Carlos Iglesias is a Spanish actor, film director and screenwriter . His parents emigrated from Quintanar de la Orden (Toledo) to Switzerland, where Iglesias lived until age 13. At that age he moved to Madrid. Carlos Iglesias is currently working on a 2nd installment of his hit movie “Un Franco, 14 pesetas” which this time will be a comedy that closes a trilogy about immigrants outside Spain.
Graduated at the Royal School of Dramatic Art in Madrid, in the eighties he was mainly involved in various theatrical interpretation of both classical and contemporary repertoire. Thus, in 1982 he worked, among the others, on Harlequin – servant of two masters by Carlo Goldoni, under the direction of Angel Gutierrez; Polinka by Chekhov, also directed by Angel Gutierrez; in 1983, in Pablo Iglesias by Lauro Olmo, under the direction of Luis Balaguer; ; in Los cuernos de don Friolera, by Valle-Inclan, led by José Estruch and Juan José Granda; in 1986, in Calidoscopios y faros de hoy by Sergi Belbel, directed by Juan José Granda; in 1987 , in the editing of Lluís Pasqual for the National Drama Centre El público by Federico Garcia Lorca; in 1990-91 in Ella, by Jean Genet, directed by Angel Facio, and in 1992 in Las galas del difunto by Valle-Inclán, led by Francisco Muñoz.
In the nineties he addressed to television, in its different ways: dramatic productions (Goya, by José Ramón Larraz; La forja de un rebelde, by Mario Camus; Blasco Ibáñez, by Luis García Berlanga). Concerning to cinema, he participated in several movies: “El caso Almería” (Pedro Costa, 1983); “Dragón Rapide “(Jaime Camino, 1986); “Siempre felices” (Pedro Pinzolas, 1991). “El Caballero Don Quijote”, de Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón, in which he plays Sancho Panza. He was nominated in Goya Award 2002 for New Actor and in ADIRCE Awards 2001 for best Supporting Actor.
He has won several awards at festivals such as: Malaga Festival, the Audience Award, Best Screenplay and Best Cinematography; Lorca Festival, Audience Award and Best Screenplay; Tarazona Festival, Audience Award; He was selected at the San Sebastian Festival for the cycle Emigrants and nominated in Goya Award 2006 for Best New Director. Thus, we could get to 33 festivals in which we have been invited until now.