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Dhafer El Abidine is a Actor Tunisien born on 29 february 1972 at Tunis (Tunisie)

Dhafer El Abidine

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Nationality Tunisie
Birth 29 february 1972 (49 years) at Tunis (Tunisie)

Dhaffer L'Abidine (also Dhafer El Abidine or Dhafer L'Abidine) (born 1972) is a Tunisian former professional soccer player and now actor, who has starred in Sky One's Dream Team, BBC's Spooks and ITV's The Bill and more recently starred in the controversial film The Mark of Cain as Omar Abdullah. He became famous in Tunisia after he played the role of "Dali" in a Tunisian series called "maktoub" .


Brièvement joueur de football professionnel, il entame des études en informatique, tout en devenant mannequin pour l'agence parisienne Metropolitan. Devenu assistant du réalisateur Moncef Dhouib, il entre à la Birmingham School of Speech and Drama.

Dès 2002, il se lance dans une carrière d'acteur au Royaume-Uni. Il joue dans des séries britanniques comme Dream Team diffusée sur Sky 1, Spooks sur la BBC et The Bill sur ITV. Au cinéma, il joue le rôle dans le téléfilm controversé The Mark of Cain . Engagé pour jouer un rôle dans le film Da Vinci Code, il est toutefois coupé au montage.

Grâce à son rôle de Mohamed Ali Néji (Dali), dans le feuilleton tunisien Maktoub, il devient une idole pour les femmes tunisiennes, une première pour une personnalité du pays. Diverses marques le choisissent alors pour promouvoir leurs produits, comme la limonade Boga.

Installé à Londres, il parle couramment l'arabe, le français et l'anglais et possède quelques connaissances en italien et espagnol.

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Filmography of Dhafer El Abidine (11 films)

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A Hologram for the King, 1h37
Directed by Tom Tykwer
Origin German
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Tom Skerritt, Tom Hanks, Sarita Choudhury, Ben Whishaw, Dhafer El Abidine, Rolf Saxon
Roles Hasan
Rating60% 3.047053.047053.047053.047053.04705
The film tells the story of a washed-up, desperate American salesman who travels to Saudi Arabia to secure the IT contract for a massive new complex being built in the middle of the desert.
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 Arm Wrestling Opponent
Rating62% 3.1493653.1493653.1493653.1493653.149365
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."
Sex and the City 2, 2h25
Directed by Michael Patrick King
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance, Sex comedy
Themes Feminist films, La mode, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, LGBT-related films, Political films, Buddy films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon, Sarah Jessica Parker, Penélope Cruz, Chris Noth
Roles Mahmud
Rating45% 2.263362.263362.263362.263362.26336
The film begins with Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda meeting up with each other which turns into a flashback to how Carrie arrived in New York City in 1986, then met Charlotte one year later, Miranda in 1989. She also met Samantha, when she was bartender at a bar but she doesn't tell a year.
Buried Secrets, 1h31
Directed by Raja Amari
Origin Tunisie
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Hafsia Herzi, Sondos Belhassen, Dhafer El Abidine, Rim El Benna
Roles Ali
Rating62% 3.149043.149043.149043.149043.14904
Aicha, Radia and their mother live removed from the world in the servant’s quarters in a wing of a deserted mansion. The precarious balance of their daily life is shaken by the arrival of a young couple who move into the main house. A bizarre cohabitation develops between the couple and the three women who decide not to make their presence known to their unexpected neighbors. They cannot leave their hiding place as it conceals secrets buried for years. However, Aicha, the younger of the two sisters, feels drawn by the newcomers...
31 North 62 East
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller
Actors John Rhys-Davies, Marina Sirtis, Aurélie Bargème, Heather Peace, Christopher Simpson, Nathalia Ramos
Roles Thierry Leroy
Rating42% 2.142642.142642.142642.142642.14264
31 North 62 East tells the story of a British Prime Minister who gives up the position of an Special Air Service (SAS) unit in Afghanistan to ensure a UK £80 billion arms deal goes through, assuring his re-election. All soldiers in the SAS unit are thought to have died, until two months later, when one of them, a female captain, is found by Italian special forces and returns to the UK to investigate.
Rise of the Footsoldier, 1h53
Directed by Julian Gilbey
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Documentary, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Gangster films
Actors Ricci Harnett, Terry Stone, Jason Maza, Craig Fairbrass, Roland Manookian, Neil Maskell
Roles Emre Baran
Rating67% 3.397843.397843.397843.397843.39784
L'histoire vraie de Carlton Leach, jeune hooligan anglais qui intègre un des gangs les plus connus du pays à la fin des années 80. Il grimpe alors les échelons au point de devenir le criminel le plus respecté du Royaume-Uni. Dans cette montée en puissance vers le grand banditisme, Carlton Leach ne se fixera aucune limite. La violence extrême de ses actes fera de lui un des personnages les plus dangereux du pays. Pendant trois décennies, il fera tout pour éviter la prison et rester en vie.
The Mark of Cain, 1h30
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War
Themes Political films
Actors Matthew McNulty, Barry Sloane, Gerard Kearns, Shaun Dooley, Elliot Cowan, Brendan Coyle
Roles Abdullah Omar
Rating63% 3.194373.194373.194373.194373.19437
The film begins with Private Shane Gulliver (Matthew McNulty) of the 1st Battalion, Northdale Rifles marching to a court martial. The film then cuts to Gulliver's arrival in Basra, Iraq with fellow soldier Mark Tate (Gerard Kearns). Once there, they are briefed by their commanding officer, who tells them to treat the people of Iraq with respect. While on patrol the troops are ambushed by insurgents, and the men witness the death of their CO, Major Godber (Shaun Dingwall) whilst trying to rescue a Territorial Army private who is struck with shock while in a Land Rover and is incapable of taking cover. After this the troops receive reports that the insurgents came from a village nearby.
The Da Vinci Code, 2h29
Directed by Ron Howard
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Crime
Themes Peinture, Films about religion
Actors Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Ian McKellen, Alfred Molina, Jürgen Prochnow, Paul Bettany
Roles PTS Agent (uncredited)
Rating66% 3.3008553.3008553.3008553.3008553.300855
A man revealed to be Jacques Saunière is being pursued by a mysterious hooded character known as Silas (Paul Bettany) through the Grand Gallery in the Louvre in Paris. Silas demands the location of the Priory's clef de voûte or "keystone." Under threat of death, Saunière finally confesses the keystone is kept in the sacristy of Church of Saint-Sulpice, "beneath the Rose." Silas thanks him, and then shoots him in the stomach. Meanwhile, American symbologist Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks), who is in Paris as a guest lecturer on symbols and the sacred feminine, is contacted by the French police, and summoned to the Louvre to view the crime scene. He discovers the dying Saunière has created an intricate display using black light ink and his own body and blood. Captain Bezu Fache (Jean Reno) asks him for his interpretation of the puzzling scene.
Children of Men, 1h49
Directed by Alfonso Cuarón
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction
Themes Pregnancy films, Films about immigration, Films about anarchism, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Films based on science fiction novels, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Clive Owen, Julianne Moore, Michael Caine, Claire-Hope Ashitey, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Pam Ferris
Roles Dhafer
Rating78% 3.948313.948313.948313.948313.94831
In 2027, after 18 years of global human infertility, civilization is on the brink of collapse as humanity faces extinction. The United Kingdom, the only stable nation with a functioning government, is deluged by asylum seekers fleeing the chaos and war which have taken hold around the world. In response, Britain has become a militarized police state as British government forces round up and detain immigrants. Theo Faron, a former activist turned cynical bureaucrat, is kidnapped by the Fishes, a militant immigrants' rights group. They are led by Theo's estranged wife, Julian Taylor, from whom he separated after their son's death.
The Stone Merchant, 1h59
Directed by Renzo Martinelli
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Harvey Keitel, Jane March, Dhafer El Abidine, Lucilla Agosti, F. Murray Abraham, Jordi Mollá
Roles 1st Egyptian (as Dhaffer Labidine)
Rating43% 2.1665952.1665952.1665952.1665952.166595