trip to the 'Ardilla Roja' campsite, which he claims they have been planning for some while. As their relationship becomes intimate, their behaviour sparks the suspicions of a family of fellow campers (Karra Elejalde and María Barranco) and it becomes clear that Lisa/Sofía's memory is not entirely missing and she is hiding her own past secrets—notably, the existence of a psychotic ex-boyfriend, Félix (Carmelo Gómez), who is rampaging across the country in search of her.
The Dumbfounded King, 1h46
Directed by Imanol Uribe
Origin Espagne
Genres Comedy, Historical
Actors Gabino Diego, María Barranco, Laura del Sol, Joaquim de Almeida, Javier Gurruchaga, Fernando Fernán Gómez
Roles Lucrecia
Rating65% 3.286243.286243.286243.286243.28624
Story set in 17th century Spanish court, where King Philip IV (Gabino Diego), on a getaway with Count of Peña Andrada, is stunned to see the naked body of Marfisa, a prostitute of the town (in a pose reminiscent of Rokeby Venus). After this discovery, the king decides to see the naked body of his wife, Queen Elisabeth of France (Anne Roussel)
Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!, 1h51
Directed by Pedro Almodóvar
Origin Espagne
Genres Drama, Erotic, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Crime, Politic, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Films about drugs, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, BDSM in films, Films about psychiatry, Films set in psychiatric hospitals
Actors Victoria Abril, Antonio Banderas, Francisco Rabal, Loles León, Rossy de Palma, Julieta Serrano
Roles Berta
Rating69% 3.4987053.4987053.4987053.4987053.498705
Ricky, a 23-year-old psychiatric patient, has been deemed cured and is released from a mental institution. Until then he has been the lover of the woman director of the hospital. An orphan, free, and alone, his goal is to have a normal life with Marina Ozores, an actress, former porn star, and recovering drug addict, whom he once slept with during an escape from the asylum.
The Ages of Lulu, 1h35
Directed by Bigas Luna
Genres Drama
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Francesca Neri, Javier Bardem, María Barranco, Fernando Guillén Cuervo, Rosana Pastor, Pilar Bardem
Roles Ely
Rating55% 2.7713752.7713752.7713752.7713752.771375
The fifteen-year-old Lulú is seduced by Pablo, her brother Marcelo's best friend, who then leaves to work in the United States. Lulú is sustained for years by the belief that Pablo will come back into her life. When he returns he proposes to her and they are married. Pablo and Lulú have a passionate relationship, developing a taste for sexual games. On one nocturnal expedition they join up with a transgender prostitute called Ely who becomes their friend. The couple have a daughter, Ines. Pablo convinces Lulú to participate blindfolded in a threesome; when Lulú discovers that the third person was Marcelo, her brother, she leaves Pablo in disgust, taking their daughter with her. However, her own desire to play increasingly dangerous sex games now comes to consume her. After becoming aroused watching a gay porn movie, she seeks out gay men and pays them to join in orgies, or watch them having sex. Unable to pay enough to satisfy her desires, she meets a pimp called Remy who runs a secret S&M club. Ely tries to warn Lulú that Remy is dangerous, but Lulú ignores her, so Ely goes to warn Pablo. Remy tells Lulú to go to a club, where she is tied up by Jimmy, a gay man she had previously paid for sex. She is forced to endure violent sex while gagged and bound. Ely tells Pablo that Lulú is in danger. She goes to the club to rescue her, but is attacked by Jimmy and killed when her head hits a metal bar. Pablo calls the police, who arrest Jimmy and the others. Lulú and Pablo are reunited.