Life Before Fame: "Denver" From 'Money Heist'

"Denver" From 'Money Heist': Life Before Fame
October 10, 2020 - 14:09 / Lucas Anderson

Actor Jaime Lorente has captivated the hearts of TV fans with roles as the charming "Denver" in Money Heist and troubled "Nano" on Élite. But what was his life before gaining fame on these hit Spanish Netflix shows? Let's find out!

Spanish series Money Heist and Élite have taken Netflix by storm, amassing huge fanbases worldwide. The actors on both series have likewise become international stars with promising careers. But can you imagine starring on both breakthrough series? For Jaime Lorente, that's a reality. Who was he before he became known as "Denver" and "Nano"?

Money Heist: "Denver" - Actor Jaime Lorente before fame

Jaime Lorente was born in Murcia, Spain, and from a young age he demonstrated the performing talents that would lead him to fame. Jaime graduated from the Murcia Higher School of Dramatic Art and starred in various theatrical works including Equus (which starred Daniel Radcliffe in the UK), for which he was awarded Best Actor by the María Jesús Sirvent Awards.

Jaime Lorente and Ángel de Miguel in 'The Secret of Puente Viejo'

His first screen role was in the famous Spanish period series The Secret of Puente Viejo, in which he played "Elías Mato." One year later, in 2017, Lorente landed what would be his most important role, that of "Denver" in the acclaimed Money Heist. The following year he joined the cast of Élite, as "Nano," the troubled older brother of "Samu."

Jaime Lorente and Miguel Herrán in 'La casa de papel'

Jaime Lorente: From Money Heist to Elite

We'll next see Lorente as witty and charming "Denver" in Money Heist season 5, expected to premiere in mid-2021. Though there's still a wait, in the meantime you can see Jaime Lorente as "Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar" in Amazon Prime's adaptation of El Cid.

Learn more about the meaning of Money Heist here!