Ricardo Palacios

Ricardo López-Nuño Díez (2 March 1940 – 11 February 2015), better known as Ricardo Palacios, was a Spanish actor, film director and screenwriter.

Ricardo Palacios
Eli Wallach and Ricardo Palacios.jpg
Eli Wallach and Ricardo Palacios in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
Ricardo López-Nuño Díez

(1940-03-02)2 March 1940
Died11 February 2015(2015-02-11) (aged 74)
Madrid, Spain

Born in Reinosa (Cantabria), Palacios graduated from the Official Film School in Madrid as an actor and director. He debuted in the 1961 TV series Poly.[1]

He participated in about 150 films and television series, being mainly active in the spaghetti western genre, and he was also a recurring presence in films directed by Jesús Franco.[1][2]

In 1987, Palacios made his directorial debut with the comedy film ¡Biba la banda! starring Alfredo Landa, and in 1997 he directed the TV-series La banda de Pérez.[1][2]

After spending over a month in hospital with heart problems, Ricardo died on 11 February 2015 of heart failure.[1][2]



  1. ^ a b c d Europa Press (February 12, 2015). "Fallece el actor cántabro Ricardo Palacios, habitual de 'spaguetti westerns' y de Jesús Franco". 20 minutos (in Spanish). 20 Minutos Editora, S.L. Retrieved February 14, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c EFE (February 11, 2015). "Muere el actor cántabro Ricardo Palacios". ABC (in Spanish). Diario ABC, S.L. Retrieved February 14, 2015.

Further readingEdit

  • Aguilar, Carlos. Ricardo Palacios: Actor, director, observador. Tantin Ediciones, 2003. ISBN 8496143155.

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