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Riz Ahmed is a Actor British born on 1 december 1982 at Wembley (United-kingdom)

Riz Ahmed

Riz Ahmed
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Birth name Rizwan Ahmed
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 1 december 1982 (36 years) at Wembley (United-kingdom)

Rizwan "Riz" Ahmed (born 1 December 1982), also known as Riz MC, is an English actor and rapper. He has starred in The Road to Guantanamo, Shifty, Britz, Four Lions, Ill Manors, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, and Nightcrawler.

Biography

Ahmed was born into a Muslim family in Wembley, London, England. He is of British Pakistani heritage. Ahmed's parents moved from Karachi, Pakistan to the UK during the 1970s which is where Ahmed was born and raised.

Ahmed attended Merchant Taylors' School, Northwood, through a scholarship programme. He graduated from Christ Church, Oxford, with a degree in PPE and studied acting at the Central School of Speech and Drama at the University of London.



^ Priyanka Dasgupta (2 May 2011). "Michael had me baptized by fire: Riz Ahmed". The Times of India. Retrieved 18 April 2011.

Best films

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
(Actor)
Untitled fifth Bourne film (2016)
(Actor)
Nightcrawler (2014)
(Actor)

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Filmography of Riz Ahmed (21 films)

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Actor

The Sisters Brothers
Directed by Jacques Audiard
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Adventure, Crime, Western
Actors John C. Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal, Riz Ahmed, Rutger Hauer, Carol Kane
Roles Hermann Kermit Warm
Rating71% 3.5997853.5997853.5997853.5997853.599785
En 1851, dans l'Oregon, les frères Eli et Charlie Sisters sont deux tueurs à gages engagés pour assassiner le chercheur de trésors Hermann Kermit Warm.
Venom
Venom (2018)

Directed by Ruben Fleischer
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Comedy, Action, Horror, Crime
Themes Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics
Actors Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Jenny Slate, Woody Harrelson, Riz Ahmed, Reid Scott
Roles Carlton Drake / Riot
Rating69% 3.4937553.4937553.4937553.4937553.493755
L'histoire de Venom (Eddie Brock), l'ennemi de Spider-Man, qui cherche inlassablement à se venger de l'homme-araignée qui l'a fait renvoyer du Daily Bugle.
Una
Una (2017)
, 1h34
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Rooney Mara, Ben Mendelsohn, Riz Ahmed, Indira Varma, Tara Fitzgerald, Tobias Menzies
Roles Scott
Rating62% 3.100573.100573.100573.100573.10057
Une jeune femme, Una, s'invite dans l'entreprise d'une ancienne connaissance pour le confronter et savoir pourquoi il a mis fin à leur liaison lorsqu'elle était plus jeune. Ami de son père, il coucha plusieurs fois avec elle lorsqu'elle avait 13 ans. Pour cette relation scandaleuse, il fut condamné à 4 ans de prison. Aujourd'hui marié et père d'une adolescente, il n'a jamais oublié Una...
Untitled fifth Bourne film, 2h3
Directed by Paul Greengrass
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Spy
Themes Spy films, Sports films, Transport films, Martial arts films, Road movies
Actors Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Alicia Vikander, Tommy Lee Jones, Vincent Cassel, Riz Ahmed
Roles Aaron Kalloor
Rating65% 3.2955753.2955753.2955753.2955753.295575
La traque de Jason Bourne par les services secrets américains se poursuit. Des îles Canaries à Londres en passant par Las Vegas...
City of Tiny Lights
Directed by Pete Travis
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Riz Ahmed, Billie Piper, Cush Jumbo, James Floyd, Roshan Seth, Alexander Siddig
Roles Tommy Akhtar
Rating55% 2.753872.753872.753872.753872.75387
Tommy Akhtar est un détective cynique, accro au bourbon et à la nicotine. En allant retrouver un jour une prostituée de luxe, il se retrouve empêtré dans une affaire louche. Tel Sherlock Holmes, il mène une enquête sur une disparition qui lui fera découvrir un autre aspect de Londres, une ville gangrénée par la corruption et le fanatisme religieux.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, 2h13
Directed by Gareth Edwards
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, War, Thriller, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Monde imaginaire, Dans l'espace, Sur une planète fictive, Films about extraterrestrial life, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life, Robot films
Actors Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Forest Whitaker, Riz Ahmed
Roles Bodhi Rook
Rating77% 3.897233.897233.897233.897233.89723
L'univers de Star Wars tourne autour des tentatives de séparation d'un groupe favorable à un empire de la République galactique. Pour ce faire, les séparatistes entraînent des dirigeants de la République dans des affaires ingérables grâce aux manigances du Chancelier Suprême Palpatine, qui dit servir la démocratie tout en étant favorable à un empire. Pour maintenir la paix en place, les Jedi combattent les ennemis de la République, mais ceux-ci doivent faire face aux Seigneurs Sith (dont Palpatine est membre, sous le nom de Dark Sidious), tous sont sensibles à la Force, une capacité d'origine physiologique qui permet à leurs détenteurs d'acquérir certains pouvoirs surnaturels.
Nightcrawler, 1h57
Directed by Dan Gilroy
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about television, Films about psychiatry
Actors Jake Gyllenhaal, Bill Paxton, Rene Russo, Riz Ahmed, Eric Lange, Kevin Rahm
Roles Rick
Rating78% 3.948643.948643.948643.948643.94864
Caught stealing from a Los Angeles construction site, Louis Bloom is confronted by a security guard for trespassing. He attacks the security guard, steals his watch and leaves with the stolen material. After negotiating a price for the material at a scrap yard, Bloom asks for a job, but the foreman says he does not hire thieves.
Closed Circuit, 1h36
Directed by John Crowley
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Films about terrorism
Actors Eric Bana, Rebecca Hall, Ciarán Hinds, Jim Broadbent, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Barbora Bobulova
Roles Nazrul Sharma
Rating61% 3.098383.098383.098383.098383.09838
The film opens with a crowded London market (borough market) being destroyed through an explosive terrorist attack. Farroukh Erdogan is detained as the primary suspect and mastermind of the attack while his two alleged co-conspirators are killed in attempts to apprehend them (unseen to the viewer).
The Reluctant Fundamentalist, 2h10
Directed by Mira Nair
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Films based on the September 11 attacks, Films about religion, Films about terrorism, Political films, Films about Islam, Disaster films, Films about hijackings
Actors Kate Hudson, Liev Schreiber, Riz Ahmed, Kiefer Sutherland, Meesha Shafi, Om Puri
Roles Changez
Rating68% 3.449083.449083.449083.449083.44908
In 2011, Anse Rainier (Gary Richardson), an American professor at Lahore University, is kidnapped soon after he leaves a movie theatre. A ransom video is sent to the US embassy, demanding the release of 690 detainees from a Muslim concentration camp in Kot Lakhpat and €700,000 for the children of Waziristan. Bobby Lincoln (Liev Schreiber), an American journalist and undercover CIA informant in Pakistan, arranges to interview a colleague of Rainer, Changez Khan (Riz Ahmed), who he suspects is involved in the kidnapping.
Ill Manors
Ill Manors (2012)
, 1h42
Directed by Plan B
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about music and musicians, Films about drugs, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Hip hop films, Gangster films
Actors Riz Ahmed, Natalie Press, Ed Skrein, Mehmet Ferda, Dannielle Brent, Lee Whitlock
Roles Aaron
Rating70% 3.5469053.5469053.5469053.5469053.546905
Set in Forest Gate, London, the film begins with partners Ed (Ed Skrein) and Aaron (Riz Ahmed) drug-dealing. Undercover police chase the two to a closed gate – Aaron manages to climb over and Ed hands his phone over to let Aaron take care of it. Before Ed can climb over, he is caught and sent to jail. Aaron takes the phone to Kirby (Keith Coggins), a well-known drug dealer across the area who has recently come out of prison, who keeps Ed's phone at his house. The song "Drug Dealer" leads the flashback story of Kirby and a man named Chris (Lee Allen), who was Kirby's protégé in the drug business, however, he is now independent. As Kirby collects the drugs from Chris to sell, he encounters Marcel (Nick Sagar), who is caught selling on Kirby's "turf". He decides to make Marcel strip and he runs off, naked. Aaron, waiting for Ed, is given a letter by his old social worker, and is dismissive in opening it. Meanwhile, Ed is released from prison and meets up with Aaron, telling Ed that his phone has been taken but knows who has it.
Day of the Falcon, 2h9
Directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud
Origin France
Genres Drama, Adventure
Themes Films about religion, Films about Islam, Le désert
Actors Tahar Rahim, Mark Strong, Antonio Banderas, Freida Pinto, Riz Ahmed, Corey Johnson
Roles Ali
Rating66% 3.3479253.3479253.3479253.3479253.347925
In the early 20th century, Emir Nesib (Antonio Banderas), Sultan of Hobeika, and Sultan Amar (Mark Strong) of Salmaah have been in a border war over a vast barren strip they call "The Yellow Belt". When Nesib wins he forces Amar to agree to a peace pact: the Yellow Belt will belong to neither, becoming a no-mans-land between their territories, and Emir Nesib will take Sultan Amar's sons, Saleh and Auda, as hostages. Amar reluctantly agrees, knowing the hostages are a sacred trust which binds Nesib as well. They both swear to the pact before God. Nesib promises to rear Amar's sons with his own children, Tariq and Leyla.
Trishna
Trishna (2011)
, 1h57
Directed by Michael Winterbottom
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Actors Freida Pinto, Riz Ahmed, Anurag Kashyap, Roshan Seth, Amit Trivedi, Kalki Koechlin
Roles Jay
Rating60% 3.000353.000353.000353.000353.00035
Based on Thomas Hardy's classic novel Tess of the D'Urbervilles, Trishna tells the story of a woman whose life is destroyed by the restrictions of social status, complications of love and life, and her development as an individual. Set in contemporary Rajasthan, Trishna (Freida Pinto) meets a wealthy British businessman, Jay Singh (Riz Ahmed), who has come to India to work in his father's hotel business. He sees her dancing at a hotel, and is attracted to her beauty and innocence.
Centurion
Centurion (2010)
, 1h37
Directed by Neil Marshall
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Peplum
Themes Films set in Africa, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Michael Fassbender, Dominic West, Olga Kurylenko, Noel Clarke, Liam Cunningham, David Morrissey
Roles Tarak
Rating63% 3.198783.198783.198783.198783.19878
Beginning in 117 AD, the narrative opens with a Roman soldier fleeing across a snowy landscape, saying; "My name is Quintus Dias. I am a soldier of Rome, and this is neither the beginning, nor the end of my story."
Four Lions
Four Lions (2010)
, 1h37
Directed by Christopher Morris
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Crime
Themes Films about religion, Films about suicide, Films about terrorism, Films about Islam
Actors Riz Ahmed, Alex Macqueen, Kayvan Novak, Kevin Eldon, Darren boyd, Adeel Akhtar
Roles Omar
Rating72% 3.648553.648553.648553.648553.64855
A group of radicalised young British Muslim men aspire to be suicide bombers. They are Omar (Riz Ahmed), who is deeply critical of Western society and imperialism; his dim-witted friend, Waj (Kayvan Novak); Barry (Nigel Lindsay), a bad-tempered and extremely rash white convert to Islam; and the naive Faisal (Adeel Akhtar), who tries to train crows to be used as bombers. While Omar and Waj go to a terrorist training camp in Pakistan, Barry recruits a reluctant fifth member, Hassan (Arsher Ali). The visit to the training camp ends in disaster, with Omar misfiring a rocket backwards that kills fellow jihadists; however, he uses the experience to assert authority on his return to Britain.
Rage
Rage (2009)
, 1h38
Directed by Sally Potter
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy-drama
Actors Jude Law, Judi Dench, Dianne Wiest, Steve Buscemi, John Leguizamo, Lily Cole
Roles Vijay
Rating48% 2.408842.408842.408842.408842.40884
A young blogger at a New York fashion house shoots behind-the-scenes interviews on his cell phone.