João Costa Menezes


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Joao Costa Menezes, a London-based film actor and film director, was born in Porto, Portugal. Over the course of his career, he has also lived in Paris, Barcelona and New York City. Joao Costa Menezes grew up during Portugal's "Carnation Revolution," a military-led coup d'etat which began in Lisbon on 25 April 1974 and ended almost 50 years of ... See full bio »

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Akasha Bruno
(2001)
Zero Man
(2000)
O Serial Killer João Guimarães
(2004)

Filmography

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 2015/I Cinderella
Ball Dancer (uncredited)
 2014 Exodus: Gods and Kings
Moses' Army (uncredited)
 2014 Maleficent
Palace Guard (uncredited)
 2013 I Give It a Year
Client (uncredited)
 2010 Robin Hood
Archer (uncredited)
 2010 Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Trumpeter (uncredited)
 2010 Clash of the Titans
Soldier (uncredited)
 2010 Loucura (Short)
Vicente
 2009 Dorian Gray
Soldier (uncredited)
 2008 Mulheres, bah! (Short) (voice)
 2007 28 Weeks Later
Infected Person (uncredited)
 2007 Charlie
Diner Patron / Bartender of Lonely Bar (as Joao Menzes)
 2006 Children of Men
Terrorist (uncredited)
 2006 Basic Instinct 2
Soho Cool (uncredited)
 2005 Quality Indigo
Ray The Hitman
 2005 Perfect Day (TV Movie)
double of Aidan McArdle
 2005 V for Vendetta
Soldier (uncredited)
 2005 The Blind Productions Project (Short)
Man
 2004 O Serial Killer (Short)
João Guimarães
 2001 The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (TV Movie)
Begger (uncredited)
 2001 Akasha
Bruno
 2000 Chocolat
Gypsy (uncredited)
 2000 Gangster No. 1
Witness (uncredited)
 2000 Honest
Hippie (uncredited)
 2000 Gladiator
Roman Soldier (uncredited)
 2000 The 10th Kingdom (TV Mini-Series)
Argentinean Ambassador
- Episode #1.8 (2000) ... Argentinean Ambassador (uncredited)
 2000 Zero (Short)
Man
 2000 Sunburn (TV Series)
Luis
- Episode #2.5 (2000) ... Luis (as Joao Menezes)
 1999 Jonathan Creek (TV Series)
Fan
- Miracle in Crooked Lane (1999) ... Fan (uncredited)
 1999 Sleepy Hollow
Aristocrat (uncredited)
 1999 Tube Tales
Passenger (segment "Rosebud")
 1999 Cleopatra (TV Mini-Series)
Palace Guard (uncredited)
 1999 Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
Naboo Fighter Pilot (uncredited)
 1999 Notting Hill
Journalist (uncredited)
 1999 The Mummy
Stevedore (uncredited)
 1998 Saving Private Ryan
Soldier on the Beach (uncredited)
 1998 Anxiety
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Show Show Art director (1 credit)
Show Show Production manager (1 credit)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

"K Vida" - Music video for the band Cordeone - Director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 6 Articles | See more »

Official Sites:

MySpace | Official Site | See more »

Alternate Names:

Joao Menezes | Joao Menzes

Height:

5' 10¾" (1.8 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

For the Portuguese National Television, during the 2003 Cannes Film festival, when insistently asked, upon his constant refusal to answer, diverting the talk to the Iraq war, to talk about his film project: But I don't want to talk about cinema. Cinema is not important. As any other form of Art, cinema is only important if used to open doors to discussion and to talk about the things that you ... See more »

Trivia:

Moved to London in 1995 to become an actor. After film courses attended at Panico Studios and Raindance became more involved in directing than acting. See more »

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