Actor and theater director Gerardo Malla has passed away this Friday at 84 years of age, as reported by friends and family on social networks.
Malla, father of Miguel and Coque, debuted as a professional actor in 1959 at the Spanish Theater in Madrid and in 1974 he began his career as a theater director. Together with José Luis Alonso de Santos, Rafael Álvarez and Jesús Cimarro, he founded the theater production company Pentación. During his last years participated in various television productions such as ‘The Ministry of Time’ or ‘The cathedral of evil’. He said goodbye to his role as a theatrical actor with ‘La familia de Pascual Duarte’ (2011) and ‘Entre Marta y Lope’ (2013).
“The actor and theater director Gerardo Malla dies. Rest in peace,” lamented the Union of Actors and Actresses in a publication on his Twitter account.
For its part, the Teatro de la Zarzuela recalled that they had “the fortune to enjoy his mastery” in productions like ‘La Chulapona’ and ‘Los Gavilanes’. “We received the sad news of the death of actor and director Gerardo Malla. Have a good trip, teacher. DEP”, said the institution.
The actress Silvia Marsó has also sent her condolences to the children of the actor and director, Miguel and Coque. “Gerardo Malla, actor, theater director, has left us one of the most admired men of our profession “, the interpreter has tweeted.