Ricardo Palacios

Ricardo Palacios (2 March 1940 – 11 February 2015) was a Spanish actor, film director and screenwriter.

Ricardo Palacios
Eli Wallach and Ricardo Palacios in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
Ricardo López-Nuño Díez

(1940-03-02)2 March 1940
Died11 February 2015(2015-02-11) (aged 74)
Madrid, Spain

Born Ricardo López-Nuño Díez in Reinosa, Cantabria, Palacios graduated from the Official Film School in Madrid as an actor and director. He debuted in the 1961 TV series Poly.[1]

He participated in about 150 films and television series, being mainly active in the spaghetti western genre, and he was also a recurring presence in films directed by Jesús Franco.[1][2]

In 1987, Palacios made his directorial debut with the comedy film ¡Biba la banda! starring Alfredo Landa, and in 1997 he directed the TV-series La banda de Pérez.[1][2]

After spending over a month in hospital with heart problems, Ricardo died on 11 February 2015 of heart failure.[1][2]



  1. Europa Press (February 12, 2015). "Fallece el actor cántabro Ricardo Palacios, habitual de 'spaguetti westerns' y de Jesús Franco". 20 minutos (in Spanish). 20 Minutos Editora, S.L. Retrieved February 14, 2015.
  2. EFE (February 11, 2015). "Muere el actor cántabro Ricardo Palacios". ABC (in Spanish). Diario ABC, S.L. Retrieved February 14, 2015.

Further reading

  • Aguilar, Carlos. Ricardo Palacios: Actor, director, observador. Tantin Ediciones, 2003. ISBN 8496143155.

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