Saturday, December 7, 2013

Happy 65th Birthday Francisco Algora

Francisco Javier Jiménez Algora was born on December 7, 1948 at the Astronomical Observatory of Madrid, where his father worked as a porter. At thirteen he left school and went to work for a film distributor, one of his jobs was allowed him to work with Juan Antonio Bardem. Algora held several jobs to pay for his studies and enter the TEM and then debuting on stage with Carlos Lemos.
In 1968 he joined The Independent Goliardos and the Experimental Theatre at the Little Theatre of TEI. On stage he worked with directors like Angel Facio, William Layton, José Carlos Plaza, Miguel Narros, José Luis Alonso and Luis Pascual, among others. In 1971 he appears on with Miguel Picazo in TVE television and Jose Maria Forqué on film. Francisco appeared in one Euro-western “Yankee Dudler” (1973) as Andreas Hofleitner.
Among others Algora has received the CEC Award (Cinema Writers Circle) for the Best Male Performance for his interpretation of Tocata in “Fuga de Lolita (1974), the “Popular de Pueblo
(1974), Prize of the Actors Union for Best Supporting Actor; a Goya Awards nominations; “Sant Jordi” (2004) for Best Actor, 1998) for his work in “Barrio”; Pepe Isbert Award for his contribution to cinema (2002).
In 1984 he left the theater and moved and in 1991 moved to Cadiz, settling in Vejer de la Frontera. In 2004 he published the play Me llamo Jonás, foreword by Fernando Fernan Gomez, In 2006, for the  short “Manolo Global SA”, he won the Best Actor Award at the Shorts Festival de Jerez. In 2009 he began his collaboration with the group "Dreamcatcher" in "Poetry Alive" a project that aims to bring poetry to the various spaces and revive authors such as Blas de Otero, Miguel Hernández and León Felipe, among others. On July 1, 2009 he published a book of poems: Romance de locos, coplas de ciego
In 2009 he returned to the theater world with Bruno Boëglin, in the montaje Koltès voayage.
Today we celebrate Francisco Algora’s 65th birthday.

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