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Jorge Brum do Canto

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Jorge Brum do Canto

BornFebruary 10, 1910 Lisbon, Portugal
DiedFebruary 7, 1994 (1994-02-07) (aged 83)
OccupationDirector , actor
Years active1929-1984

Jorge Brum do Canto was born in Lisbon into family with aristocratic Flemish and English roots. He attended high school and enrol in University of Lisbon School of Law, but did not finish his degree. Brum do Canto writes about in 1925 he took his first acting role, part in Rino Lupo's film O Desconhecido. From 1927 to 1929, Brum do Canto wrote for newspaper O Seculo. Meanwhile, he edits and / or collaborates on cinema magazines flourishing at time. Interested in French vanguard, he followed their lead as director in his first film, shot at end of 1929. Film Was First Shown In November 1930; It Was Presented Again On October 27 1984 At Cinemateca Portuguesa, Which Has Its Negatives And Only Existing Copies. Two years later, he produced another film, Paisagem, it was never completed for financial reasons. Until 1935, he shot more minor documentaries as amateur, turning professional later that year when he assisted director Leitao de Barros in As Pupilas do Senhor Reitor. Following Year, Brun Do Canto Was Again Assistant Director On Chianca De Garcia's O Trevo De Quatro Folhas. In 1936-37, after several unsuccessful productions, Brum do Canto directed his first feature film, Cancao da Terra; it was received at its premiere. Brum do Canto's career then became more prolific; by early 1950s he had shot six more feature films. From 1953 to 1959, he interrupted his cinematic and left his home in Lisbon, establishing himself on Porto Santo Island in Madeira and dedicating himself to agriculture and sport fishing. Brum do Canto will return to cinema during next decade with three films. In 1973, Portuguese audience discovered him as actor in theatrical plays broadcast by RTP. He acted successfully Paddy Chayefsky's O Grande Negocio and Reginald Rise's Twelve Angry Men, both directed by Artur Ramos. Still acting, Brum do Canto returned to RTP in 1975 in TV series Angustia para O Jantar directed by Jaime Silva.

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