Souad Faress


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Souad Faress was born in Accra, Ghana on 25th March 1948 to Irish and Syrian parents and came to London to study drama at the Guildhall School. She made her television debut in a small role in 'I, Claudius' in 1976 and has since appeared in numerous series including as Dev Alahan's mother in 'Coronation Street' and an ongoing role in 'Casualty'. ... See full bio »

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Dune Bene Gesserit Sister
(2021)
Christopher Robin Wealthy Woman
(2018)
(2016)
Game of Thrones Dosh khaleen High Priestess
(2016)

Filmography

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 2022 The Other Half (TV Series) (completed)
Maman
- Pilot (2022) ... Maman
 2013 The Perfect Silence (Short) (completed)
Homayra
 2022/II Baked Beans (Short)
Nina
 2022 The Sandman (TV Series)
Fate Crone
- The Doll's House (2022) ... Fate Crone
- Imperfect Hosts (2022) ... Fate Crone
 2022 Signora Volpe (TV Series)
Dame Felicity Morris
- An Anxious Aunt (2022) ... Dame Felicity Morris
 2022 Elden Ring (Video Game)
Finger Reader (voice)
 2021 Landscapers (TV Mini Series)
Judge Blacklock
- Episode #1.4 (2021) ... Judge Blacklock
- Episode #1.3 (2021) ... Judge Blacklock
 2021 Dune
Bene Gesserit Sister
 2021 We Are Lady Parts (TV Series)
Gran
- Sparta (2021) ... Gran
 2020 Made in Italy
Ree
 2019 The Spy (TV Mini Series)
Mama Sophie Cohen
- Home (2019) ... Mama Sophie Cohen
- Fish Gotta Swim (2019) ... Mama Sophie Cohen
- Alone in Damascus (2019) ... Mama Sophie Cohen
- The Immigrant (2019) ... Mama Sophie Cohen (credit only)
 2019 Shawafa (Short)
 2019 Back to Life (TV Series)
Anna
- Episode #1.5 (2019) ... Anna
- Episode #1.3 (2019) ... Anna
- Episode #1.1 (2019) ... Anna
 2019 Porters (TV Series)
Freda
- Wedding & Perfume (2019) ... Freda
 2018 The Therapist (Short)
 2018 Only the Lonely (Short)
Gurmeet
 2004-2018 Doctors (TV Series)
Preeti Khella / Dr. Imani Khaled / Dr. Barbara Terrell / ...
- A Man on a Mission (2018) ... Dr. Imani Khaled
- Doctor Love (2012) ... Preeti Khella
- Ink (2012) ... Preeti Khella
- The Trouble with Charlie (2010) ... Dr. Barbara Terrell (as Soad Faress)
- Listen to Me (2004) ... Mala Chowdhry
 2018 Taarof (Short)
Alborz
 2018 Christopher Robin
Wealthy Woman
 2018 Apple Tree House (TV Series)
Mrs. Andros
- Old Apple Tree (2018) ... Mrs. Andros
 2017 Sense8 (TV Series)
Ruth El-Saadawi
- I Have No Room in My Heart for Hate (2017) ... Ruth El-Saadawi
 2016 Bridget Jones's Baby
Judge
 2016 Brief Encounters (TV Mini Series)
Widowed Linda
- Episode #1.6 (2016) ... Widowed Linda
- Episode #1.5 (2016) ... Widowed Linda
- Episode #1.4 (2016) ... Widowed Linda
- Episode #1.3 (2016) ... Widowed Linda
- Episode #1.2 (2016) ... Widowed Linda
 2016 Game of Thrones (TV Series)
Dosh khaleen High Priestess
- Book of the Stranger (2016) ... Dosh khaleen High Priestess
- Oathbreaker (2016) ... Dosh khaleen High Priestess
 2008-2014 Holby City (TV Series)
Stella Jakiel / Mina Booth / Jocelyn Davidson
- Star Crossed Lovers (2014) ... Stella Jakiel
- Resolutions (2009) ... Mina Booth
- Final Cut (2008) ... Jocelyn Davidson
 2014 Vera (TV Series)
Eve Jamshidi
- The Deer Hunters (2014) ... Eve Jamshidi
 2013 Pat & Cabbage (TV Series)
Judy
- Episode #1.3 (2013) ... Judy
 2012 The Making of a Lady (TV Movie)
Ameerah
 2012 Hunted (TV Series)
Mrs Sidwa
- Snow Maiden (2012) ... Mrs Sidwa
- Khyber (2012) ... Mrs Sidwa
- Polyhedrus (2012) ... Mrs Sidwa
- Ambassadors (2012) ... Mrs Sidwa
- LB (2012) ... Mrs Sidwa
 2003-2011 Casualty (TV Series)
Maryam Shakiba / Rosemary
- Starting Over (2011) ... Maryam Shakiba
- Only Human (2011) ... Maryam Shakiba
- Less than Zero (2011) ... Maryam Shakiba
- Duty of Care (2011) ... Maryam Shakiba
- Hands On (2010) ... Maryam Shakiba (as Soud Faress)
 2010 Silent Witness (TV Series)
Diomanda Yannis
- Voids: Part 2 (2010) ... Diomanda Yannis
- Voids: Part 1 (2010) ... Diomanda Yannis
 2009 The Sarah Jane Adventures (TV Series)
Old Rani
- The Mad Woman in the Attic: Part 2 (2009) ... Old Rani
- The Mad Woman in the Attic: Part 1 (2009) ... Old Rani
 2009 Law & Order: UK (TV Series)
Birsen Ozkan
- Paradise (2009) ... Birsen Ozkan
 2009 Drawn Out (Short)
Mother
 2008 My Spy Family (TV Series)
Mrs. Vong
- The Mum's the Word Affair (2008) ... Mrs. Vong
 2007 New Street Law (TV Series)
Amanda Collins
- Episode #2.4 (2007) ... Amanda Collins (as Souad Feres)
 1993-2006 The Bill (TV Series)
Carmen Nadir / Fatima Ahmet / Doctor
- 461: Go For Gold (2006) ... Carmen Nadir
- 455: The Big Day - Part 2 (2006) ... Carmen Nadir
- Reasons to Be Fearful (2000) ... Fatima Ahmet
- Uses and Abuses (1993) ... Doctor
 2006 Tripping Over (TV Mini Series)
Margery
- Episode #1.3 (2006) ... Margery (as Souad Feress)
 2005 Family Affairs (TV Series)
Aamina Shafiq
- Episode #1.2270 (2005) ... Aamina Shafiq
- Episode #1.2269 (2005) ... Aamina Shafiq
- Episode #1.2268 (2005) ... Aamina Shafiq
- Episode #1.2267 (2005) ... Aamina Shafiq
- Episode #1.2266 (2005) ... Aamina Shafiq
 2005 Bodies (TV Series)
Anaesthetist
- Episode #2.9 (2005) ... Anaesthetist
- Episode #2.10 (2005) ... Anaesthetist
 2005 No Angels (TV Series)
Aunty Di
- Episode #2.7 (2005) ... Aunty Di
 2005 My Hero (TV Series)
NHS Inspector
- Brain Drain (2005) ... NHS Inspector
 2004 The Fever
The Seamstress
 2003 Promoted to Glory (TV Movie)
Psychiatrist
 2003 Strange (TV Mini Series)
Mrs. Singh
- Asmoth (2003) ... Mrs. Singh
 2002 Being April (TV Series)
Leela
- Family (2002) ... Leela
- Jealousy (2002) ... Leela
- Growing Pains (2002) ... Leela
- Normal (2002) ... Leela
- Rules (2002) ... Leela
 2002 Trial & Retribution (TV Series)
Dr. Sudha Malik
- Trial & Retribution V - Part One (2002) ... Dr. Sudha Malik
 2001 Bernard's Watch (TV Series)
Mrs. Bhanjani
- Alien Times (2001) ... Mrs. Bhanjani
 2001 Coronation Street (TV Series)
Urmila Alahan
- Episode #1.5142 (2001) ... Urmila Alahan
- Episode #1.5131 (2001) ... Urmila Alahan
- Episode #1.5129 (2001) ... Urmila Alahan
 2001 Down to Earth (TV Series)
Portia
- The Final Straw (2001) ... Portia
 1998 Supply & Demand (TV Mini Series)
Ella Kumar
- Golden Goose: Part 2 (1998) ... Ella Kumar
- Golden Goose: Part 1 (1998) ... Ella Kumar
 1998 Such a Long Journey
Mrs. Rabadi
 1997 Sixth Happiness
Sera Kotwal
 1995 The Accidental Conspiracy (Short)
Director
 1993 Bhaji on the Beach
Rekha
 1992 Prime Suspect 2 (TV Mini Series)
Mrs. Duhra
- Operation Nadine: Part 2 (1992) ... Mrs. Duhra
 1992 Screen Two (TV Series)
Mumtaz
- My Sister-Wife (1992) ... Mumtaz
 1990 EastEnders (TV Series)
Farah
- Episode #1.561 (1990) ... Farah
- Episode #1.557 (1990) ... Farah
- Episode #1.554 (1990) ... Farah
- Episode #1.551 (1990) ... Farah
- Episode #1.548 (1990) ... Farah
 1989 Shalom Salaam (TV Mini Series)
Nasreen
- Episode #1.4 (1989) ... Nasreen
- Episode #1.3 (1989) ... Nasreen
- Episode #1.2 (1989) ... Nasreen
- Episode #1.1 (1989) ... Nasreen
 1988 South of the Border (TV Series)
Manda
- Episode #1.2 (1988) ... Manda
 1987 Elphida (TV Movie)
Asian woman 2
 1987 Inspector Morse (TV Series)
Hospital Doctor
- The Dead of Jericho (1987) ... Hospital Doctor
 1985 Albion Market (TV Series)
Anita Rai
 1985 My Beautiful Laundrette
Cherry
 1981 Crown Court (TV Series)
Dr. Joanna Whitting
- Freedom to Incite: Part 1 (1981) ... Dr. Joanna Whitting
 1980 Watch All Night (TV Series)
Xenia
- Web (1980) ... Xenia
- On the Brink (1980) ... Xenia
- Left Luggage (1980) ... Xenia
- The Passenetti File (1980) ... Xenia
- Cover Up (1980) ... Xenia
 1980 Escape (TV Series)
Suhailia
- Hijack to Mogadishu (1980) ... Suhailia
 1979 Fat (TV Movie)
Princess Ayisha
 1979 Play for Today (TV Series)
Samya
- Who's Who (1979) ... Samya
 1979 Blake's 7 (TV Series)
Selma
- Horizon (1979) ... Selma
 1978 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Gypsy
- The Beaux Stratagem (1978) ... Gypsy
 1977 Secret Army (TV Series)
Maria
- Too Near Home (1977) ... Maria
 1977 Two's Company (TV Series)
Guest
- The Guests (1977) ... Guest
 1976 I, Claudius (TV Mini Series)
Girl / Slave
- A God in Colchester (1976) ... Girl
- Some Justice (1976) ... Slave
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She acted in Louise Page's play, "Beauty and the Beast," at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Jack Klaff, Joely Richardson, Marty Cruickshank, Natasha Parry, Philip Bretherton, Jack Ellis, and Veronica Quilligan in the cast. See more »

Alternate Names:

Soad Faress | Soud Faress | Souad Feres | Souad Feress
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Born in Ghana to Irish and Syrian parents, she came to England to study acting at the Guildhall School. She has also written plays and stories. See more »

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