Miguel Ángel Silvestre

Miguel Ángel Silvestre Rambla (born 6 April 1982) is a Spanish actor.[1] He is best known for playing the role of Alberto Márquez in Velvet, as well as Lito Rodríguez and Franklin Jurado in the Netflix original series Sense8 and Narcos respectively. He is also known for playing El Duque in the Spanish television show Sin tetas no hay paraíso. As of 2021, he is starring in the HBO limited series 30 Coins and the Netflix original series Sky Rojo and playing the role of René in Money Heist season 5.

Miguel Ángel Silvestre
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Silvestre in 2018
Miguel Ángel Silvestre Rambla

(1982-04-06) 6 April 1982 (age 39)
Years active2004–present

Early lifeEdit

Silvestre was born in Castellón de la Plana. 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.[2]

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


Silvestre stars in the Pedro Almodóvar film I'm So Excited (Spanish: Los amantes pasajeros) and in the Spanish horror thriller Verbo.[3] He also starred in the Spanish series Velvet as Alberto Marquez.

In 2015, the high-profile English-language Netflix drama Sense8 was released, in which Miguel plays one of the lead characters, a closeted telenovela star named Lito Rodríguez, who lives in Mexico City with his boyfriend, Hernando (played by Alfonso Herrera).[4]

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 joined the cast of La Casa de Papel Season 5 in an undisclosed role.



Year Title Role Notes
2005 Vida y color Javi
A golpes Yuri
2006 La Distancia 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 Rocco
2012 Winning Streak Alfredo Spanish: The Pelayos
Todo es silencio Brinco
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


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 30 Coins Paco
2021 Sky Rojo Moisés Expósito Main role
2021 La casa de papel René Guest role; 3 episodes


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


  1. ^ Official MySpace
  2. ^ Lluesma, Chelo (17 June 2007). "Miguel Ángel Silvestre". Las Provincias (in Spanish). Vocento. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  3. ^ Uncle Creepy (3 May 2010). "New Spanish Horror - Verbo". Dread Central. Archived from the original on 20 October 2011. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  4. ^ 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.

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