João Nicolau de Melo Breyner Moreira Lopes GOIH GOM (30 July 1940 – 14 March 2016), better known as Nicolau Breyner, was a Portuguese actor, screenwriter, producer, director and television host. He was one of the most well-known figures in Portuguese television and cinema, having performed in more than 170 films and television series in his career.
João Nicolau de Melo Breyner Moreira Lopes
30 July 1940
|Died||14 March 2016 (aged 75)|
|Occupation(s)||Actor, screenwriter, producer, director, television host|
Breyner and his family moved to Lisbon when he was 9 years old. There he studied at the Camões Secondary School. He studied singing and was part of the Portuguese Musical Youth chorus. He first enrolled in a Law school but later switched to vocal studies at the Conservatório Nacional. He initially pursued opera singing, but opted for theater after finding that he did not have the discipline required for opera.
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Breyner's acting debut in theater was in the play Leonor Telles by Marcelino Mesquita.
Breyner's first marriage was to Mafalda Maria de Alpoim Vieira Barbosa. His second marriage was to the Portuguese actress Sofia Sá da Bandeira, between 1996 and 2001. He had two daughters, Mariana and Constança Fidalgo Ramos de Melo Breyner Lopes, from a previous relationship with Cláudia Fidalgo. His third wife was Mafalda Gomes de Amorim Bessa.
|1996||Sostiene Pereira||Father António|
|2003||Os Imortais||Joaquim Malarranha|
|2005||O Crime do Padre Amaro||Father Francisco Dias|
|2007||Call Girl||Carlos Meireles|
|2010||Despicable Me||Gru (Portuguese dubbing)||Voice acting|
|2013||Night Train to Lisbon||Silva|
|2013||Despicable Me 2||Gru (Portuguese dubbing)||Voice acting|
|2015||Minions||Young Gru (Portuguese dubbing)||Voice acting|
|1975||Nicolau no País das Maravilhas||Various|
|1980–1981||Eu Show Nico||Various|
|1982||Vila Faia||João Godunha||100 episodes; also co-creator|
|1982–1983||Gente Fina é Outra Coisa||Horácio||12 episodes|
|1983–1984||Origens||Luís Martinho||120 episodes|
|1987||Palavras Cruzadas||João||120 episodes; also director|
|1988||Os Homens da Segurança||Carlos Jorge||13 episodes|
|1988–1989||Passerelle||Major Ilídio||120 episodes|
|1993–1994||Verão Quente||Luís Arruda||130 episodes|
|1993–1996||Nico d'Obra||Nico||122 episodes|
|1996||Primeiro Amor||Vítor Novais||150 episodes|
|1996–1997||Reformado e Mal Pago||Artur||26 episodes|
|1997||Vidas de Sal||Vasco Tavares||78 episodes|
|1998–1999||Uma Casa em Fanicos||Nico||39 episodes|
|2002||Fúria de Viver||Victor Antunes||150 episodes|
|2004||A Ferreirinha||Forrester||13 episodes|
|2005||Pedro e Inês||Afonso IV||13 episodes|
|2006–2008||Aqui Não Há Quem Viva||João||52 episodes|
|2007||Vingança||Alberto Lacerda||213 episodes|
|2009||Equador||Mário Maltez||23 episodes|
|2009||Morangos com Açúcar||Alexandre Peixoto||79 episodes|
|2009–2010||Meu Amor||Caetano Vargas Moura||348 episodes|
|2013||Uma Família Açoriana||José do Canto||8 episodes|
|2014||O Beijo do Escorpião||Henrique de Albuquerque||200 episodes|
|2015||Jardins Proibidos||Manuel Maria||72 episodes|
|2016||A Impostora||Edmundo Gaspar||81 episodes|
|2016||A Casa é Minha||Custódio||20 episodes|
- Nicolau Breyner at IMDb
- "Nicolau Breyner: A vida que o Senhor Contente nunca quis contar em livro". NiT (in European Portuguese). Retrieved 2021-08-09.
- "Nicolau Breyner: cerimónias fúnebres na Basílica da Estrela a partir das 19:00". TVI24 (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2021-08-09.