Mishaël Lopes Cardozo
Date of Birth: 01/09/1972
Playing age: 36-46
Selected Film Experience: Shortedge,The Black Knight, La Ordalia, Richard the Lionheart
Selected TV Experience: Vikings S.6, Game of Thrones Series 5, Complete History of Sword, De BZT Show
Motion Capture Computer Game Experience: Plufby World, Cross of the Dutchman, Classified Game
Languages: fluent English, fluent German, fluent Dutch, conversational French, beginner Polish and beginner Slovak
Qualifications and Training
- Act2act (2010)
- De Trap (2011)
- 'The Works' Acting Academy (2012)
- Meisner technique with Stephen Ditmyer, Mullholland Academy (2014)
Weapons: Horse Riding (combined with wielding medieval weapons), Archery, Fighting with Pole-Weapons, Master in Longsword and Single-Handed Weapons including Dagger and Rapier
Other: Wrestling, Various Asian Martial Arts (Kendo, Katori Shinto Ryu, iado, karate, judo, jiujitsu), Drums, Guitar, Medieval Lute, Flute, Bass Guitar, Bass Fiddle, Medieval Bagpipes, Calligraphy and Fine Arts Painting.
Besides being an actor, Mishaël Lopes is the president and founder of AMEK 'Academie Voor Middeleeuwse Europese Krijgskunsten', one of the world's leading historical martial arts organisations. He has been training for over 20 years and is a master in various hand to hand weapons: medieval and contemporary, and has completed extensive training in the use of firearms. His specialisation is double weapon handling with medieval weapons and fight-choreography. He has won gold in various full contact steel tournaments and wrestling competitions. His most recent was 1st place in the Ringen/Wrestling heavyweight in UAMEM Toluca Mexico in 2013. He travels extensively, providing sword-fighting workshops and contemporary combat seminars in countries all over the world. Mishaël Lopes was also knighted in Holland for his contribution to the preservation of European medieval martial heritage.