Person Details

Birthday: 1980-09-18 22:10:09

Aliases: No known aliases

Gender: Male

Place of birth: London, England, UK

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Movie Involvements: 11

TV Involvements: 7


Most Famous Work

Biography

Akhtar is known for the bumbling Muslim extremist Faisal in Chris Morris's film Four Lions.[3] Other comedic performances include Gupta in The Angelos Epithemiou Show,[4] Maroush in The Dictator[4] and Smee in Joe Wright and Pan.[5] 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.[6] He played shopkeeper Ahmed alongside Toby Jones in the BBC mini-series Capital,[7] and DS Ira King in the BBC's River.[8] 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".[9] 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,[10] the first non-white actor to do so.[11] He also appeared as Rob Singhal in the acclaimed BBC miniseries based on John le Carré's The Night Manager.[12] His latest role is as Billy in the 2019 critically acclaimed series on BBC Three, Back to Life, written by Daisy Haggard and Laura Salon. Adeel became a patron of Half Moon Theatre in autumn 2016.

Most Famous Work

Enola Holmes
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8

Enola Holmes

(2020) Lestrade
The Night Manager
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8

The Night Manager

(2016) Rob Singhal
Killing Eve
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8

Killing Eve

(2018) Martin
Stranger Things
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8

Stranger Things

(2013) Mani
Pan
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6

Pan

(2015) Sam Smiegel
Victoria & Abdul
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7

Victoria & Abdul

(2017) Mohammed
Utopia
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8

Utopia

(2013) Wilson Wilson
Les Misérables
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8

Les Misérables

(2018) Thenardier

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2021 N/A
2020 Lestrade
Steve
2019 Maulana Wahdi
Maharajah
Billy
2018 Thenardier
Thénardier
Kurt
Martin
2017 Dr. Barry Shaw
Mohammed
Donald's Lawyer
N/A
Naveed Nanjiani
2016 Mr. Brittles
Gabe
Shahzad
Rob Singhal
2015 Ahmed
Ira King
Sam Smiegel
Mo
2013 Jerry
Vinod
Shaan
Mani
Wilson Wilson
2012 Gupta
Maroush
2010 Faisal
2008 Hamzi
2006 N/A
Ali
Iman Masood
N/A
Year Character Movie/Tv

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