I f you ask my mother, she might say 'Alvarico'; my childhood friends, 'Subi' without a doubt, or even 'Subis'. If you ask me, it's not that clear. Let's say my name is Álvaro and I'm from Pamplona.
In that city I think I was born, back in 1989, when a wall fell in Berlin, when an unknown gentleman stopped in a square in China to observe in a daze a lot of tanks, and when the Game Boy was invented. OK, alright: many things happened in that year, more important than me.
Then I grew up. But little by little, you better believe it. It was sometimes a growth spurt, sometimes even a shrinkage. I went to school, and some things happened, then to college, and some others happened. I had some experiences in between, relevant to some extent, such as taking Art classes during a decade, living in Italy, or falling in love, and I finally got to Madrid.
And I've been in Madrid for ten years now! In this great city, although I've been developing some new curiosities like writing and directing, I work as an actor above all.
Moreover I've trained with the voice master Vicente Fuentes, and with Jaime Chávarri, Jesús Esperanza, Fabio Mangolini, Mónica Dorta and Gabriel Chamé, to name just a few.
Currently, I'm learning Basque at the Escuela Oficial de Idiomas.
In voice work, I specialised in foreign accents, including Italian, French and American English. My voice is deep, baritone for singing, displaying a wide range of modulations.
As a matter of fact I just finished filming La manzana de oro, Jaime Chávarri's comeback to cinema, along with a fabulous cast: Adrián Lastra, Marta Nieto, Sergi López, Vicky Peña... It's expected to premiere after the summer!
Besides, until a little before the lockdown in Spain, I did Noche árabe (Die arabische Nacht) by Roland Schimmelpfennig. Before that, in 2019, I performed in a Shakespeare's classic, Noche de Reyes (Twelfth Night), directed by Lidio Sánchez Caro, and in El señor de las moscas (Lord of the Flies), by Marcos Toro for the Teatro Federico García Lorca in Getafe (Madrid).
I also performed with the multi-awarded company Sotterraneo, in the show Dies Irae. In July '19 at The REP in Birmingham, UK, and then in November-December
in Conde Duque, Madrid.
In radio, in late 2018 I performed for the podcast by Podium Podcast and Cadena SER, Una novela criminal, written by the 2018 Alfaguara award winner Jorge Volpi.
Before that, I worked in Los intocables de Eliot Ness (The Untouchables), the first immersive theatre experience in Spain, directed by Rubén Cano, or the short film Paradojas en el día a día de un banco de peces, by Manuel Manrique. I also participated in the spot Envidia, by Y&R Madrid, winner of two Lions in Cannes, and I directed the play La psicoloca, by the poetess Pilar González España.
And I would love to tell you that I have something cooking and that I can take it out of the oven. But I can't just yet, so I better shut up, just in case I mess everything up.