Omid Djalili


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An actor and stand up comedian, born in London to Iranian parents of the Baha'i faith. He studied English and Theatre Studies. He recently starred in the Netflix Global drama The Letter for the King (2020) as Sir Fantumar and the HBO/BBC series His Dark Materials (2019). A Perrier Award nominee in 2002 and Edinburgh Comedy Award Panel Prize winner... See full bio »

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The Mummy Warden Gad Hassan
(1999)
The Infidel Mahmud Nasir
(2010)
Gladiator Slave Trader
(2000)
Modigliani Picasso
(2004)

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  Merry Hall (TV Series) (announced)
Bob
- The Flower Show ... Bob
- New Beginnings ... Bob
 2021 Britney (Short)
Dr. Pellis
 2019-2020 His Dark Materials (TV Series)
Dr Martin Lanselius
- The Cave (2020) ... Dr Martin Lanselius
- Armour (2019) ... Dr Martin Lanselius
 2020 Performance Live - The Way Out (TV Movie)
Guide
 2020 The Letter for the King (TV Series)
Sir Fantumar
- Storm Clouds Gather (2020) ... Sir Fantumar
- At the End of the World (2020) ... Sir Fantumar
- When the Blood Moon Rises (2020) ... Sir Fantumar
- Spiral (2020) ... Sir Fantumar
- Danger Knights (2020) ... Sir Fantumar
 2019 Queens of Mystery (TV Series)
Guy Ashton
- Murder in the Dark: First Chapter (2019) ... Guy Ashton
- Murder in the Dark: Final Chapter (2019) ... Guy Ashton
 2018 Snatch (TV Series)
Lenny Clarke
- Ole (2018) ... Lenny Clarke
 2016-2018 Lucky Man (TV Series)
Kalim
- The Sins of the Father (2018) ... Kalim
- Run Rabbit Run (2018) ... Kalim
- The House Always Wins (2016) ... Kalim
- My Brothers Keeper (2016) ... Kalim
- The Charm Offensive (2016) ... Kalim
 2018 Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
Greek Official
 2018 Arabian Nights (Video)
Various
 2017 Thunderbirds Are Go (TV Series)
Horse Williams
- Escape Proof (2017) ... Horse Williams (voice)
 2016 Going Forward (TV Mini Series)
Dave Wilde
- Episode #1.3 (2016) ... Dave Wilde
- Episode #1.2 (2016) ... Dave Wilde
- Episode #1.1 (2016) ... Dave Wilde
 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 Conference of Animals
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 Purves + Pekkala (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 Annually Retentive (TV Series)
Omid Djalili
- Sharon (2006) ... Omid Djalili
 2006 Bear in the Big Blue House (TV Series)
Tiger
- This Is Your Life, Bear (2006) ... Tiger
 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
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 2 (2003) ... Zipeau
- The Cure: Part 1 (2003) ... Zipeau (voice)
- Car Wars (2003) ... Zipeau
- LeSage (2003) ... 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)
Sayid Ahmed Habris
- Pandora's Box (2002) ... Sayid Ahmed Habris
 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 Cleopatra (TV Mini Series)
Storemaster
- Part 1 (1999) ... Storemaster
- Part 2 (1999) ... Storemaster
 1999 The World Is Not Enough
Foreman
 1999 Mad Cows
George
 1999 Coming Soon (TV Movie)
Amir Hassan
 1999 Ruth Rendell Mysteries (TV Series)
Mr. Kaiafas / Mr Kaiafas
- The Lake of Darkness: Part 2 (1999) ... Mr. Kaiafas (as Omid Djalki)
- The Lake of Darkness: Part 1 (1999) ... Mr Kaiafas (as Omid Djalki)
 1999 Notting Hill
Cashier at Coffee Shop (uncredited)
 1999 The Mummy
Warden Gad Hassan
 1999 The Bill (TV Series)
Yilmaz Demirtas
- Chasing Shadows (1999) ... Yilmaz Demirtas
 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
 1991 La musica (TV Movie)
Barman
Show Show Writer (9 credits)
Show Show Producer (5 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (3 credits)
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Show Show Self (117 credits)
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Alternate Names:

Omid Djalki

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)

Spouse:

Annabel Knight  (3 children)
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Trivia:

Raised as the son of Iranian parents, a reporter and a dress maker, his interest in comedy sparked at a young age. He attended The University of Ulster, Coleraine in Northern Ireland and earned a degree in English and theatre studies. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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