The actor José Luis Pellicena died yesterday at the age of 85 in the Moncloa-Aravaca district of Madrid, according to THE COUNTRY Jose Maria Ollero, one of his friends who accompanied him until the last moment, and confirmed the entity of management of rights of author Aisge. The funeral of The Peace in Tres Cantos has confirmed this morning that the funeral chapel with the actor will be open during the day today. The interpreter was in the hospital, when he suffered a heart attack that was impossible to resuscitate him. It was about 10 years old, who had retired from the stage.MORE INFORMATION José Luis Pellicena, in THE COUNTRY
Many discover José Luis Pellicena as a heartthrob tv a bit old but overwhelming: baritone voice, intense gaze, authority, physical, ideal for characters and aristocratic haunted or with a dark background. For sample a botonazo in 1970: the Raskolnikov of Crime and punishment, one of the triumphs of the novels for episodes of the middle of the afternoon, to the orders of González Vergel. The success was so great that the following year he commissioned a series to its extent, in the protagonizaba all the episodes, different characters: through the fog, with scripts by Lorenzo López Sancho. Stories of terror and fantasy (great titles: The last of professor Legrand, The eyes of Sid Newman, La dama de Barbarelli), they did think of the actor as a possible young heir of Ibáñez Menta. A bit off-season, but irresistible.
José Luis Pellicena was of a generation that was formed in stages and film sets, although he had a master key: his wife, the actress argentina Olga Moliterno, companion of life and of the tables, whom he met in 1957, when he made his first important role (in The diary of Anne Frank) and she had just arrived to Spain."A man very discreet,"
Your friend Jose Maria Ollero came in contact with Pellicena as a result of his admiration for the work of the actor. "He was a man very discreet and had almost no relation to the end of his Perabet life with his four friends, two couples, Aravaca. For this reason, we wanted that not to happen unnoticed to his death," he said.
The history of Pellicena, it is overwhelming. In the fifties and sixties, countless classics (Sophocles, Aristophanes, Calderon, Lope, Shakespeare), masters of the period (Arthur Miller, Eugene O'neill) and authors who then despuntaban, like Peter Shaffer, who became in 1959 an Exercise for five fingers, and in 1981 would be interpreted to Salieri in Amadeus. Between the seventies and the eighties, the diversity of his roles is amazing. To cite just a few: dirty hands, Sartre (1977), Dracula (1978), of Balderston and Deane; Don Carlos (1979) Schiller, a view from the bridge (1980), Miller, and also in the 80's his favorite role, more risky and more applauded: nothing less than the queen Elizabeth I of England in Contradanza, by Francisco Ors, to the orders of Tamayo.
Other titles of the decade are the Edward II (1983) Marlowe, The king Ordás and his infamy (1983), Fernán-Gómez, and the memorable montage that made José Carlos Plaza de Eloísa is underneath an almond tree (1983), Jardiel, where Pellicena mocked gently, his profile dashing crooner. To the orders of the Plaza go back to work in 1991, with a tour de force: the Comedies Barbarian Valley, where he played Don Juan Manuel de Montenegro. “We did the three roles – as told in a recent interview – and on weekends, three in a row: six and a half hours on the stage”. In 1994, another challenge that has not felt at ease: the marquis de Sade's Marat-Sade by Peter Weiss, with José Pedro Carrión as Marat and Nuria Gallardo as Charlotte Corday, who rode Miguel Narros. In 2000 she performed Scenes from a marriage, Bergman, Magüi Mira; in 2003, the Tartuffe of Molière, which he had represented in 1998. In 2004 his wife died, Olga Moliterno, and the world he came over. His last works were The portrait of Dorian Gray, Wilde, with Eloy Azorín and Juan Carlos Naya, in 2004; The staircase, Charles Dyer, Julio Gavilanes, to the orders of Angel Fernandez Montesinos, in 2006, and Called an inspector, Priestley, in 2007.
In the world of cinema is not found tailored projects. He made a dozen films, but just felt proud of In September (1982), Jaime de Armiñán, a rather melancholy story of love and maturity, where he shared cast with their friends, Agustin Gonzalez, Amparo Baró, María Luisa Merlo and Álvaro de Luna.