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The Spanish actor Jose Manuel Poga He is turning 43 years old today. He is recognized for his actions in the series “La Casa de Papel” on Netflix.
He was born in Cadiz, Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, on January 1, 1980. And in the aforementioned series he played “Cesar Gandia” who was the head of security of the Bank of Spain.
He started in show business in his native place, while he was a comic and a clown.
He also participated in several short films, which marked the beginning of his career in front of some cameras.
His other appearance on national television was playing a policeman in a chapter of the well-known Spanish series La que se avecina, in 2007.
Years ago he collaborated in the XXX show of the Catalan theater company, called The Fura dels Baus.
His premiere on the big screen occurred in 2011, in the film A square world playing a doctor. He had some small roles in movies like Group 7 or Orange honey.
The movie The boy marked his debut in a major blockbuster, this film was about drug trafficking in the Strait of Gibraltar. There he played Rafael Alberti in La luz como el tiempo dentro, a 2015 biopic about Juan Ramón Jiménez.
Then he continued playing secondary roles in the films Palmeras en la nieve, Toro, The man with a thousand faces, Gold and The shadow of the law
On television he later played the role of El Estepeño to Víctor Ros, Tobías to Fugitiva and Alfonso to Gigantes.
In the year of 2019 he finished acquiring fame, not only for playing the role of Gandía in parts 3, 4 and 5 of Money Heist, but also for his portrayal of a Gibraltarian prisoner in Manchester in Taxi in Gibraltar.
“The body on fire”
Currently, the actor will have a starring role in the series “Body on fire” which will premiere on Netflix this 2023.
will be reunited with Ursula Corbero, in what is a series inspired by the real case known as the crime of the urban guard.