Candela Peña

Profession: Actress | Director
Candela Peña
Real name: María del Pilar Peña Sánchez
Birthdate: July 14, 1973
Age: 48 years
Country: Spain Spain
Horoscope: Cancer


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Candela Peña Nominations & Awards


 - Best Supporting Actress WINNER
 - Best Leading Actress WINNER
 - Best Supporting Actress WINNER
 - Best Leading Actress NOMINATED
 - Best Supporting Actress NOMINATED
 - Best Supporting Actress NOMINATED
 - Best Supporting Actress NOMINATED
 - Best Upcoming Actress NOMINATED

Málaga Film Festival

 - Best Leading Actress WINNER
 - Best Leading Actress WINNER


 - Best Leading Actress in a TV Series WINNER
 - Best Leading Actress NOMINATED
 - Best Supporting Actress NOMINATED
 - Best Leading Actress NOMINATED


 - Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV series NOMINATED


 - Best Leading Actress NOMINATED
María del Pilar Peña Sánchez is an Spanish Actress and Director. She has won three Goya Awards, two Málaga Film Festival and an Feroz Awards. She's known for All About My Mother (1999), Running Out of Time (1994) and Princesas (2005).

All Movies of Candela Peña

  • Hierro (TV Series)
    TV Series (2019-Today). In El Hierro, the most remote island of the Canary Archipelago, a murder has occurred. Candela, an experienced judge with a strong character, must instruct the case as she takes up her position in a destina...
    Spain  2019
  • Sin rodeos
    Santiago Segura, creator and star of the “Torrente” movie series and one of the Spanish-speaking world’s most popular comedians, is directing his first non-“Torrente” movie, a Spanish version of Nicolas Lopez’s Chilean...
    Character: Conductora
    Spain  2018
  • Skins
    In a strange world where people share numerous deformities, the same problem we all face challenges each of them: to find someone who accepts you as you are. Sometimes, that means finding yourself first.
    Character: Ana
    Spain  2017
  • Bigas x Bigas
    Spanish director Bigas Luna (1946-2013) was, above all else, a narrator of images, both cinematographic and pictorial. This voyeurism, so intrinsic to him, cultivated an immense desire to make a veristic movie: to film someone wit...
    Character: Self
    Spain  2016
  • Kiki, Love to Love
    Through five stories, the movie addresses sex and love: Paco and Ana are a marriage looking for reactivate the passion of their sexual relations, long time unsatisfied; Jose Luis tries to recover the affections of his wife Paloma,...
    Spain  2016
  • Sidetracked
    A rural couple in crisis, who have a brother and sister with urban problems, and all of them trying to find a solution.
    Spain  2014
  • The Last Hammer Blow
    Until the day 13-year-old Victor first sets foot in the Montpellier opera house he knew nothing about music. From a distance, he watches unseen as his father, a conductor, rehearses a recital of Mahler's sixth symphony. Then com...
    France  2014
  • Schimbare - The Change
    Luis and Elvira travel to Romania after contact an Eastern European criminal organization. Near their destination, they receive a call that requires them to change the route. They must stop in Budapest and make a collection. Every...
    Spain  2014
  • Yesterday Never Ends (Ayer no termina nunca)
    Year 2017. Barcelona. A couple reunites after five years of not seeing each other and after going through some tragic incidents in their past in their lives. She had stayed in Spain while he moved to Germany. Two ways of facing th...
    Character: C.
    Spain  2013
  • A Gun in Each Hand
    A comedy centered on eight men in their 40s, all with identity crises.
    Character: Mamen
    Spain  2012
  • My Prison Yard
    Isa is a caustic yet generous thief unable to adapt to life outside prison, and her friends. Dolores, a blond gypsy who killed her husband; Rosa, a tender fragile prostitute; Ajo, in love with Pilar, who lives her life to unbearab...
    Spain  2008
  • Princesas
    A middle-class prostitute strikes up an unlikely friendship with an immigrant streetwalker from the Dominican Republic in Madrid. Caye comes from a middle-class background, and her parents remain blissfully unaware of the means by...
    Spain  2005
  • Hay motivo
    A multipart feature on the governing body of Spain, the Popular Party under Jose María Aznar. Themes include the bombing of Iraq, immigration, U.S. fire in Baghdad, and the manipulation of the media.
    Spain  2004
  • Torremolinos 73
    Alfredo Lopez is a tired encyclopedia salesman, and Carmen is his faithful wife. The lives of this married couple change forever when the Montoya publishing house, in which Alfredo works, makes a proposal to them to make erotic fi...
    Spain  2003
  • Take My Eyes
    Winner of Best Actor and Best Actress awards at the 2003 San Sebastian Film Festival, Iciar Bollain's stirring drama takes an intimate and clear-eyed look at a relationship ripped apart by domestic abuse. Pilar (Laia Marull, Fugit...
    Spain  2003
  • God Is on Air
    Two Spanish pan-handlers soon find themselves in over their heads when they stumble upon an opportunity to redeem themselves and perhaps the entire planet. The world appears to suffer from rampant poverty, violence and spiritual d...
    Spain  2002
  • All About My Mother
    A Greek saying states that only women who have washed their eyes with tears can see clearly. This saying does not hold true for Manuela. The night a car ran over her son Esteban, Manuela cried until her eyes ran completely dry. Fa...
    Character: Nina
    Spain  1999
  • La Celestina
    Callisto enlists the aid of his roguish servants and a mature woman, Celestina, to help win the heart of Melibea. In gratitude, Callisto offers Celestina some clothing of sentimental value. Callisto's servants become jealous and k...
    Character: Elicia
    Spain  1996
  • Mouth to Mouth
    For financial reasons an unemployed aspiring actor named Víctor Ventura works for a phone-sex enterprise. One day he receives a call from the mysterious wife of one of his best clients.
    Character: Tanya
    Spain  1995
  • Running Out of Time
    Compelling Spanish tale that mixes urban action with suspense stars Carmelo Gomez as a Basque separatist terrorist sent to Madrid to blow up a police station. In the city, Gomez falls for heroin-addicted prostitute Ruth Gabriel an...
    Spain  1994