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       Rita Duque is a portuguese actress, photographer, director, and screenwriter. She trained as a professional actress at ACE Escola de Artes, later graduating from the Institute of the Arts Barcelona. She has worked with several theater and film directors, in Portugal and abroad, such as Afonso Pimentel, Aiden Condron, António Capelo, Armando Rotondi, Drew Mulligan, Jane Godber and Jonathan Floyd.

       In 2021, her photography project ''My Life with Rose'' won first prize for Best Digital Diaporama at the 41st "Autumn in Voronet" International Film Festival in Romania.

       In the same year, her latest short film ''Rouge'' won Best Short Indie Film at the Europe Film Festival U.K. 2021, also winning Best Foreign Documentary Short at the Hollywood Women's International Film Festival 2021 in Los Angeles, California.

       In 2022, Rita was the ambassador for Portugal and Cinema Trindade in Venice, Italy, in the project 27 Times Cinema, partnership with Lux Audience Awards, EuropaCinemas and Cineuropa. In Venice, she was a jury at the festival Giornate degli Autori, part of La Biennale di Venezia 2022.

       Presently, she works as an actress, collaborates with different artists, and directs her own independent photography and film projects.


2020  |  BA (Hons) Acting Degree  |  First Class Honors  |  Institute of the Arts Barcelona, Liverpool John Moores University
2016  |  Professional Acting Degree  |  Best Student Prize  |  ACE School of Arts, Porto, Portugal


2021  |  At the airport.  |  Role: Unnamed (Lead)   |   Written and Directed by Carl Z. Seibel   |   twoforthewild Productions

2022  |  Rumble  |  Role: Gisella (Lead)  |  Written and Directed by Carl Z. Seibel  |  twoforthewild Productions

2022  |  Período Livre  |  Role: Alice (Supporting Actress  |  Written and Directed by Maria Janeiro  |  Fronteira Films

2022  |  La Chute de la Société Sexiste  |  Role:  Unnamed (Co-lead)  |  Written and Directed by Rita Gonzalez

2022  |  ROM (Pilot)  |  Role: Tatiana  |  Written and Directed by Gonçalo Barreto  | Universidade Lusófona

2021  |  At the airport.  |  Role: Lead   |   Written and Directed by Carl Z. Seibel   |   twoforthewild Productions

2021  |  The Gray-Haired Men  |  Role: Ensemble  |  Written by Kevin Farrel  |  Directed by Carl Z. Seibel  |  twoforthewild Productions

2021  |  Rouge  |  Role: Ensemble  |  Written and Directed by Rita Duque  |  DawnRoad Pictures


2020  |  Twelfth Night, by William Shakespeare  |  Role: Malvolia  |  Directed by Drew Mulligan

2019  |  Punk Rock, by Simon Stephens  |  Role: Cissy Franks  |  Directed by Pep Garcia-Pascual

2019  |  Dracula, by Bram Stoker  |  Adapted by Jane Thornton and John Godber  |  Role: Rose Renfield  |  Directed by Jane Thornton

2019  |  The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, by Stephen Adly Guirgis  |  Role: Butch Honeywell  |  Directed by Jonathan Floyd

2019  |  Agamemnon, by Aeschylus  |  Role: Clytemnestra  |  Drew Mulligan

2018  |  Philistines, by Maxim Gorki  |  Role: Polya  |  Drew Mulligan


2021  |  Everyday Hero: Introducing iPhone 13  |  Role: Scooter Girl  |  Company: Apple

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