'The Legend Of El Cid': 'Money Heist' to 'Elite', Jaime Lorente is back to win hearts as Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar
The actor played Denver in the Netflix hit series 'Money Heist' and Nano in another Spanish Netflix series, the private school drama 'Élite'
From 'Money Heist' to 'The Legend of El Cid', Jaime Lorente is ready to make fans swoon...again! Netflix's Spanish series 'Money Heist' wreaked havoc among TV watchers with four thrilling seasons and now fans are eagerly waiting for the fifth installment. One of the reasons was Jaime Lorente's deep and dreamy eyes. — a kind of Spanish McDreamy, correct?
The actor played Denver in the Netflix hit series and Nano in another Spanish Netflix series, the private school drama 'Élite'. In 'Money Heist', we got to see Lorente play a feisty thief who falls in love with a hostage, and in doing so, loses his father in the process.
He isn't done with the bad-boy jeans, by any means. In 'Élite', he played the role of Nano, the elder brother of Samuel (Itzan Escamilla), a man, who is out of prison and seeks to settle some scores. Though Lorente was later sidelined as the main character on 'Élite', he is still a fan-favorite in the series.
Yet, before both these roles, Lorente made heads turn as Elías Mato in the Spanish soap opera 'El Secreto of Puente Viejo' (The Secret of Old Bridge), which revolves around a young woman named Pepa, who comes to a town and changes everyone's lives.
Here's a little something you didn't know about Lorente. He was born and raised in the southeastern city of Murcia, Spain, and is the youngest in his family and has an older sister named Julia. Also a gossipy tidbit is that he is dating one of his co-stars María Pedraza. She played Alison Parker, in Seasons 1 and 2 of 'Money Heist'. She also features in 'Élite' as Marina, the woman who decides to have a saucy fling with Lorente's character.
Lorente has also published a book, which is a collection of poems that he has been writing as a child. "I think on an artistic level, it's one of the most emotional things that has ever happened to me. I've been writing since I was little and I always had the idea of publishing my poems," he told Elle España last year. "If someone wants to know me sincerely, I think they can read this book because it is absolutely me."
And now, we're going to see him win hearts in 'The Legend of El Cid', the Spanish drama based on the real-life hero Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, a hero who is featured in Spanish folk tales and has inspired poems that speak about his courage, victories and even his death. It's streaming on Amazon Prime now.