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Leonor Watling

Leonor Watling Leonor Watling (full name Leonor Ceballos Watling) was born on July 28, 1975 in Madrid, Spain.

Biography and Career :

From Spanish father, and English mother, Leonor Watling grew up billingual though normally she speaks English at home with her family. Leonor Watling lost her father when she was 18.

Leonor Watling was named after Leonor de Aquitania, a precursor of feminism. Leonor uses her mother's lastname though she thought about using her father's lastname as her artistic lastname but decided she didn't want to complicate her brother's life.

Leonor Watling made her film debut in Pablo Llorca's fantasy drama Jardines Colgantes (Hanging Gardens, 1993). After a few roles on Spanish TV, she starred in Miguel Albaladejo's end-of-the-millennium comedy La Primera Noche de Mi Vida (The First Night of My Life, 1998), as the pregnant Palerma.

Leonor Watling continued with lighthearted comedies for the racy feature A Mi Madre le Gustan las Mujeres (My Mother Likes Women, 2002), as a divorced mother who must come out to her daughters.

Leonor Watling also ventured into historical costume dramas with starring roles in La Hora de los Valientes (The Time of the Brave, 1998) and Deseo (Desire, 2002). International audiences may recognize her most as the comatose ballet dancer, Alicia, in Pedro Almodovar's critically acclaimed 2002 feature Hable con Ella (Talk to Her).

Trivia :

- Has a Spanish father and a British mother.
- Is Bilingual (Spanish and English).
- 1999: Named as one of European films 'Shooting Stars' by European Film Promotion.
- Lead voice in successful Spanish blues & soul band Marlango.
- Shares the same birthdate as actress Laquayva Anthony.

Filmography :

1. Teresa, muerte y vida (2006) (post-production) .... Dona Guiomar
2. Carnaval de Sodoma, El (2006) (post-production)
3. Peliculas para no dormir: La habitacion del hijo (2006) (TV) (completed) .... Sonia
4. Salvador (2006) .... Montse Plaza
5. Paris, je t'aime (2006) .... The Mistress - segment 'Bastille'
6. Tirante el Blanco (2006) .... Placerdemivida
7. Malas temporadas (2005) .... Laura
8. Vida secreta de las palabras, La (2005) .... Josef's friend's wife
9. Inconscientes (2004) .... Alma
... aka Unconscious (Canada: English title: festival title) (International: English title)
10. Cronicas (2004) .... Marisa Iturralde
... aka Chronicles (International: English title)
11. Mala educacion, La (2004) (uncredited) .... Monica
... aka Bad Education (International: English title)
12. Mauvais esprit (2003) .... Leonor
... aka Mala leche (Spain)
... aka Mean Spirit (International: English title)
13. Elefante del rey, El (2003) .... Maria Ceballos
14. En la ciudad (2003) .... Cristina
... aka In the City (International: English title)
15. My Life Without Me (2003) .... Ann, the Neighbor
... aka Ma vie sans moi (Canada: French title)
... aka Mi vida sin mi (Spain)
16. Deseo (2002) .... Elvira
... aka Desire (International: English title)
17. Hable con ella (2002) .... Alicia
... aka Talk to Her (International: English title)
18. A mi madre le gustan las mujeres (2002) .... Elvira
... aka My Mother Likes Women (International: English title)
19. Son de mar (2001) .... Martina
... aka Sound of the Sea (International: English title)
20. Espalda de Dios, La (2001) .... 1st Prostitute
... aka Behind God's Back (International: English title)
21. Llombai (2000) .... Lola
22. Figurante, El (2000) .... Colette/Elvira
23. "Raquel busca su sitio" (2000) TV Series .... Raquel
24. No respires: El amor esta en el aire (1999) .... Muriel
25. Outlaw Justice (1999) (TV) .... Claire
... aka The Long Kill (USA)
26. "Petra Delicado"
- Mal dia, el lunes (1999) TV Episode
27. Hora de los valientes, La (1998) .... Carmen
... aka A Time for Defiance (Europe: English title)
28. Todas hieren (1998) .... Beatriz
29. Primera noche de mi vida, La (1998) .... Paloma
... aka My First Night (UK) (USA)
... aka The First Night of My Life (International: English title: DVD title)
30. Nacimiento de un imperio, El (1998) .... Dependienta
31. Grandes ocasiones (1998) .... Birbara
32. Suenos de sal (1997) .... Elena
33. Solo de cello, Un (1997)
34. "Querido maestro" (1996) TV Series .... Silvia
35. "Hermanos de leche" (1994) TV Series
36. Jardines colgantes (1993) .... Greta
... aka Hanging Gardens
37. "Farmacia de guardia"
- Instruir deleitando (1992) TV Episode (uncredited) .... Girl - Conference
- Amiga por correspondencia (????) TV Episode .... Amiga Kike

Leonor Watling Lists
1975 births
English-language singers
Living people
Spanish people of English descent
Spanish actors
Spanish female singers
Spanish singers

Leonor Watling Movies

Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired
Bad Education
My Mother Likes Women
The Secret Life Of Words
Leonor Watling Filmography

Leonor Watling Videos
El Reservado. Leonor Watling (30/10/2006)


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Date Added: 06 June '06

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