Itziar Ituño

Spanish actress

Itziar Ituño Martínez (born June 18, 1974) is a Spanish actress. She is best known for her role as Inspector Raquel Murillo in the Spanish television series Money Heist (La casa de papel).

Ituño in 2017
Ituño in 2014

Early life Edit

Ituño was born in Basauri, on June 18, 1974. She graduated in urban-industrial and political sociology from the University of the Basque Country and studied acting at the Basauri Theater School.[1]

Career Edit

Ituño's first appearance was in the Basque film Agur Olentzero, agur (Goodbye Olentzero, Goodbye). It was was released in 1997.[2]

She got a role in the soap opera Goenkale in 2001. She played Nekane Beitia, a bisexual policewoman from the fictional village of Arralde in this television series. She played the role until 2015, when the show was canceled. This role increased her visibility in the Basque Country.[3][4]

She was starring in the films Loreak (Spanish submission for the Academy Awards) and Igelak, released in 2015 and 2016 respectively.[5][6]

She starred in the television series La casa de papel (broadcast on Antena 3 and then acquired by Netflix) in the role of Raquel Murillo, a police inspector in 2017.[7][8]

She is also a singer in three bands: Dangiliske,[9] EZ3, and INGOT.

She was a presenter of the Basque Film Gala and the EITB Gala for the 65th edition of the San Sebastian International Film Festival on 26 September 2017.[10]

It was announced in May 2020 that Ituño will make her English language debut in the British animated short film Salvation Has No Name, due for release in 2020.[11]

References Edit

  1. Mantilla, Jesús Ruiz (13 August 2019). "Itziar Ituño: "Nunca me he enamorado del enemigo"" – via
  2. "Reparto de la película Agur, olentzero, agur - Actores de Agur, olentzero, agur, Actrices de Agur, olentzero, agur -". Retrieved 2018-04-09.
  3. Vasca, EiTB Radio Televisión Pública. "Nekane Beitia". (in Basque). Retrieved 2018-04-09.
  4. "'Goenkale', la mítica serie de ETB1, finaliza tras 21 años de emisión". FormulaTV (in Spanish). Retrieved 2018-04-09.
  5. "Itziar Ituño – Loinaz Representación". Retrieved 2018-04-09.
  6. "Itziar Ituño: "La candidatura a los Oscar parecía algo imposible"". Ultima Hora (in Spanish). 27 May 2016. Retrieved 2018-04-09.
  7. "Netflix have added the second season of the most addictive show in years |". Retrieved 2018-04-09.
  8. "Money Heist trailer teases bank robbery's explosive end". Retrieved 2018-04-09.
  9. "Itziar Ituño, entre comisaria en 'La casa de papel' y activista del mundo proetarra". El Español (in Spanish). Retrieved 2018-04-09.
  10. "San Sebastian Film Festival". Archived from the original on 22 February 2018. Retrieved 2018-04-09.
  11. Grater, Tom (20 May 2020). "'Money Heist' Star Sets English Debut". Retrieved 22 May 2020.