Miguel Manzano

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I was born in Ourense, Spain.

My first paid job was a Nike commercial directed by Guy Ritchie in 2009.
Some months later I joined a theater company called Casa Hamlet, founded by one of the best Galician playwrights and actors, Manuel Lorenzo. I spent two years with him. They say that the best teachers are those who don’t tell you what to see, but tell you where to look for things.

One year later I was in La Tuerka 27. Finally I was a theatre actor, doing one play after another while at the same time I started taking regular classes for film and camera acting.

«February 2012. I went to my parents house for one weekend. While stuck in bed because of the flu, my mother told me about an audition for a small role in a feature film. I was convinced I had not enough experience. I met the director and answered some typical casting questions. One month later I was on board».

That was the feature film 9 Olas. The movie ended up being nominated for Best Feature Film the following year by the Galician Academy of Audiovisual at Mestre Mateo Awards 2014.

Later on, the short film MOC, for which I was also credited as a screenwriter. Thanks to this project, I got the Best Actor award at 48 Hours Film Festival. The film premiered at Seville European Film Festival 2013 and Filmapalooza New Orleans 2014.

After this, I flew to New York City. I started classes with John Strasberg, who taught me one of the biggest lessons ever: «Dream, suffer and learn to make your dream come true».

In 2014, Eduardo Chapero-Jackson chose me for his latest short-film, La Trampa Estesia.
In the same year, I was invited to perform at the United Nations in New York City, with a theatre piece that I wrote.

Since September 2015, I am working on my first official play in the United States. A one man show directed by my mentor, Susan Batson, based on the life of Bob Fosse which is slated to premiere in 2017 in New York.