Ziad Abaza

  • Actor
    Male / England
  • Ethnicity
    Middle Eastern
    Age Range
    28 - 37
    Height
    6' 1" (1m 87cm)
    Weight
    13st. 5lb (85kg)
    Hair Colour
    Black
    Eye Colour
    Black
    Build
    Slim

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2019CIA
TV
Treadstone
Jeremy Webb
Not-4-Not Productions
2019Custody Sergeant
TV
Manhunt - Solving Britain's Crimes
Marc Evans
ITV
2018Wa'el
Film (Docu)
Under the Wire
Chris Martin
Arrow Media
2017Theodore
TV
The Royals
Mark Schwahn
Lions Gate Television Inc.
2016 - 2017Actor
Film (Feature)
Murder on the orient express
Kenneth Branagh
20th Century Fox
2016 - 2017Majid
Film (Feature)
Sand Castle
FernandoCoimbra
Treehouse Pictures
2015 - 2016Salah (Lead)
Film (Feature)
K-Shop
Dan Pringle
White Lantern Films
2015Ismael
TV
Tyrant
Peter Weller
Fox
2015Train Barman
Film (Feature)
Spectre
Sam Mendes
Columbia Pictures
2015Omar (Lead)
Corporate
FIFA World Cup 2022
Bruce Hunt
Radicalmedia
Qatar and Spain
2011Lead
Commercial
TRA Bahrain
Nic Auerbach
Strudel Films
2010 - 2011Tariq Solomon (Lead)
Film (Feature)
Radio London
Rehan Malik
European Broadcast Limited
2010Ian Marksman (Lead)
Film (Short)
The Fear of Living
Leigh A. Jones
Robin Bell
2010Mr. Day (Lead)
Film (Feature)
SchemataPrecious Guide Productions
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2017Ongoing ClassesAnthony Meindl Acting Workshop
    2014Drama, Theory and MovementIdentity School of Acting
    20122 yr. ActingCitylit Drama School
    2010A few short coursesRoyal Central School of Speech and Drama
    2009A Short Course in Greek TheatreEast 15 Acting School

    Additional Information

    Long listed for both 'Best Actor' and 'Most Promising New Comer' at the British Independent Film Awards (2016) for role as Salah in 'K-Shop'.

    About me

    Versatile, intense, and passionate.

    “Abaza is fantastically unhinged, sharpening the film’s dark, comic edge.” – ​Total Film [www.gamesradar.com/movies-to-watch-22-july-2016/]

    “Ziad becomes both sides of his character; encompassing the side of Salah who is scared, quiet and timid and also playing up to Salah’s other side that comes out when he feels that he is in control. Ziad gives this side of Salah a Tom Hiddleston confidence straight out of ​The Avengers ​that replicates not only his strong eloquent voice, but also his long ideological rants” – ​Flickering Myth [www.flickeringmyth.com/2016/05/movie-review-k-shop-2016/]

    “You might think it could be difficult to relate to a serial killer serving up his victims, but Ziad Abaza’s portrayal makes Salah’s spiral into insanity both terrifying and totally understandable.” – ​Hey U Guys [www.heyuguys.com/k-shop-review/]

    “A cut above your average stomach-churning horror thanks to the provocative premise and a solid, sympathetic performance from Abaza” – ​The Express [www.express.co.uk/entertainment/films/Film-review-The-BFG-Star-Trek-Beyond-Ch evalier]

    “With strong work from a good cast (Abaza in particular), this joins a small group of British horror films rooted in observation and anger” – ​Screen Daily ​(Kim Newman) [www.screendaily.com/reviews/k-shop-review/5106806.article?blocktitle=REVIEWS&conten tID="40296]

    “Anchoring" all of this is a superb performance from Abaza, who has to walk a very fine line, and does so with great confidence and skill.” – ​Sci-Fi Now [www.scifinow.co.uk/reviews/k-shop-film-review-kebab-shop-horror/]

    “Abaza plays Salah’s madness through the eyes, particularly at breaking point when the gears in his mind finally shift, while his more human side comes through in the sadness of his body language as he wears his internal battle on his sleeve” – ​Snake Bike Reviews [snakebitereviews.weebly.com/film-reviews/k-shop-rating-reviewed-by-louis-stephenson]

  • Skills

    Skin Colour
    • Olive
    Accents (International)
    • Arabic
    • Farsi/Persian
    • Indian
    • Italian
    • Pakistani
    • Turkish
    Experienced In
    • Commercials
    • Film (Professional)
    • Film (Student)
    • Voice Over
    Interested in
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Film (Professional)
    • Film (Student)
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    Languages Spoken
    • Arabic
    • English
    Accents (UK)
    • Cockney
    • London
    Accents (North American)
    • General American
    Hair Length
    • Short
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    • Motorcycle
    Native accent
    • English
    DBS checked
    • Yes