Although a born and bred Londoner, British Egyptian actor Amir El-Masry made his film debut in Egyptian cinema, following advice given to him by screen legend Omar Sharif. That film, Ramadan Mabrouk Abou El-Alamein Hamouda (2008), earned him the Best Young Actor award at the Egyptian Oscars at the tender age of 18.
After graduating from the UK’s famed LAMDA school in 2013, Amir quickly landed several high-profile roles. First, there was Jon Stewart’s directorial debut, Rosewater (2014), followed by parts in the multi award-winning series The Night Manager (2016) and the BAFTA-nominated The State (2017). In 2017, he took on a daunting challenge for Woody Harrelson’s Lost in London, performing in the first film to ever be shot and screened live in cinemas across the US and UK. In the same year he appeared on stage at the Royal Court in Goats by Syrian playwright and documentary filmmaker Liwaa Yazji. A year later, he scored prime roles in Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan (Amazon) and Age Before Beauty (BBC), and also made his feature film lead debut in The Arabian Warrior.
The past two years have been no less busy for Amir. In 2019 he featured in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Disney) and Daniel (Ser du månen, Daniel) alongside Toby Kebbell. 2020 saw him in the hugely successful series Industry (BBC) and then in refugee drama feature Limbo (Film4, BFI and Creative Scotland) for which he was nominated for a BIFA Best Actor Award. March 2021 sees the release of The One (Netflix) in which he stars as Ben in the screen adaptation of John Marr’s #1 best-selling novel.
Talent Agent: UK
Independent Talent Group
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Talent Agent: US
United Talent Agency (UTA)
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