Álvaro Morte

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

(1975-02-23) February 23, 1975 (age 46)
OccupationActor
Years active2002–present
Spouse(s)Blanca Clemente
Children2

Álvaro Antonio García Pérez[1] (born February 23, 1975), known professionally as Álvaro Morte, is a Spanish actor. He gained worldwide recognition playing the role of Sergio "El Profesor" Marquina in the Spanish heist series Money Heist (La Casa De Papel), originally aired on Antena 3 and broadcast on Netflix.[2][3]

Career[edit]

Together with Oriol Paulo at the 2018 Sitges Film Festival

Álvaro Antonio García Pérez[4] was born on February 23, 1975 in Algeciras, soon relocating to Bujalance, 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] Then, after his spell in Finland, he installed in Madrid.[7] By age 33, he was diagnosed a cancerous tumour in the left thigh, which he ultimately overcame.[8][9]

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 Money Heist, whose 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. The most recent part 4 was released on April 3, 2020.[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, reportedly 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]

Feature film[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]

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 N/A 3 episodes, credited as Álvaro Antonio García
2007–2008 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
2009–2010 Cuéntame cómo pasó Toño 4 episodes
2010 Las chicas de oro N/A Episode: "Un lecho de rosas"
2012 Isabel Soldado de Girón Episode: "La negociación", credited as Alvaro Morte
2012 La memoria del agua N/A Miniseries; Episodes: "Episode #1.1", "Episode #1.2"
2012–2013 Bandolera Adolfo Castillo 14 episodes
2014 Bienvenidos al Lolita N/A Miniseries; 4 episodes
2014 El Príncipe N/A 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
2014–2017 El secreto de Puente Viejo Lucas Moliner Main role; 92 episodes
2017–present Money Heist Sergio Marquina aka Professor Main role
2019–2020 El embarcadero Óscar Main role
2020 El último show Himself 1 episode [25]
2020 The Head Ramón Main role; 6 episodes
2020 The Wheel of Time Logain Ablar Main role
TBD Sin límites (Boundless) Juan Sebastián Elcano Lead role. In production [26]

Awards and nominations[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Álvaro Morte, en el punto de mira". revistamine (in Spanish). January 28, 2019. Retrieved December 24, 2020.
  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. February 9, 2020. Retrieved March 8, 2020.
  3. ^ Hill-Paul, Lucas (March 6, 2020). "Money Heist season 4: Berlin's shock return confirmed in all-new Netflix trailer". Express.co.uk. Retrieved March 8, 2020.
  4. ^ Lakunza, Rosana (October 23, 2020). "Diez cosas que (igual) no sabías de... Álvaro Morte". Noticias de Gipuzkoa.
  5. ^ a b c d Elidrissi, Fátima (June 12, 2020). "El pasado de culebrones y series de Álvaro Morte, el Profesor de 'La casa de papel'". El Mundo.
  6. ^ a b Roca, Ana (August 15, 2020). "Álvaro Morte, el éxito inesperado de un hombre tranquilo". El País.
  7. ^ Fernández Paz, Martín (July 29, 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 (April 3, 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. October 25, 2020.
  10. ^ Cámara, Nora (April 2, 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). November 7, 2019. Retrieved March 8, 2020.
  12. ^ a b Ponga, Paula (May 26, 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 (February 26, 2020). "Álvaro Morte y otros hijos predilectos de 'El secreto de Puente Viejo'". Vertele. eldiario.es.
  15. ^ Real, Andrés del (January 18, 2020). "Álvaro Morte: "Si La casa de papel inspira a luchar contra la injusticia, nos sentimos absolutamente orgullosos"". La Tercera.
  16. ^ Harding, Laura (April 29, 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. (April 2, 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 April 13, 2020.
  20. ^ Puig, Francesc (January 18, 2019). "'El Embarcadero' de Movistar: Poligamia sin prejuicios". La Vanguardia.
  21. ^ Thorne, Will (December 4, 2019). "Wheel of Time' Series at Amazon Adds Four to Cast". Variety.
  22. ^ Silvestre, Juan (April 22, 2021). "Álvaro Morte será Elcano en 'Sin límites', nueva serie de Amazon Prime Video". Fotogramas.
  23. ^ Cruzat, Matías (March 30, 2019). "Durante la tormenta: el thriller español que explora una realidad con un pasado alterado". Vavel media.
  24. ^ Moya, Tamara (September 20, 2018). "'Smallfoot': los actores de doblaje españoles". Fotogramas.
  25. ^ Martínez, José Antonio (April 21, 2020). "Marianico el Corto llora". La Opinión A Coruña.
  26. ^ Ramachandran, Naman (April 22, 2021). "'Westworld' Star Rodrigo Santoro, 'Money Heist's' Alvaro Morte to Star in Amazon, RTVE's 'Boundless'". Variety.com.
  27. ^ Sánchez, Sandra (January 23, 2018). "'Verano 1993' y 'Vergüenza' triunfan en los Premios Feroz 2018". ecartelera.
  28. ^ "Los intérpretes dan sus premios". Faro de Vigo. March 12, 2018.
  29. ^ "XXVII Premios Unión de Actores y Actrices". Fotogramas. March 13, 2018.
  30. ^ "'Arde Madrid' arrasa en los premios de la Unión de Actores". Fotogramas. March 12, 2019.
  31. ^ "Cecilia Suárez y Álvaro Morte, premio Platino a mejor interpretación en serie". eldiario.es. June 29, 2020.
  32. ^ "Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, Álvaro Morte y Cayetana Guillén Cuervo, Premios Zapping". Agencia EFE. November 25, 2020.

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