Davood Ghadami shoots the feature film Desert Dancer. Davood stars alongside Freido Pinto, Nazanin Boniadi, Tom Cullen and Reece Ritchie. This is the directorial debut of Richard Raymond (producer of Heartless starring Jim Sturgess, Clemence Poesy, Tim Spall and Noel Clarke) and is being produced by Pippa Cross of CrossDay Films. The script is by Jon Croker, who is also writing The Woman in Black sequel.
Desert Dancer tells the inspiring true and recent story of Afshin Ghaffarian (Reece Ritchie), a young, self-taught dancer in Iran – a country where dance performance is strictly forbidden by a brutal regime – despite the country’s rich and beautiful culture. Risking his life, Afshin started an underground dance company and performed in secret, hundreds of miles outside Tehran in the middle of the desert. Despite the danger, an audience traveled to watch his forbidden performances and Afshin became known as the Desert Dancer.Overview
Davood is a leading actor and perhaps best known as series regular Duncan Clark in Taggart. Other notable television credits include Life's Too Short, Law & Order, Skins Redux, Doctor Who, Top Boy, Fast Freddie, Silent Witness, Criminal Justice and Spooks.His film credits include John Carter of Mars for Disney, Shop Girl for Bwark Productions, Red Mercury and Extraordinary Rendition.
On stage he most recently played Amir in 13 at The National, as well as working extensively for York Theatre Royal and Pilot Theatre.About Sainou
Sainou means talent and that’s what we’re all about.
Based in the heart of London's West End, Sainou represents a select list of actors including International industry award winners, household names and some of the finest, young British talent working in Film, Television, Theatre and Radio.
At Sainou we develop and nurture careers. Everyone is jointly represented by David Marsden and Paul Martin and we work as a close team.