Verónica Echegui

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Verónica Echegui

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Verónica Echegui
Verónica Echegui 2016.jpg

Echegui in 2016.
Born Verónica Fernández Echegaray
(1983-06-16) 16 June 1983 (age 33)
Madrid, Spain
Occupation Actress
Years active 2003–present

Verónica Fernández Echegaray (born 16 June 1983), known professionally as Verónica Echegui, is a Spanish actress.

Echegui has been nominated for three Goya Awards in two categories: Best New Actress for My Name Is Juani, and Best Actress for My Prison Yard and Kathmandu Lullaby. At the 59th Berlin International Film Festival, she was one of ten young European actors honoured with the Shooting Stars Award.

Early life[edit]

Echegui was born and grew up in Madrid. She trained at the Royal Dramatic Arts School.[1]

Career[edit]

She caught the eye of Spanish powerhouse director Bigas Luna, who discovered Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem. He cast her as a girl from the wrong side of the tracks in My Name Is Juani, for which she was nominated Goya Award for Best New Actress and won multiple awards including Milan International Film Festival Award for Best Actress [2]

She made herself known to British audiences in the Mighty Boosh film spin-off Bunny and the Bull. Starring alongside Boosh mainstays Noel Fielding, Simon Farnaby and Julian Barratt, she plays a foul-mouthed waitress caught up in a hallucinogenic road trip involving a kidnapped stuffed bear, jars of urine, deranged tramps and suckled dogs. In Roberto Perez Toledo’s romantic drama Six Points about Emma she plays a wilful and sexually confident blind woman, while for Manuel Martin Cuenca’s sparsely atmospheric Half of Oscar she is a silent, recessive sibling circling her estranged brother, and in Iciar Bollain‘s Kathmandu Lullaby displays a forthright passion as a teacher trying to help abandoned children in Nepal. [3]

Personal life[edit]

Echegui is fluent in Spanish and English. She has been compared to Penélope Cruz for both her looks and her talent.[4] A photo of her by photographer Jorge Fuembuena has been selected to be the official poster of the 23rd Festival of the Spanish Cinema (in French ’23ème festival du cinéma espagnol’) in Nantes, France.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Other notes
2004 Cerrojos Sandra Short film
2005 El álbum blanco Verónica Short film
2006 Línea 57 Natalia Short film
2006 My Name Is Juani Juani Barcelona Film Award for Best Actress
Milan International Film Festival Award for Best Actress
Sant Jordi Award for Best Spanish Actress
Nominated—Cinema Writers Circle Award for Best Newcomer
Nominated—Goya Award for Best New Actress
Milan International Film Festival Award for Best Actress
2007 Un difunto, seis mujeres y un taller Marta TV film
2007 El menor de los males Vanesa Málaga Spanish Film Festival Award for Best Supporting Actress
2007 Tocar el cielo Elena
2008 8 citas Vane
2008 El patio de mi cárcel Isa Nominated—Cinema Writers Circle Award for Best Actress
Nominated—Goya Award for Best Actress
2008 La casa de mi padre Sara
2009 Bunny and the Bull Eloisa
2010 La mitad de Óscar María
2010 Tetequiquiero Sandra Short film
2011 Verbo Medussa
2011 Seis puntos sobre Emma Emma Málaga Spanish Film Festival Award for Best Actress
2011 Katmandú, un espejo en el cielo Laia Nominated—Cinema Writers Circle Award for Best Actress
Gaudí Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Nominated—Goya Award for Best Actress
2012 The Cold Light of Day Lucia Caldera
2013 &Me Edurne
2013 La gran familia española Edurne Nominated—Cinema Writers Circle Award for Best Actress
Nominated—Feroz Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated—Spanish Actors Union for Supporting performance
2014 Kamikaze Nancy
2015 Hunter’s Prayer Dani
2016 Don’t Blame the Karma for Being an Idiot Sara
2016 You’re Killing Me Susana Susana
2017 Lasciati andare Pre-production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2003 Una nueva vida Ana 3 episodes
2003 Paco y Veva Isa 18 episodes
2014 Cuéntame cómo pasó Cristina 1 episode
2014 Apaches Carol 14 episodes
2015 Fortitude Elena Ledesma 11 episodes

Awards and nominations[edit]

Award Year Category Nominated Work Result
Barcelona Film Awards 2006 Best Actress My Name Is Juani Won
Cinema Writers Circle Awards 2006 Best Newcomer My Name Is Juani Nominated
2008 Best Actress My Prison Yard Nominated
Gaudí Awards 2011 Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role Kathmandu Lullaby Won
Goya Awards 2006 Best New Actress My Name Is Juani Nominated
2006 Best Actress My Prison Yard Nominated
2011 Best Actress Kathmandu Lullaby Nominated
Milan International Film Festival Awards 2006 Best Actress My Name Is Juani Won
Málaga Spanish Film Festival Awards 2007 Best Supporting Actress The Least of the Bad Won
Sant Jordi Awards 2006 Best Spanish Actress My Name Is Juani Won
Shooting Stars Awards 2009 Shooting Star N/A Won
Spanish Actors Union Awards 2006 Best Newcomer My Name Is Juani Nominated
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