Faraz Ayub started his acting career young, as a child actor in BBC miniseries In a Land of Plenty (2001).
After finishing his education and training at the famous Television Workshop in the Midlands, he landed two key roles: as Fawad in crime drama Silent Witness and the somewhat naïve DC Deepak Kapoor in Line of Duty (both BBC). Previously, he had also appeared in an episode of Spooks (BBC) and Coming Up (Channel 4).
It seemed like Faraz’ career was well on track, with the actor taking a leading role in Shan Khan’s provocative feature film debut, Honour, as well as German drama The Cook (both 2014), based on Martin Suter’s bestselling novel. But life has a way of throwing a curveball at you sometimes and Faraz had to take an extended break from acting to become a full-time carer when his father fell severely ill at the end of 2014.
Faraz returned to acting in 2018, landing parts in in the multi BAFTA and Golden Globe-nominated Bodyguard (BBC/Netflix) and season three of Channel 4 drama Ackley Bridge. He has most recently been seen in the acclaimed NBC/BBC crime drama, The Capture.