Search a film or person :
FacebookConnectionRegistration
Khalid Abdalla is a Actor British born on 26 october 1981 at Glasgow (United-kingdom)

Khalid Abdalla

Khalid Abdalla
If you like this person, let us know!
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 26 october 1981 (37 years) at Glasgow (United-kingdom)

Khalid Abdalla (Arabic: خالد عبد الله‎, Khālid ‘Abd Allāh; born 26 October 1980) is a British Egyptian actor and activist. He came to international prominence after starring in the 2006 Academy Award-nominated and BAFTA-winning film, United 93. Written and directed by Paul Greengrass, it chronicles events aboard United Airlines Flight 93, which was hijacked as part of the September 11 attacks. Abdalla played Ziad Jarrah, the pilot and leader of the four hijackers on board the flight. He starred as Amir in The Kite Runner and acted with Matt Damon in Green Zone, his second film with director Paul Greengrass. Abdalla appears as himself in Jehane Noujaim's documentary on the ongoing Egyptian revolution, The Square, which won the Audience Award at Sundance Festival in 2013.

Abdalla is on the board of the National Student Drama Festival. In 2011, Abdalla became one of the founding members of the Mosireen Collective in Cairo: a group of revolutionary filmmakers and activists dedicated to supporting citizen media across Egypt in the wake of Mubarak's fall. Three months after it began, Mosireen became the most watched non-profit YouTube channel in Egypt of all time, and in the whole world in January 2012.

Biography

In January–February 2011, Abdalla was among protesters in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt in the major protests against the Hosni Mubarak regime. He also appeared on Wolf Blitzer on CNN on 9 February 2011 and Anderson Cooper to reflect his views on the protest. He continues to be active in Egypt.

In 2011 Abdalla became one of the founding members of the Mosireen Collective in Cairo: a group of revolutionary filmmakers and activists dedicated to supporting citizen media across Egypt in the wake of Mubarak's fall. Mosireen films the ongoing revolution, publishes videos that challenge state media narratives, provides trainings and equipment and screenings and holds an extensive library of footage. At three months old, Mosireen became the most watched non-profit YouTube channel in Egypt of all time, and in the whole world in January 2012.

In September 2011, Abdalla married his long-time girlfriend, Cressida Trew.

Best films

Assassin's Creed (2016)
(Actor)
Green Zone (2010)
(Actor)
United 93 (2006)
(Actor)
The Kite Runner (2007)
(Actor)
The Square (2013)
(Actor)

Usually with

Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Khalid Abdalla (8 films)

Display filmography as list

Actor

Our Kind of Traitor, 1h48
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Spy
Themes Spy films
Actors Ewan McGregor, Stellan Skarsgård, Damian Lewis, Naomie Harris, Mark Gatiss, Jeremy Northam
Roles Luke
Rating61% 3.098533.098533.098533.098533.09853
A British couple, Perry (McGregor) and Gail (Harris), get embroiled with a Russian oligarch and high-profile money launderer Dima (Skarsgård) while on holiday in Marrakech. Dima leads them into a tortuous journey through Paris, the Swiss Alps and London.
Assassin's Creed, 1h56
Directed by Justin Kurzel
Origin France
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Historical
Themes Films about computing, Jeu, Sports films, Films about video games, Films based on video games
Actors Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Michael K.Williams, Ariane Labed, Brendan Gleeson, Charlotte Rampling
Roles Sultan Muhammad XII
Rating57% 2.8942452.8942452.8942452.8942452.894245
Assassin's Creed se déroule dans un univers fictif dans lequel le monde a été créé par Ceux qui étaient là avant, des individus disposant d'une puissance technologique très avancée. À leur disparition, ils laissent sur Terre des artefacts (du nom de fragments d'Éden) permettant d'assurer le progrès de l'Humanité. Opposés par leurs idéaux, les Assassins et les Templiers ne considèrent pas de la même façon comment l'Homme doit évoluer, ainsi, les Assassins recherchent la liberté individuelle tandis que les Templiers veulent contrôler les populations et les guider.
Tigers
Tigers (2014)
, 1h30
Directed by Danis Tanović
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Emraan Hashmi, Supriya Pathak, Geetanjali Thapa, Danny Huston, Khalid Abdalla, Adil Hussain
Roles Nadeem
Rating72% 3.6435653.6435653.6435653.6435653.643565
Ayan (Emran Hashmi) is a young, recently married salesman who gets a job peddling locally made drugs to pharmacies and doctors. Despite the fact that the Pakistani-manufactured pharmaceuticals he sells are much cheaper than those sold by Western competitors, no one will trust or buy products that lack major brand names. His wife encourages him to apply for a job with Lasta, a large multinational, and Ayan is hired on a trial basis. It's not long before his natural charm and knack for glad-handing make him into a minor star, and Lasta expands his responsibilities. However, one day he is devastated to see first-hand what the selling of baby formula really means in certain cases. Shocked, Ayan sets out to challenge the system and the powers that be.
The Square
The Square (2013)
, 1h48
Directed by Jehane Noujaim
Origin Egypte
Genres Drama, Comedy, Documentary, Historical
Themes Documentary films about historical events, Documentary films about politics, Political films
Actors Khalid Abdalla
Roles Himself
Rating80% 4.04644.04644.04644.04644.0464
Le film traite de la Révolution égyptienne de 2011 jusqu'à la revolution du 30 juin 2013 contre Mohamed Morsi, et notamment des manifestations s’étant déroulées Place Tahrir.
Green Zone
Green Zone (2010)
, 1h55
Directed by Paul Greengrass
Origin France
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Political films, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Matt Damon, Greg Kinnear, Yigal Naor, Brendan Gleeson, Amy Ryan, Khalid Abdalla
Roles Freddy
Rating67% 3.3980853.3980853.3980853.3980853.398085
On March 19, 2003, Iraqi General Mohammed Al-Rawi (Yigal Naor) meets with his officers and aides in Baghdad to discuss the invasion of Iraq. Al-Rawi decides to wait for the Americans to arrive and offer him a deal.
The Kite Runner, 2h8
Directed by Marc Forster
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about immigration, Films about terrorism, Political films
Actors Khalid Abdalla, Ahmad Khan Mahmoodzada, Homayoun Ershadi, Shaun Toub, Atossa Leoni, Saïd Taghmaoui
Roles Amir
Rating75% 3.798443.798443.798443.798443.79844
The film opens with an Afghan-American writer Amir Qadiri (Khalid Abdalla) and his wife, Soraya (Atossa Leoni), who are watching children flying kites at a bayside park. When they arrive home, Amir finds waiting for him packages of his new novel, A Season for Ashes, which has just been published. Soraya refers to the book as Amir’s “baby,” hinting at the couple’s inability to have a child of their own. Amir then receives an unexpected call from an old friend of his father’s, Rahim Khan (Shaun Toub), who is living in Peshawar, Pakistan.
United 93
United 93 (2006)
, 1h45
Directed by Paul Greengrass
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Disaster, Documentary, Action, Historical, Crime
Themes Films based on the September 11 attacks, La fin du monde, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Aviation films, Dans un avion, Disaster films, American disaster films, Films about aviation accidents or incidents, Films about hijackings
Actors Khalid Abdalla, Christian Clemenson, Cheyenne Jackson, Sarmed al-Samarrai, David Alan Basche, David Rasche
Roles Ziad Jarrah
Rating75% 3.7982153.7982153.7982153.7982153.798215
On the morning of September 11, 2001, four al-Qaeda terrorists Ziad Jarrah, Saeed al-Ghamdi, Ahmed al-Nami, and Ahmed al-Haznawi pray in their respective hotel rooms before arriving at Newark Liberty International Airport. The quartet wait at a gate after getting through security to board San Francisco-bound United 93. After 40 minutes of delay due to traffic the plane takes off, flown by captain Jason Dahl and first officer Leroy Homer, with all four terrorists on board.