Mario Casas

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Mario Casas
MJK35177 Mario Casas (El Bar, Berlinale 2017) (cropped).jpg
Mario Casas at the 2017 Berlin Film Festival in February 2017
Born Mario Casas Sierra
(1986-06-12) 12 June 1986 (age 31)
A Coruña, Galicia, Spain
Education Cristina Rota School of Dramatic Arts
Occupation Actor
Years active 2005–present
Partner(s) Maria Valverde (2009-2014)
Berta Vázquez (2014-2016)

Mario Casas Sierra (born 12 June 1986 in A Coruña, Galicia, Spain) is a Spanish actor.

Acting career[edit]

Mario Casas began his acting career with episode appearances in television series Obsesión (English: Obsession), Motivos personales (Personal Motives) and Mujeres (Women). He came to domestic media attention with his film debut in the 2006 film El camino de los ingleses (Summer Rain), directed by Antonio Banderas.

That same year he joined the cast of LaSexta series SMS. Casas then reached international audience as Aitor Carrasco in the Antena 3 series Los hombres de Paco (Paco's Men), which he starred from 2007 to 2010.

In 2009, Casas appeared in two hit films, Fuga de cerebros (Brain Drain) opposite Amaia Salamanca, and Mentiras y gordas (Sex, Lies and Parties) with his bestfriend Yon González,[1] Ana Maria Polvorosa, Ana de Armas and Hugo Silva. Both managed to lead the box office over the weekend of its release. In 2010, Casas starred Tres metros sobre el cielo (Three Steps Above Heaven) opposite María Valverde. It was eventually the highest-grossing Spanish film of the year. A sequel Tengo ganas de ti (I Want You) , which starts Casas, Valverde and Clara Lago, premiered in 2012."Mario Casas, María Valverde y Clara Lago presentan 'Tengo ganas de ti'". Hola (in Spanish). 19 June 2012. Retrieved 2 November 2012.  In 2010 Casas starred Carne de neon (Neon Meat) directed by Paco Cabezas later that year on 3 December 2010, Tres metros sobre el cielo (Three Steps Above Heaven) opposite María Valverde. It was eventually the highest-grossing Spanish film of the year.

Since 2011, Casas has starred the Antena 3 series El barco (The Boat), he also starred in Tengo ganas de ti (I Want You), premiered in 2012.

During the late 2013 and early 2014 has shor between Colombia and Chile, his second film project in English called Los 33 (The 33) with Antonio Banderas and Juliette Binoche, a story based on the Chilean mining accident that occurred in 2010.[2] In 2015 Mario starred in the new Álex de la Iglesia comedy film My Great Night and also in the romantic drama film Palmeras en la Nieve (Palm Trees in the Snow), where he repeated with the director of the films Tres metros sobre el cielo (Three Steps Above Heaven) and Tengo ganas de ti (I Want You), Fernando Gonzalez Molina.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Casas has four younger siblings. Born in A Coruña, Galicia, Casas and his family moved to Barcelona in 1994.[1] Having initially wanted to become a policeman, firefighter or a football player,[4] he eventually decided to become an actor after he had enrolled the Cristina Rota School of Dramatic Arts and relocated to Madrid, aged seventeen.[1]

Filmography[edit]

Tv Series[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2011–13 El barco (The Boat) Ulises Garmendia Antena 3
2007–10 Los hombres de Paco (Paco's Men) Aitor Carrasco Antena 3
2006–07 SMS Javier "Javi" Llorens laSexta
2006 Mujeres (Women) "Cameo" La 2
2005–06 Obsesión Nico TVE
2005 Motivos personales "Cameo" Telecinco

Films[edit]

Year Title Role Director
2017 The Bar Nacho
2016 Contratiempo Adrián Doria
2015 Palmeras en la nieve (Palm Trees in the Snow) Killian Fernando González Molina
2015 Mi gran noche (My Great Night) Adanne Álex de la Iglesia
2015 Los 33 (The 33) Alex Vega Patricia Riggen
2014 Eden Felix Shyam Madiraju
2013 La mula (Mule) Castro Michael Radford
2013 Ismael (Ismael) Félix Marcelo Piñeyro
2013 Las brujas de Zugarramurdi (The Witches of Zugarramurdi) Antonio "Tony" Álex de la Iglesia
2012 Tengo ganas de ti (I Want You) Hugo (H) Fernando González Molina
2012 Grupo 7 (Unit 7) Ángel Lares Pacheco Alberto Rodríguez
2010 Carne de neon (Neon Meat) Ricky Paco Cabezas
2010 Tres metros sobre el cielo (Three Steps Above Heaven) Hugo (H) Olivera Castro Fernando González Molina
2009 Mentiras y gordas (Sex, Party and lies) Toni Alfonso Albacete y David Menkes
2009 Fuga de cerebros (Brain Drain) Emilio Carbajosa Benito Fernando González Molina
2006 El camino de los ingleses (Summer Rain) Moratalla Antonio Banderas

Short Films[edit]

Year Title Role Director
2010 Dinero fácil (Easy Money) Jaime Carlos Montero
2010 La wikipeli 2: Miedo (Fear) Sergio Jaume Balagueró
2009 Paco (Paco) Paco 4 Jorge Roelas
2007 Sintonia diario Pop (Sintonia Diario Pop) Iván Guillermo Mieza

Awards and nominations[edit]

Award Year Category Nominated Work Result
Alicante Film Festival 2012 Alicante Film Award N/A Nominated
Association of Latin Entertainment Critics Awards 2011 Best New Actor Three Steps Above Heaven Won
EñE Film Awards 2009 Best Actor in a Supporting Role Sex, Lies and Parties Won
EP3 Awards 2009 Best New Actor Sex, Lies and Parties Won
Fotogramas de Plata Awards 2010 Best Film Actor Three Steps Above Heaven Nominated
2011 Best Television Actor The Boat Nominated
LesGaiCineMad Festival Awards 2009 LesGaiCineMad Award for Acting Sex, Lies and Parties Won
Micrófono de Oro Awards 2011 Best Television Actor Paco's Men
The Boat
Won
Móstoles International Short Film Festival Awards 2011 Best Actor Easy Money Nominated
Must! Awards 2010 Best Male Performer Paco's Men
Sex, Lies and Parties
Nominated
Neox Fan Awards 2012 Best Film Actor I Want You Won
New Talent of Spanish Cinema Awards 2009 Best New Talent Brain Drain
Sex, Lies and Parties
Nominated
Shanghai Awards 2009 Best Film Actors Sex, Lies and Parties Nominated
Villarreal International Short Film Festival 2011 Best Actor Easy Money Won
Zaragoza Film Festival 2009 Best Young Talent Brain Drain
Sex, Lies and Parties
Won
2010 Three Steps Above Heaven Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Redondo, David; Blázquez, Clara (18 June 2009). "Entrevista a Mario Casas, en exclusiva". Punto de Encuentro (in Spanish). Retrieved 2 November 2012. 
  2. ^ http://us.hola.com/cine/2014020369502/antoniobanderas-mariocasas-mineros/
  3. ^ http://www.abc.es/cultura/cine/20130920/abci-mario-casas-protagoniza-palmeras-201309201101.html
  4. ^ "Mario Casas Biografía". www.prensacorazon.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 2 November 2012. 

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