Biography of the Spanish poet and playwright Lorca, who was executed by followers of Franco in 1936.
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Nickolas Grace Nickolas Grace ...  Federico García Lorca 6 episodes, 1987-1988
Antonio Iranzo ...  Joaquín Arcollas 6 episodes, 1987-1988
Francisco Jarque Francisco Jarque ...  Dióscoro Galindo 6 episodes, 1987-1988
Mario Pardo ...  Francisco Galadí 6 episodes, 1987-1988
Javier Dotú Javier Dotú ...  Federico 6 episodes, 1987-1988
Fernando Chinarro Fernando Chinarro ...  Federico García Rodríguez 5 episodes, 1987-1988
Margarita Lozano ...  Doña Vicenta Lorca 5 episodes, 1987-1988
María Luisa Ponte ...  Dolores la Colorina 4 episodes, 1987
Diana Peñalver ...  Concha García Lorca 4 episodes, 1987-1988
José Villarroel José Villarroel 4 episodes, 1987
Manuel de Benito Manuel de Benito ...  Luis Rosales 3 episodes, 1987-1988
Fabiola Toledo ...  La Argentinita 3 episodes, 1987
Manuel Sierra Manuel Sierra ...  Rafael Martínez Nadal 3 episodes, 1987
Alberto Alonso Alberto Alonso ...  Manuel Fernández Montesinos 3 episodes, 1987-1988
Máximo Astray Máximo Astray ...  Rafael Alberti 3 episodes, 1987
Miguel Littin ...  Fernando de los Ríos 3 episodes, 1987
José Ramos Cantó José Ramos Cantó 3 episodes, 1987
Alberto de Miguel Alberto de Miguel ...  Francisco García Lorca 3 episodes, 1987
Jesús Alcaide Jesús Alcaide ...  José Bello 2 episodes, 1987
Ángel de Andrés López ...  Ruiz Alonso 2 episodes, 1987-1988
Germán Cobos ...  Ignacio Sánchez Mejías 2 episodes, 1987
Miguel Arribas Miguel Arribas ...  Teniente Coronel Velasco 2 episodes, 1987-1988
Amparo Baró ...  Angelina 2 episodes, 1987-1988
José Manuel Cervino ...  Comandante Valdés 2 episodes, 1987-1988
Luis Hostalot Luis Hostalot ...  Pepe Rosales 2 episodes, 1987-1988
Nikolas Lansky Nikolas Lansky ...  Gen. León Maestre 2 episodes, 1987-1988
Núria Espert ...  Margarita Xirgu 2 episodes, 1987
Tito Valverde ...  Luis Buñuel 2 episodes, 1987
Ana Leza Ana Leza 2 episodes, 1987
Fernando López Veloso Fernando López Veloso ...  Salvador Dalí 2 episodes, 1987
Chema Muñoz Chema Muñoz ...  Miguel Rosales 2 episodes, 1987-1988
José Luis Barceló José Luis Barceló ...  Padre de Salvador Dalí 2 episodes, 1987
Jesús Fernández Jesús Fernández ...  Luis Mariscal 2 episodes, 1987
Tony Fuentes Tony Fuentes ...  Andrés Segovia 2 episodes, 1987
María Teresa Cortés María Teresa Cortés 2 episodes, 1987
Antonio Chamorro Antonio Chamorro 2 episodes, 1987
Laura Culat Laura Culat 2 episodes, 1987
Manuel Zarzo ...  Coronel Muñoz 2 episodes, 1987-1988
Ana Frau Ana Frau ...  Actriz 2 episodes, 1987
Pepe Cantero Pepe Cantero 2 episodes, 1987-1988
Julián Navarro Julián Navarro ...  Cipriano Rivas 2 episodes, 1987
María Luisa Esteva María Luisa Esteva 2 episodes, 1987-1988
Antonio Valverde Antonio Valverde 2 episodes, 1987
Lola Gaos 2 episodes, 1987-1988
Iñaki Guevara Iñaki Guevara 2 episodes, 1987-1988
César Varona César Varona 2 episodes, 1987
Carlos Merediz Carlos Merediz 2 episodes, 1987
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Biography of the Spanish poet and playwright Lorca, who was executed by followers of Franco in 1936.

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28 November 1987 (Spain) See more »

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Interesting but overlong bio-pic of a great poet/playwright
5 February 2006 | by Steven CapsutoSee all my reviews

This six-part miniseries mixes docudrama with documentary footage to trace the life of Spanish poet/playwright/activist Federico Garcia Lorca, who was executed in 1936 by supporters of the future dictator, General Franco, during Spain's Civil War.

Each episode opens with his execution by firing squad, and then flashes back to a different era of his life and Spain's political history. It traces his career, his friendship with such luminary figures as Salvador Dali, and his relationship with his family.

In an unusual move, the Spanish TV network cast British actor Nickolas Grace in the title role. At the time, he was best known in Spain for his performance in the British miniseries "Brideshead Revisited." In "Lorca," he acted his dialog in English (while everyone around him acted in Spanish), and recited Lorca's verse in British-accented Spanish. Then all of his speeches were dubbed by a Spanish actor. Strangely, the dubbing of the scenes that he acted in English works far better than the scenes where he recites Lorca in Spanish.

Grace's casting ensured the show's sale to British and American television, where it was seen under the title "Lorca: Death of a Poet."

The pacing is a bit slow at spots, and the first three or four chapters are a bit too episodic. But it's worth a look for anyone interested in this dark period of Spain's history and the life of a great artist.

Of particular interest are the final two episodes, which depict the military takeover of Spain and the bloodshed that attended the Civil War.


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