Arab celebrities tease fans with Ramadan series posters

Egyptian actor Amir Karara’s series is called “El-Ekhteryar.” (Supplied)
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Updated 08 April 2020

Arab celebrities tease fans with Ramadan series posters

DUBAI: With Ramadan just around the corner, Arab celebrities have started to share posters of their shows and clips from their series online.

This week, Egyptian actor Hassan El-Raddad unveiled the poster of his show, “Shahid Ayan,” to his 4.4 million Instagram followers. Within minutes, supporters and other celebrities, such as Lebanese singer Razan El-Moghrabi, congratulated him in the comments.

Similarly, the posters for Egyptian actors Amir Karara’s “El-Ekhteryar” and Yasser Galal’s “Al-Fetewa” sparked excitement on social media, with users asking to watch the trailers.

Actor Mohamed Ramadan spiced things up by releasing a clip from his show “El-Prince,” in which he appears to be in prison and about to start a fight with one of the inmates.

“Amazing! We are excited,” one user commented.


Moroccan actor Youssef Kerkour receives BAFTA nomination

Youssef Kerkour is nominated for Best Male Comedy Performance for his role as Sami Ibrahim in the comedy series “Home.” (Instagram)
Updated 04 June 2020

Moroccan actor Youssef Kerkour receives BAFTA nomination

DUBAI: Moroccan actor Youssef Kerkour has landed a nomination for the 2020 British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA), the academy announced on Thursday, after the awards were postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The actor, who grew up in Rabat, is nominated for Best Male Comedy Performance for his role as Sami Ibrahim in the comedy series “Home.”

Kerkour, who is also known for roles in “Dracula,” “Redemption,” “Criminal” and “Marcella,” took to Twitter to thank his supporters. 

“Thank you all for your lovely messages this morning. It is a tremendous honor to be nominated in such stellar company,” the 41-year-old actor said.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

La famille MAISON @channel4 #home #season2

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The series, created by British writer and actor Rufus Jones, follows a middle-class London family who find a Syrian asylum seeker named Sami (Kerkour) hiding in their luggage while returning from holiday in France.

Kerkour’s tweet also paid tribute to Jones. 

“I must however say that there is a name missing IMO (in my opinion). That name is Rufus Jones. His writing will give you nominations,” he wrote.