Photo: Sue Odell
Nemesis House, 1 Oxford Court, Bishopsgate, Manchester M2 3WQ
Phone: 0161-228 6866
Fax: 0161-228 6727
E-mail: joi@urbantalentactors.co.uk
WWW: www.urbantalent.tv
Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Merseyside, England, United Kingdom
Height:5'8" (172cm)
Weight:12st. 4lb. (78kg)
Playing Age:42 - 60 years
Appearance:Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Asian
Eye Colour:Black
Hair Colour:Grey
Hair Length:Short
Facial Hair:Full Set
Voice Character:Cheerful
Voice Quality:Deep


Television Film Commercial Corporate Stage Site Specific
2015, Television, Mr Twigg, The Dumping Ground, Series 4, BBC, Sallie Aprahamian
2015, Television, Father, Crimewatch, BBC
2014, Television, 2014, Foyle's War, Series 9, Amin-Al-Arif, Stuart Orme
2014, Television, Doctor, Transporter Series 2, Atlantique Productions, Eric Valette
2013, Television, Imam, My Fat Mad Teenage Diary, Series 2, Tiger Aspect Productions, Luke Snelling
2012, Television, Journalist, Coup, Channel 4, Ed Fraiman
2012, Television, Business man, Coronation Street, Granada TV, Pip Short
2016, Film, Sayid, Cargo, Cargo Films, Oli Carr
2015, Feature Film, Idris, Freesia, Arakan Creative, Conor Ibrahiem
2012, Commercial, Ordinary man/ HOT CROSS BUN MAN, Aldi advert, Aldi, MJ Delaney
2016, Corporate, Driver, Adnan, Remote Security Management, Digital Training Solutions, Ravelle Thomas
2016, Corporate, Dr Rabeah, Recruitment Video, Brand Alchemy, Arif Bangi
2013, Stage, Director's Assistant, SOUND and FURY, School of Arts/ the University of Manchester, Mehrdad Rayani-Makhsous
2013, Stage, Investigator and King, Game Over, Contact, Manchester, Abas ElJanabi
2013, Stage, AlKlemat, Tax man, Abu Lahab, Alhussainy, Spred By The Word, Arakan Creative, Conor Ibrahim
2013, Stage, Investigator and King, Game Over, Academy 2, Student Union, Abas ElJanabi
2012, Stage, Chip, Set in Stone, World Wide Workshop/ Royal Exchannge Manchester, Wyllie Longmore
2011, Stage, Mr. Lipari & Ensemble, A View From The Bridge, The Royal Exchange Theatre, Sarah Frankcom
2011, Stage, The King Schahrayyar, The Last Tale of Scheherazade, Palm Tree Theatre, Abas Eljanabi
2010, Stage, Interpreter, Into The Blue, World Wide Workshop/ Royal Exchange, Janine Waters
2010, Stage, Fouaad, The Hymn Of Love & War, Manchester University, Abas ElJanabi
2009, Stage, Solder, King, Imam, The Story Of Imam Hussain, University of Kent., Felipe Cervera
Site Specific
2010, Site Specific, Arab poet, Another Country, Community Arts Network, Chyrill Martin


Accents & Dialects:
(* = native)
Arab, Asian, Italian, Middle Eastern*
(* = Native/Fluent)
Arabic*, English*, German, Romanian
Music & Dance:
(* = highly skilled)
Dramatic baritone, Egyptian Dance
Performance:Audio Drama, Comedy, Living History, Story Telling, Theatre In Education, Voice Over, Writer/Director - Comedy Fringe
(* = highly skilled)
Football, Handball, Karate, Volleyball
Vehicle Licences:Car Driving Licence, Forklift Truck, HGV Licence
Other Skills:Devising, Director, Drama Workshop Leader, Improvisation, Interpreter, Story Telling, Theatre Design, Translator, Writer


University of Baghdad/ School of Fine Arts/ Theatre, BA Acting, 1988 - 1992.

The University of Manchester/ The Arden/ MA Performance Design And Management 2004-2007.

The University of Manchester, MA Theatre Studies 2008-2011.