Adeel Akhtar

Adeel Akhtar

  • Birthday: 1980-09-18
  • Place of birth: London, England, UK
  • Also know as: 아딜 액터

Biography

Akhtar is known for the bumbling Muslim extremist Faisal in Chris Morris's film Four Lions. Other comedic performances include Gupta in The Angelos Epithemiou Show, Maroush in The Dictator and Smee in Joe Wright and Pan. Akhtar has also won acclaim for his dramatic performances: in 2015, he was nominated for a BAFTA for Best Supporting Actor for his 2014 role as Wilson Wilson on Channel 4's Utopia. He played shopkeeper Ahmed alongside Toby Jones in the BBC mini-series Capital, and DS Ira King in the BBC's River. Reviewing River in The Daily Telegraph, Michael Hogan wrote, "This series was beautifully written by Abi Morgan, stylishly directed, and most of all, superbly acted. The quieter, less showy supporting players also shone. Not just stalwarts [...] but fresher faces: Adeel Akhtar as River's endlessly patient sidekick and Georgina Rich as his psychiatrist". In 2016 Akhtar appeared as Shahzad in the BBC one-off drama Murdered by My Father. He won the 2017 BAFTA award for Lead Actor for this role, the first non-white actor to do so. He also appeared as Rob Singhal in the acclaimed BBC miniseries based on John le Carré's The Night Manager. Adeel became a patron of Half Moon Theatre in autumn 2016.

Filmography

War Book

2015

As Mo

Murdered by My Father

2016

As Shahzad

The Circuit

2016

As Gabe

Ali & Ava

2021

As Ali

Stranger Things

2013

As Mani

Convenience

2015

As Shaan

Four Lions

2010

As Faisal

The Last Dragonslayer

2016

As Mr. Brittles

Robin Robin

2021

As Dad Mouse (voice)

Victoria & Abdul

2017

As Mohammed

Swimming with Men

2018

As Kurt

The Nest

2020

As Steve

The Dictator

2012

As Maroush

Jadoo

2013

As Vinod

The Show

2017

As

Enola Holmes

2020

As Lestrade

The Big Sick

2017

As Naveed Nanjiani

Enola Holmes 2

2022

As Lestrade

Pan

2015

As Sam Smiegel

Murder Mystery

2019

As Maharajah

Raagni - The Movie

2019

As Maulana Wahdi

Traitor

2008

As Hamzi

Hampstead

2017

As Donald's Lawyer

Murder Mystery 2

0000

As Maharajah

Save the Cinema

2022

As Tom

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