Louis Matias Karl Padin Varela (born 23 June 1980) is a Swedish actor of Spanish descent.
Varela was born and grew up in Södermalm on the south side of Stockholm. Both of his parents are from Galicia and he did not learn Swedish until he started school. During middle school, he became friends with Gustaf Skarsgård, son of internationally noted Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgård. Varela did not then know of the famous Skarsgård family because he mostly watched Spanish satellite television. When his friend Skarsgård applied to a selective upper secondary school, Södra Latin’s drama program near where both boys lived, Varela wanted to do the same. The elder Skarsgård gave the young Varela a few hours of acting instructions and he was accepted by the school. Varela said he was surprised, because he had shown up in a track suit and looked more like a chav than an aspiring actor.
Movies & TV shows
1 TV show
Raised by Wolves
After Earth is ravaged by a great religious war, an atheistic architect sends two of his creations, Mother and Father, to start a peaceful, godless colony on the planet. Their task is jeopardized by t...
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On the eve of June 28th, Swedish journalists Martin Schibbye and Johan Persson illegally crossed the border into Ethiopia. After months of research, planning and failed attempts, they were finally on ...
A judge and a businessman investigate opposite sides of the law after a murder on the island of El Hierro.
An ambitious financial reporter receives an anonymous tip. The review is more difficult because of her love affair with the bank's CEO. The book "Speed Blind" is based on real events.
Through unlocked genetic memories that allow him to relive the adventures of his ancestors in Spain, he discovers he's a descendant of the secret 'Assassins' society. He is poised to take on the Knigh...
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The Fat and the Angry
The FBI and Interpol are looking into a big case of credit card fraud and a local bum is brought in for interrogation. A complicated story from the dark side of Göteborg unfolds.
Easy Money III: Life Deluxe
Now living in exile, he is determined to find out what happened to his sister. He goes to the world of organized crime after every trace. The largest robbery in Swedish history is about to happen. He ...
Easy Money: Hard to Kill
He is trying to get back on an honest path while in prison. While behind bars he's made peace with an old enemy, and some venture capitalists are interested in a new piece of trading software he's dev...
Once Upon A Time in Phuket
A life coach is in Thailand. He met Gitte, a yoga teacher from Norway. An editor works for a publisher. He wants to do something with his life.
On a seemingly ordinary night out, a young man, Victor, finds what he think is true love for the first time in his life. But what starts as a dream soon becomes a nightmare and before the new day, Vic...
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Arne Dahl: The Blinded Man
A failed robbery attempt at Sydbanken outside Avesta leaves one bandit dead with a dart through his eye, but there are no witnesses and no perpetrators ever identified. Jenny Hultin was assigned the t...
The most complex crimes in Sweden are solved by an elite, seven-member team.