Ginés García Millán is an established Spanish actor and producer who is well-known for starring in the film H23-F: la película (2011), and television series Herederos (2007) and Isabel (2011).

Wiki/Biography

Ginés García Millán was born on Thursday, September 10, 1964 (age 56 years; as of 2020), in Puerto Lumbreras, Spain. His zodiac sign is Virgo. He spent his childhood observing guests who stayed in his family establishment, Hotel Salas in Puerto Lumbreras. While sharing his childhood memories in an interview, he said,

I remember the French, who spent the night in our accommodation, on their way to Morocco. To the Germans, who came by motorbike and met until dawn drinking beers. Also when the Danish women arrived by bus, making stops until they reached Malaga. They were all a myth and a revolution. Those nights at the hotel were fabulous.”

He attended the Dramatic Art at the Royal Superior School of Dramatic Art (RESAD) in Madrid.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 10″

Hair Color: Dark Brown

Eye Color: Light Brown

Ginés García Millán

Family & Relationships

Parents & Siblings

Ginés García Millán’s father, Pedro García, and his mother, Josefa Millán, administered the Hotel Salas in Puerto Lumbreras. His brother’s name is Juan Domingo Garcia Millan.

Ginés García Millán with his parents

Ginés García Millán with his parents

Ginés García Millán with his brother

Ginés García Millán with his brother

 

Relationships, Wife & Children

Ginés García Millán has two children, a daughter, María, and a son, Alberto from his previous relationship.

Ginés García Millán with his daughter

Ginés García Millán with his daughter

Ginés García Millán with his girlfriend

Ginés García Millán with his girlfriend

Career

Theatre

Ginés García Millán began his journey as a theatre artist in 1989 with the play ‘So Five Years Pass.’ Other popular theatrical productions under his belt include King Lear (1997-1998), Hamlet (2004), Don Juan Tenorio (2000), Glengarry Glen Ross (2009), and Los hijos se han dormido (The children have fallen asleep) (2012).

Ginés García Millán performing Hamlet (2004) at Teatro de La Abadía

Ginés García Millán performing Hamlet (2004) at Teatro de La Abadía

He earned immense appreciation for starring in the theatrical production Kathie y el hipopótamo (2013-2014) in which played the role of Santiago Zavala, a journalist and a writer who is hired by Kathie (protagonist) to pen down her novel featuring her travel adventures of Asia and Africa.

Ginés García Millán performing Kathie y el hipopótamo (2014)

Ginés García Millán performing Kathie y el hipopótamo (2014)

Television

Ginés García Millán made his television debut in 1995 when he played the role of Lieutenant Manuel Tabeira in the Spanish drama series ‘Curro Jiménez.’ In 2005, he became a household name with the critically acclaimed series ‘Motivos personales.’ In the series, Ginés played the role of  Fernando Acosta who ends up developing a relationship with the protagonist, Natalia, and helps her uncover the mystery behind a murder.

Motivos personales (2005)

Motivos personales (2005)

In 2007, he earned appreciation for playing the role of Bernardo Sánchez in the Spanish television series ‘Herederos.’

Herederos (2007)

Herederos (2007)

He portrayed the titular role in Adolfo Suárez, el Presidente (2010). The series showcased the political and personal career of Adolfo Suárez, Former Prime Minister of Spain, from his youth until January 29, 1981, the date on which he resigned as Prime Minister.

Adolfo Suárez, el Presidente (2010)

Adolfo Suárez, el Presidente (2010)

In 2012, he came into the limelight with the Spanish historical fiction ‘Isabel’ in which he portrayed the role of Castilian nobleman Juan Pacheco, who rose to power in the last years of the reign of Juan II of Castile.

Isabel (2021)

Isabel (2021)

In 2013, he played the role of Mario in the television series Frágiles.’ In 2015, he appeared in the Spanish drama series ‘Velvet’ in which he played the role of Esteban Márquez, the brother of the late Don Rafael who was trying to win back Doña Blanca.

Ginés García Millán in Velvet (2015)

Ginés García Millán in Velvet (2015)

In 2018, he appeared in ‘La Verdad’ (The Truth) as Fernando García, father of Paula García. The storyline of the series revolves around Paula who surprisingly reappears after she vanished under strange circumstances nine years ago.

Ginés García Millán in La Verdad (2018)

Ginés García Millán in La Verdad (2018)

In 2019, he played the role of Pascual, a hitman working for Don Julio, in the Spanish dark comedy-crime series ‘Matadero.’ In 2021, he appeared as Pedro de Urquijo, a lonely man of liberal thought who still believes in freedom despite living in a world of violence in the Spanish historical drama ‘Libertad.’

Ginés García Millán in Libertad (2021)

Ginés García Millán in Libertad (2021)

Film

Ginés García Millán made his film debut in 1992 when he played the role of Otelo in ‘El infierno prometido.’ Thereafter, he appeared in various films like Mensaka (1998), Entre las piernas (1999), Sólo mía (2001), and Amor en defensa propia (2006). He gained massive popularity with the 2011 Spanish film ’23-F: la película’ in which he portrayed the role of Adolfo Suárez.  The film was based on the failed coup of February 23, 1981, when  Lieutenant-Colonel Antonio Tejero and around 200 Civil Guards held the deputies and the entire government of Spain hostage for some 22 hours.

Ginés García Millán in 23-F: la película (2011)

Ginés García Millán in 23-F: la película (2011)

Web Series/OTT

In 2020, he played the role of King Ramiro in Amazon Prime’s Spanish historical drama ‘El Cid.’

Ginés García Millán in El Cid (2020)

Ginés García Millán in El Cid (2020)

In 2021, he struck international stardom with Netflix’s Mexican thriller series ‘¿Quién mató a Sara?’ (Who Killed Sara?) in which he played the antagonist César Lazcano, a cold, dominant, and immoral patriarchal head of the Lazcano family who wants to control everyone through the power of money.

¿Quién mató a Sara? (2021)

¿Quién mató a Sara? (2021)

Awards/Honors

  • Won Best Actor Award for the short film Palos de ciego amor (2003) at Medina Film Festival (2003)
  • Won Best Actor Award for the short film Palos de ciego amor (2003) at Festival de Cine de L’Alfàs del Pi (2003)
  • Won Best Actor Award for the short film Meine Liebe (2011) at Medina Film Festival (2011)
  • Won Spanish Actors Union Award (2008) in the category of Supporting Performance, Male for the television series Herederos (2007)
  • Ginés García Millán received the FICC47 Award at Festival Internacional de Cine de Cartagena (2018)
    Ginés García Millán at Festival Internacional de Cine de Cartagena (2018)

    Ginés García Millán at Festival Internacional de Cine de Cartagena (2018)

Facts/Trivia

  • Ginés García Millán is a travel enthusiast and loves to stay in hotels. In an interview, he said,

    I have an emotional bond with hotels, I feel at home, and I could always live in one. This has influenced my life and my way of seeing things.

  • Ginés García Millán discovered that he is allergic to shellfish while he was on a vacation in the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador.
  • In his youth, Ginés was an active member of the Spanish professional football club Real Valladolid. At the age of sixteen, he started playing soccer as a goalkeeper for the Real Valladolid team.
    Ginés García Millán wearing the Real Valladolid jersey

    Ginés García Millán wearing the Real Valladolid jersey

  • Ginés García Millán is an admirer of FC Barcelona. In an interview, he said,

    My father and my uncle Fulgencio took me to see Cruyff’s Barça, when I was a kid. There I became Barça to death, and I am still there. Soccer is born in childhood, and there it stays.”

  • In 2013, he became a member of the jury of the second edition of the We Art Water Film Festival.

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