Bárbara Lennie (Left) as Bea
Bárbara Lennie (Bea) was born in Madrid, but left with her family to move to Argentina when she was infant, returning to Spain at the age of 6. She began her drama career at RESAD of Madrid, before going on to shoot her first film, Más pena que gloria, directed by Víctor García León. In 2005, she starred in Obaba, directed by Montxo Arméndariz, earning her first Goya Award nomination for Best Actress. She went on to appear in such films as La Bicicleta, directed by Sigfrid Monleón; Mujeres en el parque by Felipe Vega; Trece Rosas, directed by Emilio Martínez Lázaro; Los Condenados by Isaki Lacuesta; and the debut of Jonás Trueba, All the songs speak of me. She also played a small role in The Skin I Live In, by the acclaimed Pedro Almodóvar.
Additional film credits include Dictado by Antonio Chavarrias; Miel de Naranajas by Imanol Uribe; and El niño by Daniel Monzón, for which she was nominated for a Goya Award for Best Supporting Actress. Her work in Magical Girl by Carlos Vermut won her the Goya Award for Best Leading Actress. Most recently, Lennie has been seen in María y los demás by Nely Reguera, in which she was nominated once more for Best Actress at the Goya Awards; Oro by Agustín Díaz Yanes; Una especial de familia by Diego Lerman; La enfermedad del domingo by Ramón Salazar; El reino by Rodrigo Sorogoyen; and Petra by Jaime Rosales, as well as Everybody Knows.
On stage, Lennie won acclaim for her appearances in “La función por hacer,” an adaptation of Luigi Pirandello’s “Six Characters in Search of an Author, and “Veraneantes” adapted from the work of Maximo Gorki and staged by Madrid’s Kamikaze Theatre—for the latter, she won the Best Theatre Actress Max Award. She’s also starred in “Las criadas” by playwright Jean Genet; “Breve ejercicio para sobrevivir”; “Misántropo,” an adaptation of Moliere’s work; and “La clausura del amor.” Most recently, she starred in “El Tratamiento,” written and directed by Pablo Remón.