Alex Hafner

Alex Hafner is an international film and television actor. Alex was born in Vienna, Austria. His Italian father is an engineer, his Spanish mother an economist. He also has a sister, Sofía. During his childhood his family moved between Madrid, Vienna and Singapore before moving to California to attend school in Beverly Hills. Alex holds a master's degree from USC. Brought up in a fully multilingual home, he speaks fluent German, Spanish, English, and French.[1]

Alex Hafner
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Hafner in 2015
Vienna, Austria
OccupationActor, producer
Years active2012–present


Alex debuted in Daniel Calparsoro's Invader (Spanish title Invasor) starring Alberto Amann, Antonio de la Torre, Karra Elejalde and Inma Cuesta. He then worked on, most notably, The Counselor directed by Ridley Scott with Michael Fassbender, Javier Bardem, Cameron Diaz, Penélope Cruz, and Brad Pitt.[1] He also played alongside Matthew Fox, Jeffrey Donovan, and Clara Lago in Miguel Angel Vivas thriller Extinction.[2]

In 2015, he joined Charlotte LeBon, Tom Hughes, and Oona Chaplin in Mateo Gil's Project Lazarus, set to release late 2016. He also played on Gabriella Cowperthwaite's Megan Leavey, with Kate Mara. He stars in "The Visit" segment of ManiacTales, which will premier in Sitges 2016.[3]

Alex frequently plays as Judith Becker's (Cristina Castaño) love interest Trevor Simmons on the hit Spanish sitcom La Que Se Avecina.[2][4][5]

In 2016 Alex was cast in Submergence, directed by Wim Wenders, starring James McAvoy and Alicia Vikander based on the novel written by J.M. Legard.

In 2017 Alex was cast in Megan Leavey, directed by Gabriella Cowperthwaite, with Kate Mara, Tom Felton, Common, and Edie Falco.

In the Spanish market, Alex appears in the Netflix rom-com A Pesar de Todo, alongside Blanca Suarez, Belen Cuesta, Macarena Garcia & Amaia Salamanca; as well as the Movistar+ miniseries Instinto, alongside Mario Casas. He has since then joined the regular cast for the final season of the Netflix hit drama Cable Girls, where he plays a journalist.[6]

In 2019 Alex also was cast as the co-lead in the horror thriller Let It Snow alongside Ivanna Sakhno and Tinatin Dalakshvali, distributed by Lionsgate.[7]

In 2020 he joined BBC One's The Mallorca Files (season 2) as part of the regular cast. Alex was designated as Cosmopolitan Magazine's (Spain) "Cosmo Man" for the month of February.[8]

Personal lifeEdit

Alex Hafner actively collaborates with Greenpeace[9] and Proactiva Open Arms[10] spearheaded by Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz.

In 2018 Hafner was spotted on vacation with co-star Cristina Castaño.[11][12]


Year Title
2012 Invasor
2013 The Counselor
2014 Killing Frisco
2015 Extinction
2016 Realive
2017 Maniac Tales
2017 Submergence
2017 Megan Leavey
2018 Try
2019 Despite Everything
2020 Let It Snow
Year Title Role Network Notes
2013 Boomerang Kids Ron Gillis Youtube Red 3 episodes
2013 The Avatars Disney, RTVE Episode "Over the STAGE"
2014 - 2016 La Que Se Avecina Trevor Simmons Mediaset, Telecinco, Amazon Prime 5 episodes, (Seasons 7-9)
2016 Palabras: La Bienvenida Nico RTVE 2
2019 Instinto Brian Movistar, Canal+ 1 episode
2020 Cable Girls James Lancaster Netflix 6 episodes (Final season)
2020 The Mallorca Files BBC One 10 episodes (Season 2)


  1. ^ a b Serra, Marta (22 August 2015). "Álex Hafner: 'Ligo más cuando hablo en francés'". El Mundo. Unidad Editorial Información General S.L.U. Retrieved 9 May 2016.
  2. ^ a b Viñalonga, Alba (29 August 2015). "Entrevista con Alex Hafner". Mundo Critica (in Spanish). Retrieved 9 May 2016.
  3. ^ "ALEX HAFNER Protagonista de "La visita"". Reacting Talent (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 16 September 2017. Retrieved 9 May 2016.
  4. ^ Alabadí, Héctor (29 February 2016). "'La que se avecina': Alex Hafner y Alyson Eckmann participarán en la novena temporada". eCartelera (in Spanish). Noxvo. Retrieved 9 May 2016.
  5. ^ "Alex Hafner y Alyson Eckmann, nuevos fichajes de "La que se avecina"". Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 1 March 2016. Retrieved 9 May 2016.
  6. ^ "Alex Hafner". IMDb. Retrieved 8 October 2020.
  7. ^ "'Let It Snow' Thriller Lands at Grindstone Entertainment | Hollywood Reporter". Retrieved 8 October 2020.
  8. ^ " - Your favorite newspapers and magazines". Retrieved 8 October 2020.
  9. ^ Alex Hafner on Facebook Watch, retrieved 8 October 2020
  10. ^ "Actor Alex Hafner attends a dinner to benefit the Spanish..." Getty Images (in Italian). Retrieved 8 October 2020.
  11. ^ "Judith de 'La que se avecina' por fin tiene su final feliz en Ibiza". La Vanguardia (in Spanish). 3 July 2018. Retrieved 8 October 2020.
  12. ^ "Cristina Castaño se reencuentra en Ibiza con su amor de 'LQSA'". (in Spanish). 3 July 2018. Retrieved 8 October 2020.

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