'The Wheel of Time': Álvaro Morte's rise to fame after 'Money Heist'

Everyone's favorite Professor in 'Money Heist' is set to take on the mantle of magic in upcoming Amazon Prime Video fantasy series 'The Wheel of Time'

                            'The Wheel of Time': Álvaro Morte's rise to fame after 'Money Heist'
Alvaro Morte began his career in the year 2000 when he played a minor role in the Spanish television series 'Hospital Central' (Instagram)

'The Wheel of Time' is set to be the latest highly anticipated magical fantasy series set to hit our screens very soon. The Amazon Prime Video show will premier on November 19 and fans are eagerly awaiting the drop. The synopsis reads, 'The Wheel of Time follows Moiraine, a member of the Aes Sedai, a powerful organization of women who can use magic. She takes a group of five young people on a journey around the world, believing one of them might be the reincarnation of the Dragon, a powerful individual prophesied to either save the world or destroy it'.

One of the most interesting cast members set to star in the series is Alvaro Morte who is more popularly recognized as 'El Professor' from the hit Netflix series 'Money Heist' which took the world by storm. Now, a well-recognized actor the star wasn't always that popular. Read on to know his journey and his climb up the ladder of success.


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Álvaro Morte's journey to stardom

Álvaro Antonio García Pérez known professionally as Álvaro Morte, is a Spanish actor who is now a household name all over the world, but that wasn't always the case. The actor began his career in the year 2000 when he played a minor role in the Spanish television series 'Hospital Central'. He followed that up with a few small roles until he landed a part as a main character of Ray, a driver in the TV show  'Planta 25'. He portrayed him for two years and the show which aired on multiple regional channels won him some recognition.

Morte went on to work in many TV shows, movies and soaps like ' Bandolera', 'Amar en tiempos revueltos', ' Lola, la película' and more. In 2014 he joined the cast of a long-running telenovela 'El secreto de Puente Viejo' which he starred in until 2017. Little did he know the role of a lifetime was about to come knocking.

In 2017 he bagged the role of  Sergio "el Profesor" Marquina in the action-thriller television series 'Money Heist', which aired on the Spanish channel Antena 3. Now, a limited release didn't make him the well-known actor that he is today as Spain is still quite a small nation. His portrayal of the character was met with high praises but when Netflix acquired the rights to 'Money Heist' only then did the whole world discover the gem of an actor. 'Money Heist' which was originally just supposed to be a two-part series suddenly saw unanticipated love and demand across the globe. Its success led Netflix to order more seasons with an even higher budget than before. 

El Professor and Alvaro Morte became synonymous and fans couldn't imagine any other actor playing him. The highly intelligent mastermind character became an instant fan favorite with the show topping country charts worldwide. This also gave the actor the chance to star in his first feature film which was Netflix's 'Mirage'. Most recently he will be seen starring Amazon Prime Video's upcoming fantasy series 'The Wheel of Time' as Logain.

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