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List of notable or famous screenwriters from Portugal, with bios and photos, including the top screenwriters born in Portugal and even some popular screenwriters who immigrated to Portugal. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Portuguese screenwriters then this list is the perfect resource for you. These screenwriters are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known screenwriter from Portugal is included when available.

List is made up of many different people, including Maria de Medeiros and Manoel de Oliveira.

This historic screenwriters from Portugal list can help answer the questions "Who are some Portuguese screenwriters of note?" and "Who are the most famous screenwriters from Portugal?" These prominent screenwriters of Portugal may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Portuguese screenwriters.

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Agustina Bessa-Luís is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Portugal
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Agustina Bessa-Luís, GOSE is a Portuguese writer. From 1986 and 1987, she was Director of the daily O Primeiro de Janeiro. From 1990 to 1993, she was director of the Teatro Nacional D. Maria II. Her novels have been adapted for the screen by director Manoel de Oliveira: Fanny Owen, Abraham's Valley, ...more

Age: 94

Birthplace: Vila Meã

Profession: Novelist, Screenwriter

Credits: Abraham's Valley, Anxiety, The Convent, The Uncertainty Principle, Francisca, + more

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António de Macedo was first a filmmaker and later a writer, university professor and lecturer. He gave up from filmmaking in the nineties as he felt systematically excluded from the state support programs of the Portuguese Ministry of Culture, the only financial source for film production in ...more

Age: 84

Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal

Profession: Professor, Screenwriter, Film Editor, Writer, Film Director

Credits: The Vows

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António Filipe Lopes Ribeiro was a Portuguese film director. Son of Manuel Henrique Correia da Silva Ribeiro and wife Ester da Nazaré Lopes, he was the older brother of actor Ribeirinho. ...more

Age: Died at 87 (1908-1995)

Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal

Profession: Production Designer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Editor, Film Director

Credits: Camões, O Pátio das Cantigas, O Pai Tirano, Aniki-Bóbó, Gado Bravo

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António Ferreira Gonçalves dos Reis, known as António Reis, was a Portuguese film director, screenwriter and producer, poet, sculptor and ethnographer. He was married to Margarida Cordeiro, co-director of most of his films. He is considered as one of the most important directors of his country, due ...more

Age: Died at 64 (1927-1991)

Birthplace: Valadares, Portugal

Profession: Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Editor, Film Director

Credits: A Rosa de Areia, Change One's Life, Trás-os-Montes, Jaime, Ana