Blanca Portillo

Blanca Portillo

Highest Rated: 91% Volver (2006)

Lowest Rated: 17% Alatriste (2006)

Birthday: Jun 15, 1963

Birthplace: Not Available

Born in Madrid in 1963, she studied at the Higher Royal School of Dramatic Art where she began a successful theatre career. This has earned her such recognition as the La Celestina and Max awards for "Madre, el drama padre", the Max, Union of Actors and Teatro de Rojas awards for "Como en los mejores familias" or the Miguel Mihura and Union of Actors awards for "La hija del aire", by the prestigious director Jorge Lavelli. She has appeared in some thirty theatre productions. At present she is starring in "Hamlet", directed by Tomaz Pandur, with whom she also worked in "Barroco". José Carlos Plaza directed her in "After Play" by Brian Friel, which was a huge success, and Andrés Lima directed her in "Hamelin", by Juan Mayorga. Very popular thanks to the TV series "Siete Vidas", Blanca has also worked in fifteen films, with directors such as Milos Forman ("Goya's Ghost"), Agustín Diaz Yanes ("Alatriste"), Belén Macías ("My Prison Yard") and Gracia Querejeta ("Siete mesas de billar francés"). In 2005, she began her collaboration with Pedro Almodóvar in "Volver". She was nominated for a Goya as Best Newcomer for "El color de las nubes" (Mario Camus) and as Best Supporting Actress for "Volver". She won the Union of Actors award inthat category for the film. At the Cannes Festival, she received the Best Actress award ex aequo with the rest of the actresses for "Volver" and the Silver Conch for Best Actress at the San Sebastian Festival for "Siete mesas de billar francés".

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Invisibles Actor 2020
No Score Yet Secuestro Patricia 2016
38% La chispa de la vida (As Luck Would Have It) Mercedes 2013
No Score Yet Concepción Arenal, la visitadora de cárceles Actor 2012
81% Broken Embraces Judit $5M 2009
No Score Yet El Patio de mi Cárcel (My Prison Yard) Actor 2008
55% Elsa & Fred Cuca 2008
No Score Yet Seven Billiards Tables Actor 2007
30% Goya's Ghosts Queen Mary Luisa $0.8M 2007
17% Alatriste Bocanegra 2006
91% Volver Agustina $12.9M 2006
No Score Yet Besos Para Todos Casera 2000


No Score Yet Promises of Sand (Promesas de arena)


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