Actress

Rina is now filming as a regular character in the third series of 'The Bay' for ITV and Tall Story Pictures. 

 

She will also be appearing imminently in upcoming feature film 'A Banquet' which was directed by Ruth Paxton and produced by Reliance Entertainment Productions and 'Vera' for ITV with Brenda Blethyn.  

 

Rina has recently been appointed as an ALP (Associate Learning Practitioner) with the Royal Shakespeare Company.

 

She is hopeful to begin rehearsing for a delayed tour of 'Sheila's Island' written by Tim Firth and directed by Joanna Read in January 2022.

https://www.whatsonstage.com/outerlondon-theatre/news/sheilas-island-tour-cast-announced-tim-firth_51132.html.  

Other recent work includes voicing the trailer for Cbeebies 'Something Special' with Mr Tumble and performing the role  of  Jenny for the BBC Podcast of a series of 'Tracy Beaker' stories. She spent the summer of 2019 playing the role of Gertrude in 'Hamlet' at The Shakespeare Rose Theatre, York: http://www.shakespearesrosetheatre.com/ and prior to this was filming a short called 'Four Days to Branscombe' with Foreign Pictures

Other recent roles include The Woman in 'Death of a Salesman' at The Royal Exchange Theatre directed by Sarah Frankcom and Lady Macduff in 'Macbeth' and Quince in 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' at Shakespeare's Rose Theatre, York, during Summer of 2018. 

Rina also played the semi-regular role of Jess Titchener in 'The Archers' and performed the role of the Nurse in 'Romeo and Juliet' and a witch in 'Macbeth' both for the RSC in their BBC Live Lessons. On TV she appeared in Series 5 of 'Scott and Bailey' for ITV.

Theatre:

As a classical actress Rina has played many of Shakespeare's leading ladies including those listed above and Juliet, Miranda, Olivia, Goneril, Cordelia and Hermia. These have been performed both nationally and internationally (USA) with companies such as Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Contact Theatre, Cheltenham Everyman and Actors from the London Stage (AFTLS). Rina served as an elected board member of AFTLS, one of the oldest established touring Shakespeare theatre companies in the world, established by Patrick Stewart and The RSC some thirty years ago.

http://shakespeare.nd.edu/actors-from-the-london-stage

Her success within contemporary theatre includes performing new writing at leading venues: Soho Theatre, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Contact Theatre and Liverpool Playhouse. In Liverpool, Rina worked with playwright Tim Firth (Calendar Girls) on his new show "Flint Street Nativity", also reviving her role when the production was mounted a further two times including at leading northern theatre company Hull Truck, where it went on to become the biggest selling single run of any show in the theatre's history. 

Other London theatre credits include: "Calcutta Kosher" at the Arcola Theatre, "Pilgrimage"at Wilton's Music Hall, "A Passage to India" at the Lyric Hammersmith (and international tour) with Shared Experience; Lorca's "Dona Rosita" at the Orange Tree Theatre; "Behsharam" by controversial playwright Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti at Soho Theatre and "King Lear" at The Cockpit Theatre.

Rina has produced and performed a one woman show in association with York Theatre Royal, which toured nationally. Based on Shakespeare's "Measure for Measure" and Isabella's possible fate, the sixty minute, one woman show, "Beyond Measure" was written in blank verse and the piece was considered a resounding success. It played the studio spaces of many of the UK's leading theatres including Contact Theatre Manchester, York Theatre Royal, Unity Theatre Liverpool, Theatre by the Lake Keswick, Old Joint Stock Theatre Birmingham and West End's Tristan Bates. The piece combined text and physical theatre, one of Rina's other passions. Other physical theatre experience includes work with the prestigious company Shared Experience and the world premiere of "Vurt" at Contact Theatre Manchester which was directed by leading choreographer Liam Steel (Stan Won't Dance and DV8).

Television:

She has worked on many of the country's most watched television shows playing guest leads and semi-regulars. She features in shows including: UK's longest running soap opera "Coronation Street"; BBC's "Casualty" (three time winner of the British Television Academy Award for Drama Series); BAFTA award nominated "Hollyoaks"; a semi-regular role in "Blue Murder" appearing regularly alongside Caroline Quentin; "Scott and Bailey" and long running soap "Emmerdale"; several episode leads in daytime cult drama "Doctors" and an on-going role in comedy series "Heartburn Hotel" starring Tim Healey and produced by Gareth Gwenlan (previously of "Only Fools and Horses").

Film:

Rina appears in the multi award-winning UK cult horror feature film "The Casebook of Eddie Brewer" which has received an electrified response internationally.

http://www.thecasebookofeddiebrewer.com/home.html

Prior to this, her film work included the lead role within "Incense", a highly emotive piece about a young asian woman trapped in a violent relationship. The film was shown at Edinburgh Film Festival, Cannes and on ITV as "Life is Short".

http://www.bmetv.net/video/202/incense

Rina had great fun leading in a quirky short called "Sandman" made by Sarah Ellis and Logic Films that went onto to achieve great acclaim in being chosen by the UK film Council to screen at Cannes Film Festival.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozaNU4Itigo&feature=youtube

 

Radio:

 

Rina can be heard from time to time playing the ongoing role of Jess Titchener in 'The Archers' and has recorded numerous leading roles in BBC Radio 4 plays with many of the country's most established BBC Producers including: Vanessa Whitburn, Andy Jordan, Pam Fraser Solomon, Jonquil Panting, Nadia Molinari, Gary Brown, Polly Thomas, Marion Nancarrow and Jenny Stephens.