Friday, 15 January 2010

Andres Pazos

Galician actor Andres Pazos, remembered for the role of James in the award-winning Uruguayan film Whiskey, passed away yesterday in Santiago de Compostela. The artist was suffering from cancer.

Pazos was born in Santiago de Compostela on 16 July 1945, but developed his career in Uruguay. A regular cast member of El Galpón, a renowned theatrical institution in Uruguay, he also contributed to the founding of La Gaviota (Seagull), another renowned cultural undertaking where Pazos worked during the years of last Uruguaian dictatorship.

His breakthrough came in 2004 with the interpretation of James, the owner of a small hosiery factory, in Juan Pablo Rebella and Pablo Stoll's Whisky.