Afonso Pimentel (b.1982) is a Portuguese actor.
He debuted with fourteen years featuring Luis Filipe Rocha’s film, “Adeus Pai” (1996), which earned him the Best Young Actor Award at the International Festival of Moscow (1997). Since then he played roles in several TV series in Portuguese television.
In 2003 was directed by Joao Lourenco in the Teatro Aberto, in “Demonios Menores” by Bruce Graham, working with the same director in “The Life of Galileo” by Bertolt Brecht. In 2006, he also participated in the play “Pedras Rolantes” by Pedro Ribeiro, in a staging of Antonio Pires.
Afonso received the “Globo de Ouro” (Golden Globe) for Best Actor, in the movie “Coisa Ruim” (2005) movie of Tiago Guedes and Frederico Serra. His participation is consolidated his film career, placing him as one of the actors in the winning list of Shooting Stars by the European Film Promotion on that year, receiving from the hands of Judi Dench and Cate Blanchett the Studio Hamburg Shooting Stars Award. His last appearance on film is in 2006 with “20.13” of Joaquim Leitão. During 2008 and 2009 he worked as a director for television, on producers like Plural Entertainment, CBV and Endemol. And returns to television as an actor in the novel “Espírito Indomavel” (2010).
He is back to the cinema in the film “Mistérios de Lisboa” directed by the Chilean-French Raul Ruiz. In 2011, Afonso is the director of the mini-series "O Amor é um Sonho".