Gerardo Vera

Gerardo Vera Perales ( born March 10, 1947 in Miraflores de la Sierra ) is a Spanish Costume Designer, Production Designer, Actor, Film and theater director.

Life and work

Gerardo Vera earned degrees in English ( Complutense University ), literature and theater in Madrid and Exeter and trained as a scene - and costume designer at the Central School of Arts in London.

Vera was initially successful primarily as a theater director and was awarded in 1988 for his contributions to the development of the theater and the opera with the National Theatre Prize. A particularly important case its approaches to take advantage of the actors' bodies as elements of the stage are. Since 2004, Vera is Director of the Spanish Centro Nacional Dramático.

1990 turned Vera as a director his first television movie La otra historia de Rosendo Juárez with Antonio Banderas. His greatest success was as a director of the movie Segunda piel (1999) with Javier Bardem, who was honored at the International Gay Film Festival as the best contribution to the Glitter Award.

Vera is twice winner of the Goya Award for Best Costume Design (El amor brujo, 1986) and Best Production Design (La niña de tus ojos, 1998).