Money Heist‘s “Berlin” got so much love from fans around the world. All credits of this character go to Pedro Alonso’s amazingly natural acting skills. Pedro Ochoro González Alonso Lopez popularly known as Pedro Alonso is a Spanish actor and also a writer. As a writer, he uses the pen name, Pedro Alonso O’choro. Alonso was born on June 21st, 1971 in Vigo, an industrial city in Spain. He is ambidextrous which means he can write with both left and right hands. Alonso completed his graduation at Madrid’s Royal School of Dramatic Arts (RESAD) in 1992. He also studied in Teatro de la Danza or Theatre of Dance. He is multilingual and knows four languages like English, Spanish, Galician, and Catalan.
The Spanish actor’s net worth is increasing every year because of his success as an actor. He got more popular around the global fans after Money Heist. His main source of income is acting and he makes a pretty good heft amount of money. As of 2020, his net worth was between 1 million dollars and 5 million dollars. This is comparatively low according to his potential in acting. But in the coming years, with more projects and roles undoubtedly his assets will increase.
As ‘Berlin’ in Money Heist
Money Heist or La Casa de Papel is a Spanish heist drama series that got massive success and worldwide popularity. The show was initially aired on Spanish television channel Antena 3 in 2017, later the show was bought by Netflix. Pedro Alonso played the role of Andrés “Berlin” de Fonollosa in the show. Berlin is the Professor’s brother and one of the leaders of the team. He was terminally ill and dies very early in the show but appears later in season 3 in the flashback scenes. Berlin’s character was complex and manipulative but Alonso’s portrayal of Berlin made the character more interesting. Critics and the audience both liked the character so much and were happy to see him again. Pedro Alonso himself said that Berlin was both cruel and funny, he was also heroic at the same time. Berlin had egoistic and empathy issues. He had empathy inside him but was incapable of showing it outwards. This made Berlin a cold and sophisticated character but he had excellent observational skills. Berlin wanted to enjoy the moment well and he had an ardent desire to live. Alonso says that this is what made Berlin more popular among the fans. For his successful portrayal of the character, Pedro Alonso was awarded as the Best supporting television actor in 2018 at Premios de la Unión de Actores.
Career and movies
Alonso started his acting career in Hábitos, a short film in 1995. He acted in a so many movies like 18 Meals, Todo lo que tú quieras, O Apóstolo, Maldito lunes, La playa de los ahogados, and The Silence of the Marsh. The Silence of the Marsh is a mystery crime thriller released in 2019 with Alonso in the leading role. The plot is based on a novel written by Juanjo Braulio. Alonso became famous after his television series than films. His performances in television series like Rías Baixas, Maridos e mulleres, Padre Casares and Gondar were recognised. But he was appreciated only at a local level. He wanted to broaden his horizon and over time Alonso got better roles and projects. Later Alonso became nationally popular after his roles in dramas like Gran Hotel. Gran Hotel was a historical Spanish drama and Alonso played the role of Diego Murquía or Adrián Vera Celande. Diablo Guardian is a Mexican television drama in which Alonso appears as a co-star. It was the first Latin American drama of Amazon Prime Video. Susan Cordoba is Alonso’s talent agent. GQ, an international American men’s magazine chose Pedro Alonso as ” International Star of the Year” in 2018.
Pedro Alonso is currently in a relationship with Tatiana Djordjevic, a hypnotherapist and artist from Paris. Tatiana Djordjevic is also known as Trixie Jambass. Alonso prefers to keep his relationship and private life far away from the media and fans. But they had appeared together in red carpets and public shows together. Alonso also has a daughter twenty-three-year-old daughter from his previous relationship. His daughter’s name is Uriel.
Is he Professor’s real life brother?
There is a common doubt among Money Heist fans. Are “The Professor” and Berlin are real-life brothers? The answer is, No. They are not blood-related brothers. Alvaro Morte is from Algeciras and Pedro Alonso is from a Galician from Vigo. Their on-screen chemistry as was great and this made fans doubt that whether they are siblings. Both characters were deep and complex and their sibling relationship was a major point in the course of the story. They are great friends in real life and share a great brotherhood.
Awards and nominations
Alonso was nominated in the categories of Outstanding Actor and Best Actor in 2009, Golden Nymph awards. It was for his performance in the series Padre Casares as Father Horacio Casares. He was also nominated in the category of Best Actor in Mestre Mateo Awards in 2010 for the same role. In 2014, he was nominated for the Best Supporting Actor category for his role in Gran Hotel. 2018 was a great year for Pedro Alonso. For his role as Berlin in Money Heist, he was nominated in the category of Best Actor in the Spanish Annual film and television awards, Fotogramas de Plata. He won the award for Supporting performance, Male in television category of Spanish Actors Union Awards. In 2020, Alonso also won the international category of Filming Italy Best Movie Award.
Alonso’s mother tongue is Galician. But his fluency in English and other languages has helped him to make great progress in his career. He had several big roles even before Money Heist. But Money Heist’s worldwide success plays a big part in his acting career. Pedro Alonso is active on social media platforms such as instagram. His fans are waiting for more exciting characters of him.