Um Prémio Por Dia #3

Ricardo Afonso recebeu o Prémio Frederico Valério nos Prémios de Teatro Guia dos Taetros 2007. Foram receber o Prémios os seus pais Carlos Afonso e Fernanda Afonso

Entre os trabalhos de Ricardo Afonso estão, para a televisão, “Camaleão Virtual Rock”, de Filipe La Féria, para o Teatro, “A Saque” (Teatro Esfera – Almeno Gonçalves), “Às Vezes Neva em Abril (Teatro Aberto – João Lourenço), “We Will Rock You” (Dominion Theatre - Chris Renshaw), “The Nigh of 1,000 Voices” (The Royal Albert Hall – Hugh Wooldridge), para além de diversas dobragens como “Shrek”, “Spirit”, “Bela e o Monstro”, etc

Ricardo Afonso
by Mark Shenton

Age: 33. “My birthday was on October 15, so I’m not in a rush to get to 34 yet.”
Currently: Playing Galileo, the rock dreamer who single-handedly takes on the Globalsoft Corporation in a quest to reignite the power of live rock ‘n’ roll that has been prohibited in the London hit We Will Rock You. “I saw the show when I first came to England in 2005 and immediately had a very strong relationship with the part—it fitted with the characteristics of my voice, and I thought I could give it a fair shot. It’s a very physical role, and I also liked that. You don’t stop on stage for a single moment.”

Hometown: Born in Luanda, Angola, Alfonso’s parents returned to Lisbon, Portugal while he was still a baby, and he lived there all his life—until now. Earlier this year, he bought his own flat in Belvedere, Kent. “It’s on the Dartford line,” he says, “so it’s easy for work.”

A Calling: “I was studying marketing at college, and was in my third year of a five-year course when I found that something else was calling me louder,” he recalls. “I had to make a decision: whether to carry on, or try to go down the musical and theatre route. It was not easy for my parents to hear, but nevertheless I did it and decided to audition for a TV drama series with songs. I got it and that was it.” Other jobs followed, doing TV shows and plays, as well as working in revue-type shows in Portuguese casinos. He never went for formal training, though: “As I worked with different directors, they were my teachers,” he explains. “I learnt as I went along”.


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