Israel Elejalde (born 1973) is a Spanish actor as well as a theatre director. Primarily a stage actor with television and film incursions, he had a breaktrough film performance with his role in the 2014 film Magical Girl, which earned him a nomination to the Goya Award for Best New Actor.
Born in 1973 in Villaverde, Madrid, Elejalde’s stage debut took place at the Juan de Villanueva High School in Orcasitas. He earned a licentiate degree in Political Science while training as an actor at William Layton’s lab. He further trained at the Teatro de La Abadía [es] under José Luis Gómez and studied stage direction at the RESAD.
Some of his most important stage credits include those in Veraneantes, La función por hacer, and Misántropo. Primarily an actor, he also writes and directs. He was in a relationship with actress Bárbara Lennie, along whom he performed with in Magical Girl and different stage plays.
|2013||Gente en sitios [es]|||
|2014||El gran salto adelante||Andrés|||
|2015||Sicarivs: La noche y el silencio||Néstor|||
|2016||El hombre de las mil caras (Smoke & Mirrors)||González|||
|2017||Plan de fuga|||
|2021||Parallel Mothers (Madres paralelas)||Arturo Buendía|||
|2006–10||Cuéntame cómo pasó||Raúl|||
|2009||Águila Roja||Capitán Rodrigo||Recurring|||
|2010–11||Amar en tiempos revueltos||Matías Salazar||Main. Introduced in Season 6|||
|2015||Carlos, rey emperador||Juan Padilla||Recurring. 6 episodes|||
|2016||Bajo sospecha||Gorka Montero||Main. Introduced in Season 2|||
|2019||45 revoluciones (45rpm)||Pedro Zabala||Main. Leading antagonist throughout the series|||
|2020||Veneno||Pepe Navarro [es]||Recurring.
Real-life Pepe Navarro performs a cameo as security guard asking Elejalde to leave
|2021||Ana Tramel. El juego (ANA. all in)||Teniente Moncada||Main|||