José María de Tavira

José María de Tavira Bianchi (born September 27, 1983 in Mexico City) is a Mexican film and stage actor.

The son of Mexican theatre director Luis de Tavira and Argentine actress Rosa María Bianchi, he began acting on stage with his parents; at age seven had his first participation in an adaptation of Clotilde en su casa of Jorge Ibargüengoitia, then in 1994 participated in the work Jubileo by Jose Ramon Henríquez.

He made his film debut in The Mask of Zorro playing the main character Alejandro Murrieta (Zorro) as a child. In 2002, he has a brief stint on the Mexican film Amar te duele by Fernando Sariñana. After that he went to London, England, to study drama at Royal Holloway, University of London.

While studying in London, he was called to do a casting for the Mexican comedy Cansada de besar sapos (Tired of Kissing Toads). He played the role of Xavier a stage actor who falls in love with Martha, played by Ana Serradilla. The film was well received by young audiences.

He worked with Fernando Sariñana again in the film Enemigos íntimos as Mauricio co-starring Demián Bichir, Veronica Merchant, Ximena Sariñana, Dolores Heredia and Blanca Sanchez. This movie was shown at the XXIII International Film Festival in Guadalajara.

In September 2008 the film Arráncame la vida (Tear This Heart Out), based on the novel of the Mexican writer Angeles Mastretta, got released in Mexico. In this film he played Carlos Vives, a young leader and lover of Catalina Guzmán, played by Ana Claudia Talancón. This Mexican production had a budget of 6.5 million dollars, was filmed in Puebla and Mexico City with locations in the Palace of Fine Arts and Chapultepec Castle among others.

That same year he presented his short film 100 metros at the VI International Film Festival of Morelia. The film is an adaptation of Harold Pinter's Victoria Station and held in conjunction with his brother Julián de Tavira, both worked on the script, production and directing.

In 2009 is starring Amar a morir as Alejandro Vizcaino. The film tells a love story amid the current disputes in Mexico. Also starring Martina García and Alberto Estrella.


Year Title Role Notes
2011 Niño Santo Damián Supporting role
2012 La clinica Elvicio Pacheo Supporting role
2015 Señorita Pólvora Vicente Martínez Co-lead role
2015 El capitán Camacho Capitán Carlos Camacho (young)
Year Title Role Notes
1998 La máscara del Zorro Young Alejandro Murrieta
2002 El grito Unknown role
2002 Amar te duele Alejandro
2006 Cansada de besar sapos Javier Martin
2007 Volvo en un minuto Unknown role Short film
2008 Enemigos íntimos Unknown role
2008 Arráncame la vida Carlos Vives
2009 Amar a morir Alejandro Vizcaino
2010 The Imperialists Are Still Alive! Javier
2010 El atentado Álvaro Mateos
2010 El baile de San Juan Pedro Giovanni Marani Tepochteca
2013 Comedy Central Roast de Héctor Suárez Himself Television film
2014 The Oasis Cupid Short film
2014 Tierra De sangre Leandro
2014 Me quedo contigo Diego


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