in London, England, United Kingdom
Beatriz da Silveira Moreno Batarda (born 1 April 1974, in London) is a British-Portuguese actress named as one of European films 'Shooting Stars' by European Film Promotion in 1998. She studied Design at IADE Institute in Lisbon and trained in acting at Guidhall School of Music and Drama in London. She was born in London and grew up in Lisbon. She has worked with Lisbon's Cornucópia Company as well as with the Teatro Nacional D.Maria, where she played Berenice, Fedra, Miss Hilda Wangel, Iphygenia and Miss Julie. In 2000, Batarda graduated from London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama with an honours degree in acting. She was awarded a gold medal for Best Actress of the Year and appeared on stage in London in Beyond a Joke by Christopher Morahan and Love Labour's Lost directed by Stephen Unwin. Her first film appearance was in the documentary E Agora Maria? Her credits in film include roles in José Álvaro Morais Peixe Lua and Michael Dowse' It's All Gone Pete Tong. Her television credits include a guest appearance in the US sitcom Relic Hunter, My Family for the BBC and as Annette Forsyte in the remake of Forsyte Saga, Granada Television. She also has directed "Olá e Adeusinho" (Hello and Goodbye) by Athol Fugard at Teatro Cornucopia and "Azul Longe Nas Colinas" (Blue Remembered Hills) by Dennis Potter at Teatro Nacional D. Maria. She was married to pianist Bernardo Sassetti. She is also a first cousin of actress Leonor Silveira.