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Essa Zahir

Essa Zahir, born in 1967 is a British actor of Iranian origin. He studied art before discovering his real passion was in acting. He took acting classes at various schools, but it wasn't until going to The Lee Strasberg Method Institute in the early 1990's that he found his path under the tutorship of the late British actor Michael Billington and ... See full bio »
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Women Without Men
Women Without Men Amir Khan
Battlefield 3
Battlefield 3 PLR General
The Dark Knight
The Dark Knight Prisoner on Boat
The Thompsons
The Thompsons Persian Man


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 2012 The Thompsons
Persian Man
 2011 Battlefield 3 (Video Game)
PLR General (voice)
 2011 The Great Ghost Rescue
Weightlifter Ghost
 2009 Women Without Men
Amir Khan
 2009 The Bill (TV Series)
- Conviction: Breaking Point (2009) ... Atash
 2008 For a Moment, Freedom
Secret service man
 2008 House of Saddam (TV Mini-Series)
Depot Manager
- Episode #1.3 (2008) ... Depot Manager
 2008 The Dark Knight
Prisoner on Boat (uncredited)
 2006 Munich: Mossad's Revenge (TV Movie)
Plo victim
 2004 Bremner, Bird and Fortune (TV Series)
Afghan minister of opium
- Episode dated 16 October 2004 (2004) ... Afghan minister of opium
 2004 A Line in the Sand (TV Movie)
Iranian Gaurd
 2004 Dick and Dom in da Bungalow (TV Series)
Fat Egyptian Belly Dancer
- Episode #3.45 (2004) ... Fat Egyptian Belly Dancer
 2004 Tooth
Cart Driver (uncredited)
 2003 Pompeii: The Last Day (TV Movie)
House Slave (uncredited)
 2003 Second Nature (TV Movie)
 2002 The American Embassy (TV Series)
Algerian Terrorist
- Long Live the King (2002) ... Algerian Terrorist
- Driven (2002) ... Algerian Terrorist
- China Cup (2002) ... Algerian Terrorist
 1996 The Score (Short)
Patay Singh 'Patz'
 1995 Foggy Notion (Short)
 1994 Captives
Inmate 'Pope' (uncredited)
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Show Show Self (2 credits)

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TV: "The Booker Prize" (Maltese sketch) part - Frankie. London Weekend Television, directed by P.Horthorne. See more »

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Essa Zahir is holding his first and formal art exhibition in London in September 2014 at the New Artist Fair. It will feature paintings "Autumn Leaves" and "Yellow Canope" amongst others. See more »

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