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DIANA NICOLAU
ACTRESS
Studied at the Cascais Professional Theater School. Her debut on television was in the soap-opera Ilha dos Amores, but it was her role in the series Morangos com Açúcar that propelled her to greater heights. She has since, starred in many films and dozens of television projects.

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DIOGO AMARAL
ACTOR
One of the most well-known faces of portuguese television, Diogo Amaral was the protagonist in two of the most beloved Portuguese series: Morangos com Açúcar and Floribela. He has since, developed an impressive career that includes roles in the highly acclaimed series Equador and in the action short-film Payload.

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DIOGO INFANTE
ACTOR
With a career spanning three decades, Diogo Infante is recognized as one of the best actors in portuguese history. He has won three Portuguese Golden Globes for Best Actor and shattered all theater box-office records, while also lending his voice to the Portuguese versions of many animated movies, like The Little Mermaid and Inside Out.

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EDUARDO PINTO
FILM-TALENT MANAGEMEMNT AT ALGARVE FILM COMISSION
Respected among his peers has an important figure in putting forward a new generation of filmmakers and the Algarve has an ideal filming location, Eduardo Pinto also has a prolific career has a photographer.



HUGO COSTA RAMOS
ACTOR
While Hugo Costa Ramos had his first acting experience in Jacques Weber’s Ruy Blas, he has since developed into one of Portugal’s most versatile young actors. Having starred in more than 20 movies and short-films, he has also maintained a respectable career in television and in theater.

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LÚCIA MONIZ
ACTRESS, SINGER
One of the most internationally renowned Portuguese actresses and singers, she has represented Portugal in the Eurovision Song Contest 1996 and has released four music albums to date. She has also acted in several soap-operas and movies, including playing opposite Academy Award winning actor Colin Firth, in Love Actually.

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NUNO GUERREIRO
SINGER
Possessing an unmistakable voice, Nuno Guerreiro has wowed audiences since the 90’s with his vocal range and compelling stage presence. Primarily known for his work in the group Ala dos Namorados, he has worked with many of the most talented portuguese musical artists.



RITA REDSHOES
SINGER
One of the most charismatic Portuguese music stars, Rita Redshoes has performed in Portugal, France, Hungary, Belgium, the Netherlands, Sweden and the United States. In partnership with The Legendary Tigerman she composed the soundtrack of the play “The Gambler” (Tolstoy dir: Gonçalo Amorim) and of the movies “O Facínora ” (Paulo Abreu) and “Estrada de Palha” (Rodrigo Areias) for which she was awarded the “Prémio Sophia”, granted by the Portuguese Cinema Academy among other distinctions.



RUI PIRES SANTOS
JOURNALIST
Having worked in some of the most known newspapers in Portugal since the 90’s, Rui Pires Santos has now settled in the Algarve has the director of the Algarve Vivo magazine and the Lagoa Informa web magazine.



TONY COSTA
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Tony Costa is a cinematographer and a college professor based in Lisbon, Portugal. Tony Costa counts with more than two decades of experience in the film business. Apart from his professional activities he has founded the Portuguese Society of Cinematographers, the Portuguese Film Academy and he was vice-president of IMAGO (The European Federation of Cinematographers) from 2004-2008.

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VERA KOLODZIG
ACTRESS
Having started her career doing commercials at the age of 6, Vera went on to study contemporary theatre at the University of Essex. She has since returned to Portugal to establish herself as one the most popular actresses working today, with hit roles such as Teresa Ávila in Jardins Proibidos and Zé in Espirito Indomável.

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VICTÓRIA GUERRA
ACTRESS
Since her debut in the television series Morangos com Açúcar, Victoria Guerra has been building a reputation has one the most beautiful, talented and hard-working actresses in Europe. She has acted opposite Sir John Malkovich, Mathieu Amalric and starred in Andrzej Zulawski’s last film. She is set to make her Hollywood debut in Damian Harris’s Wilde Wedding.

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