Waleed Elgadi: A Hologram For The King – NYC premiere

Date - 20 April, 2016, All News Film Opening Nights
Waleed Elgadi

It’s the premiere of A Hologram For The King tonight in New York City, and Sainou’s Waleed Elgadi, who plays Sayed in the film, will be in attendance alongside the film’s star Tom Hanks, and fellow Sainou client David Menkin (Brad).

This comedy drama is the story of a beautiful doctor (Sarita Choudhury) and a wise-cracking taxi driver (Alexander Black) who help an American businessman (Tom Hanks), who is trying to close the deal of a lifetime in Saudi Arabia.


Sudanese born actor Waleed Elgadi has worked extensively across Film, Television and Theatre both in the UK and internationally.

Recent television work includes Crossing Lines for NBC, Tyrant for Fox, the Ridley Scott produced Killing Jesus and popular political drama Borgen.

In film, he has recently shot A Hologram for the King for Tom Tykwer alongside Tom Hanks. He can also be seen in Film4 comedy Four Lions, Dirty War for BBC/HBO and Brothers.

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Based in the heart of Shoreditch, Sainou represents a select list of actors including International industry award winners, household names and some of the finest, young British talent working today.

Clients are represented by agents David Marsden, Paul Martin & Hermione Halpin, with assistance from Katie Neil. We work together as a close team covering all media with particular focus on Film, Television and Theatre in both the UK and overseas.