JAMES EL-SHARAWY by Michael Shelford
Photo: Michael Shelford
25-27 Heath Street, London NW3 6TR
Phone: 020 7794 3705
25-27 Heath Street, London NW3 6TR
Phone: 020 7794 3705
Height:5'10" (177cm)
Weight:10st. 4lb. (65kg)
Playing Age:21 - 32 years
Appearance:Middle Eastern, White, Mediterranean
Eye Colour:Brown
Hair Colour:Dark Brown
Hair Length:Short

About me:

'Cry Havoc' at The Park Theatre - 'James El-Sharawy beautifully teases out the character’s development, allowing the transformation to occur' (Theatre Weekly)

'The Cutting of the Cloth' at Southwark Playhouse - 'James El-Sharawy's Maurice is the pivotal figure...accentuated by the precision of all the performances' (Evening Standard).

'James El-Sharawy deftly tracks Maurice's progress, like the garments around him, from raw material to finished article' (Financial Times)

Stage Film Television Commercial Further Credits
2020, Stage, C, Border Control, Hack Theatre, Vaults, Olivia Furber
2020, Stage, Edge, The Response, Soho Theatre/ Seagull Theatre, John Hales
2019, Stage, Faraj, Frankenstein in Baghdad, R&D, National Theatre Studios, Jack McNamara
2019, Stage, Salem, I Have Two Names, Richmix, Ahmed Najar
2019, Stage, Mohammed, Cry Havoc, Time Zone Theatre, The Park Theatre, Pamela Schermann
2017, Stage, Thear, Nibal, Sami, Zeid, Camouflage, Amnesty International, Ahmed Masoud
2016, Stage, First Comrade, Spanish Aide, IB Soldier, The Fifth Column, The Southwark Playhouse, Two's Company, Trish Thorns
2016, Stage, Yasser, Scattered, Theatr Clwyd/ Good Chance Theatre, John Young
2015, Stage, Maurice, The Cutting of the Cloth, The Southwark Playhouse, Two's Company, Trisha Thorns
2014, Stage, Yasser, Scattered, Clwyd Theatr Cymru, John Young/ Ceri Roberts
2014, Stage, Mo, Walaa, New Diorama Theatre/ St Martin in the Fields, Richard Shannon
2014, Stage, Jimmy, A Hard Rain, Above the Stag, Tricia Thorns
2013, Stage, Gog, Psychopomp and Circumstance, Hen and Chickens Theatre, Michael Eckett
2013, Stage, Niyoosha, Casualties of War, The Nightingale Theatre, Ahmed Masoud
2013, Stage, Ammar, Tunnel, The Nightingale Theatre, Tanushka Marah
2012, Stage, Laith, Qudz, The Yard Theatre, Tarek Iskander
2012, Stage, Daniel, Portrait of a Man, Victoria and Albert Museum, Paper Tiger
2012, Stage, Khalid, Masked, GBS Theatre - RADA, Alon Tiran
2012, Stage, Darren, Days of Significance, Unicorn Theatre, Matt Wilde
2011, Stage, Happy Loman, Death of a Salesman, RBC, Collin Elwood
2011, Stage, The Thane of Lennox, Macbeth, RBC, Natasha Betteridge
2010, Stage, Yasha, The Cherry Orchard, RBC, Sarah Malin
2008, Stage, Hami, Amir: The Lost Prince of Persia, Theatre503, Anthony Biggs
2018, Film, Resistance fighter, Headcleaner, Studio Hansa, Nick Scott
2013, Feature Film, Jim, Evidence of Existence, Filmmaker at Large, Adam El-Sharawy
2013, Film, Chris, The Shotlist, Josh Alward
2010, Feature Film, Royal Page, The Prince of Persia, Mike Newell
2009, Feature Film, Gryffindor Student, Harry Potter & the Half Blood Prince, David Yates
2018, Television, Gavin Tunney, Doctors, BBC, Miranda Howard-Williams
2018, Television, Raf, EastEnders, BBC, Michael Owen Morris
2016, Television, Hanif Kattan, Tyrant, FOX, Gwyneth Horder-Payton, Peter Weller, Alrick Riley
2015, Commercial, Football Fan, Pepsi Co UEFA ident, Outsider
Further Credits
2018, Corporate, Nick, Hitachi, Brightwave, Luke Powell
2017, Corporate, Mark, Samaritans, Brightwave, Luke Powell
2017, Corporate, Youseff, Bechtel - Recruitment scenarios, ICENI
2017, Corporate, Mike, Diversity Inclusion, Future Now, Douglas Ray
2017, Corporate, Carl, PWC - Branching Independent, Future Now, Douglas Ray
2016, Voice Over, Awni Farhat, Dreamers in Gaza, DUDE, Luca Galassi
2015, Corporate, Dan Sommers, False Assurance, Area 17 Productions, Nick White
2013, Rehearsed Reading, Shuhab, A Solider Dreams of White Tulips, Paper Tiger at SOAS, Omar El-Khairy
2013, Rehearsed Reading, Private Pete Wallis, The Poppy and the Plough, Paper Tiger at SOAS, Tanya Singh


Accents & Dialects:
(* = native)
American-New York, American-Standard, Arab, Cockney, Egyptian, English-Standard*, Estuary English, Kent, London*, Middle Eastern, Persian, RP, Sussex*, Syrian
Music & Dance:
(* = highly skilled)
Ballroom Dancing, Baritone, Guitar, Rap
(* = highly skilled)
Badminton, Basketball, Boxing, Fishing, Fitness Instructor (qualified), Pool, Skiing
Vehicle Licences:Car Driving Licence
Other Skills:Cooking/Baking, Drama Coach (professional), Drama Workshop Leader, Firearms training, LAMDA exam drama coach, Mime, Video Gaming


Rose Bruford College, BA (Hons) Acting, 3 years, 2009 - 2012