Ginés García Millán is an established Spanish actor and producer who is well-known for starring in the television series Herederos (2007), Isabel (2011), and the Spanish film H23-F: la película (2011).
Ginés García Millán was born on Thursday, September 10, 1964 (age 56 years; as of 2020), in Puerto Lumbreras, Spain. His zodiac sign is Virgo. He spent his childhood observing the guests who stayed in his family establishment, Hotel Salas, in Puerto Lumbreras. While sharing his childhood memories in an interview, he said,
I remember the French, who spent the night in our accommodation, on their way to Morocco. To the Germans, who came by motorbike and met until dawn drinking beers. Also when the Danish women arrived by bus, making stops until they reached Malaga. They were all a myth and a revolution. Those nights at the hotel were fabulous.”
In his childhood days, he played as a goalkeeper in the youth categories for Murcia, a city in Spain. At the age of sixteen, Ginés joined the Spanish professional football club Real Valladolid.
Thereafter, he moved to Madrid, where he pursued a course in acting at the Royal Superior School of Dramatic Art (RESAD).
Height (approx.): 5′ 10″
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Light Brown
Family & Relationships
Parents & Siblings
Ginés García Millán’s father, Pedro García, and his mother, Josefa Millán, administered Hotel Salas in Puerto Lumbreras. His brother’s name is Juan Domingo Garcia Millan.
Relationships, Wife & Children
Ginés García Millán has two children, a daughter named María and a son named Alberto, from his previous relationship.
Ginés García Millán began his journey as a theater artist in 1989 with the play ‘When Five Years Pass.’ Thereafter, he appeared in various plays like King Lear (1997-1998), Hamlet (2004), Don Juan Tenorio (2000), Glengarry Glen Ross (2009), and Los hijos se han dormido (The children have fallen asleep) (2012).
He earned immense appreciation for starring in the theatrical production ‘Kathie y el hipopótamo’ (2013-2014) in which played the role of Santiago Zavala, a journalist and a writer who is hired by Kathie (protagonist) to pen down her novel that featured her travel adventures of Asia and Africa.
Ginés García Millán made his television debut in 1995 when he played the role of Lieutenant Manuel Tabeira in the Spanish drama series ‘Curro Jiménez.’ In 2005, he became a household name after he played the role of Fernando Acosta in the critically acclaimed series ‘Motivos personales.’ In the series, Fernando helps Natalia (protagonist) to uncover the mystery behind a murder; meanwhile, developing a relationship with her.
In 2007, he earned appreciation for playing the role of Bernardo Sánchez in the Spanish television series ‘Herederos.’
He portrayed the titular role in Adolfo Suárez, el Presidente (2010). The series showcased the political and personal career of Adolfo Suárez, the former Prime Minister of Spain, from his youth until January 29, 1981, the date on which he resigned as Prime Minister.
In 2012, he rose to prominence with the Spanish historical series ‘Isabel’ in which he portrayed the role of Castilian nobleman Juan Pacheco, who rose to power in the last years of the reign of Juan II of Castile.
In 2013, he played the role of Mario in the television series Frágiles.’ In 2015, he appeared in the Spanish drama series ‘Velvet’ in which he played the role of Esteban Márquez, the brother of the late Don Rafael who flirts with Doña Blanca to steal some of De la Riva’s designs.
In 2018, he appeared in ‘La Verdad’ (The Truth) as Fernando García, father of Paula García. The storyline of the series revolves around Paula who had vanished under strange circumstances, and surprisingly, reappears after nine years.
In 2019, he played the role of Pascual, a hitman working for Don Julio, in the Spanish dark comedy-crime series ‘Matadero.’ In 2021, he appeared in the Spanish historical drama ‘Libertad’ as Pedro de Urquijo, a lonely man of liberal thought who believes in freedom despite living in a world of violence.
Ginés García Millán made his film debut in 1992 when he played the role of Otelo in ‘El infierno prometido.’ Thereafter, he appeared in various films like Mensaka (1998), Entre las piernas (1999), Sólo mía (2001), and Amor en defensa propia (2006). He gained massive popularity with the 2011 Spanish film ’23-F: la película’ in which he portrayed the role of Adolfo Suárez. The film was based on the failed coup of February 23, 1981, when Lieutenant-Colonel Antonio Tejero, along with 200 Civil Guards, held the deputies and the entire government of Spain hostage for 22 hours.
In 2020, he played the role of King Ramiro in Amazon Prime’s Spanish historical drama ‘El Cid.’
In 2021, he struck international stardom with Netflix’s Mexican thriller series ‘¿Quién mató a Sara?’ (Who Killed Sara?) in which he played the antagonist César Lazcano, a cold, dominant, and immoral patriarchal head of the Lazcano family who wants to control everyone through the power of money.
- Won Best Actor Award for the short film Palos de ciego amor (2003) at Medina Film Festival (2003)
- Won Best Actor Award for the short film Palos de ciego amor (2003) at Festival de Cine de L’Alfàs del Pi (2003)
- Won Best Actor Award for the short film Meine Liebe (2011) at Medina Film Festival (2011)
- Won Spanish Actors Union Award (2008) in the category of Supporting Performance, Male for the television series Herederos (2007)
- Received the FICC47 Award at Festival Internacional de Cine de Cartagena (2018)
- Ginés García Millán is a travel enthusiast and loves to stay in hotels. In an interview, he said,
I have an emotional bond with hotels, I feel at home, and I could always live in one. This has influenced my life and my way of seeing things.”
- Ginés García Millán discovered that he was allergic to shellfish while he was on a vacation in the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador.
- Ginés García Millán is an admirer of FC Barcelona. In an interview, he said,
My father and my uncle Fulgencio took me to see Cruyff’s Barça, when I was a kid. There I became Barça to death, and I am still there. Soccer is born in childhood, and there it stays.”
- In 2013, he became a member of the jury of the second edition of the We Art Water Film Festival.