Actor and Director

Actor and director, Miguel Loureiro is one of the most sought-after artists in Portuguese theater today. Distinguished with the SIC/Caras Golden Globe in 2018, for his role in the play Esquecer, and with the SPA Authors Award for best actor, in 2019, for Timão de Atenas, Loureiro was the name chosen by the municipal company EGEAC to take over, from the 2023/2024 season onwards, the artistic direction of Teatro São Luiz.

Born in 1970 and graduated in Theater from the Instituto de Formação, Investigação e Criação Teatral and the Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema, he has worked as an interpreter in theater, opera and performance shows, with artists such as Nuno Carinhas, Luís Miguel Cintra, Bruno Bravo, João Grosso, Luís Castro, Lúcia Sigalho, Maria Duarte, Álvaro Correia, Fabrizio Pazzaglia, Jean -Paul Bucchieri, Carlos Pimenta, André Teodósio or João Pedro Vaz and structures such as Casa Conveniente, Cão Solteiro, O Rumo do Fumo, Teatro da Comuna, ZDB and A Mala Voadora.

In Cinema, he participated as an actor in several short films and in the film Morrer como um Homem (2009), by João Pedro Rodrigues. He has appeared in television series such as Os Boys, País Irmão, Ministério do Tempo, Sara or 3 Mulheres. He received an Interpretation Award, awarded in 1998 by the Teatro da Década/Clube Português de Artes e Ideias; an Honorable Mention in 2009 by Juanita Castro, awarded by the Portuguese Association of Theater Critics, and was nominated for the European Theater Award – New Theatrical Realities. With the publisher Douda Correria, he published the book “Confissões de um Exilado no Barreiro” (2018). He is the protagonist of Ubu (2023) by Paulo Abreu, which is part of the Official Selection - in competition for this edition of LEFFEST’23.

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