Álvaro Morte

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Álvaro Morte
Premios Goya 2020 - Álvaro Morte (Cropped).jpg
Morte at the 34th Goya Awards in 2020
Born
Álvaro Antonio García Pérez

(1975-02-23) 23 February 1975 (age 47)
OccupationActor
Years active2002–present

Álvaro Antonio García Pérez[1] (born 23 February 1975), known professionally as Álvaro Morte, is a Spanish actor. He gained worldwide recognition by playing the role of 'The Professor' in the television series Money Heist.[2][3]

Early life[edit]

Álvaro Antonio García Pérez[4] was born on 23 February 1975 in Algeciras, province of Cádiz, soon relocating to Bujalance, province of Córdoba, with his family.[5]

Originally enrolled into a degree of communications engineering, he switched to dramatic art, graduating from the Escuela Superior de Arte Dramático de Córdoba in 1999.[5] He also took post-graduate studies at the University of Tampere.[6] After his time in Finland, he settled in Madrid.[7] At the age of 33, he was diagnosed with a cancerous tumour in the left thigh, which he ultimately overcame.[8][9]

Career[edit]

Morte with Oriol Paulo at the 2018 Sitges Film Festival

Morte began his acting career when he played a minor role in the Spanish television series Hospital Central. He landed his first main role in a TV series in Planta 25,[5] aired on a number of Spanish regional TV broadcasters and in which he played Ray—a driver—from 2007 to 2008.[5][10] He then played Adolfo Castillo in the Spanish television series Bandolera, Gabriel Areta in the soap opera Amar en tiempos revueltos.[11]

Morte performed a minor role in Lola, la película (2007), a biopic film about the folkloric singer Lola Flores in which he briefly portrayed a bullfighter, lover of the protagonist.[12]

In addition to his acting work, Morte owns a theatre company called 300 pistolas (English: 300 pistols), founded in 2012.[13]

Morte joined the cast of the long-running telenovela El secreto de Puente Viejo in 2014, portraying Lucas Moliner—a small-town physician—until 2017.[14][15]

Following his exit from Puente Viejo, Morte played the role of Sergio "el Profesor" Marquina in the television series La Casa de Papel. The first season aired on Antena 3 in 2017. He was heavily praised for his portrayal of the character—the meticulous criminal mastermind behind the heist plot central to the series—and has gained, along with the television series, worldwide fame.[16][17] In late 2017, Netflix acquired the series and distributed it worldwide on its platform. Part two of the final season were released in December 2021.[18][19]

He landed his first main role in a feature film in the Netflix film Mirage (2018).[6]

Morte starred in the 2019 Movistar+ television series El embarcadero, playing Óscar, a man who has lived a double life by living with two different women separatedly.[20] In December 2019, Morte was announced to have joined the cast of the Amazon television series The Wheel of Time, an adaption of the epic fantasy novels of the same name, set to portray Logain.[21]

In April 2021, he was announced to have been cast as Juan Sebastián Elcano in the miniseries Sin límites.[22]

Filmography[edit]

Key
Not yet released Denotes works that have not yet been released

Films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2007 Lola, la película [es] Rafael Torres [12]
2018 Durante la tormenta (Mirage) David Ortiz [23]
2018 Smallfoot Gwangi European Spanish dubbing [24]
2022 Objetos (Lost & Found) Mario [25]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2002 Hospital Central Buzo/Bombero Episodes: "El soldadito de plomo", credited as Álvaro A. García,

"El vuelo de la suerte", credited as Álvaro Antonio García

2002 Policías, en el corazón de la calle 3 episodes, credited as Álvaro Antonio García
2007–08 Planta 25 Ray Main role; 64 episodes, credited as Álvaro Antonio García
2008 Aída Jefe Gasolinera Episode: "Lleno, por favor", credited as Álvaro Antonio
2009 ¡A ver si llego! Pablo 6 episodes
2009–10 Cuéntame cómo pasó Toño 4 episodes
2010 Las chicas de oro Episode: "Un lecho de rosas"
2012 Isabel Soldado de Girón Episode: "La negociación", credited as Alvaro Morte
2012 La memoria del agua Miniseries; Episodes: "Episode #1.1", "Episode #1.2"
2012–13 Bandolera Adolfo Castillo 14 episodes
2014 Bienvenidos al Lolita Miniseries; 4 episodes
2014 El Príncipe Episode: "Haz lo que tengas que hacer"
2014 Víctor Ros Donato Vergel Episode: "El misterio de la Casa Aranda"
2014 Amar en tiempos revueltos Gabriel Areta Main role; 32 episodes
2014–17 El secreto de Puente Viejo Lucas Moliner Main role; 92 episodes
2017–21 La Casa de Papel Sergio Marquina aka El Profesor Main role; 41 episodes
2019–20 El embarcadero Óscar Main role
2020 El último show Himself 1 episode [26]
2020 The Head Ramón Main role; 6 episodes
2021 The Wheel of Time Logain Ablar Main role
2022 Sin límites (Boundless) Juan Sebastián Elcano Lead role [27]
TBA Historias para no dormir (Stories to Stay Awake) Not yet released TBA Episode "La pesadilla" [28]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2018 5th Feroz Awards Best Main Actor in a TV Series Money Heist Nominated [29]
2018 27th Actors and Actresses Union Awards Best Leading Actor (TV) Nominated [30][31]
2019 28th Actors and Actresses Union Awards Best Leading Actor (TV) Won [32]
2020 7th Platino Awards Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Series Won [33]
2020 25th Zapping Awards [es] Best Actor Won [34]
2021 68th Ondas Awards Best Actor in Spanish Fiction (TV) Won [35]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Álvaro Morte, en el punto de mira". revistamine (in Spanish). 2019-01-28. Retrieved 2020-12-24.
  2. ^ "Is La Casa De Papel aka Money Heist Season 4 the Final Season acc. to the Show Runner? Release Date, Plot, Cast & More". Union Journalism. 2020-02-09. Retrieved 2020-03-08.
  3. ^ Hill-Paul, Lucas (2020-03-06). "Money Heist season 4: Berlin's shock return confirmed in all-new Netflix trailer". Express.co.uk. Retrieved 2020-03-08.
  4. ^ Lakunza, Rosana (23 October 2020). "Diez cosas que (igual) no sabías de... Álvaro Morte". Noticias de Gipuzkoa.
  5. ^ a b c d Elidrissi, Fátima (12 June 2020). "El pasado de culebrones y series de Álvaro Morte, el Profesor de 'La casa de papel'". El Mundo.
  6. ^ a b Roca, Ana (15 August 2020). "Álvaro Morte, el éxito inesperado de un hombre tranquilo". El País.
  7. ^ Fernández Paz, Martín (29 July 2019). "La lucha contra el cáncer y la vida sobria de Álvaro Morte, El Profesor de "La Casa de Papel"". Teleshow. Infobae.
  8. ^ Andrés, Silvia de (3 April 2020). "Mujer, dos hijos y una victoria contra el cáncer: la vida real de Álvaro Morte más allá de la pantalla". Divinity.
  9. ^ "Álvaro Morte: "Me preparé al estilo Clooney y me pidieron que hiciera un personaje más friki". La Vanguardia. 25 October 2020.
  10. ^ Cámara, Nora (2 April 2020). "Álvaro Morte: el Profesor graduado en televisión". Diez Minutos.
  11. ^ "De atracador a 'sex symbol': Álvaro Morte, el encanto de uno de los actores más atractivos del momento". HOLA USA (in Spanish). 2019-11-07. Retrieved 2020-03-08.
  12. ^ a b Ponga, Paula (26 May 2020). "Confinamiento polar". Fotogramas & DVD: La primera revista de cine. 73 (2120): 89–91. ISSN 1136-4351.
  13. ^ Soage, Noelia (June 27, 2017). "Álvaro Morte: "La casa de papel va a marcar un antes y un después en la forma de tratar la ficción en este país"". ABC (in Spanish). Retrieved March 2, 2019.
  14. ^ Zárate, Pedro (26 February 2020). "Álvaro Morte y otros hijos predilectos de 'El secreto de Puente Viejo'". Vertele. eldiario.es.
  15. ^ Real, Andrés del (18 January 2020). "Álvaro Morte: "Si La casa de papel inspira a luchar contra la injusticia, nos sentimos absolutamente orgullosos"". La Tercera.
  16. ^ Harding, Laura (29 April 2018). "Money Heist star: I cried when I learned we would get another series". The Irish Independent. INM Website. Retrieved March 2, 2019.
  17. ^ Jones, Ellen E. (2 April 2020). "'It's pure rock'n'roll': how Money Heist became Netflix's biggest global hit". The Guardian.
  18. ^ Eloff, Herman (April 25, 2018). "This heist thriller on Netflix blew up big time and now has a cult following". Channel24. Retrieved March 2, 2019.
  19. ^ Castillo, Stephanie; Fern, Celia; ez; Davis, Arianna. "La Casa de Papel/Money Heist Season 4: Trailer, Release Date, Cast, News". www.oprahmag.com. Retrieved 2020-04-13.
  20. ^ Puig, Francesc (18 January 2019). "'El Embarcadero' de Movistar: Poligamia sin prejuicios". La Vanguardia.
  21. ^ Thorne, Will (4 December 2019). "Wheel of Time' Series at Amazon Adds Four to Cast". Variety.
  22. ^ Silvestre, Juan (22 April 2021). "Álvaro Morte será Elcano en 'Sin límites', nueva serie de Amazon Prime Video". Fotogramas.
  23. ^ Cruzat, Matías (30 March 2019). "Durante la tormenta: el thriller español que explora una realidad con un pasado alterado". Vavel media.
  24. ^ Moya, Tamara (20 September 2018). "'Smallfoot': los actores de doblaje españoles". Fotogramas.
  25. ^ García, Concha (29 September 2022). "Verónica Echegui: «La cosificación entre humanos es terrorífica, pero real»". La Razón.
  26. ^ Martínez, José Antonio (21 April 2020). "Marianico el Corto llora". La Opinión A Coruña.
  27. ^ Ramachandran, Naman (22 April 2021). "'Westworld' Star Rodrigo Santoro, 'Money Heist's' Alvaro Morte to Star in Amazon, RTVE's 'Boundless'". Variety.com.
  28. ^ "Así ha cambiado Álvaro Morte: de El Profesor de 'La casa de papel' a Elcano en 'Sin límites'". Cinemanía. 6 June 2022 – via 20minutos.es.
  29. ^ Sánchez, Sandra (23 January 2018). "'Verano 1993' y 'Vergüenza' triunfan en los Premios Feroz 2018". ecartelera.
  30. ^ "Los intérpretes dan sus premios". Faro de Vigo. 12 March 2018.
  31. ^ "XXVII Premios Unión de Actores y Actrices". Fotogramas. 13 March 2018.
  32. ^ "'Arde Madrid' arrasa en los premios de la Unión de Actores". Fotogramas. 12 March 2019.
  33. ^ "Cecilia Suárez y Álvaro Morte, premio Platino a mejor interpretación en serie". eldiario.es. 29 June 2020.
  34. ^ "Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, Álvaro Morte y Cayetana Guillén Cuervo, Premios Zapping". Agencia EFE. 25 November 2020.
  35. ^ Puig, Francesc (20 October 2021). "'Crims', Iñaki Gabilondo, Roberto Leal y Vicky Luengo, premios Ondas 2021". La Vanguardia (in Spanish). Retrieved 20 October 2021.

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