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Omid Djalili


Omid Djalili is a British Iranian stand-up comedian and actor. Omid had great success performing A Strange Bit of History, which won the Spirit of The Fringe award at the Edinburgh Festival in 1994, Omid has since become a fringe favorite with a string of sell-out shows. In 1995 it was with Short Fat Kebab Shop Owner's Son, again in 1996 in Arab &... See full bio »

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Known For

Gladiator
Gladiator Slave Trader
(2000)
The Mummy
The Mummy Warden Gad Hassan
(1999)
Shaun the Sheep Movie
(2015)

Filmography

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 2017 Thunderbirds Are Go (TV Series)
Horse Williams
- Escape Proof (2017) ... Horse Williams (voice)
 2016 Going Forward (TV Series)
Dave Wilde
- Episode #1.3 (2016) ... Dave Wilde
- Episode #1.2 (2016) ... Dave Wilde
- Episode #1.1 (2016) ... Dave Wilde
 2016 Stan Lee's Lucky Man (TV Series)
Kalim
- The House Always Wins (2016) ... Kalim
- My Brothers Keeper (2016) ... Kalim
- The Charm Offensive (2016) ... Kalim
- A Twist of Fate (2016) ... Kalim
- The Last Chance (2016) ... Kalim
 2015-2016 Dickensian (TV Series)
Mr. Venus
- Episode #1.20 (2016) ... Mr. Venus
- Episode #1.18 (2016) ... Mr. Venus
- Episode #1.17 (2016) ... Mr. Venus
- Episode #1.15 (2016) ... Mr. Venus
- Episode #1.14 (2016) ... Mr. Venus
 2015 Shaun the Sheep Movie
Trumper (voice)
 2014 Retrospective (Short)
Nabil sr
 2013 Moonfleet (TV Mini-Series)
Aldobrand
- Episode #1.2 (2013) ... Aldobrand
- Part1&2 ... Aldobrand
 2013 Mr Invisible (Short)
Fishmonger
 2012 Little Crackers (TV Series)
Tobacconist
 2012 Billy's Olympic Nightmare (TV Short)
Hercules
 2011 Pay First (Short)
Male Customer
 2011 The Paul Reiser Show (TV Series)
Habib
- The Fedora (2011) ... Habib
- The Shave (2011) ... Habib
- The Playdate (2011) ... Habib
- The Father's Occupation (2011) ... Habib
- The Batting Cage ... Habib
 2011 Big Fat Gypsy Gangster
Jik Jickkles
 2010 Bookaboo (TV Series)
- Kisses Are Yuk (2010)
 2010 Konferenz der Tiere
Bongo (English version, voice)
 2010 Sex and the City 2
Mr. Safir
 2010 The Infidel
Mahmud Nasir
 2010 Mr. Nice
Saleem Malik
 2009 Dead Man Running
Fat Bald Man
 2009 Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony (Video Game)
Yusuf Amir (voice)
 2009 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand (Video Game)
Eddie (voice)
 2009 New Town (TV Movie)
Walter Bannerman
 2008 The Love Guru
Guru Satchabigknoba
 2008 Headcases (TV Series)
Mohamed Al Fayed
- Episode #1.2 (2008) ... Mohamed Al Fayed (voice)
 2007 The Omid Djalili Show (TV Series)
Mr. Farsi
- Episode #1.6 (2007)
- Episode #1.5 (2007)
- Episode #1.4 (2007)
- Episode #1.2 (2007) ... Mr. Farsi
 2007 Grow Your Own
Ali
 2007 The Abbey (TV Movie)
Tony
 2006 Lead Balloon (TV Series)
Mr. Tilak
- Pistachio (2006) ... Mr. Tilak
 2006 Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law (TV Series)
Perfectionist
- Grodin (2006) ... Perfectionist (voice)
 2006 Over the Hedge
Tiger (voice)
 2006 Alien Autopsy
Melik
 2005 My Family and Other Animals (TV Movie)
Spiro
 2005 Chopratown (TV Movie)
Ali Ergun
 2005 Casanova
Lupo
 2004 Modigliani
Pablo Picasso
 2004 The Calcium Kid
Herbie Bush
 2003-2004 Whoopi (TV Series)
Nasim / Nasim Khatenjami
- Sins of the Sister (2004) ... Nasim Khatenjami
- Strange Bedfellows (2004) ... Nasim Khatenjami
- Identity Crisis (2004) ... Nasim Khatenjami
- The Squatters (2004) ... Nasim
- Don't Hide Love (2004) ... Nasim Khatenjami
 2004 Deadlines
Abdul Sayyaf
 2003 Cross My Heart
Riz
 2002-2003 Dinotopia (TV Series)
Zipeau
- Crossroads (2003) ... Zipeau (voice)
- The Cure: Part 1 (2003) ... Zipeau (voice)
- LeSage (2003) ... Zipeau (voice)
- Lost and Found (2003) ... Zipeau (voice)
- Night of the Wartosa (2002) ... Zipeau (voice)
 2002-2003 Lenny Henry in Pieces (TV Series)
- Episode #2.2 (2003)
- Episode #1.1 (2002)
 2003 Between Iraq and a Hard Place (TV Movie)
Iraqi Television Host
 2002 Anita & Me
Uncle Amman
 2002 Promise Land (Short) (voice)
 2002 Relic Hunter (TV Series)
Ahmid
- Pandora's Box (2002) ... Ahmid
 2001 Mean Machine
Raj
 2001 Spy Game
Beirut: Doumet
 1999-2001 Small Potatoes (TV Series)
Hoss
- Episode #2.7 (2001) ... Hoss
- Episode #2.6 (2001) ... Hoss
- Episode #2.5 (2001) ... Hoss
- Episode #2.4 (2001) ... Hoss
- Episode #2.3 (2001) ... Hoss
 2001 Lee Evans: So What Now? (TV Series)
Ken
- Act of God (2001) ... Ken
 2001 Baddiel's Syndrome (TV Series)
Chef
- Huffa (2001) ... Chef
 2000 Black Books (TV Series)
Trebor
- He's Leaving Home (2000) ... Trebor
 2000 Lock, Stock... (TV Series)
Ali Gadaffi
- ...And a Fistful of Jack & Jills (2000) ... Ali Gadaffi
 2000 Jason and the Argonauts (TV Mini-Series)
Castor
- Episode #1.2 (2000) ... Castor
- Episode #1.1 (2000) ... Castor
 2000 Gladiator
Slave Trader
 1999 The World Is Not Enough
Foreman
 1999 Mad Cows
George
 1999 Coming Soon (TV Movie)
Amir Hassan
 1999 Notting Hill
Cashier at Coffee Shop (uncredited)
 1999 Ruth Rendell Mysteries (TV Series)
Mr Kaiafas
- The Lake of Darkness (1999) ... Mr Kaiafas (as Omid Djalki)
 1999 The Mummy
Warden Gad Hassan
 1999 The Bill (TV Series)
Yilmaz Demirtas
- Chasing Shadows (1999) ... Yilmaz Demirtas
 1999 Cleopatra (TV Mini-Series)
Storemaster
- Part 1 (1999) ... Storemaster
- Part 2 (1999) ... Storemaster
 1998 Barking (TV Series)
Various Roles
- Episode #1.5 (1998) ... Various Roles
- Episode #1.2 (1998) ... Various Roles
 1998 Alexei Sayle's Merry-Go-Round (TV Series)
Various
- Episode #1.1 (1998) ... Various
 1995 Dressing for Breakfast (TV Series)
Turkish Man
- Steve (1995) ... Turkish Man
Show Show Writer (6 credits)
Show Show Producer (5 credits)
Show Show Director (2 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (2 credits)
Show Show Self (82 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (5 credits)

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Other Works:

Frequently gives talks all around the world. Recently (late 2006) he gave a talk on the Middle East to Eton College, Berkshire, which he almost went to as a boy. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 2 Articles | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Omid Djalki

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Trivia:

Raised as the son of an Iranian reporter and a dress maker, his comedic interests sparked at a young age. Later he attended The University of Ulster, Coleraine in Northern Ireland and earned a degree in English and theater studies. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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