'The Legend of El Cid': Meet Jaime Lorente, Alicia Sanz and rest of the cast of Amazon Prime's Spanish drama
El Cid is a Castilian nobleman and war hero from medieval Spain and the five episodes of the Amazon Prime show promise to delve into the bitter secrets of his life, along with his rise and fall
He's arrived and is ready to conquer...on Amazon Prime! 'The Legend of El Cid' is based on the real-life hero Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar. He is the valiant knight who is featured in Spanish folk tales and has inspired poems that wax eloquent about his courage, victories and even his death. He is a Castilian nobleman and war hero from medieval Spain and the five episodes of the Amazon Prime show promise to delve into the bitter secrets of his life, along with his rise and fall.
The show will also throw light on El Cid's personal relationships and even the betrayals that he had experienced in real life. For those who want to brush up a little on their history: El Cid was born in a minor noble family, and was active between 1043 to July 10, 1099. At first, he served Sancho II of León and Castile, who was the son of Ferdinand the Great, in whose court El Cid was born.
His real name is Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, a Castilian knight who is well known for his battle victories that have become the subject of folk tales and poems, and the most famous of poems is 'El Cantar de Mio Cid'. After Sanchos' ascension in 1065, El Cid who was also referred to as El Campeador (meaning the champion) by people in Spain also led the army against battles with Sanchos' siblings Alfonso VI of León and García II of Galicia.
Meet the cast of this exciting show:
Jaime Lorente as Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar
Jaime Lorente is well-known for his roles in two popular Netflix shows including 'Elite' and 'Money Heist'. In 'Money Heist', the actor plays the role of Daniel Ramos aka Denver who joins the Professor's team with his father Agustín Ramos who went by the name Moscow. In 'Elite', Lorente played the role of Fernando "Nano" García Domínguez and was one of the lead characters in the first two seasons before he became a guest star in the third season.
Sanz made her television debut as Lucía Elízondo Cortés on Antena3 Network's hit drama 'Gavilanes' in 2010. Alicia has continued working with Anena3 in popular series such as 'Bandolera', 'Amar es para Siempre', and 'Con el Culo al Aire'. She has also been seen in the Spanish teen drama 'La Pecera de Eva' and short films such as 'The Nephew' and 'Signs' among many others. Alicia is currently starring as 'Melek' in TVE1's hit series 'Cuentame'.
Other cast members include José Luis García Pérez as Fernando I El Grande, Elia Galera as Sancha la Bella, Carlos Bardem as Conde de León and Juan Echanove as Obispo among others. 'The Legend of El Cid' is streaming on Amazon Prime.