Marwan Kenzari

Marwan Kenzari (Arabic: مروان كنزاري‎, born 16 January 1983) is a Dutch actor. He has performed in Dutch and English language movies. He won a Golden Calf for Best Actor in 2013. Marwan Kenzari was born on 16 January 1983 in The Hague, Netherlands to a Tunisian family. He is of Dutch nationality. Kenzari began acting as a teenager when a girl he was seeing signed them up to audition for the Dutch version of the musical Chicago. He has acted in films and TV series in his native Netherlands since 2008. In 2013, he won a Golden Calf for Best Actor at the Netherlands Film Festival for his role in the feature film Wolf (2013). The film was translated into Russian by Russian film translator Andrey Efremov and screened at the 2013 VOLOGDA Film Festival.. In 2014, he won a Shooting Stars Award at the Berlin International Film Festival.

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Marwan Kenzari
Marwan Kenzari in 2013
Born (1983-01-16) 16 January 1983 (age 36)
OccupationActor
Years active2008 – present
Websitewww.marwankenzari.nl

Marwan Kenzari (Arabic: مروان كنزاري, born 16 January 1983) is a Dutch actor. He has performed in Dutch and English language movies. He won a Golden Calf for Best Actor in 2013.

Life and career

Marwan Kenzari was born on 16 January 1983 in The Hague, Netherlands to a Tunisian family. He is of Dutch nationality.

Kenzari began acting as a teenager when a girl he was seeing signed them up to audition for the Dutch version of the musical Chicago.[1] He has acted in films and TV series in his native Netherlands since 2008. In 2013, he won a Golden Calf for Best Actor at the Netherlands Film Festival for his role in the feature film Wolf (2013).[2] The film was translated into Russian by Russian film translator Andrey Efremov and screened at the 2013 VOLOGDA Film Festival.. In 2014, he won a Shooting Stars Award at the Berlin International Film Festival.

Kenzari speaks Arabic, Dutch, French and English.[3] He can be seen in the English-language films Collide and Ben-Hur. In the 2015 film Bloedlink, he appears in a long scene completely naked. It was announced that Kenzari would play the villain Jafar in Disney's live-action adaptation of Aladdin.[4][5]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Director(s) Notes
2008Katia's SisterGiacMijke de Jong
2009The Last Days of Emma BlankMartinAlex van Warmerdam
2010LoftTom FennekerAntoinette Beumer
2011RabatZakariaVictor D. Ponten & Jim Taihuttu
2012Black OutYoussefArne Toonen
2013WolfMajidJim Taihuttu
2014HartenstraatDaanSanne Vogel
AccusedDet. Ron LeeflangPaula van der Oest
RecklessRicoJoram Lürsen
Grab My HeartRichardKees van Nieuwkerk
BloedlinkRicoJoram Lürsen
2016CollideMatthiasEran Creevy
Ben-HurDrusesTimur Bekmambetov
The PromiseEmre OganTerry George
2017The MummyMalikAlex Kurtzman
What Happened to MondayAdrian KnowlesTommy Wirkola
Murder on the Orient ExpressPierre MichelKenneth Branagh
2018The AngelAshraf MarwanAriel Vromen
2019AladdinJafarGuy RitchiePost-production

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2008–2010Flikken MaastrichtLuca de KeyzerTV series, 7 episodes
2009Maite was hierVucTV movie
2012Van God LosFrank HendrikxTV series, 1 episode
2012–2013PenozaMustafaTV series, 8 episodes

References

  1. "International Star You Should Know: Marwan Kenzari". Variety. 2014-03-14. Retrieved 18 March 2015.
  2. (in Dutch) Gouden Kalf winnaars Archived 2 April 2015 at the Wayback Machine, Netherlands Film Festival. Retrieved on 28 March 2015.
  3. "Marwan Kenzari, The Netherlands". Shooting Stars. Retrieved 18 March 2015.
  4. Kroll, Justin (2017-08-04). "Disney's Live-Action 'Aladdin' Reboot Casts 'Mummy' Actor as Jafar". Variety. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  5. "Disney's Aladdin remake has finally found its Jafar". 2017-08-06.
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