Itziar Castro

Itziar Castro (Barcelona, February 14, 1977) is a Spanish actress known mainly for her role as Gоya Fernández in Vis a vis and for participating in films such as Campeones or Pieles, for which she was nominated at the Goya Awards for best newcomer actress.[2][3]

Itziar Castro
Itziar Castro, XIV Premis Gaudí (2022).jpg
Itziar Castro at the Gaudí Awards in 2022
Born (1977-02-14) 14 February 1977 (age 45)[1]
Barcelona, Spain
OccupationActress
Years active2002-present

BiographyEdit

Castro was born in Barcelona in 1977. Her professional career dates back to 2002, when she participated in the feature film Noche de fiesta. Since then, she has participated in fictions for both television and cinema, including in El cor de la ciutat or Algo que celebrar on television and in Blancanieves or La sexta alumna in cinema.[4] In 2017 she signed for the main cast of the feature film directed by Eduardo Casanova Pieles,[5] for which she was nominated for a Goya Award for best new actress and winner of the Unión de Actores y Actrices award in the same category.[6][7]

In 2018 she was part of the main cast of Vis a vis in the role of Goya Fernández, a role for which she has received greater relevance at the television level.[definition needed][8] In addition, she participates in the feature films Matar a Dios[9] and Campeones, and made a cameo in the second season of Paquita Salas, where she played the regidora[definition needed]of the Tarazona Festival. In July 2018, she signed on to play the acting teacher of the academy of Operación Triunfo 2018, replacing Javier Ambrossi and Javier Calvo.[10] On October 31, just over a month after the edition started, it was learned that the actress was leaving her job in the program, apparently a decision taken unilaterally by the program's management.[11]

In 2019 she participated in the feature films El cerro de los dioses by Daniel M. Caneiro[12] and ¿Qué te juegas? by Inés de León.[13] In 2020 she made a cameo in Woody Allen's film Rifkin's Festival and starred in the Fox España series Vis a vis: El Oasis,[14] as well as having a recurring role in the HBO Spain series Por H o por B as Choni.[15] She is also one of the protagonists of Historias lamentables, a film by Javier Fesser for Amazon Prime Video.[16] In December 2020 her signing was announced as the main character for the first Netflix musical series in Spain Érase una vez... pero ya no directed by Manolo Caro.[17]

FilmographyEdit

CinemaEdit

Feature FilmsEdit

Year Title Character Directed by
2002 Noche de fiesta Extra Xavi Puebla
2004 Inconscientes Ama de cría Joaquín Oristrell
Las maletas de Tulse Luper 3 Frances Cotumely Peter Greenaway
2008 Pretextos Enfermera Sílvia Munt
Sing for Darfur Mujer Johan Kramer
2010 The Great Vazquez Vendedora Wi-Fi Óscar Aibar
2011 Águila Roja: la película Criada José Ramón Ayerra
2012 Rec 3: Génesis Señora con Pamela Paco Plaza
Blancanieves Tocinillo de cielo Pablo Berger
2013 Las brujas de Zugarramurdi Bruja 3D Álex de la Iglesia
2015 Transeúntes Mujer Luis Aller
2016 La sexta alumna Anita Benja de la Rosa
2017 Pieles Itziar Eduardo Casanova
Matar a Dios Ana Caye Casas and Albert Pintó
2018 Campeones Madre de Jesús Javier Fesser
Escape from Marwin Hermana de Ben Jordi Castejón
2019 El cerro de los dioses Ella misma Daniel M. Caneiro
¿Qué te juegas? Rosita Inés de León
2020 Rifkin's Festival Mujer en el jardín Woody Allen
Asylum: Twisted Horror and Fantasy Tales Wife Carlos Goitia
Historias lamentables Ingrid Müller Javier Fesser
2021 ¡A todo tren! Destino Asturias Granjera asturiana Santiago Segura

Short filmsEdit

  • Los Bermejo (Dir. José Fernández-Ark, 2018), secondary role.
  • Desaliento (Dir. Pinky Alonso, 2018), leading role.
  • RIP (Dir. Caye Casas and Albert Pintó, 2017), leading role.
  • Eat my shit (Dir. Eduardo Casanova, 2015), leading role.
  • La Colleja (Dir. Sergio Morcillo, 2019), leading role.

TelevisionEdit

SeriesEdit

Year Title Cadena Character Duration
2004 El cor de la ciutat TV3 Sandra Pi 1 episode
2005 Hospital Central Telecinco Sara 1 episode
2006 - 2008 El cor de la ciutat TV3 Bea Billars Secondary role
2007 Rumors Canal Nou Secretaria Television movie
2009 Otra ciudad Encargada de peluquería
Xadom Vimeo Marta 1 episode
2015 Algo que celebrar Antena 3 Louise 2 episodes
2017 Laia TV3 Coja Television movie
El crac Miriam Espinguet 1 episode
2018 Paquita Salas Netflix Regidora de Premios 1 episode
2018 - 2019 Vis a vis FOX España Goya Fernández 16 episodes
2019 Terror y feria Flooxer Montse 1 episode
Vida perfecta Movistar+ Enfermera 1 episode
2020 Vis a vis: El Oasis FOX España Goya Fernández 8 episodes
Válidas Flooxer Abogada 1 episode
Benidorm Antena 3 Clienta hotel 1 episode
Por H o por B HBO España Choni 4 episodes
2022 Érase una vez... pero ya no Netflix Eloísa / Candela 6 episodes

ProgramsEdit

Year Title Cadena Role
2018 Operación Triunfo TVE Teacher
2019 Todo es mentira Cuatro Colaborator
Viajando con Chester Guest

AwardsEdit

Goya Awards
Year Category Nominated work Result
2018 Mejor actriz revelación Pieles Nominated
Unión de Actores y Actrices
Year Category Nominated work Result
2018 Mejor actriz revelación Pieles Won
Festival Rojo Sangre
Year Category Nominated work Result
2018 Mejor actriz Matar a Dios Won
Festival cine calella
Year Category Nominated work Result
2018 Mejor actriz Matar a Dios Won
Premios Fugaz
Year Category Nominated work Result
2018 Mejor actriz RIP Nominated

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Itziar Castro". FórmulaTV (in Spanish).
  2. ^ "Itziar Castro, biografía de una actriz sin complejos". Zeleb (in Spanish).
  3. ^ "Toda la trayectoria de la actriz Itziar Castro: ¡de 'Vis a vis' a OT y mucho más!" (in Spanish). Pronto. 17 November 2020.
  4. ^ "Ficha, noticias, trabajos y fotos de Itziar Castro" (in Spanish). Formula TV.
  5. ^ "Itziar Castro responde con un corpiño a los gordofóbicos que la atacaron en las redes" (in Spanish). La Vanguardia. 24 March 2017.
  6. ^ "Los ganadores de los Premios Goya 2018". ElPaís (in Spanish). El País. 6 February 2018.
  7. ^ "La gala de premios de la Unión de Actores y Actrices destila feminismo" (in Spanish). El Español. 13 March 2018.
  8. ^ "¿Quién es Itziar Castro, la revelación de la nueva Vis a Vis?" (in Spanish). Clarín. 4 April 2020.
  9. ^ Pastor, Custodio (23 September 2018). "Estrenar en Gran Vía". El País (in Spanish).
  10. ^ "Itziar Castro ficha por 'OT 2018' como profesora de interpretación" (in Spanish). Formula TV. 18 July 2018.
  11. ^ "La gran farsa de OT 2018 con Itziar Castro" (in Spanish). ABC. 5 November 2018.
  12. ^ "Los secretos de la original sátira El cerro de los dioses revelados por su director". Yotele (in Spanish). El Periódico. 25 November 2020.
  13. ^ "¿Qué te juegas? es una comedia romántica que se ríe de las propias películas del género, véase Pretty Woman o Notting Hill" (in Spanish). El Cine en la Sombra. 28 March 2019.
  14. ^ "'Vis a vis: El oasis' completa su reparto con Itziar Castro y Paula Gallego y comienza su rodaje" (in Spanish). Formula TV. 21 October 2019.
  15. ^ "Brays Efe e Itziar Castro en "Por H o por B" o la serie de HBO que nos hará reír a carcajadas" (in Spanish). Telva. 8 June 2020.
  16. ^ "Crítica de 'Historias lamentables': De los campeones a los conformados" (in Spanish). Moviementarios. 16 November 2020.
  17. ^ "'Érase una vez... pero ya no', la serie musical de Netflix que incluirá clásicos del pop español". Epik (in Spanish). As. 1 December 2020.

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