Leonor Watling

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Leonor Watling
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Leonor Watling live with Marlango
Background information
Birth name Leonor Elizabeth Ceballos Watling
Born (1975-07-28) 28 July 1975 (age 38)
Madrid, Spain
Genres Jazz, blues, rock
Occupations Actress, musician, lyricist
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1993–present
Associated acts Marlango

Leonor Elizabeth Ceballos Watling (born 28 July 1975) is a Spanish film actress and singer.

Early life[edit]

Watling was born in Madrid, Spain to a Spanish father and an English mother, and has three siblings: two brothers and one sister. She speaks Spanish with her brothers and English with her sister. Her father died when she was 17.

When she was a child, she wanted to be a classical dancer, but a knee injury made this impossible. Later, she moved to London in order to take acting lessons at the Actor's Centre.

Career[edit]

Watling began her acting career in theatre and made her big screen debut when she was 15 with Jardines colgantes by Pablo Llorca. After that she participated in several TV series, such as Hermanos de leche, Farmacia de guardia or Querido maestro, but her most successful role was in the series Raquel busca su sitio with Cayetana Guillén Cuervo. In 1998, she was nominated for a Goya award for her role in La hora de los valientes, and was named as one of European films 'Shooting Stars' by European Film Promotion in 1999. In 2002, she was nominated again for a Goya for her role in A mi madre le gustan las mujeres.

Watling dubbed Anne Hathaway as the voice of "Red Pucket" (Little Red Riding Hood) in Hoodwinked (2005).[1] She also took part in The Oxford Murders, alongside Elijah Wood and John Hurt.

In 2006, Watling started in Paris, Je T'aime segment "Bastille" as Marie Christine. The film was directed by many famous directors who each had to produce a five-minute film set in Paris, the city of love. Spanish writer-director Isabel Coixet wrote and directed the segment "Bastille" and Watling starred alongside Sergio Castellitto and Miranda Richardson as Sergio's younger lover with whom he plans to run away after ending his relationship with his wife Miranda.

She combines film performances with her work with the band Marlango, in which she is vocalist and sings mostly in English.

Personal life[edit]

Watling is in a relationship with Oscar-winning Uruguayan musician Jorge Drexler, with whom she has a son, Luca, born in January 2009, and a daughter, Lea, born in July 2011.[citation needed]

She has been quoted as being a fan of Tom Waits, Suzanne Vega, Radiohead and Erik Satie.[citation needed]

Filmography[edit]

Discography[edit]

With Marlango[edit]

Collaborations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Leonor Watling's voice profile on ElDoblaje.com

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