Sergi López i Ayats

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This is a Catalan name. The first family name is López and the second is Ayats.
Sergi López i Ayats
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Sergi López in 2009
Born Sergi López i Ayats
(1965-12-22) 22 December 1965 (age 48)
Vilanova i la Geltrú, Spain
Occupation Actor
Years active 1991–present

Sergi López i Ayats (born 22 December 1965; Vilanova i la Geltrú, Spain) is a Spanish actor.

Early life[edit]

Sergi López was initiated in theater in representations of typical nativity plays called Els Pastorets, in his native city. He started to study theater in Barcelona but completed his studies in France, in the school of Jacques Lecoq. He is fluent in Catalan, Spanish, French and English.[1]


In 1991, he auditioned for director Manuel Poirier. Lopez made his film debut that year in Poirier's La Petite amie d'Antonio (1992). Lopez did six more films with Poirier, including his first international success, Western (1997). The film was featured in the Cannes Film Festival, and was nominated for an Oscar; Lopez himself was nominated for the César Award. In 2000, he won the Cesar for Best Actor for his role in the French Harry, un ami qui vous veut du bien.

In 1997, he starred in Caresses, directed by fellow Catalan Ventura Pons. His resume includes films such as Dirty pretty things, Solo mía, and Pan's Labyrinth.

In 2005, he returned to the stage to perform a monologue in Non solum, which he wrote and directed with Jorge Picó.

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Director
1995 ...à la campagne Pablo Manuel Poirier
1997 Caresses Home Ventura Pons
Western Paco Cazale Manuel Poirier
1999 Between Your Legs Claudio Manuel Gomez Pereira
An Affair of Love him Frédéric Fonteyne
2000 Harry, He's Here to Help Harry Dominik Moll
2001 Ten Days Without Love Miguel Miguel Albaladejo
Jet Lag Sergio Danièle Thompson
2002 Filles perdues, cheveux gras Philippe Claude Duty
Rencontre avec le dragon Raoul de Ventadour Hélène Angel
Dirty Pretty Things Sneaky / Juan Stephen Frears
2004 Words in Blue Vincent Alain Corneau
To Paint or Make Love Adam Arnaud Larrieu and Jean-Marie Larrieu
2006 Pan's Labyrinth Captain Vidal Guillermo Del Toro
2007 Parc Georges Clou Arnaud des Pallières
2009 Ricky Paco François Ozon
Happy End Théo Arnaud Larrieu and Jean-Marie Larrieu
Leaving Ivan Catherine Corsini
The Boat Race Sergi Bernard Bellefroid
Map of the Sounds of Tokyo David Isabel Coixet
2010 Potiche the Spanish trucker François Ozon
2011 The Monk the silent man Dominik Moll
Black Bread the mayor Agustí Villaronga
2012 La Proie Manuel Carrega Éric Valette
Dream and Silence Valenti Jaime Rosales
2013 Michael Kohlhaas


  • Brams o la kumèdia dels errors
  • Fins al fons
  • Lisistrata (1996)
  • Non Solum (2005)


  1. ^ IMDB entry

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