Ginés García Millán is a celebrated Spanish actor and producer who is popular for starring in the Spanish film H23-F: la película (2011) and television series Isabel (2011) and La Verdad (2018).
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 grew up noticing the diverse people who stayed at his family establishment, Hotel Salas, in Puerto Lumbreras. While remembering his childhood experiences, 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.”
As a kid, he was a passionate football player who played as a goalkeeper in the youth categories for the city Murcia. He started playing for the Spanish professional football club Real Valladolid at the age of sixteen.
Height (approx.): 5′ 10″
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Light Brown
Parents & Siblings
Ginés García Millán’s father’s name is Pedro García, and his mother’s name is Josefa Millán. Together, they regulated Hotel Salas in Puerto Lumbreras. His brother’s name is Juan Domingo Garcia Millan.
Relationships, Wife & Children
Although not much is known about his relationships, reportedly, Ginés has two children; he has a daughter named Maria and a son named Alberto.
In 1989, Ginés began his career as a theatre artist with the play ‘When Five Years Pass.’ He gained immense popularity for playing the role of Santiago Zavala in the play ‘Kathie y el hipopótamo’ (2013-2014). In the play, Kathie, a woman from Lima’s high society, hires journalist-cum-writer Santiago Zavala to write a book about her journey through Asia and Africa.
Other popular theatrical productions under his belt include King Lear (1997-1998), Hamlet (2004), Glengarry Glen Ross (2009), Los hijos se han dormido (The children have fallen asleep) (2012), and Don Juan en Alcalá (2015).
In 1995, Ginés García Millán made his television debut with the Spanish drama series ‘Curro Jiménez’ in which he played the role of Lieutenant Manuel Tabeira. He came into the limelight after playing the role of Fernando Acosta in the critically acclaimed series ‘Motivos personales’ (2005). The storyline of the series revolves around Natalia who is trying to expose the culprit behind a murder along with Fernando Acosta who eventually develops a relationship with her.
In 2010, he played the titular role in the biographical series ‘Adolfo Suárez, el Presidente,’ which features the personal as well as the political journey of the former Prime Minister of Spain Adolfo Suárez.
He struck stardom with the Spanish historical series ‘Isabel’ (2012) in which he portrayed the role of Juan Pacheco, a Castilian nobleman who controlled and manipulated the monarchs Juan II and Enrique IV to gain political control of the kingdom.
He played the role of Mario in the television series ‘Frágiles’ (2013). He appeared in the 2015 Spanish drama series ‘Velvet’ as Esteban Márquez, the brother of the late Don Rafael who paves a way to steal De la Riva’s designs by flirting with Doña Blanca.
He starred as Fernando García, father of Paula García, in ‘La Verdad’ (The Truth) (2018). In the series, Paula, who disappeared under strange circumstances nine years ago, surprisingly reappears in the lives of her friends and family.
In the Spanish dark comedy-crime series ‘Matadero’ (2019), Ginés played the role of Pascual, a hitman working for Don Julio. His other notable works include the Spanish historical drama ‘Libertad’ in which he played the role of Pedro de Urquijo, a loner of liberal thought who roots for freedom despite living in a world of violence.
In 1992, Ginés García Millán made his film debut with ‘El infierno prometido’ in which he played the role of Otelo. Later, he appeared in numerous Spanish films like Mensaka (1998), Entre las piernas (1999), Sólo mía (2001), and Amor en defensa propia (2006). He rose to prominience after he portrayed the role of Adolfo Suárez in the 2011 Spanish film ’23-F: la película.’ The film showcased the events of February 23, 1981, when Lieutenant-Colonel Antonio Tejero, along with 200 Civil Guards, stormed in the Parliament of Spain and held the entire government hostage for 22 hours.
Ginés García Millán made his digital debut with Amazon Prime’s Spanish historical drama ‘El Cid’ in which he played the role of King Ramiro.
He gained international recognition in 2021 when he played the antagonist César Lazcano in Netflix’s Mexican thriller series ‘¿Quién mató a Sara?’ (Who Killed Sara?). In the series, César Lazcano is a successful businessman with exquisite manners and a vicious tongue who wants to control everyone with the power of money.
- 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)
- Received the FICC47 Award at Festival Internacional de Cine de Cartagena (2018)
- In an interview, Ginés revealed that he loves to travel and stay in different hotels. 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.”
- During a vacation in the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador, Ginés discovered that he was allergic to shellfish.
- Ginés is an avid FC Barcelona fan. 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.”
- He became a member of the jury of the second edition of the We Art Water Film Festival in 2013.