Ludwig Emilio Buale Coka (born 26 November 1972) is an Equatoguinean-born Spanish actor, known internationally for his role as Baharat in the science fiction-horror movie The Platform (2019).
Buale is a polyglot, being fluent in Spanish, English, French and Bube. He continues to work as a fireman in Madrid. In fact, he has played a fireman in a few TV series and films:"Código fuego" (2003)Semen, una historia de amor (2005)and an episode of the third season of "La que se avecina" (2007)
Born in Equatorial Guinea of Bubi descent, Buale moved to Spain, with his parents and brothers, when he was six years old. He had no intention of becoming an actor until one day, in 1995, when casting director Paco Pino discovered him as they both waited in a subway station in Madrid. Pino needed a black actor to play Ombasi, one of the main characters of Imanol Uribe's Bwana (1996). Before that, Emilio was studying to become a construction engineer, as well as working as a fireman. He accepted Pino's offer traveling to Almería two weeks later for the filming of the movie. Buale made his debut, along with two well-known Spanish actors Andrés Pajares and María Barranco.Buale continued getting work in films, TV series and, especially, in theatre. He was a member of the National Classical Theater Company of Spain for a couple of years appearing in many of stage productions such as "La entretenida", "Amar después de la muerte", "Los chicos de la banda" and "Yonquis y Yanquis".
Movies & TV shows
2 Movies · 3 TV shows
Madres: amor y vida
Explore the feminine universe at a critical moment for any woman who is a mother: her children's illness
The Legend of El Cid
The story of a Castilian nobleman who was a war hero in Spain.
Carlos, a ruthless Spanish negotiation expert working in Brussels, is tasked with handling the kidnapping of a senior oil company executive in a troubled West African country, torn by ethnic tensions ...
A deep hole, a mysterious place, and a prison. There is an unknown number of levels. Two inmates are living on different levels. A platform with food for everyone. The fight for survival is also an op...
Any Given Night
Alma's going to turn Javier's night into the most unforgettable soiree of his life.
The young television reporter who entered the building with the firemen made it out alive. The soldiers don't know that she carries the seed of the strange infection. She will be taken to a high-secur...
1 Movie · 1 TV show
Área de descanso
Road movie in which a woman helps the Polish driver of a tourist bus waiting at the foot of the road, next to your disabled vehicle arrival of a replacement. Will hellish 14 days in which to find a st...
Aitor Luna is an active member of a revolutionary movement. When he was arrested, the oil platform 'La Torre' was turned into a maximum security prison. His wife Anna gets a job as a civil servant in ...
1 TV show
Summer is almost over and Germán invites his friends for a few days of fun, sun and sex on his luxurious yacht. The dream vacation quickly turns into a night when the group of friends go for a swim a...
1 TV show
La que se avecina
La que se avecina is a Spanish television comedy created by Alberto Caballero, Laura Caballero and Daniel Deorador. The TV-series focusing around the inhabitants of Mirador de Montepinar, a fictional ...
Semen, a Love Sample
A biologist in an insemination clinic falls in love with a trapeze artist and the idea of fathering her child. There are more laughs than you could ever imagine in a romantic comedy about love at firs...
Adiós con el corazón
A hilarious and heartfelt comedy! Meet Juan (Juan Luis Galiardo, Goya Ward Winner for Best Lead Actor)... an unbelievably charming middle aged ladies' man who is still taken as handsome even though he...
Antonio, a taxi driver, his wife, and two chidren arrive one fine afternoon at a solitary beach, looking for sea-shells. Ombasi and Yambo, two illegal African immigrants, were thrown back to the ocean...