|Date of Birth||17 May 1965, Lisbon, Portugal|
Mini Bio (1)
Born in Lisbon in 1965, Miguel Monteiro began his career as a journalist in 1984. In 1988 he was part of the team that created the first private radio station in Portugal, TSF. For his work in the radio he received several awards. Four years later, in 1992, he was also a founding member of the first private television station in Portugal, SIC.
He was the first Portuguese journalist to cover the Academy Awards - he covered it both for radio and television for a great part of the nineties. Other events he covered includes the 80th Birthday Salute to Frank Sinatra in Los Angeles, many Spirit Awards shows in Santa Monica and movie junkets all over Europe.
Among the many stars he met and interview are Hollywood Legends Anthony Quinn, Robert Mitchum, Lauren Bacall, Robert Wise, Rod Steiger, Red Buttons, Gena Rowlands, Tom Cruise,Julia Roberts, Mel Gibson, Richard Gere, Robert Redford, Sydney Pollack, Ben Gazzara, Martin Landau, Sally Field, Jon Voight or Harvey Keitel.
Many of these stars appeared in the television show he created with Felipa Garnel, _"Mundo Vip"(1996)_ broadcast at SIC from 1996 to 2001.
Besides television and radio, Monteiro also worked in the movies (Siamese Cop (1998) shot in London with Portuguese actress and friend Catarina Furtado, The Fatalist (2005) and in the theater, as a press agent to Portuguese stars Eunice Muñoz and João Perry in "Zerlina" in the eighties and as a voice-over in "Democracy" staged in Lisbon in 2004.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: JM