Actress Encarna Paso, who had a long and fruitful career in cinema and theater crowned by her role in the film Start by José Luis Garci, awarded in 1982 with the Oscar for best non-English-speaking film , has died The 86 years old.
This was communicated by the director of the International Festival of Classical Theater of Mérida, Jesús Cimarro.
Encarnación Paso was born on April 25, 1933 in Madrid, in a family dedicated to the theater. She was granddaughter of playwright Antonio Paso and niece of the also famous authors Alfonso and Manuel Paso.
His first appearance was, with 14 years of age, in the movie Button Anchor , by Ramón Torrado, but he debuted professionally in the company of Milagros Leal and Salvador Soler Mari. Later, with Catalina Barcena, she performed works by Bernard Shaw, Martinez Sierra, Julio Alejandro and Carlos Arniches.
He has performed at the Theaters in Madrid and made numerous tours throughout the rest of Spain with various companies . Together with Ismael Merlo, he represented a large part of the Spanish comic repertoire.
Among his best works are The buyer of hours (Deval); La cornada (Tailor); The beautiful Dorotea (Mihura); In El Escorial, my darling (Alfonso Paso); The flies (Tailor); The kidnappers of Altona (Sartre); The house of Bernarda Alba (Lorca); Hey country, my affliction (Arrabal); Doña Rosita, the single woman (Lorca); The mallard (Ibsen); The cemetery of the birds (Gala); Death of a traveler (Miller); and nearby music (Buero Vallejo).
They also highlight their representations of The Lady Goblin (Calderón); The knight of Olmedo (Lope de Vega); The mousetrap (Agatha Christie); The misunderstanding (Camus); Friday's apples (Gala); and I, Claudio (Graves).
In 1993 he premiered in Bilbao the first version in Spanish of the work of the Irishman Brian Friel Dancing in summer , with direction by Luis María Iturri.
In 2004 he starred (in the role of Livia), with the actor Héctor Alterio (emperor), a montage that premiered at the Festival of Classical Theater of Mérida on the work of Robert Graves Yo, Claudio , under the direction of José Carlos Plaza .
Within the cinema he intervened in more than 30 films, such as La prima Angélica (Carlos Saura); Family portrait (Antonio Giménez Rico); Demons in the garden (Gutiérrez Aragón); The animated forest (Rope); or "Start over" (Garci).
He also made excellent appearances on TVE , where he worked in series such as Ramón y Cajal or La Colmena and in the space dedicated to the Teatro Estudio 1 the works of Miller The price and Panorama from the bridge .
He is in possession of the El Espectador y la Crítica Awards (1982); Long Play (1982), by "Doña Rosita, the single", "The Mallard" and "The cemetery of the birds"; Film Magazine Award (1982), for the Garci film "Start over, winner of the 1982 Oscar for best non-English language film; Margarita Xirgu Award (1984), for" The Cemetery of the Birds "; Luis Award Buñuel "to the 1985 film revelation for" Demons in the garden "; New York Show Chroniclers Association Award for Best Supporting Actress (1985); and 1996 Ercilla Award for her theatrical career.
Encarna Paso was the mother of the actor Juan Calot, with whom he has worked on several occasions, such as in the assembly Next stop, Felicidad (1992).
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