Miguel Angel Muñoz belongs to that distinguished group of actors who, without being a member of a family of performers, seemed destined for the stage and show business since birth. He is not the sort of person whose image crystallized at a particular moment in time: he acts, dances, and sings naturally, in a very spontaneously way, as he was born to do. It comes so naturally to him that it is unthinkable that he pursue a different line of work.
These natural talents led him to debut on the silver screen at the age of 9 with a leading role in El palomo cojo, directed by Jaime de Armiñán (who some years earlier came within a hair’s breadth of winning the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar for Mi querida señorita). Miguel Angel’s great artistic sensibility and capabilities secured him work in the cinema, theatre, television, dance and the recording industry before he was twenty, and he has enjoying great acclaim throughout the course of his career.
Due to his innate qualities and talents, his track record to date is spectacular. Miguel Angel Muñoz has proved himself to be an actor with a wide range of registers, who defies typecasting in any genre. He is capable of taking on parts in comedy, drama, humor, tragedy or musicals, be it on film, on stage, or on television. In other words: he is an actor in the broadest sense of the word.
Yet one thing about Miguel Angel Muñoz deserves special emphasis. His natural acting talent has been, and no doubt will continue to be, the key asset in his professional career. His human qualities are impressive, both at a personal level and as demonstrated in his work. We mean not only that he is a tireless worker and a responsible, level-headed person, but also someone with a striking ability to create a magnificent working atmosphere wherever he works.
Miguel Angel Muñoz –having tasted notable success at an early age– has always managed to keep his feet firmly on the ground. He has a sixth sense for detecting tensions common to this line of work and creating harmonious environments as well as developing personal relationships with his colleagues. All of the directors, actors, production teams, etc., that have worked alongside him can vouch for this. We mention this since it is undoubtedly another key aspect in the development of his method of work.
On film he has worked in drama, comedy, terror, epic and even animation dubbing Brad Pitt’s voice in DreamWorks’ production Sinbad: The Legend of the Seven Seas.
He has made appearances in numerous TV series in Spain, in various types of roles, often as the leading man, as in Un Paso Adelante (the series with greatest sales in the history of Spanish television) or El Sindrome de Ulises (The Ulysses’ Syndrome), which FOX is preparing to remake for the USA.
His stage roles include the narrator of Mozart’s first opera, Bastien und Bastienne at the Teatro Real of Madrid, one of the most prestigious theatres in Europe, and the starring role of Antonio Skármeta’s El cartero de Neruda (The Postman), in which he gave an outstanding performance.
He has recorded albums that have sold in the thousands both in Spain and abroad, bringing him several Platinum records.
He has performed live music as a special guest at the San Remo Festival, and alongside artists of the stature of Janet Jackson.
More detailed information can be found in his resume.
While he could have carried on with his musical career thanks to the sales of his records throughout Europe and the success of his live performances, instead Miguel Angel Muñoz has channeled his professional efforts into acting, thus heeding the powerful call he has heard since the days of his youth. After he completing his role in the remake of Ben Hur, directed by Steve Shill (The Tudors, Rome, Dexter), he perfected his already advanced English. This has enabled him to act in both Spanish and English with equal ease, be it in feature films, on stage, or on the small screen.
Miguel Angel has not stopped working since beginning his career over 20 years ago. Films like No controles directed by Borja Cobeaga (short film nominated for an Oscar), the short film Adios Papá, Adios mama, nominated for the 25th Goya Awards, for which Miguel Angel received the award for best actor in the Alfas del Pi Festival, or Tension Sexual no Resuelta are among his latest titles in this recent years.
In addition, last year has been especially intense in Miguel Angel Muñoz’s professional career as an actor, as he has been involved in many projects in the field of cinema, TV and theatre, both nationally and internationally.
One of these projects has been his role as one of the main characters in What about love, together with Sharon Stone and Andy García. The international release of this film, directed by Klaus Menzel with a script by the Oscar award-winner Douglas Day Stweart (An Officer and a Gentleman), is expected in Spring 2014.
Furthermore, he has played a leading part in the cast of the successful HBO series Capadocia, first broadcast in Latin America, and nominated for three International Emmy Awards, whose USA broadcast launch will be in September 2013.
In addition to the aforementioned projects, the TV series Infames launched and broadcast in Cadena 3 México also occupies a special place, since it broke all viewer records for the network and sparked sharp controversy by addressing political subjects while a change of government was underway in Mexico. Miguel Angel Muñoz will also take part in the cast for the film Viral, by Lucas Figueroa – who in 2010 achieved the Guinness World Record for directing and producing the most acclaimed short film in history, Por qué hay cosas que nunca se olvidan. Miguel Angel is also part of the cast of the feature film Al final todos mueren (Eventually they all die), a project sponsored and coordinated by Javier Fesser (2 short films nominated for an Oscar).
As the culmination of a brilliant career, Miguel Angel Muñoz stars in the stage play called Amor Casual, written and directed by Nicolás Casariego in the Theater ‘Microteatro por dinero’ in Madrid.
In the more than 20 years of his professional career, Miguel Angel Muñoz has been, and continues to be involved in an ongoing learning process, and he never ceases to grow as an actor: he placed himself in the hands of the master Juan Carlos Corazza in Madrid, he trained in Integrative Psychology in the S.A.T. Program in Argentina and subsequently studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in Los Angeles.