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Pilar Miró

  • Pilar Miró © Ángel Casaña / EL MUNDO

    Pilar Miró © Ángel Casaña / EL MUNDO






Date of birth

Apr 20, 1940

Date of death


" Film and theatre director and television producer. Miró was also general director of RTVE (Spanish Radio and Television Company) and member of the International Council of the Academy of Television, Arts and Sciences."

She was born in Madrid in 1940. In 1960, Pilar began collaborating with Televisión Española as the first female producer in Spain. “El juego de la oca” (Snakes and Ladders) by Manuel Summers was her first incursion into cinema. In 1975, she directed and was co-screenwriter for her first full length film, "La petición". In 1982, she held the title of Director General of Cinematography. She left this one year prior to her arrival at General Management for RTVE in 1986, where she remained for three years. Her most prominent works include the film “El perro del hortelano”, winner of seven Goya awards. Miró’s last work was a televised retransmission of the wedding of the Princess Christina and Iñaki Urdangarín in 1997, two weeks prior to her death.


Goya award for the best adapted screenplay (1996)
Goya Award for Best Director (1996)

Essential works

  • The Cuenca Crime © EFE

    The Cuenca Crime (direction, script)

    The film is a harsh depiction of real events that took place in 1913, in the province of Cuenca, when two men were condemned for a crime they did not commit. 

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  • The Dog in the Manger © EFE

    The Dog in the Manger (direction, script)

    The last film directed by Pilar Miró was this brilliant adaptation of the play by Lope de Vega.  

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Other highlighted works

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  • Hablamos esta noche
  • Werther
  • Beltenebros
  • El pájaro de la felicidad
  • Tu nombre envenena mis sueños
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