Antonio de la Torre Martín

Málaga 1968

Antonio de la Torre Martín graduated in Journalism, worked in Canal Sur Radio and Canal Sur Televisión presenting sports news. At the same time, in the 90s, he studied in Madrid at Cristina Rota’s drama school.

The director Daniel Sánchez Arévalo offers him one of the main roles in his debut film, ‘AzulOscuroCasiNegro’ (2006), thanks to which he won the Goya Award to the best supporting actor in 2007. In 2006, he also works with Almodóvar in ‘Volver’. He is a regular actor in the films of Álex de la Iglesia’s – ‘Muertos de risa’ in 1999, ‘La comunidad’ in 2000- and in 2010 he played his first leading role with the Bilbao director in ‘Sad Ballad of Trumpet’, which deserved a nomination to the Goya Awards.

In 2009 he starred in the second film by Sánchez Arévalo, ‘Gordos’ (for which De la Torre had to put on 33 kilos). For this role he deserved another Goya nomination. In the following years he participated in several films, among which are ‘La isla interior’ (2009), ‘Lope’ (2010) and
‘Primos’ (2011), again with Daniel Sánchez Arévalo.

In December 2008 he starred in his first theatrical performance in a production of the National Drama Center, ‘La Taberna Fantástica’, by Alfonso Sastre and directed by Gerardo Malla.

It is in the year 2012 when he is twice nominated to the Goya Awards both for the best leading actor and cast for his roles in ‘Grupo 7’ and ‘Invasor’. In 2013 he went back to work with Almodóvar, in ‘Los amantes pasajeros’, and also performed one of the main roles of ‘La gran familia española’, by Daniel Sánchez Arévalo. In 2013 he carries out one of his greatest works as a leading role, ‘Caníbal’, by the Andalusian Manuel Martín Cuenca. In 2014 he plays a supporting role in the very often awarded ‘La isla mínima’, by Alberto Rodríguez. He also participates in ‘Felices 140’ (2015) while filming ‘Que Dios nos perdone’ (2016) by Rodrigo Sorogoyen, whose performance would be worth a new nomination to the Goya Awards.

It was in 2016 when he starred in the debut film of the director Raúl Arévalo, ‘Tarde para la ira’, for which he was a nominee for the Goya Awards. In 2017 his last two works have been released, both as the main actor: ‘Abracadabra’ (directed by Pablo Berger) and ‘El autor’, in which he has returned to work with the director Martín Cuenca.

Antonio de la Torre is currently the Spanish actor with the highest number of nominations to the Goya Goya Awards.

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Actor

  • The first role he played in the films was at ‘Los peores años de nuestra vida’ (1994)
  • On television he achieved success with ‘Padre Coraje’ (2002)
  • He has been nominated eight times to the Goya Awards, being one time winner in 2006 with ‘AzulOscuroCasiNegro’

Journalist

  • Bachelor in Journalism from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid
  • Sports journalist in Canal Sur Radio (regional radio of Andalusia)
  • Presenter in Canal Sur Televisión (regional television of Andalusia)