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You are in: Home > 2008. 56th Edition  > Awards and Jury Members > Official Selection Jury Members > LEONOR WATLING

The actress Leonor Watling was born in Madrid in 1975. She made her film debut in Pablo Llorca’s Jardines Colgantes (1992). While she continued her training, she worked in television and cinema playing supporting and leading roles in Grandes ocasiones by Felipe Vega (1996), Todas hieren (1997) and La espalda de Dios (1999) by Pablo Llorca, La primera noche de mi vida, by Miguel Albaladejo (1997), No respires, el amor está en el aire, by Juan Potau (1998) and Los aficionados, by Víctor García León (1999). Her role in Antonio Mercero’s film, La hora de los valientes (1998), earned her a nomination for the Goya award for Best Actress. For her portrayal of Martina in Son de mar by Bigas Luna (2001) she won many acting awards including Young Mediterranean Cinema Best Actress (2000) and the Critical Eye Award (2001). She then played her first comedy role in A mi madre le gustan las mujeres (2002) by Daniela Fejerman and Inés París, and for this role she was once again nominated for a Goya and was presented with the Fotogramas de Plata and the India Catalina at the Cartagena Film Festival in Colombia, among other awards.

In 2002 she starred in the Pedro Almodóvar’s film Hable con ella, playing the role of Alicia. She then worked with Gerardo Vera in Deseo. In 2003 Leonor chose various supporting roles, in the acclaimed My Life Without Me by Isabel Coixet; Mala leche, by Patrick Alessandrin, shot in French, and En la ciudad, by Cesc Gay.

Her most recent films to date have been: Crónicas by Sebastian Cordero, alongside John Leguizamo and Inconscientes by Joaquín Oristrell in 2004; La habitación del niño by Alex de la Iglesia and The secret life of words by Isabel Coixet in 2004; Salvador by Manuel Huerga, Tirant Lo Blanc by Vicente Aranda and Malas temporadas by Manuel Martín Cuenca in 2005; Teresa by Ray Loriga and París Je T´Aime by Isabel Coixet in 2006; and The Oxford Crimes by Alex de la Iglesia and Lecture 21 by Alessandro Baricco in 2007.

She combines her acting work with music: she sings and writes the lyrics for the group, Marlango, who she has brought out three albums with: Marlango (2004) which won a golden disc, Automatic Imperfection (2005) and The Electrical Morning (2007).


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