PORTUGUESE FILM STARSby deloncorps | created - 23 Jan 2013 | updated - 23 Jan 2013 | Public
This is a list of the most relevant performers in Portuguese cinema. It comprehends very different generations and is not meant to be a relation of the "greatest actors" in the country. There are a lot of good actors in Portugal who only do stage or TV. But casting a film is like mixing curry, you need to pay attention to what type of dish you want to serve. If you're willing to go shoot your movie in the sunny western end of Europe, this is a list of certified film actors that may help you.
1. Isabel Ruth
Actress | Ossos
Aged 4, she was already dancing. In 1952, at 14, she moved from Tomar, her still cherished hometown, to Lisbon, where she attended ballet classes for the first time; she vanquished the first fears of the bar, and hard work, and would became prima ballerina - after further studies in London. Her ...
Actor | Bairro
Carloto Cotta is a Portuguese actor, born in Paris on January 31, 1984. He grew up in Lisbon, and at the age of 15 he started his acting training at the Escola Profissional de Teatro de Cascais. He debuted his film career with Miguel Gomes' 31 (2003). Since then, Cotta is a regular presence in the ...
Actress | Night Train to Lisbon
Beatriz Batarda was born on April 1, 1974 in London, England as Beatriz da Silveira Moreno Batarda. She is an actress, known for Night Train to Lisbon (2013), Yvone Kane (2014) and Blood of My Blood (2011). She was previously married to Bernardo Sassetti.
Actor | Capitão Falcão
Gonçalo Waddington is a Portuguese actor, theater and film director, playwright and screenwriter. He was born in Lisbon in 1977 and studied theater and performance at Drama School in the beachside town of Cascais from 1994 to 1997. Still in school, he made his television debut in 1996, in Polícias,...
13. Albano Jerónimo
Actor | The Secret Agent
Albano Jerónimo is an award-winning Portuguese actor.
Attended Course on Training of Actors Theatre of the School of Theatre and Cinema in Lisbon. In Theatre worked with: Luís Fonseca, Ricardo Gageiro, Fernanda Lapa, Cristina Carvalhal, Diogo Infante, João Mota, Isabel Medina, Tiago Correia, John ...
15. Joana de Verona
Actress | Mistérios de Lisboa
Joana de Verona (b.1989) is an award-winning Portuguese-Brazilian actress. She has worked with directors such as Marco Martins, Raúl Ruiz, João Botelho, João Salaviza, Valeria Sarmiento, Miguel Gomes, Denis Côté, among others.
She is mostly known for "How to Draw a Perfect Circle" (2009), "Mysteries...
16. Rafael Morais
Actor | Blood of My Blood
At the age of 16, Rafael Morais was cast in Doomed Love (2008) (Locarno International Film Festival's official selection). At 17, Rafael was cast as the lead in the controversial film How to Draw a Perfect Circle (2009) (Winner of the Special Jury Prize for Ensemble Acting at the Rio de Janeiro ...
Actress | Pulp Fiction
Maria de Medeiros is the oldest of three daughters by the pianist, maestro and composer António Vitorino D'Almeida and Maria Armanda Esteves. Her sisters are Inês de Medeiros, stage actress and film and stage director and Ana Medeiros, violinist, composer, and music teacher.
Studied at Lycée ...