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Javier Calvo Guirao is a Spanish actor, stage, film and television director and writer. He is best known for his role of Fernando "Fer" Redondo in the Antena 3 series Física o Química, and for creating and directing the musical La llamada and its film adaptation together with Javier Ambrossi, as well as the television series Paquita Salas and Veneno. He functions as a judge with his partner, Javier Ambrossi, on Drag Race España.

Career

Calvo began acting in theatre at age 11, eventually appearing in 2007 in film "Doctor Infierno". Beginning in 2008, he starred in the Antena 3 television series "Física o Química", portraying gay teenager Fernando "Fer" Redondo. Focusing on problems such as drugs, addictions, anorexia and sexual orientation, the series attracted much controversy. Calvo considers the themes of the series "problems that are also present in reality". He, however, received critical acclaim for portraying a gay male in his debut role.

Since 2013 he's been co-directing "La llamada" at the Teatro Lara in Madrid, a musical he created alongside Javier Calvo. In August 2015, the Mexican production of La llamada opened at the López Tarso theatre in Mexico City, with a Mexican cast. In September 2017, the film adaptation of La llamada, directed by Ambrossi and Calvo, premiered in Spain.

In July 2016 the web television series "Paquita Salas", created by Ambrossi and Calvo, premiered on Flooxer. Due to the success of the series, Netflix acquired the rights to air the second season of the series.

From October 2017 to February 2018, Ambrossi and Calvo appeared on reality television talent competition "Operación Triunfo" as the teachers of acting in the "Academy".

In 2020, the Ambrossi and Calvo-created biographical television limited series "Veneno" aired on Atresplayer Premium and HBO Max.

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