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Anatol Yusef (born September 7, 1978) is a British stage, film and television actor. He is best known for his work in Last Orders, at The Royal Shakespeare Company and for his portrayal of Meyer Lansky in the television series Boardwalk Empire.


Yusef was born in Barking, East London, UK, into a Turkish Cypriot family. His father emigrated from Cyprus to London at the age of 11 whilst his mother was born in London to Turkish Cypriot parents.

As a teen, Yusef found early work in television shows including Jeeves and Wooster, Grange Hill, and The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles. He then trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. While in school he worked on a television show, Thief Takers and was a finalist in the BBC Carleton Hobbs Radio Award. He graduated in 2000.

Upon graduation, Yusef was offered a role in Fred Schepisi's award winning film Last Orders, playing the younger self of Bob Hoskins "Ray" and working with British actors Sir Michael Caine, Dame Helen Mirren, Ray Winstone, David Hemmings, and Tom Courtenay.

He became a resident company member with the Royal Shakespeare Company. In the RSC's production of King Lear, Nicholas de Jongh of the London Evening Standard claimed "Anatol Yusef's tremendeous Cornwall, the best [he] [had] ever seen".

At the Birmingham Rep, as Mercutio in Bill Bryden's Romeo and Juliet, Anatol Yusef was heralded as, "sparkl[ing]", and as being a "promisingly imaginative Mercutio". He continued to work extensively in UK Theatre, Television and Film.

In 2008, Yusef appeared in the title role of a New York off-off Broadway production of Richard III, and was described by Backstage as, "a superlative actor", and "magnetic". Anatol has remained in New York City ever since. He has worked both throughout New York City, and at The Studio Theatre in Washington D.C..
His most recent production being "A Movement Of The Soul", playing Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, for which he learned American Sign Language.

In 2010 he was cast as Meyer Lansky in HBO's Boardwalk Empire, first appearing in Episode 7 of Season 1: "Home". He is recurring throughout Season 2, 3, and 4. In an interview with The Morton Report, Yusef described Lansky as self-educated, a massively intelligent overachiever and "a ruthless, ruthless man".

Usually with

Fred Schepisi
Fred Schepisi
(1 films)
James Watkins
James Watkins
(1 films)
Kelly Reilly
Kelly Reilly
(2 films)
JJ Feild
JJ Feild
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Anatol Yusef (4 films)

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Bastille Day, 1h30
Directed by James Watkins
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action
Themes Films about terrorism
Actors Idris Elba, Richard Madden, Charlotte Le Bon, José Garcia, Thierry Godard, Anatol Yusef
Roles Tom Luddy
Rating62% 3.1499553.1499553.1499553.1499553.149955
À la veille du 14 juillet, Zoé Naville, jeune Française, prépare un attentat à Paris. Son objectif : créer un choc dans la société, sans tuer le moindre civil. Michael Mason, petit voleur américain, dérobe le sac de Zoé. Il en extrait ce qui l'intéresse et se débarrasse du reste dans une poubelle. Au même moment, dans une base secrète de la CIA de la capitale française, l'agent Sean Briar, de retour de difficiles missions en Syrie et en Irak, essaie de s'adapter à son nouvel environnement. Les circonstances dramatiques vont l'obliger à s'acclimater plus vite encore, car on apprend que cet attentat a été planifié par le ministère de l'Intérieur, qui avait pour intention un transfert d'un demi-milliard.
O Jerusalem, 2h8
Directed by Élie Chouraqui
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Films set in Africa, Political films
Actors JJ Feild, Saïd Taghmaoui, Patrick Bruel, Ian Holm, Tovah Feldshuh, Mel Raido
Roles Major Tell
Rating60% 3.0489153.0489153.0489153.0489153.048915
Two Americans, one Jewish, the other Arab, are friends. As the United Nations votes for the creation of the state of Israel, both are pulled into conflict, their involvement taking them from New York City to Jerusalem, where they risk their lives for what they each believe in. It depicts the Israeli War of Independence and the end of the British mandate of Palestine.
The Gathering, 1h36
Directed by Brian Gilbert
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about religion
Actors Christina Ricci, Ioan Gruffudd, Kerry Fox, Stephen Dillane, Simon Russell Beale, Robert Hardy
Roles The Gathering
Rating55% 2.798822.798822.798822.798822.79882
Cassie Grant, une jeune américaine, est renversée par une voiture en pleine campagne anglaise. Marion Kirkman, la conductrice, appelle immédiatement une ambulance. Après examen à l'hôpital local, le médecin conclut que, alors que Cassie ne présente que quelques égratignures, l'accident lui a fait perdre la mémoire. Elle ne connait plus que son nom et son pays d'origine et ne sait plus ni où elle habite, ni pourquoi elle est en Angleterre. Le docteur lui conseille du calme afin de, peut-être, retrouver la mémoire. Prise de pitié et se sentant responsable, Marion Kirkman invite Cassie chez elle. Elle fait la connaissance de Simon, le mari de Marion. Les jours suivants, Cassie commence à avoir des visions concernant le futur des personnes de son entourage direct.
Last Orders, 1h49
Directed by Fred Schepisi
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Michael Caine, Tom Courtenay, David Hemmings, Bob Hoskins, Helen Mirren, Ray Winstone
Roles Young Ray
Rating68% 3.4447153.4447153.4447153.4447153.444715
The title refers to both a pub landlord's last call and the final wishes of a dying man, in this instance Jack Dodds (Michael Caine), an east London butcher who greatly influenced four men over the course of his flawed but decent lifetime. The quartet gathers to scatter Jack's ashes in Margate, where he had hoped to retire to a small seaside cottage with his wife Amy (Helen Mirren), a dream that never was fulfilled.