Amir El-Masry: Our Sea

Date - 9 September, 2015, All News Radio
Amir El-Masry | Sainou Talent Agency London | Copyright (c) Kim Hardy

Amir El-Masry plays Mahmoud in Our Sea a new radio drama on BBC Radio 4 this evening at 9:15pm. This topical item is broadcast amidst the recent developments surrounding the desperate migrant crisis in the Mediterranean

Mahmoud, Yasser, Shaibul, Marwan and Letebrhane share their experiences as they fight for their lives hours after their boat is sank by traffickers. Lindsay Duncan and Stephen Rea star.

Our Sea is written by novelist and screenwriter, Ronan Bennett who was born and brought up in Northern Ireland and now lives in London. His third novel, ‘The Catastrophist’ was nominated for the Whitbread award in 1998. ‘Havoc, in Its Third Year’ (2004) was listed for the Booker prize. His latest novel is ‘Zugzwang’. His screen credits include the BBC series’ ’10 Days to War’ and ‘Hidden’, as well as ‘Top Boy’ and ‘Public Enemies’.


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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