The governing body of the Málaga Association of Brotherhoods and Guilds (Agrupación de Cofradías de Málaga) has elected José Antonio Domínguez Bandera (Antonio Banderas) as speaker (pregonero) during Holy Week in 2011, an appointment approved by the Bishop of Málaga, Jesús Catalá.
José Antonio Domínguez Bandera was born in Málaga in 1960 and is a member of the brotherhood Reales Cofradías Fusionadas de San Juan and is also a steward of the throne of María Santísima de Lágrimas y Favores (Our Lady of Tears and Favours).
Banderas is the president and promoter of the Tears and Favours Foundation, an organisation whose main objectives are to support culture and education through the UMA. He also supports and helps CUDECA, the cancer care organisation.
Banderas was recently awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Málaga.