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Born in Madrid, Carlos Hipólito prepared for his stage career in the William Layton Actors’ Workshop, while studying architecture at the university. He later completed his drama training in various courses and in workshops in Spain and abroad. Since 1978 he has appeared in plays by Lope de Vega, Shakespeare, Lorca, O’Neill, Tirso de Molina, Pirandello, Brecht, Schiller, Valle Inclán, Calderón, Molière, and Tolstoy, among others, working with directors including Miguel Narros, José Carlos Plaza, Lluís Pasqual, Adolfo Marsillach, Pilar Miró, Jaime Chávarri and José María Flotats. He has at various times appeared with official companies such as the National Dramatic Centre and the National Company of Classical Theatre, and has given first performances of 33 works, most recently Tasmina Reza’s Arte and Jordi Galcerán’s El Método Gronholm under Tamzin Townsend.

His work in the theatre has been recognised by various awards, the Madrid Ayuntamiento Ricardo Calvo, National Radio Ojo Critico, Diario 16 Ícaro and, from the Union of Actors (on three occasions), the Ercilla, the Mayte and the Max. In 2005 he was awarded the Comunidad de Madrid Culture Prize. He has taken part in a large number of films, working with directors including Carlos Saura, Mario Camus, Pilar Miró, Mariano Barroso, Gerardo Vera and José Luis Garci, appearing most recently in Garci’s Ninette, Miguel Hermoso’s Lola and Beda Docampo’s Quiéreme. He has received various awards for his work in the cinema, including the Francisco Rabal of the Murcia Semana de Cine and a nomination for the Goya Prize.

He has collaborated in a number of television series, including Cuéntame cómo pasó and as the off-stage voice of the narrator protagonist in Desparecida. He has appeared in a number of works for speaker and orchestra, among these Seven Scenes from Hamlet by Benet Casablancas with the Comunidad de Madrid Orchestra under José Ramón Encinar, Romeo and Juliet (with music by Gounod, Berlioz, Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev) with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Siberia under César Alvarez, Peter and the Wolf with the Spaniard Orchestra under Pablo Mielgo, and Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale under Gordan Nicolik.

Role: Classical Artist 
Album Title  Catalogue No  Work Category 
BALADA: Maria Sabina / Dionisio - In Memoriam Naxos
Choral - Secular

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