Behnaz Vakili

  • Actor
    Female / London
  • Ethnicity
    Middle Eastern
    Age Range
    40 - 50
    Height
    5' 1" (1m 57cm)
    Weight
    8st. 11lb (56kg)
    Hair Colour
    Black
    Eye Colour
    Brown
    Build
    Slim

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2019 - 2020Interpreter
TV
Honour
Richard Laxton
Hera Pictures
2019 - 2020Malek's Mother/ Featured
Web-Series
Sex Education
Ben Taylor
Eleven Films
2019 - 2020Theater Audience and Member of public
TV
Four Weddings & a Funeral
Catherine Morshead
Four wedding & a Funeral
2019 - 2020Factory Worker
TV
Gangs Of London
Corin Hardy
Corin Hardy
2019Mode
Corporate
YAA Global
Matt Scott Smith
Global Media & Entertainment Ltd
2019Moroccan Passerby
Film (Feature)
355
Simon Kinberg
Freckle Films
2019Opera audience
TV
The Nevers
Joss Whedon
Home Box Office
2019Wedding Guest
Music Video
Jax Jones / Bebe RexhaSunbeam Studios
2019Cornelia
Voiceover
Sherlock Holmes, The Lying DetectiveBBC Persian
2019Restaurant Diner
Commercial
Facebook Privacy CampaignPossible Worldwide Limited
2019University Professor
Commercial
TCL MobileFearlessly Frank Limited
2019Child Psychologist
TV
Alabama
Jim O'Hanlon
BBC
2019Quiz Show Audience
Commercial
Cinch Trade carIris London Ltd
2019Passerby
Film (Feature)
Big smoke pictureBig Smoke Pictures Ltd
2019Call Center Worker
Commercial
Direct LineSaatchi & Saatchi London
2019Sport Model
Commercial
NikeNike EMEA
2019Guest
Film (Feature)
Mughal Mowgli
Bassam Rariq
Mughal Mowgli Ltd
2019Bita - Mother
Film (Short)
Under The Moon
Pegah Gashtasbi
Pegah Gashtasbi
20199 Roles- Lead actress
Theatre (Tour)
King Mear
Mohsen Zare
Mohsen Zare
The 13th Persian Theater Festival in Heidelberg- Germany
2019Kind Lady
Film (Short)
Power of Kindnerss
Theodora Rinciog
Student Movie
2018Boxing Match Viewer
Commercial
Dream It
Spike Jonze
Square Space
Yourk Hall
2018Lead Actress
Film (Short)
Common Ground
Simon Drew
Kaspar Films
2018Airplane Passenger
Commercial
British Airways Brand CampaignOgilvy Marketing Company
2018Member of the public
Film (Feature)
Wonder Woman 2
Patty Jenkins
Sloane Square Films Ltd
2018Model
Commercial
BMI Health Care
Issac Newman
The Butcher Rocker Brainer
2018Iranian airplane passenger
Online / Digital
The Story of the Real Argo
Ian Bremner
World Media Rights
2018Indian Model
Commercial
Amaravarti Shoot
Matthew Reid
Pixelflakes Company
2018Member of the public
Film
Jack Ryan: Shadow RecruitAugust Street Films Ltd
2018Dinner
TV
Eating With My ExBBC
2018Business woman
Commercial
Penthouse Property Filming
Lee Climpson
Transmission Productions Ltd
2018Panelist
Web-Series
The Roundtable by The Good
Andrew Jay
The Good Quote
2018Political Party Supporter
TV
Mother Father SonBBC
2018Passerby
TV
Supermarket SecretsBBC
2018Member of the public and a trade woman in market
Film (Feature)
Aladdin
Guy Ritchie
Disney
2018Lead Actress
Theatre
King Mear
Mr Mohsen Zare
Mr Mohsen Zare
The Watermans Arts Center
2016Nurse
Film (Short)
Inside Hooman
Bardia Jalali
Bardia Jalali
2016Lead Actress
Musical
TheTaming of the shrew
Daryoush Rezvani
Saam Theater Group
Arts Depot London
2015Lead Actress
Theatre
A Marriage Proposal
Mr Daryoush Rezvani
Saam Theater Group
East Finchley Youth Theater
2014Lead Actress
Theatre
The Bear
Behnaz Vakili
Saam Theater Group
East Finchley Youth Theater
2013Lead Actress
Theatre (Tour)
Be Yad Nist (Cannot be remembered)- Persian Comedy
Daryoush Rezvani
Saam Theater Group
Arts Depot London and Cologne Theater Festival
2013Lead Actress
Theatre (Tour)
The Citizen - Persian Comedy
Mr Daryoush Rezvani
Saam Theater Group
East Finchley Youth Theater -London and Frankfort Theater Festival
2012 - 2013Lead Actress
Theatre (Tour)
Sigheh dar Koopeh (Persian Play)- Temporary Marriage in a train carriage
Mr Hadi Khorsandi
Mr Hadi Khorsandi - Shappi Khorsandi's father
We toured Europe, Canada and USA and had a performance in The Polish Social & Cultural in Hammersmith London.
2012Supporting Actor
Theatre
Zaman Khan's Reign
Soussan Faroknia
Saam Theater Group
Hoop Lane Church
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    20112 yr. ActingSaam Theater Group

    About me

    I am rapidly establishing myself as a versatile actress of Middle Eastern origin. I appeared as Malek’s mother on season 2 of the critically and commercially successful Netflix series, Sex Education.

    I also featured as an interpreter on ITV drama series, Honour.

    I was born in Tehran, Iran and lived in the capital through the Iranian Revolution. I came to the UK in 2001 and now live in London. I am equally fluent in English, Farsi and Kurdish.

    Originally a theatre actress, I toured the United States and Europe in a satirical show, performing to packed audiences in 35 venues in 7 countries in 2012 and 2013.

    I received the Best Actress Award at the 5th Persian-English Theatre Festival in London, 2018, for my performance in King Mear.

    I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist and Life Coach, but my first love is acting.

    A social campaigner and member of Amnesty International, I am active in Human Rights and immigration issues.

  • Skills

    Skin Colour
    • White
    Hair Length
    • Long
    Perform nude?
    • No
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    Native accent
    • Persian
    DBS checked
    • Yes (within last 12 months)
    Character Types
    • Free-spirited
    • Intellectual
    • Posh
    • Professional
    • Sexy
    Accents (International)
    • Farsi/Persian
    General Dance Skills
    • Asian dance styles
    • Jazz
    Additional Skills
    • Actor
    • Dancer
    Work Permit/Residency Status
    • I have a current, valid passport.