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Riz Ahmed

Riz Ahmed

Birthday: 1 December 1982, Wembley, London, England, UK
Height: 173 cm

Riz Ahmed was born on December 1, 1982 in Wembley, London, England. He is an actor and writer, known for Rogue One (2016), Four Lions (2010) and Jason Bourne (2016).

Riz Ahmed
What's interesting about the UK is that it celebrates an alternative voice. It's up for telling new Show more What's interesting about the UK is that it celebrates an alternative voice. It's up for telling new stories. Within that fresh range of stories, there are quite a lot of interesting roles out there for young actors... if you seize every opportunity to do the best you can then, just like any freelance profession, word can spread and you might get wider opportunities. Hide
I'm not in a "starry" position to be able to pick and choose, but I am interested in telling stories Show more I'm not in a "starry" position to be able to pick and choose, but I am interested in telling stories of substance with great directors - that's my only guiding principle. Hide
[Oxford University] is socially unrepresentative of the real world. The first person I met, I asked Show more [Oxford University] is socially unrepresentative of the real world. The first person I met, I asked to borrow a phone charger. She looked at me, laughed in my face, and told me with no irony or malice that I looked just like Ali G. Hide
[on representing the Asian community] I try and say that in terms of my intentions, that is to repre Show more [on representing the Asian community] I try and say that in terms of my intentions, that is to represent myself. But in terms of an awareness of it, like, you know, you're aware of the fact that you do represent more than yourself if there aren't a variety of representatives. It's the same as, like, the dad in East is East is just a character that someone has written, but if there's only one Asian dad on TV for five years then that figure becomes archetypal - you extrapolate from that to represent every Asian dad, for example. And if there aren't that many faces on the screen then the faces that are on screen carry extra weight. So I'm aware of that and I don't think putting my head in the sand is fair really because I think we're in the business of trying to articulate... Some times it's healthy to be indulgent and try to articulate your own thoughts, but trying to articulate collective thoughts of us as Asians, particularly if you're a social group that doesn't have much access or platform to voice your own... I'm not saying you should basically represent minorities or disenfranchised people how they want to be represented - how do they want to be represented? That's patronising in itself - but, yeah, I am aware of that. Hide
The camera or the microphone in the booth is merciless. If you don't believe what you're saying, it Show more The camera or the microphone in the booth is merciless. If you don't believe what you're saying, it hears it. If you don't believe it, it sees it in your eyes, it hears it in your voice that there isn't the conviction there. Hide
Post 9/11 Blues is an observational satire about the surreal circus of fear at that time. It's a gen Show more Post 9/11 Blues is an observational satire about the surreal circus of fear at that time. It's a generational thing. Hide
Riz Ahmed's FILMOGRAPHY
All as Actor (75) as Creator (1)
Riz Ahmed Riz Ahmed'S roles
Tarak
Tarak

Rick
Rick

Aaron Kalloor
Aaron Kalloor

Paul-Louis
Paul-Louis

Hermann Kermit Warm
Hermann Kermit Warm

Dr. Carlton Drake
Dr. Carlton Drake

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