The Last Tycoon is an American television series, originating from a pilot produced in 2016 as part of Amazon Studios' seventh pilot season. The show stars Matt Bomer and Kelsey Grammer and is loosely based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's last book, his unfinished and posthumously published 1941 novel The Last Tycoon. Amazon picked up the pilot to series on July 27, 2016. The first season premiered on July 28, 2017. On September 9, 2017, Amazon cancelled the series.
The Last Tycoon is an unfinished novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald. In 1941, it was published posthumously under this title, as prepared by his friend Edmund Wilson, a critic and writer. According to Publishers Weekly, the novel is "generally considered a roman a clef," with its lead character, Monroe Stahr, modeled after film producer Irving Thalberg. The story follows Stahr's rise to power in Hollywood, and his conflicts with rival Pat Brady, a character based on MGM studio head Louis B. Mayer.
It was adapted as a TV play in 1957 and a film in 1976 of the same name, with a screenplay for the motion picture by British dramatist Harold Pinter. Elia Kazan directed the film adaptation; Robert De Niro and Theresa Russell starred.
In 1993, a new version of the novel was published under the title The Love of the Last Tycoon, edited by Matthew Bruccoli, a Fitzgerald scholar. This version was adapted for a stage production that premiered in Los Angeles, California in 1998. In 2013, HBO announced plans to produce an adaptation. HBO cancelled the project and gave the rights to Sony Pictures, which produced and released the television series on Amazon Studios in 2016.
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Mad men(tv series 2007-2015)
Mad Men is an American period drama television series created by Matthew Weiner and produced by Lionsgate Television. The series ran on the cable network AMC from 2007 to 2015, lasting for seven seasons and 92 episodes. Its fictional time frame runs from March 1960 to November 1970.
Mad Men begins at the fictional Sterling Cooper advertising agency on Madison Avenue in Manhattan, New York City and later at the newly created firm of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce (later named Sterling Cooper & Partners), located near the Time-Life Building at 1271 Sixth Avenue. According to the pilot episode, the phrase "Mad men" was a slang term coined in the 1950s by advertisers working on Madison Avenue to refer to themselves, "Mad" being short for "Madison". (In reality, the only documented use of the phrase from that time may have been in the late-1950s writings of James Kelly, an advertising executive and writer.)
The series' main character is the womanizing advertising executive Don Draper (played by Jon Hamm), who is initially the talented creative director at Sterling Cooper, and later a founding partner at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce. The plot tracks the people in his personal and professional lives. As the series progresses, it depicts the changing moods and social mores of the United States throughout the 1960s and 70s.
Mad Men received widespread critical acclaim for its writing, acting, directing, visual style, and historical authenticity; it won many awards, including 16 Emmys and 5 Golden Globes. The show was also the first basic cable series to receive the Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series, winning the award each year of its first four seasons (2008–2011). It is widely regarded as one of the greatest television series of all time, and as part of the early 21st century Golden Age of Television.
Creator: Matthew Weiner
Writer: Matthew Weiner, Jonathan Igla, Erin Levy, Robin Veith, Carly Wray, Kater Gordon, Brett Johnson, André Jacquemetton, Maria Jacquemetton
Directors: Phil Abraham, Michael Uppendahl, Jennifer Getzinger, Matthew Weiner, Scott Hornbacher, Lesli Linka Glatter, Tim Hunter, John Slattery
Music: David Carbonara
Costume design: Janie Bryant
Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones, Christina Hendricks, Bryan Batt, Michael Gladis, Aaron Staton, Rich Sommer, Maggie Siff, John Slattery, Robert Morse
Don Draper by Jon Hamm
Roger Sterling by John Slattery
Betty Francis by January Jones
Joan Harris by Christina Hendricks
A romantic drama series set in a traditional Kyoto sweet shop with 450 years of history, it depicts the careers, loves and dreams of three distinctive sisters, it's an adaption from the manga "Fukuyadou Honpo" by Yuchi Yayomi.
Fukuyoshi Hina, Arare, and Hana are three sisters whose family run Fukuya, a 450-year-old traditional Japanese confectionery shop in Kyoto. This is the story of their individual romances, love of family and sacrifices for the sake of protecting tradition. But it's also a love story of Kyoto as a city and its traditions.
京都にある、創業450年の老舗和菓子屋「福家堂本舗」の自由奔放な次女・あられ(早見あかり)は、ある日、母・駒子(浅野ゆう子)から姉の婚約者だった和菓子職人・健司(市原隼人)と結婚して十八代目を継ぐように言い渡される。なんと、跡取りだったはずの長女・雛(佐々木希)が、イケメン御曹司・桧山(山下健二郎(三代目 J Soul Brothers))と結婚するというのだ！納得がいかないあられは反発する。 京都特有の「歴史と伝統」の世界で生きる三姉妹が、恋愛・家族・仕事・夢に、葛藤しながらも成長していく、珠玉のラブストーリー。 【出演：早見あかり, 市原隼人, 佐々木希, 山下健二郎(三代目 J Soul Brothers), 宮野陽名, 前田旺志郎 / 小島藤子, 尾上右近, 中村靖日, 長村航希, 大倉裕真 / 田中泯, 浅野ゆう子】【原作：「福家堂本舗」遊知やよみ(集英社文庫〈コミック版〉)】 【脚本：永田優子】 【音楽：林祐介】 【プロデューサー：関川友理】 【アソシエイトプロデューサー：髙石明彦】 (Ｃ)遊知やよみ・集英社
Arare Fukuyoshi by Akari Hayami
Hina Fukuyoshi by Nozomi Sasaki
Hana Fukuyoshi by Hina Miyano
Kenji Miyasako by Hayato Ichihara
Kaoru Hinoyama by Kenjirô Yamashita
Downton Abbey is a British historical drama television series set in the early 20th century, created and co-written by Julian Fellowes. The series first aired on ITV in the United Kingdom on 26 September 2010, and in the United States on PBS, which supported production of the series as part of its Masterpiece Classic anthology, on 9 January 2011.
The series, set in the fictional Yorkshire country estate of Downton Abbey between 1912 and 1926, depicts the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their domestic servants in the post-Edwardian era—with the great events of the time having an effect on their lives and on the British social hierarchy. Events depicted throughout the series include news of the sinking of the Titanic in the first series; the outbreak of the First World War, the Spanish influenza pandemic, and the Marconi scandal in the second series; the Irish War of Independence leading to the formation of the Irish Free State in the third series; the Teapot Dome scandal in the fourth series; the British general election of 1923 and the Beer Hall Putsch in the fifth series. The sixth and final series introduces the rise of the working class during the interwar period and hints at the eventual decline of the British aristocracy.
Downton Abbey has received acclaim from television critics and won numerous accolades, including a Golden Globe Award for Best Miniseries or Television Film and a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Miniseries or Movie. It was recognised by Guinness World Records as the most critically acclaimed English-language television series of 2011. It earned the most nominations of any international television series in the history of the Primetime Emmy Awards, with twenty-seven in total (after the first two series). It was the most watched television series on both ITV and PBS, and subsequently became the most successful British costume drama series since the 1981 television serial of Brideshead Revisited.
On 26 March 2015, Carnival Films and ITV announced that the sixth series would be the last. It aired on ITV between 20 September 2015 and 8 November 2015. The final episode, serving as the annual Christmas special, was broadcast on 25 December 2015.
A film adaptation Downton Abbey, serving as a continuation of the series, was subsequently released in the United Kingdom on 13 September 2019, and in the United States on 20 September 2019.
The main cast of the Crawley family:
-Hugh Bonneville as Robert Crawley, the Earl of Grantham
-Elizabeth McGovern as his wife Cora Crawley, the Countess of Grantham.
Their three daughters:
-Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley (Talbot),
-Laura Carmichael as Lady Edith Crawley (Pelham)
-Jessica Brown Findlay as Lady Sybil Crawley (Branson).
-Maggie Smith as Robert Crawley's mother Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham.
-Samantha Bond as Lady Rosamund Painswick, Robert's sister who resides in Belgrave Square, London.
-Dan Stevens as Matthew Crawley, the new heir of Downton Abbey, and later husband of Lady Mary Crawley
-Penelope Wilton as Isobel Crawley, mother of Matthew Crawley
-Allen Leech as Tom Branson, the chauffeur and later husband of Lady Sybil
-David Robb as Dr Richard Clarkson, the local town doctor.
Highclere Castle in north Hampshire is used for exterior shots of Downton Abbey and most of the interior filming. The kitchen, servants' quarters and working areas, and some of the "upstairs" bedrooms were constructed and filmed at Ealing Studios. Bridgewater House in the St James area of London served as the family's London home.
Outdoor scenes are filmed in the village of Bampton in Oxfordshire.
The opening music of Downton Abbey, titled "Did I Make the Most of Loving You?", was composed by John Lunn.
The rights to broadcast Downton Abbey have been acquired in over 220 countries and territories, and the series is viewed by a global audience of an estimated 120 million people.
Tiempos de Guerra(Serie de TV,2017)/Morocco: Love in Times of War(TV Serie,2017)
Writer: Ramón Campos, Teresa Fernández-Valdés, Gema R. Neira
Director: Manuel Gómez Pereira, David Pinillos, Eduardo Chapero-Jackson
Music: Federico Jusid
Costume design: Helena Sanchís
Stars: Amaia Salamanca/Álex García/Anna Moliner/Cristóbal Suárez/ José Sacristán/Silvia Alonso
Tiempos de guerra es una serie de televisión española creada por Ramón Campos, Teresa Fernández-Valdés y Gema R. Neira y producida por Bambú Producciones. La serie fue rodada por la cadena Antena 3, dentro de las instalaciones de Atresmedia en San Sebastián de los Reyes (Comunidad de Madrid).
Julio de 1921. El gobierno español lucha por mantener sus posesiones en el norte de África, en la zona del Rif, donde se enfrenta a grupos autóctonos (rifeños) que se resisten a ser dominados por el Protectorado español de Marruecos. El avance de los sublevados rifeños liderados por Abd el-Krim parece imparable, infligiendo al Ejército Español una dura derrota en la decisiva plaza de Annual.
Oficiales y tropas huyen despavoridos en confuso tropel a través de los desfiladeros mientras son acribillados desde las alturas por los rifeños. Las bajas entre el ejército español se cuentan por miles. En los hospitales de Melilla, médicos y enfermeras se entregan a un único objetivo: salvar la vida de los soldados heridos en el frente.
Por orden de la Reina Victoria Eugenia, la Cruz Roja Española envió a un grupo de enfermeras comandadas por la Duquesa de la Victoria, con el fin de instalar hospitales de sangre en todas las zonas del conflicto. En el fragor de la batalla, son solo los sentimientos los que siguen dando fuerza y valor a los soldados españoles: la esperanza, el amor... Enfermeras y soldados, hombres y mujeres a ambos lados de la línea del fuego, testigos directos del transcurso de la guerra.
Morocco: Love in Times of War (original Spanish title: Tiempos de guerra) is a war drama set primarily in 1920s Melilla, a Spanish city located in North Africa. Occurring during the Rif War, the series revolves around a group of nurses from Madrid, Spain who are sent to Morocco by Queen Victoria Eugenia to open a hospital in the war torn region of North Africa. The nurses learn firsthand the cruelty of war, but still find time for romance.
In 1921, Morocco is being ravaged by the events of the Rif War. The Riffian resistance in the country has killed many soldiers of the Spanish Army. To remedy this, Queen Victoria Eugenie agrees to send a group of nurses from the Spanish Red Cross to Melilla in order to establish a hospital. This group of nurses is led by the Duchess of Victoria, María del Carmen Angoloti y Mesa, and is made up of members of Spain's upper class.
The group arrives in Melilla, and set up a hospital in an old school. It is not long before they are put into action. Despite all the injuries and casualties, these nurses have not lost hope and still find time to seek romance from the soldiers and doctors that they are surrounded by. Eventually it is agreed upon that more lives can be saved out on the front lines before injured soldiers are even brought into the hospital. None of these nurses are combat trained, but some of them will now have to figure out how to stay alive on the front lines.
by Amaia Salamanca
by Álex García
by Anna Moliner
Pilar Muñiz de Solaruce
by Verónica Sánchez
by Cristóbal Suárez
by Alicia Borrachero
by Silvia Alonso
by José Sacristán
by Marc Clotet
Larbi Al Hamza
by Daniel Lundh
Watch the serie online
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Option 2: Netflix
Writer: Ramón Campos/Gema R. Neira/Verónica Fernández/Adolfo Valor
Director: Antonio Hernández/Miguel Conde/David Ulloa/Jaime Botella/Inma Torrente/Verónica Anciones
Music: Sergio Moure
Costume design: María Jiménez del Monte/Elena de Lorenzo
Stars: Celia Freijeiro/María Castro/Mariona Tena/Marta Larralde/Candela Serrat/Carla Díaz/Álex Adróver/Álex Gadea/Fernando Andina/Cristóbal Suárez
Seis hermanas fue una serie de televisión española producida por Televisión Española en colaboración con Bambú Producciones.
La serie está ambientada en el Madrid de 1913-1917 y cuenta la historia de las seis hermanas Silva:
Seis Hermanas (English: Six Sisters) is a Spanish soap opera with 489 episodes produced by Bambú Producciones for Televisión Española.
The series is set in the Madrid of 1913 and tells the story of the six sisters Silva of upper-class who try to save the factory of their father after his abrupt death:
by Celia Freijeiro
Blanca Silva, Baronesa de Loygorri, Dama de la Reina Victoria Eugenia de España
by Mariona Tena
Diana Silva, Diana Silva Torrealba de Montaner, Marquesa de Fuensanta
by Marta Larralde
Francisca Silva, Condesa de Barnos
by María Castro
by Candela Serrat
by Carla Díaz
Salvador Montaner, Marqués de Fuensanta
by Álex Adróver
Cristóbal Manuel Loygorri del Amo, Barón Consorte de Loygorri
by Álex Gadea
Rodolfo Loygorri del Amo, Ex-Barón Consorte de Loygorri
by Fernando Andina
by Cristóbal Suárez
by Pep Anton Muñoz
Ricardo Silva Santos
by Juan Ribó
Sofía Álvarez de Terán
by Julia Molins
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L'Esprit de famille est une série télévisée réalisée d'après les romans de Janine Boissard en 1982.
C'est l'adaptation des quatre premiers livres de la série "L'esprit de famille", qui en compte six, de Janine Boissard.
- L'Esprit de famille (1979)
- L'Esprit de famille - L'Avenir de Bernadette (1980)
- L'Esprit de famille - Claire et le bonheur (1981)
- L'Esprit de famille - Moi Pauline (1981)
C'est l'histoire d'une famille : le père, Charles, qui est médecin généraliste à Mareuil, près de Pontoise, de sa femme et de leur quatre filles : Claire, Bernadette, Pauline et Cécile. Pauline, la troisième fille, raconte un peu plus de deux ans de la vie de sa famille, les premières amours, la vie, la mort, l'amitié, le travail, la famille.
Deux ans après la fin de la série télévisée, Janine BOISSARD écrira deux nouveaux tomes pour clôturer l'histoire avec Cécile comme narratrice
- L'Esprit de famille - Cécile la poison (1984)
- L'Esprit de famille - Cécile et son amour (1984).
Maurice BIRAUD : Charles Moreau, le père
Monique LEJEUNE : Mme Moreau, la mère
Claire DUPRE : Claire, "la princesse"
Anne TEYSSEDRE : Bernadette, "la Cavalière"
Véronique DELBOURG : Pauline
Khemi Ferrey : Cécile, "la poison" (créditée Carene au générique)
Paul BARGE : Pierre
Luc ETIENNE : Stéphane
Réalisateur : Roland-Bernard
Adaptation et dialogues : Janine Boissard
Photographie : Henri Decomps
Musique : Roger Candy et Jean Bouchéty Chanson du générique interprétée par Vava
Writer:Helena Medina(screen play) | Nieves Herrero(Novel)
Director: Salvador Calvo
Music: Vicente Ortiz Gimeno
Costume design: Natacha Fernández Gallardo
Stars: Rubén Cortada, Blanca Suárez, Emilio Gutiérrez Caba, Javier Rey
Lo que escondían sus ojos fue una mini serie de televisión basada en la novela homónima de Nieves Herrero, que recrea una historia de amor entre el ministro franquista Ramón Serrano Suñer y Sonsoles de Icaza, la Marquesa consorte de Llanzol, que se convirtió en un escándalo en los círculos sociales más exclusivos de la sociedad del momento y que no llegó a trascender a la opinión pública. Producida por Mediaset España para la cadena española Telecinco, que fue estrenada el 22 de noviembre de 2016 y está protagonizada por Blanca Suárez, Rubén Cortada, Emilio Gutiérrez Caba, Charlotte Vega y David Solans.
Sonsoles de Icaza, marquesa consorte de Llanzol, una mujer avanzada a su tiempo que lo tenía todo -belleza, riqueza y posición social- y Ramón Serrano Suñer, cuñado de Francisco Franco, ministro de Asuntos Exteriores y uno de los hombres fuertes del Régimen franquista, se enamoraron y vivieron un romance clandestino en la España de la posguerra, una época en la que la Guerra Civil había devastado el país y en la que nazis y aliados buscaban el apoyo de la nación en los albores de la Segunda Guerra Mundial.
Episodio 1: «Dos mundos opuestos»
Episodio 2: «A corazón abierto»
Episodio 3: «Un secreto a voces»
Episodio 4: «El mundo en nuestra contra»
Lo que escondían sus ojos is a mini TV Series based on the Spanish writer Nieves Herrero's novel of same title, it tells the love story of Ramón Serrano Suñer, the brother-in-law of Spanish dictator Francisco Franco and Sonsoles de Icaza, la Marquesa consorte de Llanzol, which became a scandal in the most exclusive circle of high society. The serie is produced by Mediaset España and features Spanish actors like Blanca Suárez, Rubén Cortada, Emilio Gutiérrez Caba, Charlotte Vega.
Sonsoles de Icaza, marquesa Llanzol, a woman before her time who had everything: beauty, wealth and social position, and Ramón Serrano Suñer, Minister of Foreign Affairs, brother-in-law of Francisco Franco, dictator of Spanish State, fell in love and lived a clandestine romance that lasted almost two decades until their illegitimate daughter found out her identity, making their love affair public and devastating for everyone around them.
Episode 1: «Dos mundos opuestos»: Two opposite worlds
Episode 2: «A corazón abierto»: An open heart
Episode3: «Un secreto a voces»: A secret with voices
Episode 4: «El mundo en nuestra contra»: The world against us
María Sonsoles de Icaza y de León, Marquesa consorte de Llanzol
by Blanca Suárez
Ramón Serrano Suñer
by Rubén Cortada
by Javier Rey
Francisco de Paula Díez de Rivera y Casares, V Marqués de Llanzol
by Emilio Gutiérrez
by Javier Gutiérrez
Carmen Díez de Rivera y de Icaza
by Charlotte Vega
Natacha Fernández Gallardo
Watch full episodes of TV Serie on Amazon Video: Lo que escondían sus ojos
Lo que escondían sus ojos by Nieves Herrero
Writer: novel: Paloma Sánchez-Garnica | screenplay: Javier Olivares, Rodolf Sirera, Peris Romano, Sergio Barrejóny Anais Schaaf
Director: Iñaki Peñafiel, Peris Romano
Music: César Benito
Stars: Marta Etura, Eduardo Noriega, Daniel Grao, Fran Perea, Lucía Jiménez,
La sonata del silencio es una serie de televisión española producida por RTVE que se emitió en La 1 y que adapta La sonata del silencio, la novela de Paloma Sánchez-Garnica. Está protagonizada por Marta Etura, Eduardo Noriega, Daniel Grao, Fran Perea, Lucía Jiménez, entre otros. La primera y única temporada consta de 9 episodios de aproximadamente 70 minutos cada uno.
La acción nos sitúa en el Madrid de 1946, en plena posguerra. Los Figueroa y los Montejano son dos familias enfrentadas que viven en el mismo edificio de la madrileña Plaza del Ángel y para las cuales la guerra supuso un paréntesis. Los Figueroa lo tienen todo, y los Montejano lo tuvieron todo y ahora tratan de sobrevivir.
Ambas familias exponen sus propias desgracias y alegrías ante la mirada y el juicio del resto de vecinos, siendo el inmueble testigo de cómo es su día a día, su historia, su pasado y las relaciones -a veces turbias- entre ellos.
La protagonista principal de La sonata del silencio es Marta Ribas (Marta Etura), una mujer inteligente, culta y de buen corazón que se ve oprimida por el machismo imperante en la época, del que tratará de liberarse. Junto a ella esta su hija Elena (Claudia Traisac), que tendrá que luchar para cumplir sus deseos a la hora de elegir la vida que quiere llevar.
La sonata del silencio is a Spanish TV series produced by RTVE, Spanish Nationl Channel 1, adapted by Spanish writer Paloma Sánchez-Garnica's novel of same title. It contains only 1 season, 9 episodes, with each episode starting its narration from the angle of one personage(mostly woman) living in the building, so each episode has different theme and tone, like that of a Sonata.
Episode 1: Marta
Episode 2: Elena
Episode 3: Roberta
Episode 4: Virtuditas
Episode 5: Fermina
Episode 6: Julita
Episode 7: Rafael
Episode 8: Antonio
Episode 9: Marta y Elena
Madrid, Spain, 1946, right after the Second World War.
Two families The Figueroas and The Montejanos, living in the same building in
Plaza del Ángel in Madrid but live completely different: One family has everything, another one barely survives.
The protagonist is Marta Ribas (Marta Etura), an intelligent and cultured woman whose life changed due to the war and worsened when her husband Antonio Montejano went to prison to protect his neighbour and best friend Don Rafael Figueroa. Although Marta tried everything she could to save the family as well as her husband, Antonio, a destroyed man after he was bailed out of jail, losing his health and reputation, became angry, violent, and addicted to drugs. And The Montejanos would live the destiny heavily influenced by their relationships with their neighbours in the same building, particularly the family Montejano.
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Read the book La Sonata del Silencio (Spanish)
Writer: José Luis Martín
Director: Oriol Ferrer, Salvador García Ruiz, Jorge Torregrossa, Joan Noguera
Music: Federico Jusid
Costume design: Pepe Reyes
Stars: Álvaro Cervantes/Blanca Suárez/Félix Gómez
Carlos, Rey Emperador fue una serie de televisión española. La serie narró la historia de Carlos V, uno de los hombres más poderosos que ha conocido Europa, gobernador de un imperio de proporciones tan extraordinarias como su diversidad.
A través del relato de la vida de Carlos de Habsburgo desde su llegada a España, se verá el modo en que el heredero del Imperio Germánico, de Borgoña, de los Países Bajos, del Franco Condado, Artois, Nevers y Rethel, de los territorios de la Corona de Aragón y sus posesiones italianas vinculadas y de los castellanos, norteafricanos y americanos de la Monarquía Católica crece como estadista y cómo se fortalece ante las amenazas que le rodean con los aciertos y errores de sus consejeros.
Carlos, rey emperador (English: Charles, Emperor King) is a Spanish historical fiction television series, directed by Oriol Ferrer and produced by Diagonal TV for Televisión Española. The series is a sequel to the successful Isabel and is based upon the reign of Charles I. (Another film La corona partida, also produced by Diagonal TV, narrating the story of Juana La Loca, daughter of Isabel and mother of Charles I, is like a connecting bridge between the two series Isabel and Carlos, rey emperador)
The series tells the story of Charles I or Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, one of the most powerful men Europe has met, the ruler of an empire as great in size as in diversity.
As the life of Charles of Habsburg is told since his arrival to Spain, it can be seen how the heir to the crowns of Germany, Burgundy, the Netherlands, the Free County, Artois, Nevers and Rethel, of the territories of the Crown of Aragon and its related Italian territories, and of the territories of the Catholic Monarchs in Castile, North Africa and the Americas, matures as a statesman and gets stronger in face of menaces around him and good and bad advice from his counselors.
Carlos V, Emperador del Sacro Imperio Romano Germánico/Charles I
by Álvaro Cervantes
Isabel de Portugal, Emperatriz del Sacro Imperio Romano Germánico/Isabella of Portugal
by Blanca Suárez
Leonor de Habsburgo/Eleanor of Habsburg
by Marina Salas
Fernando I, Emperador del Sacro Imperio Romano Germánico/Ferdinand of Habsburg
by Eric Balbàs
Francisco I de Francia/Francis I of France
by Alfonso Bassave
Diseñador de Vestuario/Costume design
Watch the series Carlos, Rey Emperador online
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Option 2: Amazon Prime Video
El Internado Laguna Negra(TV series, 2007-2010)/The Black Lagoon Boarding School
Writer: Daniel Écija/Laura Belloso/Juan Carlos Cueto/Rocío Martínez Llano
Director: Jesús Rodrigo/Alexandra Graf
Music: Daniel Sánchez de la Hera
Costume design:Manuela León
Stars: Martín Rivas/Carlota García/Yon González/Luis Merlo/Blanca Suárez/Natalia Millán/Carlos Real/Nani Jiménez
El internado (o El internado: Laguna Negra) es una serie de televisión de telenovela dramático producida por Globomedia para la cadena española Antena 3. La serie fue emitida originalmente en España desde el 24 de mayo de 2007 hasta el 13 de octubre de 2010. La serie tiene 7 temporadas, y 71 episodios en total.
Marcos (Martín Rivas) y Paula (Carlota García), dos hermanos gallegos cuyos padres han desaparecido en alta mar, ingresan en el internado Laguna Negra bajo la tutela de su director, Héctor de la Vega (Luis Merlo). Pronto empiezan a suceder extraños acontecimientos y macabras muertes, y parece que Paula de apenas 6 años está en el centro de todo lo que ocurre, por lo que su hermano mayor Marcos comienza a investigar lo que ocurre en el internado junto a sus compañeros de clase.
En diciembre de 2019 se anuncia que la serie El internado: Laguna Negra tendrá un reboot llamado El internado: Las cumbres, que se emitirá en 2020 en Amazon Prime Video. En abril de 2013, El Internado: Laguna Negra es incluida en el ranking de The WIT de los mejores formatos televisivos de los últimos 50 años, siendo la única producción española de la lista hasta ese momento.
El Internado (The Boarding School), also known as El Internado Laguna Negra (The Black Lagoon Boarding School) is a Spanish television drama-thriller focusing on the students of a fictional boarding school in a forest far from the city, on the outskirts of which macabre events occur.
Marcos and Paula, the Galician brother and sister who have just lost their parents in an accident in Greek sea, are sent to the Black Lagoon boarding school, a boarding school where wealthy parents in Spain sent their children.
Soon, however, strange things start to happen including mysterious murders, and it seems everything is connected somehow to Paula, a girl of 5 years old, and her brother decides to investigate with the help of the friends he makes in the boarding school.
Paula Novoa Pazos, younger sister of Marcos
by Carlota García
Marcos Novoa Pazos
by Martiño Rivas
Iván Noiret León
by Yon González
by Blanca Suárez
Héctor de la Vega
by Luis Merlo
by Natalia Millán
by Carlos Real
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Writer: Virginia Yagüe, Nacho Pérez de la Paz, José Luis Martín
Director: Salvador García Ruiz, Jordi Frades, Belén Macías
Stars: Félix Gómez, Verónica Sánchez, Alejo Sauras, Cristina de Inza, Úrsula Corberó, Héctor Colomé
Music: Federico Jusid
Costume design: Natacha, Pepe Reyes
14 de abril. La República es una serie de televisión española producida por Diagonal TV que refleja el devenir de la Segunda República Española, período clave en la historia del siglo XX en España.
La serie es la secuela de la exitosa serie La Señora. Tras la proclamación de la II República nos trasladamos a la capital, adonde también llegan algunos personajes que ya conocen los telespectadores, como es el caso de la convencida republicana Encarna Alcántara (Lucía Jiménez), el militar conservador Hugo de Viana (Raúl Peña), el anarquista Ventura (Fernando Cayo), o Ludi (Mónica Vedia), la chica del servicio de los Márquez.
Pero en República nos encontramos además con una nueva historia que ilustra los nuevos tiempos. La serie sigue las tramas de un núcleo familiar protagonista, los De la Torre, una prestigiosa familia que vive en Madrid, poseedora de una finca en el campo, donde siempre han transcurrido los momentos más amables de su vida.
Todos estos momentos estarán vinculados al nacimiento de una gran historia de amor que atará al protagonista, Fernando de la Torre (Félix Gómez), al amor de dos mujeres, Alejandra (Verónica Sánchez) y Mercedes (Mariona Ribas), y que lo enfrentará con su mejor amigo, Jesús Prado (Alejo Sauras).
14 de abril. La República is Spanish tv series produced by Diagonal TV, it is the spin-off of another wonderful Spanish tv series La Señora. Although it keeps some of the personages from La Señora, the story is basically a new story of new time, about the family la Torre, a family of privilege living in Madrid, who lives in the times of chaos and great change, and the impossible love of their son Fernando de la Torre (Félix Gómez), with two women Alejandra (Verónica Sánchez) and Mercedes (Mariona Ribas).
Watch full episodes of the serie 14 de abril. La República on Amazon Prime
Writer: Virginia Yague
Director: Iñaki Mercero
Music: Federico Jusid
Stars: Adriana Ugarte, Rodolfo Sancho/Roberto Enríquez
La Señora fue una serie dramática de televisión producida por Diagonal TV para La 1. La serie se rodó en Asturias, Sepúlveda y Navalcarnero.
A comienzos de los años 20, en España, las diferencias sociales eran abismales. Sobre todo en las zonas rurales la fuerza del caciquismo se basa enla tradición y el analfabetismo. Ciertos sectores de la burguesía y las clases trabajadoras luchan por subvertir la situación. En este ambiente germina el apasionado amor de Victoria Márquez, miembro de una poderosa familia, y Ángel, un diácono de familia minera.
Ambos están muy enamorados, pero, pese a los deseos de Victoria, la rigidez de la sociedad se impone y los rigores de la mísera realidad de Ángel y su tendencia vocacional, hacen que éste termine ordenándose sacerdote. Por diversas circunstancias Victoria debe hacerse con las riendas del negocio de su padre, mientras su hermano Pablo se involucra en liderar los incipientes movimientos sociales de la época. Esta decisión, insólita y revolucionaria para una mujer de la época, entorpece los objetivos de Gonzalo, Marqués de Castro, socio del padre de Victoria y que planea controlar la empresa.
Tras el final de la serie, se ha realizado un spin-off llamado 14 de abril. La República en el que aparecen algunos personajes de la serie.
1920s, in Asturias, northern Spain where the difference between the middle class and working class was huge, Victoria Márquez, daughter of a mine's owner fell in love with Angel, son of a worker in her father's minery who was forced to become a priest to help his family and be away from Victoria. But the two never stopped loving each other, even after Victoria had to marry Gonzalo, marqués de Castro, the business partner and also murder of her father.
It was a tragic but powerful love story.
After the end of the serie, the production company made a spin-off called 14 de abril. La República in which some of the characters in La Señora, including Gonzalo and Angel will make occasional appearance.
by Adriana Ugarte
by Rodolfo Sancho
by Roberto Enríquez
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Streaming here: Temporada 1-3: 39 Capitulos
Capitulo 31 & 32 par I
Capitulo 32 part II & 33
Isabel(TV series, 2012-2014)
Writers: Javier Olivares/Joan Barbero/Jordi Calafi/Pablo Olivares/Salvador Perpiñá/Anaïs Schaaff/José Luis Martín/Laura Sarmiento/Nacho Pérez de la Paz/Pau Siero/Daniel Martín Sáez de Parayuelo
Director: Jordi Frades
Music: Federico Jusid
Costume design: Pepe Reyes
Stars: Michelle Jenner, Rodolfo Sancho, Ramón Madaula, Jordi Díaz
Isabel es una serie de televisión española de ficción inspirada en la vida de la reina Isabel I de Castilla, protagonizada por Michelle Jenner y Rodolfo Sancho en los papeles de los Reyes Católicos.
Su primera temporada abarca desde su nacimiento hasta su proclamación como reina pasando por las guerras civiles por el trono de Castilla y su matrimonio con Fernando de Aragón. La segunda temporada cubre hasta la conquista de Granada en 1492 e incluye tramas inspiradas de la Guerra de Sucesión Castellana, la implantación de la Inquisición o la expulsión de los judíos. La tercera temporada concluye con la muerte de la reina en 1504.
This series is a biography about the Queen of Castile, Isabella the Catholic. The first season chronicles the period between 1461 and 1474: from the end of her childhood to her marriage with Ferdinand II of Aragon and her difficult arrival to the Crown. The second season chronicles the period between 1474 and 1492: from her crowning to the conquest of Granada and the beginning of the journey of Christopher Columbus.
The third season covers the marriages of Joanna and Philip and Juan and Margaret, the subsequent deaths of Juan, Isabel (Queen of Portugal) and after Juan´s death, Princess of Asturias, and Isabel's son, Miguel as well as the death of Isabel, Queen of Castile herself.
Isabel la Católica (Reina de Castilla)
by Michelle Jenner
Fernando el Católico(Rey de Aragón, Castilla, Sicilia y Nápoles)
by Rodolfo Sancho
Gonzalo Chacón(Político e historiador castellano, hombre de confianza de Isabel la Católica)
by Ramón Madaula
Andrés de Cabrera(Mayordomo, consejero y tesorero de Enrique IV)
by Jordi Díaz
Felipe el Hermoso, Rey de Castilla
by Raúl Mérida
Diseñador de vestuario/Costume Design
Federico Jusid (Buenos Aires, 23 de abril de 1973) es un pianista y compositor argentino que actualmente reside y trabaja entre Madrid y Los Ángeles. Ha compuesto la Banda Sonora Original de más de 40 largometrajes de ficción y documentales, y numerosas partituras y arreglos para publicidad y más de 20 series de televisión. Entre sus composiciones originales para cine figura El secreto de sus ojos (2009, dirigida por Juan José Campanella), ganadora del Premio Oscar a Mejor Película Extranjera, por cuya partitura fue nominado al Premio Goya por Mejor Música Original.
En televisión, su trabajo más reconocido es la banda sonora para la serie de Televisión Española Isabel, con la que ganó varios premios, tales como el de la International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) y el Reel Music Award.
Federico Jusid (born April 23, 1973) is an Argentinian composer who resides and works between Madrid and Los Angeles. He has written the scores for more than 40 feature films and over 25 television series.
His work includes the score for the Academy Award®-winner for Best Foreign Film The Secret in Their Eyes (2009, Dir. by Juan José Campanella), for which he received the nomination for the Spanish Academy Goya Award® for Best Original Score.
His soundtrack for the Spanish historical drama Isabel won several awards, such as International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) Award and Reel Music Award.
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Creator/Writer: Josep Cister Rubio, Jaime Vaca,María López Castaño,Alba Lucio Calderón
Mario Parra Ortiz, Irene Rodríguez, Ana Muniz da Cunha, Tatiana Rodríguez
Director: Luis Santamaría, Fernando González Molina, Miguel del Arco, Pablo Guerrero
Music: Fernando Velázquez
Costume design: Montse Sancho
Stars: Patricia López Arnaiz, Macarena García, Begoña Vargas, Álvaro Mel, Juanlu González, Carla Campra
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La otra mirada (inicialmente llamada Alma Mater) es una serie producida por Boomerang TV para la cadena española La 1. Está protagonizada por Macarena García, Patricia López Arnáiz, Ana Wagener y Cecilia Freire, entre otros.
Ambientada en una academia para señoritas en la Sevilla de los años 20, muestra un centro de enseñanza aferrado a una forma inquebrantable de hacer las cosas y a las tradiciones propias de la ciudad y de los tiempos. Todo este universo y sus pilares se tambalean con la llegada de una nueva profesora, con una forma muy distinta de ver las cosas y que tiene un objetivo secreto relacionado directamente con la academia. La búsqueda de la propia voz de un grupo de mujeres adultas y jóvenes será el destino de las protagonistas.
La otra mirada (initially named Alma Mater) is a series produced by Boomerang TV for the Spanish channel 1 TVE.
Set in an academy for young ladies in Seville in the 1920s, it shows a teaching center clinging to an unwavering way of doing things and conditioned by the traditions of the city and those years. All this universe and its pillars wobble with the arrival of a new teacher Terresa, who has a very different way of seeing things and who has a secret objective directly related to the academy. The search for their own voice of a group of adult and young women will be the destiny of the protagonists.
Teresa Blanco Sánchez
by Patricia López Arnaiz
Manuela Martín Casado
by Macarena García
Roberta Luna Miñambres
by Begoña Vargas
Tomás Peralta García de Blas
by Álvaro Mel
by Melina Matthews
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Capitulo 1: «Tabaco, pantalones y jazz»
Capitulo 2: «Un voto de confianza»
Capitulo 3: «Retratos en tonos pastel»
Capitulo 4: «Derecho a la intimidad»
Capitulo 5: «La vida que quiero vivir»
Capitulo 6: «Una segunda oportunidad»
Capitulo 7: «Pienso en mí»
Capitulo 8: «La primera y la última palabra»
Capitulo 9: «Viacrucis»
Capitulo 10: «Déjalo ir»
Capitulo 11: «El espejo en el que me miro»
Capitulo 12: «Ser mujer»
Capitulo 13: «Alma máter»
Capitulo 14: «Miedo al otro»
Capitulo 15: «Lo que espero de mí»
Capitulo 16: «Vuestra historia»
Capitulo 17: «Mujeres olvidadas»
Capitulo 18: «Baile de máscaras»
Capitulo 19: «Tengo un sueño»
Capitulo 20: «No hay fracaso»
Capitulo 21: «Desde dentro»
Velvet(TV Series, 2013-2016)
Writer: Ángela Armero, Carlos Portela
Director: David Pinillos, Carlos Sedes
Music: Lucio Godoy
Costume design: Helena Sanchis
Stars: Paula Echevarría, Miguel Ángel Silvestre, Javier Rey, Asier Etxeandía, Amaia Salamanca
Velvet (inicialmente llamada Galerías Velvet) es una serie de televisión española creada por Ramón Campos y Gema R. Neira y producida por Bambú Producciones para Antena 3.
En la España de 1958 hay un lugar al que todo el mundo desearía ir de compras al menos una vez en la vida: las Galerías Velvet. Ubicadas en el número 34 de la Gran Vía madrileña, entre sus paredes se encuentran los trajes más elegantes, sofisticados y caros del momento, pero sobre todo se esconde una de las más maravillosas historias de amor que se haya contado jamás: la de Ana y Alberto. Ella, una humilde costurera que trabaja en las galerías desde que era niña. Él, un joven y apuesto muchacho destinado a heredar el majestuoso imperio de la moda que hasta ahora gobierna su padre, Don Rafael Márquez. Entre finas telas y vestidos de alta costura que evocan una vida de ensueño, ambos están dispuestos a romper con las normas de la época y vivir su amor más allá de lo que piensen los demás y de los que traten de impedirlo.
Velvet (also known as Galerías Velvet) is a Spanish drama television series created by Ramón Campos and Gema R. María and produced by Bambú Producciones for Antena 3. The main storyline of the show is the love story of Alberto Márquez (played by Miguel Ángel Silvestre), heir of Galerías Velvet, one of the most prestigious fashion houses in the Spain of the late 1950s, and Ana Rivera (Paula Echevarría), who works as a seamstress there.
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Production company: Bamboo Productions
Brideshead revisited (tv series, 1981) starring Jereme Irons and Anthony Andrews
Title: Brideshead Revisited
Release time: 1981
Written by Evelyn Waugh (novel)
Derek Granger et al. (script)
Directed by Charles Sturridge, Michael Lindsay-Hogg
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s): English
No. of series: 1
No. of episodes:11
Brideshead Revisited is a 1981 British television serial starring Jeremy Irons and Anthony Andrews. It was produced by Granada Television for broadcast by the ITV network. Most of the serial was directed by Charles Sturridge; a few sequences were directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg. The serial is an adaptation of the novel Brideshead Revisited (1945) by Evelyn Waugh. It follows, from the 1920s to the early 1940s, the life and romances of the protagonist Charles Ryder—including his friendship with the Flytes, a family of wealthy English Catholics who live in a palatial mansion called Brideshead Castle.
The 11-episode serial premiered on ITV in the UK on 12 October 1981 and The Telegraph listed it at number 1 in its list of the greatest television adaptations, stating that "Brideshead Revisited is television's greatest literary adaptation, bar none. It's utterly faithful to Evelyn Waugh's novel yet it's somehow more than that, too."
Plot episode by episode:
Episode 1:"Et in Arcadia Ego"
In the spring of 1943, disillusioned Army captain Charles Ryder is moving his company to a new Brigade Headquarters at a secret location he discovers is Brideshead, once home to the Marchmain family and the scene of both pleasant and anguished visits for the younger Charles. Seeing the house for the first time in several years prompts a recollection of Charles' first meeting with Lord Sebastian Flyte, the Marchmains' younger son, at Oxford University in 1922, and the rest of the narrative flashes back to that time forward. At Oxford, two young men quickly bond and, although his cousin warns him to avoid Sebastian and his inner circle of friends, Charles is fascinated by them, particularly the flamboyant and openly gay aesthete Anthony Blanche. Short on funds, Charles finds himself fitfully spending the summer holidays in London with his indifferent and rigid father Edward until an urgent message from Sebastian sends him to Brideshead, where Charles is introduced to a world of wealth and privilege dominated by a powerful devotion to Catholicism.
Episode 2: "Home and Abroad"
At Brideshead, Charles is introduced to Sebastian's younger sisters Julia and Cordelia and his older brother Brideshead ('Bridey'). The two young men decide to accept an invitation to Venice extended by Sebastian's father, Lord Marchmain, who lives there with his mistress Cara.
Episode 3: "The Bleak Light of Day"
Back at Oxford, Sebastian learns his mother has arranged for him to be tutored - and carefully supervised - by Mr. Samgrass. Lady Marchmain visits the university and implores Charles to be a good influence on her rowdy son. Invited to a charity ball in London by Julia, Charles and Sebastian escape to a seedy nightclub in Soho. After a drunken Sebastian crashes their car, the political and social power of ambitious MP Rex Mottram and Mr. Samgrass result in Sebastian being let off with only a fine.
Episode 4: "Sebastian Against the World"
Sebastian's rapid descent into alcoholism, which he refers to as dipsomania, leads him into constant trouble, despite the ever-watchful eye of Mr. Samgrass. During Easter holiday at Brideshead, Charles tries to reason with a constantly inebriated Sebastian, who accuses him of being a spy for Lady Marchmain. Sebastian's failure to reform leads to his dismissal from Oxford, and a bereft Charles returns to London to ask his father permission to leave the university in order to study art abroad.
Episode 5: "A Blow Upon a Bruise"
Charles returns from his art studies in Paris and journeys to Brideshead for the 1925 New Year's celebration. Sebastian has returned from an excursion to the Levant with Mr. Samgrass, but photographs of the holiday and comments made by the two clearly indicate Sebastian frequently went off on his own to satisfy his hedonistic needs. Sebastian agrees to participate in a fox hunt although he plans to make an early escape to a pub, so he asks Charles for money and his friend acquiesces. When Sebastian returns home heavily inebriated at the end of the day, a distressed Lady Marchmain questions Charles. Learning he financed Sebastian's drinking binge, she rebukes him for enabling him, and Charles leaves Brideshead, fully expecting never to return.
Episode 6: "Julia"
Charles returns to Paris, where he is visited by Rex Mottram, who is searching for Sebastian and the money he stole before he disappeared. Rex discusses the financial woes of the Marchmain family and announces he intends to marry Julia nonetheless. Lady Marchmain reluctantly consents to the marriage as long as Rex converts to Catholicism, a condition he is willing to accept. But when Bridey learns Rex has a former wife who is living, a situation the Church will not abide, he cancels the wedding, and a defiant Julia marries Rex in a Protestant ceremony her family, with the exception of Cordelia, refuses to attend.
Episode 7: "The Unseen Hook"
In May 1926, Charles returns to England to volunteer his services during the General Strike. While delivering milk in the East End, he encounters Boy Mulcaster. At a party they encounter Anthony Blanche who tells how Sebastian is living in Fez. Julia tells Charles her dying mother is anxious to make amends with her prodigal son, and he agrees to go to Morocco and bring him home. He discovers Sebastian has been living with Kurt, a German ex-soldier discharged from the French Foreign Legion after deliberately shooting himself in the foot. Sebastian is a chronic alcoholic and has been hospitalized with pneumonia. Charles finds his friend emaciated and dissipated, unwilling to follow doctor's orders, and disinclined to leave Kurt alone. Before Charles departs Morocco, he learns Lady Marchmain has died.
Episode 8: "Brideshead Deserted"
Bridey commissions Charles to paint four scenes of Marchmain House in London, which has been sold to rectify Lord Marchmain's financial difficulties, before it is demolished to make way for a block of flats. He is reunited with Cordelia, who regrets the ongoing dissolution of her family but assures Charles she continues to find strength in her faith. Cordelia recalls her mother’s reading of a Father Brown story where G. K. Chesterton’s priest catches a thief "with an unseen hook and an invisible line which is long enough to let him wander to the ends of the world and still to bring him back with a twitch upon the thread". Time passes and Charles spends two years in Mexico and Central America painting, then has an awkward reunion with his wife Celia in New York City before the two sail home. On board ship, the two discover Julia is a fellow passenger.
Episode 9: "Orphans of the Storm"
Celia is bedridden with chronic seasickness prompted by extremely rough seas, leaving Charles and Julia to become reacquainted, and the two become lovers before reaching Southampton. Back in London, at an exhibition of her husband's latest artwork, Celia implies she knows about his affair with Julia. Anthony Blanche arrives at the gallery late and invites Charles to join him for a drink in a seedy gay bar, where he criticizes his talent and paintings, and informs Charles that his affair with Lady Julia is already widely rumored. Charles and Julia depart for Brideshead, where Rex is awaiting his wife.
Episode 10: "A Twitch Upon the Thread"
Charles and Julia, awaiting their respective divorces, live together, unmarried, at Brideshead. When Bridey announces his engagement, Julia suggests he invite his fiancée to Brideshead. Bridey points out that a highly moral and staunchly Catholic woman with middle-class values would never sleep under the same roof as a couple "living in sin". Bridey's comments stir extraordinary feelings of remorse and pain in Julia, revealing her long-standing Catholic guilt to Charles.
Cordelia returns from ministering to the wounded in the Spanish Civil War with disturbing news about Sebastian's nomadic existence and steady decline over the past few years. She predicts he will die soon in the Tunisian monastery he has taken shelter in as his alcoholism consumes him.
Episode 11: "Brideshead Revisited"
In 1939, World War II is imminent. After years of self-imposed exile in Venice, the terminally ill Lord Marchmain decides to return home to die. Appalled by Bridey's choice of a wife, he announces he plans to leave Brideshead to Julia and Charles. When Bridey brings a priest to visit his very weak father and perform the last rites, Charles objects vocally, and offends Julia by harping on the question of what the sacrament actually accomplishes and what rationale there could be for performing it, especially knowing Marchmain's aversion to Catholicism. Lord Marchmain sends the priest away, then meets with his lawyers to change his will. But as Lord Marchmain weakens to the point of semi-consciousness, he finally accepts by making the sign of the Cross the absolution conditionally pronounced by the priest.
Tearfully, Julia calls off her marriage to Charles, because she does not wish "to set up a rival good to God’s". She explains to him "that if I give up this one thing I want so much, however bad I am, He won't quite despair of me in the end". Charles, who has been moved by Lord Marchmain's final re-conversion, understands, but it breaks his heart, too.
The narrative returns to Brideshead in 1944. Charles, now a believer, visits and prays in the reopened chapel, which has been closed since Lady Marchmain's death in 1926. A twitch upon the thread has brought him to the Faith. The sanctuary lamp, its symbol, burns anew.
“Me llamo Sira Quiroga y soy costurera…nunca imaginé que mi destino sería jugarme la vida cruzando la ciudad de un país extranjero con un traje de pistolas sobre mi piel. Pero ahora sé que el destino es la suma de todas las decisiones que tomamos en nuestra vida…incluso las que en su momento nos parecen insignificantes. En mi caso, por lejano que me parezca ahora todo comenzó con algo tan pequño como aprender a enhebrar una aguja.”
Sira Quiroga by Adriana Ugarte
It's her story, the story of love, loss, deception, the story of survival, but most importantly, the story of transformation of a woman, not of cinderella to princess, but rather the transformation of an ordinary girl from a humble family background into a woman of class and courage, both because of fate, and her own choice. And as a costurera (Spanish: seamstress), Sira Quiroga's transformation is best told by the evolution of her wardrobe: in the 11 episodes, Sira dressed more than 230 outfits(it's said she wore 34 outfits just in the first episode alone), from the shapeless flowered patterned cotton dresses to the much more fitting and sofisticated suits and dresses, all well made, almost always transmitted the sense of elegance Sira acquired along her adventure.
Rosalinad Fox by Hannah New
The real Rosalinda Powell Fox came from a British aristocratic family, when she was young, she liked to drive a small red Austin car along the beach in North Africa, and when she was old, she had to keep a red Coco Chanel lipstick with her in South Spain.
Beautiful, elegant, intelligent, strong willed, well read, well traveled, she is like a prototype of femme fatale spy. Her character took her to North Africa, and fate made her meet the love of her life, the Spaniard Juan Luis Beigbeder, and lived the life of a permanent exile.
The actress Hannah New with her sweet clean look and impeccable Spanish with a very charming accent revived this English upper class woman who made the first prime minister of Franco government willing to sacrifice his career for love.
Biography of Rosalinda Powell Fox in Spanish written by Domingo del Pino:
Marcus Logan by Peter Vives
In another popular Spanish TV Series Velvet, Peter Vives had the misfortune of playing the bad guy Carlos who was trying everything to get Ana Ribera(played by Paula Echevarria), the girl forever in love with her boss Albert Marquez(played by Miguel Angel Silvestre), and it seems Peter Vives acted somewhat awkwardly, perhaps he is one of those actors who can only play heroes, so in the serie el tiempo entre costuras, he not only did much a better job playing Marcus Logan, the James Bond like character, and also made a much more pleasing pair with Sira. He looks suitably elegant in the epoque outfits, such as suspenders, and the bigote(Spansish for moustache) does not kill it.
Manuel da Silva by Filipe Duarte
The most engaging and tragic character in the serie, the Portugese entrepreneur Manuel da Silva, who wanted to take advantage of the war to multiply his wealth and ended losing his own life. But he did enjoy the most elegant wardrobe among the men in the serie, and unlike Marcus Logan who was supposed to be on the run and travel light, Manuel da Silva as a Portugese wealthy business man had more varied outfits: from single breast navy suit to double breast grey coat, from wide lapeled black dinner jacket to the also wide lapeled dark grey business suit, in the short time he appeared in the serie and in Sira's life, he shined.
Claudio Vazquez by Francesco Garrido
He is always in control, even when he slowly fell in love with Sira. Only when he said farewell to Sira for the last time, his hands on the staircase railing said everything. It was still a time when a chief police officer dressed well, and Claudio carried those conservative and well matching 3 piece suits very naturally.
Juan Luis Beigbeder by Tristan Ulloa
It was not obvious. He was not tall, not handsome, he worn those boring black eyeglasses which made him look more like the last Chinese Emperor than a Spanish prime minister, and he did not have a distinguished voice, but Juan Luis Beigbeder(31 March 1888-6 June 1957), the romantic high ranking official whose sentiments carry more weight than his political career played by Tristan Ulloa, has a sutble elegance to him, in the way he spoke and carried himself.
Alan Hillbarth by Ben Tample
Alan Hillbarth(7 June 1899-28 February 1979) is one of the main characters not created by Maria Dueñas but existed in the real history and figured prominently during the Spanish Civil War, the most important period in Sira's life in the serie. Like Ian Fleming, the creator of James Bond, Alan Hillbarth also worked for British Naval Intelligence and was an author, though he ranked much higher than Ian Fleming and played more significant role.
In his book Men of War, Hillgarth wrote that "adventure was once a noble appellation borne proudly by men such as Raleigh and Drake . . . [but is now] reserved for the better-dressed members of the criminal classes.", interestingly, it can almost serves as footnote for the wardrobe of this MI6 like British intelligence officer in the serie played excellently by Ben Temple: it seemed containing just one suit, a conservative dark grey striped suit of wide lapels, with a few different colored ties, with or without a white pocket square, neatly tucked.
Félix Aranda by Carlos Santos
He is as campy as it is possible, but yet funny, intelligent, understanding. He is guardian angel of Sira.
"Llena de vitalidad, fuerza, color y glamour"(full of vitality, force, color and glamor). This is how Bina Daigeler imagined Sira's wardrobe would be, and how we have seen in the serie. And they were made by Maison Cornejo in Madrid.
Delpho dress of Mariano Fortuny(1871-1949): Delphoe dress or Delpho Gown is a pleated silk dress created by Spanish designer Mariano Fortuny in his studio in Venice, Italy, inspired by and named after a classic greek statue, the charioteer of delphi. This type of dress was first created by him in about 1907 until his death, when his widow destroyed both the formula of fabric dyeing and pleating technique.
The serie is based on novel of same name written by Spanish writer María Dueñas
The story begins in 1934. Sira Quiroga is a young and attractive seamstress living a humble life in Madrid with her single mother Dolores. During a festival she meets Ignacio, an aspiring gentleman applying for a position in the Spanish civil service who encourages her to learn skills like typing to secure a better future in the unstable time they are living in.
At the typewriter shop, she falls in love with the handsome salesman Ramiro Arribas and lives with him. Meanwhile, Gonzalo Alvarez, one of the wealthiest men in Madrid, decides to recognize Sira as his lawful daughter by giving her money and jewels before abandoning Madrid.
Ramiro persuades Sira to elope with her with her new fortune to look for a better future in Tangier, Morocco, where he spends her money willfully and abandons her when she is pregnant, taking all her money, leaving all bills unpaid.
With the help of a police officer, Sira is given a year to pay the hotel before she is sent to prison and is given shelter in the guesthouse of Candelaria Matutera, a woman loves her and helps her building a new life in Morocco by becoming a seamstress again.
As the war goes on, Sira, a very successful seamstress is now also a woman of value for Spain who wants to keep neutral. Sira return to Madrid, where she takes on a new identity to embark upon the most dangerous undertaking of her career. As the couturier of choice for an eager clientele of Nazi officers' wives and mistresses, Sira becomes embroiled in a twilight world of espionage and political conspiracy rife with love, intrigue, and betrayal.
Places: Tangier and Tetuan Morocco, Madrid, Spain, Estoril and Lisboa Portugal
The music of the serie is composed by Cesar Benito who was born in Granada and grew up in Marbella, in Southern Spain.
“The theme is Spanish, but I do not want it to be outdated Spanish, but rather modern Spanish. Thus said the composer Cesar Benito about theme of Sira: It will be played almost always when Sira appears in a scene or when she is sewing, and I try to make some variations for times like when Sira is in hospital...” - Cesar Benito.
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Writer: Ramon Campos
Directors: Carlos Sedes, Silvia Quers
Music: Lucio Godoy
Costume design: Helena Sanchís
Stars: Yon González, Amaia Salamanca
1905, Northern Spain.
A young boy of humble background Julio Olmedo came to the luxurious Grand Hotel to look for his sister Cristina, who worked there as a maid and had not written to him for too long. Although he was told Cristina was fired for theft, Julio thought something has happened to her and was determined to find her.
He mader himself a waiter under the name Julio Espinosa to investigate his sister's disappearance, thus met Alicia Alarcón, the younger daughter of the hotel's owner Doña Teresa who decided to help him.
And they fell in love.
Original idea and screenplay
1975, A Coruña, Galicia, Spain
He is co-founder of Bambu Producciones, which is the creator of some of the most elegant spainish tv series including: Gran Hotel, Velvet, Seis Hermanas, Gran Reserva.
"Dicen por ahí que el cine es como las carreras de coches de época y la tele la Fórmula Uno, a toda ostia, y eso es lo que me entusiasma".
1982, Ferrol, A Coruña, Galicia, Spain
1980, Galicia, Spain, producer, writer
She is co-founder of Bambu Producciones, which is the creator of some of the most elegant spainish tv series including: Gran Hotel, Velvet, Seis Hermanas, Gran Reserva.
The time: 1905-1907
The place: The story took place in a fictional place in Northern Spain called Cantaloa, which is in reality Cantabria Province, and the main location for Gran Hotel is the Palacio de la Magdalena in Santander.
Helena Sanchís is the director of costume design for the series, whose seamstresses make most of the outfits of the characters in her workshop in Villaviciosa de Odón, a small town close to Madrid.
According to her, her main inspiration and reference point are the artworks of Spanish painter Joaquin Sorolla (Valencia; 27 Februray 1863-Cercedilla, 10 August 1923), which is most obvious in the wardrobes of Alicia.
Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida ( 27 February 1863 – 10 August 1923) was a Spanish painter. Sorolla excelled in the painting of portraits, landscapes and monumental works of social and historical themes. His most typical works are characterized by a dexterous representation of the people and landscape under the bright sunlight of Spain and sunlit water.
Spanish-Argentinian film composer & music producer
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