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Laia Costa

Laia Costa
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Born Laia Costa Bertrán
(1985-02-18) 18 February 1985 (age 32)
Barcelona, Spain
Occupation Actress
Years active 2011–present
Known for Victoria

Laia Costa (Catalan pronunciation: [l[ai]a ˈkɔsta]; born 18 February 1985, Barcelona, Catalonia) is a Spanish actress who has worked in Spain, Russia, Germany, Argentina, UK and the United States.[1]

In January 2017, Laia Costa was nominated for the 2017 BAFTA EE Rising Star Award, for her role in the critically acclaimed Victoria, for which she became the first foreign actress to win a Lola, the biggest award by German Academy of Cinema, won Best Actress at the Gaudí Awards by the Catalan Academy of Cinema and was also nominated Best European Actress in the European Film Awards.[2]

Costa has premiered in the Sundance Film Festival Newness, the latest film from Drake Doremus where she shares the spotlight with Nicholas Hoult and will be released worldwide next Autumn in Netflix.

She has some new projects coming soon like Life Itself by Dan Fogelman next to Oscar Isaac, Samuel L. Jackson and Antonio Banderas, Duck Butter by Miguel Arteta with Alia Shawkat and Piercing by Nicolas Pesce with Christopher Abbott and Mia Wasikowska.

The New York Times includes her in 2015’s "Breakthrough Performances of the Fall Season".[3]

In TV she has starred in Cites, the Catalan remake of the British TV series Dates, and Polseres Vermelles, winner of the International Emmy Award for Best Kids TV Series, which has been adapted by Steven Spielberg for North America as Red Band Society.

She speaks fluent Catalan, Spanish, French and English.

Film

Year Title Role Director Notes
2018 Life Itself Dan Fogelman In post-production
2018 Piercing Nicolas Pesce In post-production
2018 Duck Butter Sergio Miguel Arteta In post-production
2017 Newness Gabi Drake Doremus
2017 Maine Bluebird Matthew Brown
2017 Nieve Negra Laura Martin Hodara
2015 Victoria Victoria Sebastian Schipper
2015 Palmeras en la nieve Daniela Fernando González Molina
2015 No me quites - short film Laura Laura Jou
2014 Fort Ross Lucía Yuriy Moroz
2013 Y otro año, perdices - short film Claudia Marta Díaz de Lope
2012 Tengo ganas de ti Chica serpiente Fernando González Molina
2011 Deja que te diga - short film Ella Gerard Pando

Television

Year Title Role Director Producer
2015 - 2016 Cites Paula Pau Freixas Lead Role (7 episodes)
2015 - 2016 Carlos, Rey Emperador María de Austria Oriol Ferrer Supporting Role (9 episodes)
2015 Habitaciones cerradas Montserrat Espelleta Lluís Maria Güell Lead Role (TV Movie)
2014 Cuéntame un cuento Caperucita Fernando Bassi Lead Role (TV Movie)
2013 El tiempo entre costuras Alba Norberto López Amado Supporting Role (1 episode)
2013 Polseres vermelles Rym Pau Freixas Lead Role (13 episodes)
2012 Toledo, cruce de destinos Aurora Luis Santamaría Supporting Role (1 episode)
2011–2012 Bandolera Inés Flores Joan Noguera Lead Role (117 episodies)

Theatre

  • Bright potential of the Human Body, by Magdalena Barile Tandhomas Sauerteig (2014) Role: Calda. Festival Grec
  • Killing, Beating and Death in Agbanaspach, by Marcel Borràs and Nao Albet (2013) Role: Maria Kapravof. TNC

References

  1. ^ "Laia Costa". IMDb. Retrieved 25 December 2016. 
  2. ^ "Laia Costa". Issue. Retrieved 25 December 2016. 
  3. ^ Hill, Logan (9 September 2015). "Breakthrough Performances of the Fall Season". The New York Times. Retrieved 25 December 2016. 

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