Vítor Norte

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Vítor Norte
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Born (1951-01-29) January 29, 1951 (age 66)

Vítor Norte (born January 29, 1951) is a Portuguese actor and voice actor. He was born in Borba in Portugal. He won the Portuguese Golden Globe award for best actor three times.

In 2002, he appeared in, and won, season 2 of the Portuguese reality television show Celebrity Big Brother.


Vitor left the Escola Industrial e Comercial de Estremoz (Industrial and Commercial school in Extremoz), to settle in Lisbon, when he was seventeen. He had multiple jobs, including truck driver helper and secretarial work. He had classic ballet classes with Ana Mascollo, did mimics workshops in the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, and began his work as an actor in the Casa da Comédia (house of comedy). During the Portuguese Colonial War, he was called to do his military service and he was for two years in Guinea Bissau.

From his career in the theatre, its to be noticed the participation in Ay Carmela from the author José Sanchis Sinisterra, directed by Xosé Blanco Gil in Teatro Ibérico; Volpone of Ben Johnson, directed by Norberto Barroca in Teatro Aberto; Às Seis o Mais Tardar of M. Perrier, with Alexandre de Sousa in Instituto Franco Português; Horácios e Curiácios of Bertolt Brecht, with Antonino Solmer; Auto da Barca do Inferno of Gil Vicente, by Carlos Avilez; Os Quatro Cubos of Fernando Arrabal, by Herlander Peyroteo; Jogos de Praia of Whitehead, with João Canijo.

He started on TV in Vila Faia (RTP, 1982), after which there has been lots of work in series and mini-series like Rua Sésamo - The Sesame Street- (1990), Cluedo (1995), Alentejo Sem Lei (1990), Os Melhores Anos (1990), O Bairro da Fonte (SIC, 2000) or Capitão Roby (SIC, 2000); telemovies - Mustang of Leonel Vieira and Monsanto of Ruy Guerra; soap-operas (2007 - Ilha dos Amores, 2005 - Ninguém como Tu, 2003 - Queridas Feras, 2001 - Ganância, 1995 - Desencontros, 1994 - Na Paz dos Anjos).

With a regular presence in the cinema, he began in 1982 in A Vida é Bela, of Luís Galvão Telles. Collaborated with directors like Jorge Silva Melo, Luís Alvarães or José Fonseca e Costa, whom would direct Vitor in Cinco Dias, Cinco Noites (1995), one of his most significant performances. With the same director he also did A Mulher do Próximo (1988), Os Cornos de Cronos (1992) and O Fascínio (2003). To be noticed No Dia dos Meus Anos by João Botelho, Ao Sul (1995) by Fernando Matos Silva, Sapatos Pretos (1998) by João Canijo, Jaime (1999) by António Pedro Vasconcelos, Respirar Debaixo de Água (2000) by António Ferreira, O Gotejar da Luz (2002) by Fernando Vendrell, A Mulher Polícia (2003) by Joaquim Sapinho, Tarde Demais (2000) and Os Lobos (2008) by José Nascimento.

He was distinguished with two Golden Globes in the Best Cinema Actor in 1999 (Jaime, de António Pedro Vasconcelos); in 2000 (Tarde Demais, by José Nascimento); 2002 (O Gotejar da Luz, by Fernando Vendrell). He received in 1996 the Troféu Nova Gente as Best Actor for his performance in Cinco Dias, Cinco Noites by Fonseca e Costa (1996).

Vitor has two children, Diogo and Sara Norte.

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2012 O Cônsul de Bordéus
1999 Jaime
1996 Five Days, Five Nights
1987 Agosto


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