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Portillo, Blanca 1963-

Overview
Works: 84 works in 240 publications in 9 languages and 3,965 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Historical films  Action and adventure films  History  Comedy films  Educational films  Internet videos  Fiction  War films 
Roles: Actor, Performer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Blanca Portillo
Volver by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

44 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 2,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The central focus in Volver is a family of women: mother and grandmother Irene, her daughters Raimunda and Sole, and Raimunda's 14-year-old daughter Paula. Irene is dead: She died with the girls' father in a fire many years ago in their birth village in La Mancha. Raimunda lives in Madrid with Paula and her shiftless husband, who is malevolent, irrelevant, or absent. Separated Sole runs an unlicensed beauty parlor in her apartment. Their old aunt Paula, still lives in the village and speaks about her sister Irene as if she were still alive. When the aunt dies, some things change, many things return, and Raimunda's troubles become extremely complicated. She bustles through them with passionate determination, a hard-working woman pulled in fifty directions, making a life for her family, reveling in every emotion but self-pity
Los abrazos rotos = Broken embraces by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

52 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Harry Caine, a blind writer, reaches this moment in time when he has to heal his wounds from 14 years back. He was then still known by his real name, Mateo Blanco, and directing his last movie."--IMDb
La chispa de la vida by Álex de la Iglesia( Visual )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in Spanish and French and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Roberto ... once had a promising career in advertising. Now out of work because of the economic downturn, he struggles to keep his family afloat and their dire situation a secret from his adoring wife Luisa ... After yet another dead end interview, Roberto's chances for a promising future seem slim--until a freak accident places him at the center of a wild media storm. Realizing his opportunity, Roberto hires a brazen agent to help him leverage his newfound fame into fortune, but Luisa begins to worry about what lengths Roberto will go to for his family's security"--Container
Elsa & Fred by Marcos Carnevale( Visual )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After his wife dies, Alfredo's daughter helps him move to a smaller apartment to get his life back in order. Confused and lonely, he meets a woman named Elsa, who is determined to show him the joy that comes from living life to its fullest
Capitaine Alatriste by Agustín Díaz-Yanes( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En la España del siglo XVI, el valeroso soldado Diego Alatriste, a su vuelta Madrid tras combatir en Flandes, se ve obligado a malvivir como mercenario en una corte corrupta. Su destino quedará marcado, cuando al ser contratado para dar muerte a dos misteriosos personajes que viajan de incógnito, decide echarse atrás por intuir algo turbio en el asunto
Penélope Cruz in Zerrissene Umarmungen( Visual )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in German and Spanish and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schon beim Casting seines neuen Films verliebt sich der junge Regisseur Mareo Blanco leidenschaftlich in die schöne Schauspielerin Lena. Eine gefährliche Leidenschaft, denn Lena ist mit dem wesentlich älteren Finanztycoon Ernesto Martel liiert, der jeden ihrer Schritte überwachen lässt. Die Lage spitzt sich bei den Dreharbeiten immer weiter zu und gipfelt in einem tragischen Autounfall. 14 Jahre später führt Mateo, der seit dem Unfall blind ist, unter neuer Identität ein ruhiges Leben - bis ihn die Vergangenheit wieder einholt
Siete mesas de billar francés( Visual )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in Spanish and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Angela and her young son Guille travel to the big city to see Leo, her father and the boy's grandfather, when he suddenly takes ill. However, they arrive to discover that he has just passed away. Charo, the dead man's lover, explains the dire traits suffered by the paternal business: a hall with seven billiard tables. Charo is convinced that the only way to pay off the debts is to sell the place. However, Angela learns that her husband has disappeared in mysterious circumstances. Given this painful reality, Angela resolves to get on and rebuild her life. And the first thing she decides to do is put her savings into getting the old place and its seven tables back up on its feet."--Summary from IMDB
El patio de mi cárcel by Macías( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Madrid, a petty thief who cannot adjust to life outside of jail puts together a theater troupe her friends -- a prostitute, a gypsy, and a Colombian immigrant -- in an attempt to make a go at a relatively straight life
The Spark of Life : Tinkering with the Genetic Toolbox by Josef Breitenbach( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in Spanish and English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From hydras to humans, every organism on Earth can trace its ancestry back to the first primitive cell. Will biotechnology one day create a cell outside of that family tree? This program looks at 21st-century genetic science and its search for the secret of life's creation. Background information highlights the Oparin-Haldane Hypothesis and its vision of a prebiotic soup as well as Stanley Miller's famous experiment, the central role of RNA in protein synthesis, and Herbert Boyer's achievement in gene-splicing. A visit with Dr. Stephen del Cardayre of biotech start-up LS9 reveals ways to remodel an existing cell-while Dr. George Church of Harvard Medical School hints at building one from scratch
Entre las piernas = Between your legs by Boca Boca Producciones( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in Spanish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miranda, una locutora de radio con un programa de madrugada está casada con Félix, un jefe de policía. Al acudir a una terapia para adictos al sexo conoce a Javier, un productor y guionista de cine. Ambos sintonizan enseguida, pero a pesar de la atracción que sienten deben cumplir lo pactado en la terapia y ser castos para que ésta tenga resultados satisfactorios. Sin embargo, al poco tiempo los dos comienzan a dar rienda suelta a su pasión
Etreintes brisées( Visual )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Harry Caine est un écrivain aveugle qui vit et travaille avec l'aide de sa fidèle directrice de production, Judit García. Une nuit, le fils de Judit a un accident. Pour le distraire, Harry consent à lui parler de l'époque où, 14 ans auparavant, il s'appelait Mateo Blanco, et lui révèle ce qui s'est véritablement passé durant ce jour tragique où il perdit la vue, son identité et l'amour de sa vie, Lena."
Acusados. el caso Metrópolis( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rosa Ballester (Blanca Portillo), una jueza sin escrúpulos, Joaquín de la Torre (José Coronado), un empresario con mucho que perder, Jorge Vega (Daniel Grao), un funcionario incorruptible, Laura Nieto (Silvia Abascal), una fotógrafa que se verá envuelta sin quererlo en la conspiración, junto a su hermana Sonia Nieto (Ana Allen) y Alex de la Torre (Alberto Amarilla), un joven con ambiciones de poder, se ven envueltos en una investigación judicial que cruzará sus vidas y les situará al borde del precipicio
El viaje de la tortuga Turtle, the incredible journey( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Una pequeña tortuga marina sigue el camino de sus ancestros en uno de los más extraordinarios viajes del mundo natural. Nacida en una playa de Florida, atravesará la corriente del Golfo hasta llegar al norte helado, nadará por el Atlántico y llegará a África para regresar de nuevo a la playa que la vio nacer
Goya's ghosts by Miloš Forman( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in Spanish and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Los fantasmas de Goya" transcurre en España, en el año 1792. Cuenta la historia de un grupo de personas que conviven en una época de convulsión política y cambios históricos. La historia es narrada a través de los ojos del gran artista Francisco de Goya (Stellan Skarsgård). La trama se desarrolla durante los últimos años de la Inquisición, continúa con la invasión del ejército de Napoleón a España y finaliza con la derrota de los franceses y la restauración de la monarquía española, lograda por el poderoso ejército de Wellington. El hermano Lorenzo (Javier Bardem), un enigmático y astuto miembro de la Inquisición, se involucra con la joven musa de Goya, Inés (Natalie Portman), cuando es injustamente acusada de herejía y enviada a prisión
7 vidas : :[primera temporada]( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gli abbracci spezzati( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mateo Blanco ha perso la vista in un incidente automobilistico nel quale è deceduta la sua amata Lena. La sua vita rinasce sotto l'identità dello sceneggiatore Harry Caine, alter ego per cancellare il dolore; ma il passato ritorna e bussa alla sua porta
Los abrazos rotos( )

2 editions published in 2009 in Spanish and Catalan and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volver (2006) by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raimunda lives in Madrid with her daughter Paula and her drunk husband Paco. Her sister, Sole, is separated and works clandestinely as a hairstylist for women. Years ago, in the sisters birth village, they lost their parents in a fire in La Mancha. Their aunt, Paula, still lives in the village and continues to speak about her sister Irene, mother of the two sisters, as if she were still alive
Lo mejor de-- 7 vidas( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El perro del hortelano by Pilar Miró( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adaptación al cine de la comedia en verso de Lope de Vega que se mantiene dicho verso en el guión de la película. Diana, condesa de Belflor se enamora de su secretario que a su vez está comprometido con la criada de Diana. Los celos mueven a Diana a separar a los amantes en una comedia que recrea el ambiente cortesano, las costumbres y los gustos de la época
 
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Alternative Names
BLANCA PORTILLO

Blanca Portillo actrice espagnole

Blanca Portillo aktore spanjolle

Blanca Portillo attrice spagnola

Blanca Portillo Spaans actrice

Blanca Portillo Spanische Schauspielerin

Blanca Portillo Spanish actress

Blanca Portillo spansk skådespelare

Blanca Portillo spansk skodespelar

Blanca Portillo spansk skuespiller

Portillo, Blanca

Бланка Портільйо

Портильо, Бланка испанская актриса

بلانکا پورتیو بازیگر اسپانیایی

블랑카 포르티요 스페인의 여자 배우

ブランカ・ポルティーリョ

布蘭卡·波提羅

布兰卡·波蒂洛

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Los abrazos rotos = Broken embraces