Luis Tosar


Luis Tosar is a renowned Spanish actor considered one of the most consistent, solid and responsible interpreters within the country’s cinematographic field . His great capacities and aptitudes to represent the dramatic genre have shone and have been his main characteristic in numerous films which have been deservedly acclaimed both by critics and by the public , among them the three for which his performance deserved the Goya award. :  Mondays in the sun (2002), I give you my eyes (2003) and Cell 211 (2009).


Personal information

  • When was he born:  10/13/1971
  • Where he was born:  Cospeito, Spain

Who is Luis Tosar?

Luis Tosar is a renowned performer , an actor and producer Spanish as originating in a small Galician village in Spain has managed to become one of the most famous actors of cinema Spanish.

  • Biography of Luis Tosar
  • Relations
  • Sons
  • Films of Luis Tosar
  • TV
  • Theater
  • Acknowledgments
  • Quotes by Luis Tosar
  • Curiosities

Biography of Luis Tosar

He was born in the Lugo village of Xustás, Spain and spent his entire childhood in Castro Ribeira de Lea, a parish that was part of the Castro de Rei Town Hall . He studied at the Instituto de Nuestra Señora dos Ollos Grandes where he discovered his desire to be an actor in the theater workshop taught by his literature teacher .

Some time after finishing his baccalaureate, he went to the Faculty of History , a few months after discovering that it was not what he wanted, he decided to move to Santiago de Compostela , where an independent theater was being created that over time would become the first generation of actors and actresses. of the series of the autonomic television .

He began his film career with Atilano , Presidente (1998, La Cuadrilla), then Celos (1999), by Vicente Aranda, and Flores de otro mundo (1999), by Icíar Bollaín, for whose role he was nominated for a Goya for best new actor. and that was the moment when he began to be recognized by the Spanish.

He had a role in several shorts and participated in supporting roles in several films, such as Leo by José Luis Borau. The interpretation that catapulted his career was that of Joseph in ” Mondays in the Sun , ” which was the third feature film by Fernando Leon de Aranoa . It won five Goya awards in the 2003 edition, including those for best film , director and actor . And Tosar won the Goya for best supporting actor with her.

Besides being interested and working in the cinema, Luis Tosar also sings with a rock group called The Ellas.  His girlfriend, Marta Etura, with whom he worked on several films, is today his sentimental partner.


Luis Tosar is currently in a relationship with the 34-year-old actress María Luisa Mayol . Their relationship began at the beginning of 2015 and although they have wanted to keep their relationship private, they sometimes see each other posting on social networks.


The couple has a son who is called León , he was a child conceived by surprise because it was not yet within their plans

Films of Luis Tosar

Some of his films as a producer have been: Crebinsky, 18 meals and At the End of the Road. He has also acted in films such as: Atilano Presidente, Casual Day, Mr. Nice, The Heart of the Warrior, While You Sleep, A Gun in Each Hand, Operation E, Mondays in the Sun, Easter.


Among the television series we mention the following:

  • The house of messes
  • Spring tides
  • The commissioner
  • look what you have done


Among his outstanding plays are:

  • To opera two three reás
  • Hamlet, by Lino Braxe and with Manuel Manquiña
  • The glass zoo
  • The Idiot’s Dinner, by Francis Veber


Luis Tosar has won different awards and recognitions throughout his career, among them we can mention the following:

  • New Actor Award from the Union of Actors in 1999.
  • Goya Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2002.
  • Sant Jordi Dramatic Art Award in 2002.
  • Award Actors Union States in 2002.
  • Prize Writers ‘ Association Film in 2002.
  • Goya Award for Best Actor in 2003.
  • Silver Shell at the San Sebastián International Film Festival in 2003.
  • Award at the Cartagena International Festival in Colombia , 2005.
  • Goya Award for Best Actor in 2009.
  • José María Forqué Award , also in 2009.
  • Fernando Rey Honorary Award from the Academia Galega do Audiovisual in 010.

Quotes by Luis Tosar

Some of his most recognized phrases are the following:

  • I dream that I am naked and that everyone is looking at me.
  • I often dream the same thing. And also, shitting. The feeling of not knowing exactly what face to put on is terrible.
  • I guess I have developed a strange capacity for self-criticism … It never works for me.
  • The essence of an actor, whether professional or not, from my point of view, is to seek the truth and seek that the things you do are plausible and credible.


Some of the curiosities that surround Luis Tosar are the following:

  • His girlfriend was the actress known as Marta Etura and they worked together for the first time in Trece campanadas, in 2002.
  • He has a music group called The Ellas .
  • Two of his best friends who have also been great co-stars have been Javier Bardem and Alberto Ammann .
  • He became quite famous in Galicia for his role as Andrés in Mareas Vivas (1998).
  • He is currently in a relationship with María Luisa Mayo , which began in 2015.
  • He became a father for the first time at age 44 when his girlfriend María Luisa Mayol gave birth to their son León Tosar on December 9, 2015.

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