Martinez Signs with Paradigm Talent Agency

Olivier Martinez has new representation…

The 49-year-old half-Spanish actor has signed on as a client with Paradigm Talent Agency.

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Martinez, who has a César Award under his belt for 1993’s Un, deux, trois, soleil, most recently appeared last season on ABC’s Revenge as French billionaire media mogul Pascal LeMarchal.

He’ll next appear in History Channel’s upcoming miniseries Texas Rising playing Antonio López de Santa Anna, the 19th century Mexican general known as the Napoleon of the West, in a cast that includes Bill Paxton, Ray Liotta, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Brendan Fraser and Chad Michael Murray.

Martinez rose to acclaim in the United States after starring in Unfaithful with Diane Lane and Richard Gere. His other credits include Before Night Falls opposite Javier Bardem, S.W.A.T. with Samuel L. Jackson, D.J. Caruso’s Taking Lives, and Dark Tide with wife Halle Berry.

Martinez to Star in History’s “Texas Rising” Miniseries

Olivier Martinez’s stock is rising with a new project…

The 48-year-old half-Spanish actor has joined the cast of History’s miniseries Texas Rising (working title) from A+E Studios and ITV Studios America.

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Executive produced by History’s Leslie Greif (Hatfields & McCoys), the project will detail the Texas Revolution against Mexico and the rise of the legendary Texas Rangers.

The miniseries, consisting of eight hour-long episodes, will be directed by Roland Joffé.

Martinez will portray Mexican general Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna.

Other members of the all-star cast include Christopher McDonald, Trevor Donovan, Bill Paxton, Brendan Fraser, Ray Liotta, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Thomas Jane, Chad Michael Murray, Michael Rapaport and Max Thieriot.

Martinez Lands Recurring Role on ABC’s “Revenge”

Olivier Martinez has revenge on his mind…

The 47-year-old half-Spanish actor, who wed Halle Berry last summer, has joined the cast of ABC’s soapy drama Revenge.

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Martinez will portray Pascal LeMarchal, Margaux LeMarchal’s (Karine Vanasse) media magnate father.

He’s a cutthroat businessman and has a competitive history with Conrad (Henry Czerny), and an even more complicated one with Victoria (Madeleine Stowe).

Martinez will appear on a recurring basis, marking his biggest U.S. television commitment to date.

Martinez’s film credits include Before Night Falls, Unfaithful and S.W.A.T.

Martinez Reportedly Ties the Knot with Halle Berry

Olivier Martinez is officially a married man…

The 47-year-old half-Spanish actor wed actress Halle Berry this weekend, according to a French news source cited by People magazine.

Olivier Martinez and Halle Berry

The couple reportedly said their I Do’s on Saturday in the Paris suburb of Vallery with approximately 60 guests in attendance.

Berry and Martinez met on the set of Dark Tide and announced last April that they’re expecting their first child together, a boy, in early fall.

Martinez, who had a long courtship with singer Kylie Minogue, has never been married before.

This is the third wedding for Berry, who was previously married to baseball player David Justice and musician Eric Benét. She has a five-year-old daughter, Nahla, with ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubrey.

Martinez & Halle Berry Expecting Their First Child Together

Olivier Martinez is preparing for the biggest role of his life… Dad.

The 47-year-old half-Spanish actor and his actress fiancé Halle Berry are expecting their first child together.

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Berry, 46, has a 5-year-old daughter, Nahla, from her previous relationship with Gabriel Aubry.

Berry and Martinez started dating after filming the thriller Dark Tide together in 2010. He proposed the following year over the holidays and confirmed their engagement last March.

Martinez previously had a longtime relationship with Australian singer Kylie Minogue.

His credits include Cybergeddon, Blood and Chocolate, Unfaithful and S.W.A.T.

Montana’s “Graceland” Headed to Series at USA

Manny Montana will be going undercover in the near future…

The USA Network has picked up the one-hour drama Graceland, which stars the Latino actor. 

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From White Collar creator Jeff Eastin, the ensemble series centers on a diverse group of agents from the FBI, DEA and U.S. Customs who are forced to live together in an undercover beach house in Southern California.

In addition to Montana—who most recently wrapped production of Cybergeddon, which stars Olivier MartinezGraceland stars Rescue Me‘s Daniel Sunjata as the house’s senior FBI agent Paul Briggs, “who has a legendary past but traded in his suit and tie for a more zen existence.”

Montana’s other co-stars include Aaron Tveit, Vanessa Ferlito and Brandon Jay McLaren.

“There aren’t many people we’d trust to run two shows on our air, but Jeff Eastin is one of them,” said USA Co-Presidents Chris McCumber and Jeff Wachtel. “He wrote a brilliant script… Daniel and Aaron anchor an incredible ensemble cast.”

No word on yet on when Graceland will begin airing.

Martinez to Star in Web Drama “Cybergeddon”

Olivier Martinez is having a Yahoo moment!

The 46-year-old half Spanish actor—who rose to fame opposite Diane Lane in Unfaithful—is top-lining the long-form online thriller Cybergeddon for Yahoo alongside Rookie Blue star Missy Peregrym.

Olivier Martinez

Developed by CSI creator Anthony Zuiker, the scripted web drama centers on the growing threat of cyber crime.

Bringing A-list talent to the digital space, Martinez—who recently opened a French/Italian restaurant in Miami—will star as the elusive cybercriminal Gustove Dobreff, while Peregrym will portray FBI agent Chloe Jocelyn.

The online project, which is currently shooting in Hamilton, Ontario, will launch first as a series of installments on Yahoo, before reaching other digital platforms.

Diego Velasco, director of the Venezuelan box office hit The Zero Hour, will helm the scripted drama.

The Cybergeddon cast includes Breakout Kings‘ Manny Montana and Kick Gurry.

Martinez to Open French/Italian Restaurant in Miami

French invasion! Olivier Martinez is planning to bring a taste of France to South Florida.

The 46-year-old half-Spanish actor is opening a restaurant on South Beach early next month.

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“I love the interesting and international people I have met in Miami,” the Unfaithful and S.W.A.T. actor tells People magazine. “So when my friend Michael Martin said he found a space for a restaurant and lounge where we could bring in the best aspects from the South of France, I was excited and wanted to get involved.”

Martinez, currently dating Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry, and Martin are partnering with restaurateur Jean-Phillippe Bernard to open Villa Azur, featuring the seasonal ingredients and international flavors of Saint-Tropez, where Martinez and Martin have spent many a night enjoying fine food and wine.

“Olivier and I love Miami and want to bring the glamour and allure of the South of France to this melting pot of a town,” Martin says.

The French and Italian-inspired menu will include entrees like penne pasta with vodka and caviar cream sauce and a veal filet mignon stuffed with artichokes, tomatoes and cheese.

Villa Azur’s lounge and bar area features a library with numerous art and design books, as well as couches for guests to sip champagne and enjoy plates of oysters with caviar and Martinez’s special olive bread, which he enjoys in France.

The restaurant, designed by Francois Frossard, will be outfitted in antique woods and chandeliers with a mix of contemporary and old pine furniture.

“Olivier knows that we are doing something special together where people can get a touch of Saint-Tropez glamour in South Beach,” says Martin.