JORGE DE JUAN
Jorge is a renowned Spanish producer, director, and actor.
Founder of the Spanish Theatre Company (London).
He trained at the Royal School of Dramatic Art of Madrid (Acting) and the British Theatre Association (Directing and Producing).
Directing credits include: The Public and The Grain Store (Fourth Monkey); End of the Rainbow; Dracula; The 39 Steps The Woman in Black (Spanish production); The Public and The Grain Store (Fourth Monkey); Blood Wedding, The Judge of the Divorces… and others, The House of Bernarda Alba and Yerma (STC).
He has produced the theatre productions The Swallow, Darwin’s Tortoise, The Little Pony and Ay Carmela!, and the New Spanish Playwrighting Season I, IIand III (STC). Other credits include doing the dramaturgy for the show She Said (English National Ballet).
As an actor he has appeared in more than 20 plays, 30 films and TV series, having played the lead in over 30 projects. Some of the credits include: (Theatre) Blood Wedding, Calígula, Oedipus, Macbeth, Richard III, The 39 Steps. (Feature Films), Talk of Angels, Open your Eyes, One of the Hollywood Ten. He has worked with both Spanish and foreign directors.
Francisco Rabal Film Award for his starring role in El Mejor de los Tiempos (1990). The Turia Theatre Award for his performance in La Mujer de Negro (1998) and his film Bala Perdida, starring David Carradine received the Best Film and Best Soundtrack awards at the Mostra de Valencia Cinema awards. Grand Prix des Amériques at Montréal World Film Festival with the Serbian film Kordon that he co-produced.
Director of El Palenque (Universal Exhibition Seville Expo ’92); Bala Perdida feature film (Producer and Screenwriter); Kordon feature film (Associate Producer).
Paula Paz is a theatre director and a former professional ballet dancer. She is the co-founder and associate director of the Cervantes Theatre in London and the Spanish Theatre Company.
Paula holds an MA with Distinction in Theatre Directing from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and she began her career as a professional Ballet Dancer with companies such as Angel Corella Ballet, Maria Gimenez Ballet and Ballet Ireland.
At the Cervantes Theatre she has directed Darwin’s Tortoise by Juan Mayorga, The Swallow by Guillem Clua, The Little Pony by Paco Bezerra, Ay, Carmela! by José Sanchis Sinisterra and The House of the Spirits by Caridad Svich after Isabel Allende’s novel; as well as an array of dramatized readings and two rapid productions. Other directing credits include Knives in Hens by David Harrower at the KC Theatre; Sebastián Junyent’s dramatised reading It is Necessary to Take Apart the House at the White Bear Theatre; History of a Staircase by Buero Vallejo at Canada Water Culture Space and Eigengrau by Penelope Skinner at Mountview.