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Xabier Elorriaga

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Xabier Elorriaga
Xabier González Elorriaga

(1944-04-01) April 1, 1944 (age 77)

Xabier González Elorriaga (born April 1, 1944 in Maracaibo) is a Spanish film and TV actor, writer and director.


His exiled parents returned to Bilbao in Spain, in 1969 where he commenced studying Law, Engineering and the Merchant Marine but soon switched to the theatre, becoming well known as an actor in the Bilbao of the 1970s. He then moved to Barcelona where he studied journalism and worked in the university. He made his prize-winning film debut in 1975 with La ciudad cremada and he has subsequently appeared in over 50 films.

A number of these have been released internationally in English, including:

  1. The Dancer Upstairs (Pasos de baile, 2002)
  2. To Love Too Much (Demasiado amor, 2002)
  3. My Mother Likes Women (A mi madre le gustan las mujeres, 2002)
  4. Sleeping Beauties (Bellas Durmientes, 2001, English subtitles)
  5. Thesis (Tesis, 1996)
  6. To the Four Winds (A los cuatro vientos, 1987)
  7. The Secret Garden (El jardín secreto, 1984)
  8. Man of Fashion (El hombre de moda, 1980)
  9. Blindfolded Eyes (Los ojos vendados, 1978)
  10. The Burned City (La ciudad quemada, 1976)

Together with Arantxa Urretavizcaya, he is credited with the screenplay of Zorrilla's A los cuatro vientos (1987). He directed the short film Ikuska 4 (1980).

His TV work includes the series Anillos de oro, Clase media, and La verdad de Laura. He has made episodic appearances in Telecinco's Hospital Central and was involved with TVE-1's miniseries Las Cerezas del Cementerio.


Selected filmography

Year Film Director
2006 Dos billetes (post-production) Javier Serrano
2003 La memoria e il perdono Giorgio Capitani
2001 Bellas Durmientes Eloy Lozano
1996 Tesis Alejandro Amenábar
1996 Lejos de África Cecilia M. Bartolomé
1992 Havanera 1820 Antonio Verdaguer
1989 Días de humo Antón Exeiza
1987 Captain James Cook (TV Series) Lawrence Gordon Clark
1987 A los cuatro vientos José A. Zorrilla
1986 Tata mía José Luis Borau
1984 La Muerte de Mikel Imanol Uribe
1984 El jardín secreto Carlos Suárez
1981 La fuga de Segovia Imanol Uribe
1979 Companys, proceso a Cataluña José María Forn
1978 La oscura historia de la prima Montse Jordi Cadena
1978 Blindfolded Eyes
1977 Perros callejeros José Antonio de la Loma
1977 A un dios desconocido Jaime Chávarri
1976 La ciudad quemada Antonio Ribas

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