Narding Anzures

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Bernardo “Narding” Anzures (1928-1949) was a Filipino film actor and convicted murderer.

The son of actors Miguel Anzures and Rosa Aguirre, Anzures had starred in pre–World War II films as a child actor. After the war, he was paired with Lilian Velez in three LVN films, Binibiro Lamang Kita, Ang Estudyante, and Sa Kabukiran.

In 1948, LVN decided to cast Jaime de la Rosa as Velez's leading man in her next picture.


After a dispute regarding a decision, at 1:00 AM the following day and post midnight of June 27, 1948, Anzures barged into the home of Velez and stabbed her and a housemaid to death. On June 29, 1948, Anzures was promptly arrested.


On July 19, 1949, Anzures pleaded guilty to two counts of murder. He was sentenced to two sentences of life imprisonment. He died in prison from tuberculosis.Template:WhenTemplate:Citation needed

In Popular Culture

  • In the 1995 Film The Lilian Velez Story, Filipino actor Cesar Montano played the role of Narding Anzures, who murdered actress singer Lilian Velez, which was played by the Sharon Cuneta. It was directed by Carlo J. Caparas and co-produced by Golden Lion Films & VIVA Entertainment.