Clara Lago
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1990, Madrid

Clara made her film debut with Terce Vida (2000) —she had previously appeared in an episode of Manos a la obra— and in the same year joined the cast of Compañeros (Antena 3) as ‘Desirée.’ In 2002 she participated in El viaje de Carol, a film directed by Imanol Uribe in which she shared the stage with Juan José Ballesta. Currently regarded as one of Spanish cinema’s great up and coming stars, Clara was already been nominated to a Goya for Best New Actress.

In 2004, La vida que te espera was released. Directed by Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón, the film starred Juan Diego, Luis Tosar and Marta Etura and narrated the life of the Paiegos who inhabit the remotest valleys of Cantabria. Clara took on the role of Genia, a girl who is bored of the incessant work in the fields with her father.

Between 2004 and 2005 she starred in some episodes of Hospital Central (Telecinco) role she returned to in 2007 for two more episodes. In 2006 she starred in Arena en los bolsillos, a film directed by César Martínez Herrada in which she shared the stage with Daniel Guzmán and Yohana Cobo in a story which narrates the adventures of four young people from an outlying neighbourhood of Madrid who start out on a trip to the sea in order to escape the misery that surrounds them.

Later she starred in Los hombres de Paco, Lex and El Corazón del Oceano, all produced by Antena 3.

Other film projects, she has been involved with include: El club de los suicidas directed by Roberto Santiago; El Juego del Ahorcado directed by Manuel Gómez Pereira; El mal ajeno, directed by Oskar Santos; Primos directed by de Daniel Sánchez Arevalo; La cara oculta, directed by Andi Baiz; Fin, directed by Jorge Torregrossa; as well Fernando Gonzalez Molina’s Tengo ganas de ti. In 2008 she won the I Award for Best New Talent in Spanish Cinema, awarded by L’Oreal Paris in the 56th San Sebastian Film Festival.

In 2011 she was elected Shooting Star by the ICAA for the Academy of European Cinema and the Berlin Film Festival.

Between 2012 and 2013 the actress films Eltern directed by Robert Thalheim, Quién mató a Bambi? by Santi Amodeo and Ocho apellidos vascos directed by Emilio Martínez – Lázaro.

In 2014 she shoots Welcome to Harmony, directed by Miguel Angel Vivas, together with Matthew Fox and she comes back to theater with La Venus de las Pieles under the direction of David Serrano, play for which she gets the nomination to Best Emerging Theater Actress.

In 2015 she films 8 apellidos catalanes, the second part of the successful comedy she starred on the previous year and El túnel, together with Leo Sbaraglia, directed by Rodrigo Grande. One year later the actress films Órbita 9 directed by Hatem Khraiche .

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Tengo ganas de ti, 2012. Directed by Fernando González Molina
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8 apellidos vascos, 2014. Directed by Emilio Martínez-Lázaro

MOVIES
ÓRBITA 9 · Dir. Hatem Khraiche
AL FINAL DEL TÚNEL · Dir. Rodrigo Grande
OCHO APELLIDOS CATALANES · Dir. Emilio Martínez-Lázaro
EXTINTION · Dir. Miguel Ángel Vivas
AHORA O NUNCA · Dir. María Ripoll
A GOOD BAD DAY · Dir. Aleksey Nuzhniy
SPANISH AFFAIR · Dir. Emilio Martínez-Lázaro
¿QUIÉN MATO A BAMBI? · Dir. Santi Amodeo
ELTERN · Dir. Robert Thalheim
AGAINST THE JAB · Dir. Patrick Jerome
HOTEL TRANSILVANIA · Dir. Genndy Tartakovsky [dubbing actor]
I WANT YOU · Dir. Fernando González Molina
THE END · Dir. Jorge Torregrossa
THE HIDDEN FACE · Dir. Andrés Baiz
COUSINHOOD · Dir. Daniel Sánchez Arévalo
FOR THE GOOD OF OTHERS · Dir. Oskar Santos
THE HANGED MAN · Dir. Manuel Gómez Pereira
EL CLUB DE LOS SUICIDAS · Dir. Roberto Santiago
ARENA EN LOS BOLSILLOS · Dir. César Martínez
YOUR NEXT LIFE · Dir. Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón
CAROL’S JOURNEY · Dir. Imanol Uribe
MISERABLE LIFE · Dir. Fernando Huertas

THEATER
LA VENUS DE LAS PIELES · Dir. David Serrano
FUCKING & SHOPPING · Dir. Mark Rabenhill

TELEVISION
WEB THERAPY · Movistar +
EL CORAZÓN DEL OCEANO · Antena 3
LAS CHICAS DE ORO · TVE
LEX · Antena 3
LOS HOMBRES DE PACO · Antena 3
HOSPITAL CENTRAL · Telecinco
COMPAÑEROS · Antena 3
RAQUEL BUSCA SU SITIO · TVE
MANOS A LA OBRA · Antena 3

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
Unión de Actores: Best Actress, Nominated · OCHO APELLIDOS VASCOS
Unión de Actores: Best Emerging Theater Actress, Nominated · LA VENUS DE LAS PIELES
Berlinale: Shooting Start · LA CARA OCULTA
Macondo Awards: Supporting Actress · LA CARA OCULTA
Festival de Cine Español de Toulouse: Emergent Actress · LA VIDA QUE TE ESPERA
Goya: Emerging Actress, Nominated · EL VIAJE DE CAROL

TRAINING
Acting Meinsner Technique · Javier Galitó-Cava
Acting · Lorena García
Acting · Juan Carlos Corazza

LANGUAGES
Spanish, English

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