Assumpta Serna Biography
Assumpta Sernas career covers over sixty-five films, plays and a myriad of television appearances. Being one Spains most prolific actresses, Assumpta Serna has garnered more than twenty best actress awards in various award-giving bodies worldwide. A few of the countries which recognized her talents are Spain, France, Italy, Mexico, Uruguay, Chile, Argentina, and the United States. She has as well acted in theater and films in over 20 countries and at six different languages.
Because of her superb style in acting, Assumpta Serna was elected a board member of the European Film Academy and is also hailed a member of the American Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences, as well as the Spanish Academy of Cinema.
Among the films under Assumpta Sernas list are Almodovars Matador, The Fencing Master, which was Spains entry to the 1993 Oscar Awards, The Craft of Columbia, Sam Fullers Day of Reckoning, Circle of Passions with Max Von Sydow, and Short Cut to Paradise with Charles Dance. Assumpta Serna has also worked with British actor Sean Bean in Sharpes Rifles, as well as Rutger Hauer, F. Murray Abraham, Mickey Rourke and award-winning director Maria Luisa Bemberg.
In 1997, Assumpta Serna took on a different field in the entertainment industry, this time on writing. She wrote her first book entitled Screenacting, which is all about the lectures she taught as an acting coach. This was followed by Monologues in V.O. After the release of Screenacting, Assumpta Serna began holding workshops in universities and film schools, particularly tackling on subjects such as Acting for Camera, Directing Actos and The Script and the Actor.
Assumpta Serna recently served as the President of AISGE, or Actores e Interpretes-Sociedad de Gestion de España, Spains principal actors organization that deals with the task of managing and regulating the intellectual property rights of over 4600 actor members in the country.
Assumpta Serna has been married to actor Scott Cleverdon. In 2003, she appeared in ITVs King Henry VIII as Catherine of Aragon, and the TV series Aqui no hay quien viva.