Daniel Grao Valle (born 17 February 1976)[1][2] is a Spanish actor. He is known for his performances in television series such as Luna, el misterio de Calenda or Sin identidad, or his lead role in the biopic miniseries about Mario Conde.[3]

Daniel Grao
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Born
Daniel Grao Valle

(1976-02-17) February 17, 1976 (age 46)
OccupationActor
Years active2001–present
Children2

BiographyEdit

Born in 1976 in Sabadell, Catalonia,[4] he discovered acting thanks to a high school teacher in Caldes de Montbui, where he lived with his family, becoming a member of an amateur theatrical group.[5]

Grao had his debut as a television actor in the Catalan regional broadcaster TV3, with performances in shows such as Temps de silenci and El cor de la ciutat.[6] A native Spanish-language speaker, he declared in 2020 that he reportedly moved to Madrid because of TV3, as in his first performances in the channel's shows "the accent was not on the quality of the performance but on the way he pronounced the 's's" (in Catalan).[7]

His debut in a feature film came in 2003 with a minor role in La flaqueza del bolchevique.[8] While he had previously performed in several stage plays, he landed his first major stage role with La avería.[8]

He earned some recognition with performances in the TV series Amistades peligrosas and Sin tetas no hay paraíso, whereas Acusados (2009–2010) brought him further popularity.[9] His performance in the Pedro Almodóvar's film Julieta (2016) further consolidated his career.[10]

He played the role of Rafael Rodríguez Rapún, Federico García Lorca's lover, in La Piedra Oscura by Alberto Conojero in 2016 in Spain and France in 2016.[11]

He landed the role of Bernat Estanyol (the father of the lead character) in the 2018 series La catedral del mar.[12] He starred in the TV series Stolen Away, aired in 2020 on Antena 3, playing the lead character Antonio Santos.[13]

Personal lifeEdit

Since 2004, Grao has been in a relationship with Florencia Fernández, with whom he has two children, Mirko and Guido.[14]

Grao is openly bisexual.[15]

FilmographyEdit

Television
Year Title Role Notes Ref
2006 Amistades peligrosas David [16]
2008 Sin tetas no hay paraíso [9]
2009–2010 Acusados Jorge Vega [9]
2011 Ángel o demonio Valafar [9]
2013 Mario Conde. Los días de gloria Mario Conde Lead character. TV movie aired as 2-episode miniseries [17]
2013 Luna, el misterio de Calenda Raúl Pando [18]
2014 Prim, el asesinato de la calle del Turco José María Pastor TV movie [19]
2014–2015 Sin identidad Juan Prados [20]
2015 Los nuestros [21]
2016 La sonata del silencio (The Sonata of Silence) Antonio [22]
2018 La catedral del mar (Cathedral of the Sea) Bernat Estanyol [12]
2018–2019 Gigantes Tomás Guerrero [8]
2019 Promesas de arena Andy [23]
2020 Perdida (Stolen Away) Antonio Santos Lead character [13]
2020 HIT Hugo Ibarra Toledo, "HIT" Lead character [24]
TBA La chica invisible (The Invisible Girl) [25]
Film
Year Title Role Notes Ref
2012 Fin (The End) Félix [26]
2015 Palmeras en la nieve (Palm Trees in the Snow) Manuel [27]
2016 Julieta Xoan [10]
2016 Acantilado Gabriel [28]
2018 Animales sin collar [es] Abel [29]
2018 El árbol de la sangre (The Tree of Blood) Víctor [30]
2020 El año de la furia Rojas [31]
2020 El inconveniente [32]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Filmstarts. "Daniel Grao". FILMSTARTS.de (in German). Retrieved 2022-04-10.
  2. ^ KG, imfernsehen GmbH & Co. "Filmografie Daniel Grao". fernsehserien.de (in German). Retrieved 2022-04-10.
  3. ^ "Eduardo Noriega, a la serie 'La sonata del silencio' de TVE". Vertele!. eldiario.es. 30 July 2015.
  4. ^ Álvarez, Inés (February 2020). "Daniel Grao: "Por un hijo uno es capaz de hacer cosas que nunca sospecharía"". El Periódico.
  5. ^ Altarriba, Guillermo (16 October 2018). "Les 12 cares de Daniel Grao". Diari de Sabadell.
  6. ^ "Ellos protagonizan: los actores de nuestra ficción (I)". Espinof. 2 September 2012.
  7. ^ Monegal, Ferran (24 November 2020). "Daniel Grao: "Me fui a Madrid por TV-3"". El Periódico.
  8. ^ a b c Belinchón, Gregorio (21 October 2018). "De Mario Conde a Pedro Sánchez". El País.
  9. ^ a b c d Escalona, Maribel (29 May 2018). "Daniel Grao y el fenómeno de 'La Catedral del Mar'". Diez Minutos.
  10. ^ a b Parcero, Jorge C. (22 September 2020). "Así es Daniel Grao: profesor de 'HIT', una duradera relación y su refugio en Madrid". Vanitatis.
  11. ^ ""Es el trabajo de mi carrera donde más vulnerable me siento"". 25 July 2016.
  12. ^ a b "¿Quién es quién en La Catedral del Mar? Los actores y los personajes en la serie". El Mundo. 23 May 2018.
  13. ^ a b Zárate, Pedro (14 January 2020). "Antena 3 firma con 'Perdida' una serie que sabe enganchar desde el primer minuto". Vertele!. eldiario.es.
  14. ^ "Daniel Grao se pone romántico con su chica: 'Gracias por acompañarme en la vida'". HOLA (in Spanish). 2018-10-25. Retrieved 2022-04-11.
  15. ^ S.L.U, Unidad Editorial Información General. "Daniel Grao". www.elmundo.es (in Spanish). Retrieved 2022-04-11.
  16. ^ "Amistades peligrosas Cuatro, 15.50". abcplay. ABC. 16 August 2006.
  17. ^ Morales, Fernando (4 July 2013). "Los días de gloria de Mario Conde". El País.
  18. ^ "Belén Rueda protagoniza la serie «Luna, el misterio de Calenda»". La Voz de Galicia. 1 March 2012.
  19. ^ "La 1 estrena 'Prim, el asesinato de la calle del Turco' el próximo lunes 15 de diciembre". FormulaTV. 9 December 2014.
  20. ^ molina, Berto (19 May 2014). "Daniel Grao: "Al rodar en escenarios naturales y no tener plató, 'Sin identidad' tiene una perspectiva cinematográfica"". FormulaTV.
  21. ^ Pando, Juan (1 June 2016). "Daniel Grao: "He comprendido que lo más oscuro en mi vida es oro para ser actor". Fotogramas.
  22. ^ "'La sonata del silencio': primera promo de la nueva serie de TVE". Fotogramas. 31 August 2016.
  23. ^ Pérez, Laura (2 December 2019). "Andrea Duro y Daniel Grao: "El espectador puede beberse de un trago todos los capítulos, y luchar contra eso es imposible"". Vertele!.
  24. ^ Puig, Francesc (28 September 2020). "Daniel Grao: "Me apetecía meterme en la piel de HIT porque no tiene pelos en la lengua"". La Vanguardia.
  25. ^ Barraclough, Leo (1 July 2022). "Beta Teams With Morena, Disney+ on Series 'The Invisible Girl'". Variety.
  26. ^ Hernández Luján, Raquel (28 November 2012). "Crítica apocalíptica de Fin". Hobby Consolas.
  27. ^ "Daniel Grao, el médico romántico de 'Palmeras en la Nieve'". Antena 3. 16 October 2014.
  28. ^ "Acantilado', con Daniel Grao y Juana Acosta". Diez Minutos. 6 October 2019.
  29. ^ Iglesias, Eulàlia (19 October 2018). "'Animales sin collar': políticos, chantajes y desengaños en la Junta de Andalucía". El Confidencial.
  30. ^ "Najwa Nimri: 'me dan mucho miedo los directores porque he trabajado con todos'". Los 40. 30 October 2020.
  31. ^ "Alberto Ammann y Joaquín Furriel ruedan un filme sobre la dictadura uruguaya". La Vanguardia. 4 December 2019.
  32. ^ Vicente, Eduardo de (18 December 2020). "Las anécdotas de la comedia dramática 'El inconveniente'". El Periódico.