Amir El-Masry: Rosewater at BFI London Film Festival

Date - 12 October, 2014, All News Film
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Amir El-Masry plays Alireza in the factual drama, Rosewater. The project has been helmed by US political satirist, Jon Stewart who makes his directorial debut in this adaptation of the 2011 memoir ‘Then They Came for Me: A Family’s Story Of Love, Captivity, And Survival’ by Maziar Bahari.

Shooting in Jordan, the films chronicles the detainment and interrogation of an Iranian born journalist who is held captive for 118 days following the controversial 2009 presidential election in Tehran. The feature stars Gael García Bernal as the imprisoned journalist.

Rosewater receives its European premiere tonight as part of the BFI London Film Festival.


Amir is a recent graduate from LAMDA. He has also had leading roles in feature films, El Talata Yeshtaghalonha and Ramadan Mabrouk Abu El Alamein Hamouda, the latter earning him an Egyptian Oscar for Best Young Actor and national acclaim.

He recently shot the role of Bolts in new BBC3 comedy pilot Rudeboys for director, Ben Gosling Fuller. He has also filmed the role of Alireza in Rosewater directed by US political satirist Jon Stewart. Other television credits include Casualty for BBC TV.

Amir shot in Morocco for season two of Transporter: The Series and also for season two of the FX production, Tyrant as Mousa. Most recently, Amir has been filming The Night Manager as semi-regular character Youssef.

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