Series based on the life of famous singer Miguel Bosé wraps shooting
- Three actors will play the controversial artist at different stages of his life during the six episodes of Bosé, a Paramount + biopic directed by Miguel Bardem and Fernando Trullols
Miguel Bosé (Panama, 1956) has always been a controversial (and multifaceted) personality: the son of Italian actress Lucía Bosé and Spanish bullfighter Luis Miguel Dominguín, and the godson of Luchino Visconti (who thought of him as his first option to play Tadzio in Death in Venice, thanks to his youthful beauty), saw success at a very early age as a singer who exuded sensuality, cheekiness and ambiguity.
Considered as something akin to the Spanish David Bowie, as an actor, he was involved in European film productions of the calibre of La Reine Margot, directed by Patrice Chéreau in 1994, and fantasy flicks such as Star Knight by Fernando Colomo, and he was even a judge by day and an Almodóvar girl by night – albeit in drag – in High Heels. However, in the last few months, his turbulent personal life and his controversial denial of the pandemic have brought him closer to scandal than to the world of art: all this is set to be covered in the series Bosé, which has just wrapped principal photography.
Directed by Miguel Bardem (Christmas Cracker) and Fernando Trullols, and written by Ángeles González Sinde (who will release her new film as a director, El comensal [+see also:
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As for the lead actors, playing Miguel as a boy is Hugo Fuertes (the actor who appeared in the terrifying 32 Malasaña Street [+see also:
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Rosa Lagarrigue, Miguel’s long-time manager and friend of 40 years, is played by Ana Jara and Débora Izaguirre; Gabriel Guevara steps into the shoes of choreographer Nacho Duato, who served as the artistic director of the Spanish National Dance Company for two whole decades, and who met Miguel (a seasoned dancer, having studied under Lindsay Kemp, Martha Graham and Alvin Ailey) when he was 18. They then lived together in New York and became firm friends. Furthermore, in this biopic, Raquel Salamanca is Ana Obregón, the Spanish actress and hostess who, after her relationship with Miguel, also remained friends with him. The cast is rounded off by former bullfighter Óscar Higares, who plays Domingo Dominguín, the favourite uncle of the famous singer of hits such as “Don Diablo”, “Morir de amor” and “Amante bandido”.
Bosé is a VIS (ViacomCBS International Studios) production in conjunction with Shine Iberia (which belongs to the Banijay Group), Elephantec Global and Legacy Rock. It will be aired on Paramount + International in the near future.
(Translated from Spanish)
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