Martiño Rivas (info)

Martiño Rivas (info)

Martiño Rivas
Also known as Martín Rivas, is a Spanish actor. He is probably best known for his performance as Marcos Novoa Pazos in the Antena 3 series The Boarding School (Spanish: El internado) and for his role in The Blind Sunflowers (Los girasoles ciegos), which earned him a nomination for Goya Award for Best New Actor.

Martiño Rivas was born on January 10, 1985 in A Coruña, Galicia, Spain as Martiño Rivas López. He is an actor, known for El internado (2007), Tres bodas de más (2013) and Los girasoles ciegos (2008).

Acting career
Rivas began his career as a child actor in 1998 with the TVG series Mareas vivas (English: Live Tides), made in Galician language. In 2005, he appeared in another Galician–language series Maridos e mulleres (Husbands And Wives), also produced by the TVG. Rivas came to wider media attention in 2006, when he landed the role of Moisés in the LaSexta series SMS, opposite Yon González, Amaia Salamanca, Mario Casas and others. From 2007 to 2010, Rivas portrayed Marcos Novoa Pazos in the Antena 3 series El internado (The Boarding School), which brought him international popularity.

In 2008, Rivas starred José Luis Cuerda's film Los girasoles ciegos (The Blind Sunflowers) opposite Javier Cámara and Maribel Verdú, and earned a nomination for Goya Award for Best New Actor. The following year, he appeared in short film Universos (Universes) along with his El internado fellow Blanca Suárez. In 2011, Rivas made his professional stage debut in Dracula, in which he portrayed Jonathan Harker. His new television series El don de Alba (Alba's Master) is expected to premiere in 2013 on Telecinco.

Other work
In 2007, along with Yon González and Marta Torné, Rivas supported the ONG Childhood Without Limits Foundation.

In 2010, Rivas became a spokesperson for Spanish fashion designer Purificación García, and did his first campaign for the 2010 Spring/Summer collection with Ángela Molina. The same year, he also posed for the famous calendar Larios de la Moda.

Personal life
Rivas was born Martiño Rivas López on 10 January 1985 in Vimianzo, A Coruña, Galicia, Spain. He is the only son of Manuel Rivas, a writer and journalist, and María Isabel López Mariño. Rivas graduated from high school in London, and subsequently studied audiovisual communications at the University of Santiago de Compostela. He is fluent in Spanish, Galician and English, and drew some criticism for speaking Spanish with a Galician accent.

In 2011, he was ranked the eighth at the 20 minutos list of sexiest Spanish actors.

Son of writer Manuel Rivas.

Girlfriend was actress Sara Casasnovas. They split in 2008.

New girlfriend is actress Irene Escolar. They met while filming the movie Los girasoles ciegos.

Filming the new season of El internado (2007). [October 2009]