Paulo Pires

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Paulo Pires
Paulo Pires-Portugal Fashion.jpg
Born (1967-02-26) February 26, 1967 (age 50)
Lisbon, Portugal
Nationality Portuguese
Occupation Television actor
Film actor
Former Stage actor
Former fashion model
Years active 1993–present
Spouse(s) Astrid Werdnig
Children 1 daughter - Chlöe Pires
Awards Portuguese Golden Globe, 1996

Paulo Pires (born February 26, 1967) is a Portuguese television and film actor and former stage actor and fashion model, known for his work in Portuguese and Spanish television and films.[1][2][3] He was named Portuguese Theatre Personality of the Year in the 1996 Portuguese Golden Globes.[4] In October 2008 The Biography Channel aired a documentary covering 20 years of his life and work in entertainment.[2][5]

Career[edit]

In 1996 Pires received a Portuguese Golden Globes for 'Personalidade do Ano' (Personality of the Year) for his work in theater,[4] but has gained recognition his roles in multiple television series, including his playing Martim Botelho in 251 episodes of Deixa-me Amar, playing the "evil twins" Vasco and Victor Ferreira in 237 episodes of Olhos nos Olhos,[6][7] playing Quim Correia in 348 episodes of Meu Amor, and for hosting 222 episodes of Mundo VIP from 1996 through 2001.

He made his first film appearance in 1993 as Corto Maltese in the film Zéfiro, directed by José Álvaro Morais, followed by a co-starring role in Cinco Dias, Cinco Noites by José Fonseca e Costa (1996).[8]

He has appeared regularly on Portuguese television in series including Jornalistas (1999), Ganância (2001), Ana e os Sete (2003), Maré Alta (2004), Segredo (2005),[9] and "Até Amanhã Camaradas". He was one of the presenters of Mundo Vip (1998), on the Portuguese independent television channel SIC (Sociedade Independente de Comunicação).

He has also appeared on Spanish television in the series Los Serranos (2004), Fuera de Control (2006), and Ellas y el sexo débil (2006).[10] In 2007 he co-starred in the drama series Deixa-me Amar, followed by Olhos nos Olhos.[7] He is currently featured in television in Meu Amor.[11]

Since beginning his television career he has returned to the cinema occasionally with appearances in films including com O Fascínio by Fonseca e Costa (2003), Maria e as Outras by José de Sá Caetano (2004), A rapariga no espelho by Pedro Fortes (2004),[12] O Milagre Segundo Salomé by Mário Barroso (2004),[13] and Do Outro Lado do Mundo by Leandro Ferreira (2007).

In 2000 Paulo Pires married Astrid Werdnig, psychologist and former model.[3][14][15][16] The couple have one daughter, Chlöe, born in 2004.[17]

Partial filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

  • Salsa e Merengue (1996) (Series) as Vasco
  • Mundo VIP (222 episodes, 1996-2001) as Host
  • Riscos (1997) (Series)
  • Globos de Ouro 1996 (1997)
  • Gala 5º Aniversário SIC (1997)
  • Não Há Duas Sem Três (1 episode, 1997) as Detective Almeida
  • Médico de Família (6 episodes, 1998)
  • Terra Mãe (130 episodes, 1998) as Álvaro Cunha
  • A Vida Como Ela É (2 episodes, 1999)
  • Jornalistas (52 episodes, 1999-2000) as Alex
  • O Lampião da Estrela (2000) as Paulo
  • Aniversário (2000) as António
  • O Bairro da Fonte (1 episode, 2001)
  • Querido Professor (1 episode, 2001)
  • Ganância (150 episodes, 2001) as Bernardo
  • Um Estranho em Casa (3 episodes, 2002)
  • Les frangines (2002) as Lorenzo
  • Fúria de Viver (150 episodes, 2002) as João Castel Novo
  • O Olhar da Serpente (150 episodes, 2002-2003) as Paulo Pereira Fonseca
  • Maré Alta (5 episodes, 2004)
  • Les jumeaux oubliés (2004) as Paul
  • Ana E os Sete (62 episodes, 2003-2005) as David Vilar
  • Inspector Max (1 episode, 2005) as Nelson
  • Los Serrano (3 episodes, 2004-2005) as Paul
  • 29 Golpes (2005) as João
  • Os Serranos (4 episodes, 2005) as Guilherme
  • Triângulo Jota (2 episodes, 2006) as Eduardo Calafate
  • 7 Vidas (1 episode, 2006) as Fernando
  • Fuera de control (12 episodes, 2006) as Diego
  • Ellas y el sexo débil (4 episodes, 2006) as Christian
  • Espírito de Natal (2006) as Francisco
  • Floribella (2 episodes, 2007) as Christian
  • Coração Navegador (2007) as Pedro Soares Castro
  • Casos da Vida (1 episode, 2008) as Joaquim
  • Deixa-me Amar (251 episodes, 2007-2008) as Martim Botelho
  • Fama Show (10 episodes, 2008-2010) as Host
  • Olhos nos Olhos (237 episodes, 2008-2009) as Vasco and Victor Ferreira
  • Equador (9 episodes, 2008-2009) as Frederico Albuquerque
  • Meu Amor (348 episodes, 2009-2010) as Quim Correia
  • Anjo Meu (1 episode, 2011) as Rogério
  • Doida Por Ti (2012-2013) as Mário Varela

Film[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PAULO PIRES: FÉRIAS COM PRAIA E BOM PEIXE". Correio (in Portuguese). July 5, 2003. Retrieved 17 January 2011. 
  2. ^ a b MARIA JOÃO ESPADINHA. "Biography celebra carreira de Paulo Pires". Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese). Retrieved 16 January 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Paulo Pires Casado". Mulher Portugesa. Retrieved 17 January 2011. 
  4. ^ a b SIC Online Globos de Ouro 1996 (in Portuguese - 1996 Globos de Ouro winners), accessed 17 January 2011
  5. ^ "Paulo Pires comove-se com biografia que assinala os seus 20 anos de carreira". Caras. May 20, 2008. Retrieved 17 January 2011. 
  6. ^ "Paulo Pires, a partir de hoje, em dose dupla". TV Uuniverso (in Portuguese). October 7, 2008. Retrieved 17 January 2011. 
  7. ^ a b Vera Valadas Ferreira (October 6, 2008). "Nada se perde, tudo se transforma". Destak (in Portuguese). Retrieved 17 January 2011. 
  8. ^ filmfestivals.com website, IPACA presence at 1996 Cannes Film Festival, accessed 17 January 2011
  9. ^ "Paulo Pires inaugura loja "Lion of Porches"". Porta da Estrela (in Portuguese). October 20, 2004. Retrieved 16 January 2011. 
  10. ^ M. R. Madrid (May 26, 2006). "María Barranco, Teté Delgado y Beatriz Rico, actrices de la serie de Ana Obregón". El Comercio Digital (in Spanish). Retrieved 17 January 2011. 
  11. ^ "Chloë herdou dos pais, Paulo Pires e Astrid Werdnig, a paixão pela moda". Caras (in Portuguese). October 25, 2009. Retrieved 17 January 2011. 
  12. ^ CLAUSURA DEL CERTAMEN (May 17, 2004). "El Festival Ibérico de Cine premia a un corto portugués". El Periódico Extremadura (in Portuguese). Retrieved 16 January 2011. 
  13. ^ Koehler, Robert (January 11, 2005). "The Miracle According to Salome". Variety (magazine). Retrieved 16 January 2011. 
  14. ^ "Astrid Werdnig: "Quando temos uma família, a vida de modelo é mais difícil"". Caras. Portuguese. May 2, 2010. Retrieved 17 January 2011. 
  15. ^ "Paulo Pires avança: "Eu e a Astrid somos muito parecidos"". Caras (in Portuguese). August 3, 2010. Retrieved 17 January 2011. 
  16. ^ "Astrid Werdnig e Paulo Pires vivem momentos cúmplices até nas compras". Caras (in Portuguese). November 10, 2009. Retrieved 17 January 2011. 
  17. ^ Bento, Vanessa. "Paulo Pires e Astrid Werdnig passam fim de ano romântico em Nova Iorque". diario.iol.pt (in Portuguese). Retrieved 16 January 2011. 

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