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Picasso: Chapter One 

Pablo Picasso confronts the threat of fascism in Spain, and Young Pablo rejects traditional painting to search for his own voice.


Kenneth Biller (as Ken Biller)


Kenneth Biller (created by) (as Ken Biller), Kenneth Biller (as Ken Biller)

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Antonio Banderas ... Pablo Picasso
Clémence Poésy ... Françoise Gilot
Alex Rich ... Young Pablo Picasso
Samantha Colley ... Dora Maar
Poppy Delevingne ... Marie-Thérèse Walter
Robert Sheehan ... Carles Casagemas
David Wilmot ... José Ruiz y Blasco
Jordi Mollà ... Dr. Salvador Ruiz
Charlie Carrick ... Manuel Pallarès
Sebastian Roché ... Emile Gilot
Adrian Schiller ... Jaime Sabartés
Will Keen ... Paul Rosenberg
Alessio Scalzotto ... Pablo Picasso (Age 14)
Timothy Lyons ... Pablo Picasso (Age 9)
Maria Jose Bavio ... María Picasso y López


Pablo Picasso confronts the threat of fascism in Spain, and Young Pablo rejects traditional painting to search for his own voice.

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Release Date:

24 April 2018 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Budapest, Hungary See more »

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Both Antonio Banderas and Pablo Picasso were born in Málaga, Spain. See more »

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26 April 2018 | by Ed-ShullivanSee all my reviews

Simply awful. The producer/director even used actress Samantha Colley as the love interest in both biographical series of Einstein AND in Picasso and her voice and dialect were identical in both series. I think my painting a public washroom would have garnered a larger audience than listening to Samantha Colley attempting to play the love interest of both Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso.

Surely the production's budget was sufficient enough such that they did not have to double down on the supporting cast like the irritating Samantha Colley whose voice just shrieked every time she said anything.

With actors Geoffrey Rush (Einstein) and Antonio Banderas (Pablo Picasso) playing the leads they were entitled (at minimum) to have their own leading ladies as their love interest, and not have Samantha Colley playing both ends of a double-header. This is not baseball folks!

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