Fernando García Linares plays the role of the brigadier Juan Álvarez Seco. García was born in Toledo, Spain and is married to Sagrario Serrano, who plays the role of Mrs. Carmen, the brigadier’s faithful and serene wife.
When García was selected for this role, he felt incapable of realizing it. He studied Economics, and never before in his life had he been involved in something like this. However, he understood that it was Our Mother, the Virgin Mary, who was asking him to do it, and he could not say no to Her. For that reason, he dedicated himself body and soul to the project. He prayed with his whole heart, uniting his voice to the prayer of the entire team throughout the days of filming, “Mother, make this movie transmit your blessing.”
The brigadier Juan Álvarez Seco was one of the main witnesses of the apparitions in San Sebastián de Garabandal. As the head of the Rionansa barracks, he followed the amazing events of the smallest village of his demarcation very closely.