Antonio Banderas has said he has tested positive for coronavirus and is spending his period of isolation making plans that will "give meaning to my 60 years".
The Pain And Glory actor confirmed the news on his 60th birthday, sharing a photo of himself as a baby.
He wrote in Spanish on Instagram: "I want to make it public that today on August 10 I am obliged to celebrate my 60th birthday in quarantine after having tested positive for the Covid-19 illness, caused by coronavirus.
"I would like to note that I feel relatively well, only a little more tired than usual and I put my faith in recovering as soon as possible following the medical indications which I hope permit me to overcome the infectious process I am suffering and which is affecting so many people around the world.
Spanish actor Antonio Banderas and American actress Melanie Griffiths arrive at the Royal Gala Premiere of 'Haunted' October 26. The Premiere was in aid of the European Anorexia Trust and the British Red Cross' 125th Birthday Appeal
The stars of the new film "Desperado" pose together at the film's premiere August 21 in Los Angeles. Shown (L-R) are actors Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Quentin Tarantino, director Robert Rodriguez and co-producer Elizabeth Avellan. "Desperado" deals with the underworld of druglords
Actors Antonio Banderas (L) and Woody Harrelson greet each other as they arrive at the premiere of their new film "Play It To The Bone" January 10 in Hollywood. The film which, opens January 21 in the United States, is about two boxers as they travel to Las Vegas to fight for the first time.
Spain's international actor Antonio Banderas (R) makes a point to his American wife Melanie Griffith as they pose for photographers at San Sebastian's Zurriola beach September 17, 1999. Banderas'first film "Crazy in Alabama" will compete in San Sebastian's International Film Festival. REUTERS/Pablo Sanchez
Spain's international actor Antonio Banderas (R) and his American wife Melanie Griffith walk down the stairs on the stage holding hands during the opening ceremony of the San Sebastian International Film Festival September 16, 1999, celebrated at San Sebastian's new Kursaal building. About 200 movies will be shown at this 47th edition of the festival. REUTERS/Pablo Sanchez
British actor Anthony Hopkins (L) holds up the trophy after receiving the "European Donostia" prize from Spanish actor Antonio Banderas (R) during a ceremony at the San Sebastian Film Festival September 19. Banderas and Hopkins co-star in the new film "The mask of Zorro", which was showed after the prize presentation.
Madonna, who plays Evita Peron in the new film production of the musical "Evita" appears with co-stars Jonathan Pryce (L) and Antonio Banderas, at a photocall to mark the first day of music recording for the film October 2. The film based on the musical by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber is directed by Alan Parker
Actor Antonio Banderas and wife actress Melanie Griffith (L) pose as they arrive for the premiere of Banderas's new film "Original Sin" July 31, 2001 in Hollywood. The film which opens August 3 in the United States, [also stars Angelina Jolie and is a sexy, suspenseful thriller about the power of love and obession.]
American actress Melanie Griffith (R) kisses her husband Spanish actor Antonio Banderas (L) during a red carpet arrival in a special tribute to her career at the 54th International Cannes Film Festival, May 19, 2001. [Griffith appeared in "Working Girl" by director Mike Nichols and "The Milagro Beanfield War" directed by Robert Redford. ]
Actor/director Antonio Banderas poses for photographers with the two ALMA awards he won during the fifth annual American Latino Media Arts Awards April 16 in Pasadena. Banderas won for outstanding actor in a feature film for his role in "The 13th Warrior", and for outstanding director of a feature film for "Crazy in Alabama." The awards honor the positive portrayal of Latino images in American film, television and [music], and will be telecast in the United States on the ABC television network June 17.
Director Pedro Almodovar of Spain holds his Oscar Statue as he poses for photographers with Antonio Banderas and Penelope Cruz, at the 72nd Annual Academy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, March 26. Almodovar won his Oscar for Best Foreign Film for the movie "All About My Mother." (NOTE: THIS IMAGE IS EMBARGOED FOR INTERNET PUBLICATION UNTIL 12:30AM EST (05:30 GMT MARCH 27).
Spanish actor Antonio Banderas entertains a boy with a mask during a flying visit to a children's hospital in Malaga, southern Spain, April 15, 2004. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante MDP/JV
The cast of the Broadway musical "Nine The Musical," Jane Krakowski (L),
Mary Stuart Masterson (2nd L), Antonio Banderas (2nd R) and Chita Rivera (R)
pose at the 2003 Tony Awards nominees press reception in New York on May 14,
2003. All are nominated for Tony's for their roles. The 57th Annual
Antoinette Perry "Tony" Awards will be broadcast live from Radio City Music
Hall on CBS on Sunday, June 8. REUTERS/Peter Morgan PP03050050
American actress Rebecca Romijn-Stamos and Spanish star Antonio
Banderas pose for photos following a press conference for their film
"Femme Fatale," which is to premiere at the 27th Toronto International
Film Festival in Toronto, September 14, 2002. "Femme Fatale" was
directed by Brian De Palma REUTERS/Mike Cassese
Actor Antonio Banderas waves as co-star actress Catherine Zeta-Jones looks on at the premiere of "The Legend of Zorro" at the Orpheum theatre in Los Angeles October 16, 2005. The movie tells the story of Don Alejandro de la Vega, Zorro (Banderas), and his wife Elena (Zeta-Jones) as they deal with a threat to California becoming the 31st state of the Union. The movie opens in the U.S. on October 28. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Antonio Banderas (L) interacts with a man in a Shrek suit before the Australian premiere of Shrek 2 outside a theatre in Sydney June 9, 2004. Banderas joins other high-profile Hollywood stars in the animation block buster and is the voice for the 'great ogre slayer' Puss-in-Boots. REUTERS/Will Burgess WB/LA
- PHOTO TAKEN 15MAY04 - Voice actors, from L-R: Antonio Banderas, Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, and Eddie Murphy, pose during a photocall for the animated film 'Shrek 2' which is screened in competition for the Palme d'Or at the 57th Cannes Film Festival, May 15, 2004. 18 film entries are presented in competition at the May 12-23 film jamboree.
Spanish actor and director Antonio Banderas and his wife U.S. actress Melanie Griffith pose before the start of the sixth annual GQ Magazine Men of the Year Awards in Madrid November 27, 2006. Banderas was recognized with the "Filmmaker of the Year" award. REUTERS/Susana Vera (SPAIN)
The star of actor Antonio Banderas is polished on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood October 18, 2005. Banderas will receive the star later Tuesday. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones and co-star Antonio Banderas arrive at the Los Angeles premiere of Columbia Pictures' "The Legend of Zorro" at the Orpheum theatre in Los Angeles October 16, 2005.[The movie tells the story of Don Alejandro de la Vega, Zorro (Antonio Banderas), and his wife Elena (Zeta-Jones) as they deal with a threat to California becoming the 31st state of the Union.] The movie opens in the U.S. on October 28.
Spainish actor Antonio Banderas (C) poses with Spanish tennis players Rafael Nadal (R) and Carlos Moya after their match at the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris June 6, 2007. REUTERS/Thomas Coex/ Pool (FRANCE)
Cast member Mike Myers (L), who gives the voice to "Shrek", gestures with co-star Antonio Banderas, who gives the voice to "Puss in Boots", at the premiere of "Shrek the Third" at the Mann's Village theater in Los Angeles May 6, 2007. The movie opens in the U.S. on May 18. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES)
Spanish actor Antonio Banderas (L) and U.S. singer and actress Jennifer Lopez pose during a photocall to present their film 'Bordertown' ('Desert Dream') running in competition at the 57th Berlinale International Film Festival in Berlin February 15, 2007. The festival runs from February 8-18. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch (GERMANY)
Actors Antonio Banderas (L), Mike Myers (2nd-L), Cameron Diaz (3rd-L) and Rupert Everett pose near Tower Bridge in London during a photo-call for their latest film "Shrek The Third" June 10, 2007. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez (BRITAIN)
Cast member Antonio Banderas (R) and wife Melanie Griffith attend the premiere of the film "Shrek Forever After" in Los Angeles May 16, 2010. REUTERS/Phil McCarten (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY)
Spanish actor and director Antonio Banderas (C) smiles between his mother Ana Bandera (L) and his brother Javier Banderas after being granted with an honorary degree during a traditional ceremony in Malaga, southern Spain May 5, 2010. REUTERS/Jon Nazca (SPAIN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT EDUCATION)
Actor Antonio Banderas presents actress Salma Hayek with the Anthony Quinn Award for Industry Excellence during the taping of the 2009 NCLR Alma awards at the Royce Hall in Los Angeles September 17, 2009. The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) gives out the ALMA awards to honor outstanding Latino artistic achievement in television, film and music. The show airs September 18 on ABC. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES ENTERTAINMENT)
Spanish actor and director Antonio Banderas and his wife actress Melanie Griffith pose for photographers during a photocall before he declares this year's Malaga Holy Week open with a traditional speech known as the "Pregon" at Cervantes Theatre in Malaga, southern Spain April 9, 2011. Hundreds of Easter processions will take place around the clock in Spain during Holy Week from April 17-24. REUTERS/Jon Nazca (SPAIN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT RELIGION)
Cast member Antonio Banderas attends the premiere of the animated film "Puss In Boots" in Los Angeles October 23, 2011. REUTERS/Phil McCarten (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT PORTRAIT)
Director Pedro Almodovar (4th L) poses on the red carpet with cast members (L-R) Blanca Suarez, Jan Cornet, Elena Anaya, Antonio Banderas, Marisa Paredes and fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier for the screening of the film "La Piel Que Habito", in competition at the 64th Cannes Film Festival, May 19, 2011. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier (FRANCE - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Spanish actor Antonio Banderas (R) and his wife Melanie Griffith pose for photographers on the red carpet as they arrive for the Spanish Film Academy's Goya awards ceremony in Madrid, February 19, 2012. REUTERS/Andrea Comas (SPAIN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Cast members Antonio Banderas (L) and Salma Hayek pose to promote their animated film "Puss In Boots" in Berlin November 22, 2011. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch (GERMANY - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Spanish actor Antonio Banderas (R) and his wife, U.S. actress Melanie Griffith, smile as they pose during a photocall after their arrival at the Starlite Charity Gala in Marbella August 4, 2012. REUTERS/Jon Nazca (SPAIN SOCIETY - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Cast members Wesley Snipes (L) and Antonio Banderas smile as they attend a news conference to promote the film "The Expendables 3" during the Starlite Festival in Marbella, near Malaga, southern Spain, August 5, 2014. REUTERS/Jon Nazca (SPAIN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
72nd Cannes Film Festival - Photocall for the film "Pain and Glory" (Dolor y Gloria) in competition - Cannes, France, May 18, 2019. Cast members Penelope Cruz and Antonio Banderas pose. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier
72nd Cannes Film Festival - Photocall after Closing ceremony - Cannes, France, May 25, 2019. Antonio Banderas, Best Actor award winner for his role in the film "Pain and Glory" (Dolor y Gloria), poses. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier
72nd Cannes Film Festival - The amfAR's Cinema Against AIDS 2019 event - Antibes, France, May 23, 2019. Antonio Banderas and his partner Nicole Kimpel pose. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
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"I am using this isolation to read, write, relax and make some plans to give meaning to my 60 years which I reach full with desire and excitement.
"A big hug to all."
Banderas is the latest in a string of high-profile figures to test positive for the illness, including Tom Hanks, Idris Elba, Bryan Cranston and the singer Pink.
Banderas is due to shoot Sony's long-awaited adaptation of PlayStation's Uncharted video game movie in Germany very soon. He's starring alongside Tom Holland and Mark Walhberg.