Miguel Ángel Silvestre

Miguel Ángel Silvestre Rambla (born 6 April 1982) is a Spanish actor. He rose to prominence with his performance as El Duque in Sin tetas no hay paraíso.[1]

Miguel Ángel Silvestre
Silvestre in 2018
Born
Miguel Ángel Silvestre Rambla

(1982-04-06) 6 April 1982 (age 41)
OccupationActor
Years active2004–present

He has since played roles in series such as Velvet, Sense8, Narcos, 30 Coins and Sky Rojo.

Early life edit

Miguel Ángel Silvestre Rambla was born in Castellón de la Plana on 6 April 1982.[2] He planned on becoming a professional tennis player before suffering an injury in a Hungarian tournament. He later decided to study physiotherapy until his aunt introduced him to the world of theatre.[3]

He studied drama, physical theatre, modern dance and acrobatics before winning the Mister Castelló 2002 pageant.

Career edit

Silvestre made his feature film debut in the 2005 drama Life and Colour.[4]

He stars in the Pedro Almodóvar film I'm So Excited and in the Spanish horror thriller Verbo.[5] He also starred in the Spanish series Velvet as Alberto Marquez.

 
Silvestre and Sense8 co-star Naveen Andrews

In 2015, the high-profile English-language Netflix drama Sense8 was released, in which Miguel plays one of the lead characters, a closeted action movie star named Lito Rodríguez, who lives in Mexico City with his boyfriend, Hernando (played by Alfonso Herrera).[6]

In 2017, he joined the cast of Netflix series Narcos playing recurring character and real life member of the Cali Cartel, Franklin Jurado.

In 2020, it was announced that he had joined the cast of Money Heist's Season 5 in an undisclosed role.

Filmography edit

Film edit

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2005 Vida y color (Life and Colour) Javi [7]
A golpes (By Force) Yuri [7]
2006 La distancia (The Distance) Daniel
2007 Dolly Nacho Short film
2008 3:19 Ilan
Cuando caen los ídolos Roberto, aged 27 Short film
Zhao Martín
Reflections Marco / Roberto
The End Gas station attendant
2010 La trampa de la luz Giocondo
2011 Verbo Líriko
Lo mejor de Eva (Dark Impulse) Rocco
2012 Winning Streak Alfredo Spanish: The Pelayos
Todo es silencio (All Is Silence) Brinco [8]
2013 I'm So Excited Novio Spanish: Los amantes pasajeros
Scorpion in Love Luis Alacrán enamorado
2017 Ferdinand El Primero (voice)
2018 Ibiza Manny
2019 La boda de mi mejor amigo George

Television edit

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Mis adorables vecinos Monitor Episode: "No sé decir no" (S01, E02)
2005 Motivos personales Nacho 13 episodes
2008–2009 Sin tetas no hay paraíso El Duque Main role (seasons 1–2); 28 episodes
2010 Alakrana Capitán Miniseries, Lead role
2012 Aída Actor Episode: "La verdad sobre perros y cacos" (S09, E21)
2013–2016 Velvet Alberto Márquez Navarro Main role
2015–2018 Sense8 Lito Rodríguez Main role
2017 Narcos Franklin Jurado Recurring role; 5 episodes
2019 En el corredor de la muerte Pablo Ibar Main role; 4 episodes
Velvet Colección Alberto Márquez Navarro Special episode
2020–present 30 Coins Paco
2021–2023 Sky Rojo Moisés Expósito Main role
2021 La casa de papel René Guest role; 3 episodes

Theater edit

Year Title Writer Director
2002 Verdadero Oeste Sam Shepard Luis Guilera
2003 Porno Mario Fratti Angela Bosch
2004 Noches de amor efímero Paloma Pedrero Eduardo Recabarren

References edit

  1. ^ ""Sin tetas no hay paraíso": por qué Miguel Ángel Silvestre quería cambiarle el título a la serie". mag. 5 April 2021 – via El Comercio.
  2. ^ "Miguel Ángel Silvestre, un actor en el paraíso". Diario Libre. 2 April 2022.
  3. ^ Lluesma, Chelo (17 June 2007). "Miguel Ángel Silvestre". Las Provincias (in Spanish). Vocento. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  4. ^ "'El duque', en 'Versión española'". Europa Press. 22 May 2008.
  5. ^ Uncle Creepy (3 May 2010). "New Spanish Horror - Verbo". Dread Central. Archived from the original on 20 October 2011. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  6. ^ Townsend, Megan (28 May 2015). "WATCH: Netflix's Sense8 premieres trailers for LGBT characters Nomi and Lito". GLAAD. Archived from the original on 7 April 2019. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  7. ^ a b Catalá, Laura (23 May 2017). "Conoce a Miguel Ángel Silvestre en 35 curiosidades que deberías saber sobre su vida". Bekia.
  8. ^ Van Hoeij, Boyd (31 May 2012). "All Is Silence". Variety.

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