Actress Natália de Sousa, 73, co-founder of the theater company Ádóque, who participated in the programs “Hermanias” and “O Tal Canal”, by Herman José, died this Wednesday, actor Paulo Vasco told Lusa.
Natália de Sousa became known as one of the “bunnies” that accompanied the character Tony Silva, in “O Tal Canal”, a program of which she was part, integrated in the base team, led by Herman José, and for which she composed different characters, opposite actors such as Helena Isabel, Lídia Franco, Margarida Carpinteiro, Manuel Cavaco and Vítor de Sousa.
The actress was in the founding group of the company Ádóque – Theater Workers’ Cooperative, which built its own stage, in the square of Martim Moniz, in Lisbon, after the 25th of April. He entered the initial magazine, “Pides na Grelha”, in 1974, and in the following production, the “CIA dos Cardeais”, from 1975.
With this company, his works in “A paródia” and “Ó da guarda!”, In 1977, “Chiça! This is the good government of Portugal” and “Paga favas”, from 1980 and 1981, respectively, stand out. , after having acted in “A Batalha do Colchão”, which was on the scene in 1977, at Teatro Capitólio, also Lisbon.
In the same year, he also participated in the magazine “Ó da Guarda” at Teatro ABC, and, in 1978, he was part of the cast of “Aldeia da Roupas Suja”, also produced by Vasco Morgado’s company, at Teatro Variedades, another stage in the Park Mayer in the capital.
Here, in the early 1980s, he also entered the magazine “Não Há Nada Pra Nobody”, at Teatro Maria Vitória, where he participated, shortly after, in “Sem Rei Nem Rock”.
In 1983, he entered the musical “Annie”, at Teatro Maria Matos, where he performed with Manuela Maria and Canto e Castro, among other actors.
In theater, he also participated in several comedies, until the mid-1990s, including “Colonel em Dois Actos”, by Jean-Jaques Bricaire and Maurice Lasaygues, adapted to Portuguese stages by Francisco Nicholson, with Alina Vaz and Camilo de Oliveira, that was on the scene for almost a year, at Teatro Variedades.
In the database of the Center for Theater Studies of the Faculty of Letters of the University of Lisbon, you can also find his participation in “Filomena Marturano”, by Eduardo de Filippo, in a staging by José Osuna, with Mariana Rey Monteiro and Paulo Renato, premiered at Teatro Maria Matos and later extended to the larger audience of Teatro Monumental.
In cinema, he was part of the cast of “Um Crime de Luxo” (1991), by Artur Semedo, having opposite Henrique Viana, Carlos Cunha, Marina Mota and the director himself.
Natália de Sousa had a regular presence on television, from the 1970s to the 1990s, particularly in Herman José’s programs, such as “O Tal Canal” and “Hermanias”, and in other comedy productions such as “Lá em Casa Tudo Bem”, ” The Adventures of Camilo “and” Millionaires to the Force “.
The actress, however, also played dramatic roles, as in “O Homem que Matou o Diabo”, RTP series about the novel by Aquilino Ribeiro, produced in 1979, “Antígona”, by Jean Anouilh, filmed for public television, in 1984, and “Ricardina e Marta” (1990), a novel based on the novels by Camilo Castelo Branco.
From acting on the musical program “Pifelim”, from RTP, in the early 1970s, to the meeting of the cast of “O Tal Canal”, which Herman José undertook in 2018, in an issue of “Cá por Casa”, the name by Natália de Sousa crosses nearly five decades of Portuguese television, with a regular presence in productions ranging from “Nicolau in the Wonderland” (1975) and “Eu Show Nico” (1980), by Nicolau Breyner, to “Air Lino Tours “(2018), with Rui Unas, written by Mário Botequilha and Filipe Homem Fonseca, for RTP1.
“Sabadabadu”, “E o Resto São Cantigas”, both from 1981, “Um Solar Alfacinha” (1990), “Não Não Duas Sem Três” (1998), “Doutor de Família” (2000) and “As Taradas” ( 2003) are other productions of spectacle, comedy and fiction, which made Natália de Sousa’s face one of the most familiar in the whole country.
The actress lived in Setúbal and would turn 74 on the next 25th.
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