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Zia Mohyeddin

Zia Mohyeddin was born in Pakistan but trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London from 1953-1956. Following important stage roles in "Long Day's Journey Into Night" and "Julius Caesar" in 1957, he made his West End bow with "A Passage to India" in 1960. He subsequently made an auspicious film debut in the classic film Lawrence of ... See full bio »

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Lawrence of Arabia
Khartoum Zobeir Pasha
Bombay Talkie


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 2012 Last Remarks (Short)
The Radio Announcer (voice)
 1994 Doomsday Gun (TV Movie)
 1994 Casualty (TV Series)
Asif Jamal
- Relations (1994) ... Asif Jamal
 1992 Gummed Labels (TV Movie)
Zia (Dejected Detective)
 1992 Immaculate Conception
 1991 Family Pride (TV Series)
- Episode #1.1 (1991) ... BB
 1990 Chancer (TV Series)
Dr. Visram
- Possessions (1990) ... Dr. Visram
 1989 Saracen (TV Series)
- Infidels (1989) ... Tariq
 1989 Shalom Salaam (TV Mini-Series)
Sadiq Sattar
- Episode #1.5 (1989) ... Sadiq Sattar
- Episode #1.4 (1989) ... Sadiq Sattar
- Episode #1.3 (1989) ... Sadiq Sattar
- Episode #1.2 (1989) ... Sadiq Sattar
- Episode #1.1 (1989) ... Sadiq Sattar
 1987 Partition
 1987 We Are the Children (TV Movie)
Father Emmanuel
 1986 Masterpiece Theatre: Lord Mountbatten - The Last Viceroy (TV Mini-Series)
V.P. Menon
- Episode #1.1 (1986) ... V.P. Menon
 1985 The Assam Garden
Mr. Lal
 1984 Bergerac (TV Series)
Adnan Rashid
- A Touch of Eastern Promise (1984) ... Adnan Rashid
 1983 Live from Pebble Mill (TV Series)
Mr. Khan
- Redundant! Or the Wife's Revenge (1983) ... Mr. Khan
 1980 Death of a Princess (TV Movie)
Marwan Shaheen
 1980 Staying On (TV Movie)
 1980 Minder (TV Series)
- Diamonds Are a Girl's Worst Enemy (1980) ... Tajvir
 1979 Turtle's Progress (TV Series)
The Subadar
- Episode #1.4 (1979) ... The Subadar
 1979 Ashanti
 1978 Z Cars (TV Series)
Anwar Chowdry
- Heavenly Host (1978) ... Anwar Chowdry
 1971 Mujram Kaun
 1970 Bombay Talkie
 1969 Detective (TV Series)
Inspector Ghote
 1969 The Champions (TV Series)
- Shadow of the Panther (1969) ... Prengo
 1968 The Expert (TV Series)
Lutaf Adamjee
- Fire Without Smoke (1968) ... Lutaf Adamjee
 1968 City '68 (TV Series)
- Where Did You Get That Hat? (1968) ... Fred
 1968 Champion House (TV Series)
Saeed Khan
- Wax Fruit (1968) ... Saeed Khan
 1968 Work Is a 4-Letter Word
Dr. Aly Narayana
 1968 Man in a Suitcase (TV Series)
- Night Flight to Andorra (1968) ... Rafael
 1968 Public Eye (TV Series)
Dr. Bohan
 1967 After Many a Summer (TV Movie)
Dr. Obispo
 1967 Jackanory (TV Series)
 1967 Deadlier Than the Male
King Fedra
 1966 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
- Pretty Polly (1966) ... Amaz
 1966 The Lodger (TV Movie)
Elie Nagear
 1966 Thirteen Against Fate (TV Series)
Elie Nagear
- The Lodger (1966) ... Elie Nagear
 1966 Khartoum
Zobeir Pasha
 1966 The Avengers (TV Series)
Prince Ali
- Honey for the Prince (1966) ... Prince Ali
 1964-1966 Secret Agent (TV Series)
Dr. Sawari / Sinclair Jones / Mr. Sen / ...
- Someone Is Liable to Get Hurt (1966) ... Dr. Sawari
- The Mercenaries (1965) ... Sinclair Jones (as Zia Moyheddin)
- Such Men Are Dangerous (1965) ... Mr. Sen
- The Colonel's Daughter (1964) ... Khan
 1965 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Bandi Grosz / Dr. Aziz
- The Joel Brand Story (1965) ... Bandi Grosz
- Passage to India (1965) ... Dr. Aziz
 1964 The Indian Tales of Rudyard Kipling (TV Series)
Grish Chunder De / Wali Dad
- The Head of the District (1964) ... Grish Chunder De
- On the City Wall (1964) ... Wali Dad
 1964 Behold a Pale Horse
Luis, Guide of Paco
 1963 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Sultan of Zarand
- Vicky and the Sultan (1963) ... Sultan of Zarand
 1963 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Khosla
- She's a Free Country (1963) ... Mr. Khosla
 1963 A Boy Ten Feet Tall
The Syrian
 1963 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
Mrs. Das
- The Journey of Poh Lin (1963) ... Mrs. Das
 1962 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series)
Dr. Ahmed Rashid
- A Strange and Distant Place (1962) ... Dr. Ahmed Rashid
 1961 Drama 61-67 (TV Series)
President Rajan
- Drama '61: The Day of the Fox (1961) ... President Rajan
 1961 Danger Man (TV Series)
- The Dead Man Walks (1961) ... Wasing (as Zia Moyheddin)
 1960 Rahguzar
 1956 The Alien Sky (TV Movie)
 1956 Lilli Palmer Theatre (TV Series)
Batli Wallah
- The Stolen Pearl (1956) ... Batli Wallah
 1954 The Three Princes (TV Movie)
 1954 Let Me Ever Escape Them (TV Short)
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He acted in Santhan Rama Rau's adaptation of EM Forster's novel, "A Passage to India," at the Comedy Theatre in London, England with Dilys Hamlett, Norman Wooland, and Sama Swaminathan in the cast.

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Zia Moyheddin

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After forming and directing the PIA Arts Academy in Pakistan, Zia met the exceptionally talented dancer Naheed Siddiqui and showcased her prominently in his company. They later married and after much strife both within the company and in the harsh Bhutto regime, he migrated back to England. Naheed, who followed him shortly thereafter, was allowed to leave her country only after she agreed never ... See more »

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