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Julieta Serrano

  • Julieta Serrano © Academia de Cine Española

    Julieta Serrano © Academia de Cine Española

  

Speciality

Film, Theatre

 

 

Date of birth

Jan 21, 1933
  


"Actress. In film she has worked with Pedro Almodóvar in “Dark Habits” and “Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown”, Jaime de Armiñán in “My Dearest Senorita”, José Luis Borau in “Tata mía” and Vicente Aranda in “The Bilingual Lover”."

She was born in Barcelona on 21 January 1933, into a family of actors. In 1950 she joined José Tamayo Rivas’ theatre company, combining this with television and film work. In film she has worked with Pedro Almodóvar in “Dark Habits” and “Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown”, Jaime de Armiñán in “My Dearest Senorita”, José Luis Borau in “Tata mía” and Vicente Aranda in “The Bilingual Lover”. In theatre she has performed in many plays including: Measure for Measure (1955), The Madwoman of Chaillot (1962), Crime on Goat Island (1962), The House of Bernarda Alba (1964), A Month in the Country (1964), Los abrazos del tiempo, Los bajos fondos (1968), The Maids (1969), The House of Bernarda Alba (1976), Antigone Between Walls (1988), Rueda de fuego (1989), Doña Rosita the Spinster (2004), Les Belles-soeurs (2008) and Medea (2009).

Awards

Best television performance for Antigone, 1970
Best performance in Spanish film for My Dearest Senorita, 1972
Best Spanish actress for Dark Habits, 1983
National Theatre Award, 2018
Gold Medal for Merit in Fine Arts (2019)
Goya Award for Best Supporting Actress (2020)

Essential works

  • My dearest senorita. Photo courtesy of the Spanish Film Archive

    My dearest senorita (interpretation)

    A film showing great delicacy in dealing with a subject that was very polemical at this time – transvestism – and that underlines the social limitations faced by women. 
     
     

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  • A still from the film «Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown» by Pedro Almodóvar © EL DESEO, D.A., S.L.U.

    Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (interpretation)

    Pedro Almodóvar was nominated for his first Oscar for this entertaining and internationally successful comedy.
     

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  • Antonio Banderas in “Pain and Glory”, by Pedro Almodóvar © El Deseo. Photo: Manolo Pavón

    Pain and Glory (interpretation)

    Pedro Almodóvar’s most intimate film yet. Without being autobiographical, it is full of personal experiences and references to the director’s career.

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Other highlighted works

  • El marit vá de visita (1951), de Javier Regás
  • La casa de Bernarda Alba (1976), de Federico García Lorca.
  • La gata sobre el tejado de zinc (1984), de Tennessee Williams.
  • Las alegres comadres de Windsor (1994), de William Shakespeare.
  • Electra (2012), de Eurípides.
  • El malentendido (2013), de Albert Camus
  • Éramos tres hermanas (2014), de Chejov.
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