Francesc Orella

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11, 1957
Barcelona, Spain
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11, 1957 (age 64)
Barcelona, Spain


Spanish actor who is known for both his feature film and television roles. He is best recognized for having played the titular character in the 2015 TVC original series Merlí as well as the character Adrian VI in the 2015 series Carlos, Rey Emperador. 

Before Fame

He attended the Institut del Teatre in Barcelona and furthered his studies at the Herbert Berghoff Studio in New York. His feature film debut came in 1983 when he starred as Atracado in the feature film Asalto al Banco Central. His television debut came later on in 2000 when he starred in Andorra, entre el torb i la Gestapo. 


He is known for having won the Best Actor award at the Max awards ceremony in 2008 for his role in the play An Enemy of the People. 

Family Life

He was born and raised in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. 

Associated With

He starred alongside Paco TousBarbara Lennie, and José Coronado in the 2017 feature film Contratiempo.