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Mario Iván Martínez ha participado en más de 13 peliculas del cine nacional e internacional. ?

Mario Iván Martínez

Mexican born actor and singer whose studies took place in Mexico, England and the USA. He attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art , LAMDA under a British Council Scholarship.

In the professional theatre he played Iago in the Mexican National Theatre Company s production of Othello. Other credits include Tony in West Side Story, Matt in The Fantastiks, Oberon in A Mid- Summer Nights Dream, Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet and Malvolio in Twelfth Night.

He has received several awards by the Mexican Theatre Critics for his performances in productions such as Susan Weins one -man show on Shakespeare entitled Perchance to Dream, Larry Shues The Foreigner (Ellard), Sabina Bermans Molire (Racine with Diego Luna), and the Broadway musical The Kiss of the Spider Woman where his performance of Molina earned him positive reviews and high praise from the critics.

Film credits include Death and the Compass with Alex Cox, The Harvest, Perfect Target, Clear and present Danger (with Harrison Ford), Original Sin (with Antonio Banderas and Angelina Jolie) and The Librarian, starring Noah Wyle. Iván has also performed in more than 10 films in Mexico including the internationally acclaimed picture: Like Water for Chocolate. For his performance in this production he received the Mexican Academy of Arts and Sciences` Ariel Award for best Actor (Mexican Oscar) and the New York ACE Award for best Latin actor.

Since 1989 he has played major roles in Mexican television day time drama (He played Sigfrido in Teresa with Salma Hayek) and has starred in every major historic series produced by Mexicos Televisa network. Some characters include, Emperor Maximilian and more recently in 2009 Francisco Primo de Verdad.

Mr. Martinez is also a professional singer of early music. He has produced a recital called Music in Shakespeares plays with lute player Antonio Corona. The latter program has also been recorded. On the other hand he has released a numerous, successful and meticulously produced collection of audio-book recordings for children.

He toured the British Isles with his one-man show on Mexican pre-Hispanic legends appearing twice at the Aztec Exhibition held at Londons Royal Academy of Arts. With the same show he also acted as Mexicos ambassador at the Edinburgh Book Festival in 2008.

He presently and most successfully performs Nikolai Gogols Diary of a Madman directed by his first cousin, Luly Rede, whose studies in stage direction took place in the former Soviet Union. On the other hand Mario continues to present varied and acclaimed shows as a story-teller all over the Mexican Republic. In Mexico City and for more than a year, he has been regularly performing Sunday matinees at the Foro Cultural Chapultepec.

Actor and singer

Age range in 2011: From 40 55

Special abilities

Spanish: his native tongue

British accent (southern) RP

Fully trained singer (Tenor)

Particularly efficient with foreign accents