Dhafer L'Abidine


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Before his sky-rocketing breakthrough in the Arab world, Dhafer enjoyed a successful career in the West, appearing in international film productions such as Children of Men (2006), Sex and the City 2 (2010), Centurion (2010), Black Forest (2012), Rise of the Footsoldier (UK) and the upcoming film A Hologram for the King, directed by Tom Twyker and... See full bio »

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in Tunis, Tunisia

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Centurion Arm Wrestling Opponent
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 2021 The Spider
 2021 Mousa
 2021 Ghodwa
Habib
 2020/II Bloodline
Nader
 2020 The Eddy (TV Mini Series)
Sami Ben Miled
- The Eddy (2020) ... Sami Ben Miled
- Katarina (2020) ... Sami Ben Miled
 2019 Bride of Beirut (TV Series)
 2018 Eugenie Nights (TV Series) (as Zafer El-Abedin)
 2018 The Looming Tower (TV Mini Series)
Mohamed Atta
- Tuesday (2018) ... Mohamed Atta
- A Very Special Relationship (2018) ... Mohamed Atta
- Boys at War (2018) ... Mohamed Atta
 2017 The State (TV Mini Series)
Maqqar Amir
- Episode #1.3 (2017) ... Maqqar Amir
- Episode #1.2 (2017) ... Maqqar Amir
- Episode #1.1 (2017) ... Maqqar Amir
 2017 Fearless (TV Mini Series)
Yusef Attar
- Episode #1.4 (2017) ... Yusef Attar (as Dhaffer L'Abidine)
 2017 Caramel (TV Series)
 2017 Halawet El Donia: Life is Beautiful. (TV Series)
Selim
- Episode #1.26 (2017) ... Selim
- Episode #1.25 (2017) ... Selim
- Episode #1.1 (2017) ... Selim
- Episode #1.24 (2017) ... Selim
- Episode #1.29 (2017) ... Selim
 2016 Abu Shanab (as Dhaffer L'Abidine)
 2016 Al Khorog (TV Series)
Omar
 2016 A Hologram for the King
Hasan (as Dhaffer L'Abidine)
 2015 Under Control (TV Series)
Hatem Mahmoud Al Ridi
- Episode #1.3 (2015) ... Hatem Mahmoud Al Ridi
- Episode #1.28 (2015) ... Hatem Mahmoud Al Ridi (as Zafer El-Abedin)
- Episode #1.29 (2015) ... Hatem Mahmoud Al Ridi (as Zafer El-Abedin)
- Episode #1.30 (2015) ... Hatem Mahmoud Al Ridi (as Zafer El-Abedin)
- Episode #1.27 (2015) ... Hatem Mahmoud Al Ridi (as Zafer El-Abedin)
 2015 24 Carat (TV Series)
- Episode #1.30 (2015) ... (as Dhaffer L'Abidine)
- Episode #1.29 (2015) ... (as Dhaffer L'Abidine)
- Episode #1.28 (2015) ... (as Dhaffer L'Abidine)
- Episode #1.27 (2015) ... (as Dhaffer L'Abidine)
- Episode #1.26 (2015) ... (as Dhaffer L'Abidine)
 2015 The Secret World: Issue 11 - Reaping the Whirlwind (Video Game)
Samael Chandra (voice, as Dhaffer L'Abidine)
 2014 Spiral (TV Series)
Tarek Ziani
- Episode #5.12 (2014) ... Tarek Ziani
- Episode #5.11 (2014) ... Tarek Ziani
- Episode #5.9 (2014) ... Tarek Ziani (as Dahfer L'Abidine)
- Episode #5.8 (2014) ... Tarek Ziani (as Dahfer L'Abidine)
- Episode #5.5 (2014) ... Tarek Ziani
 2014 The Transporter (TV Series)
Bernard Dassin / Olivier Dassin
- Trust (2014) ... Bernard Dassin (as Dhaffer L'Abidine)
- Chimera (2014) ... Bernard Dassin (as Dhaffer L'Abidine)
- T2 (2014) ... Olivier Dassin (as Dhaffer L'Abidine)
 2014 Farq Tawqit (TV Series)
Sameh
 2014 Law & Order: UK (TV Series)
Tariq Mahmoud
- Customs (2014) ... Tariq Mahmoud (as Dhaffer L'Abidine)
 2013 New Tricks (TV Series)
Supt Raphael Cruz
- The Rock: Part Two (2013) ... Supt Raphael Cruz (as Dhaffer L'Abidine)
- The Rock: Part One (2013) ... Supt Raphael Cruz (as Dhaffer L'Abidine)
 2013 Neeran Sadeeqa (TV Series)
Rafaat
- Episode #1.10 (2013) ... Rafaat (as Dhaffer L'Abidine)
- Episode #1.30 ... Rafaat (as Dhaffer L'Abidine)
- Episode #1.29 ... Rafaat (as Dhaffer L'Abidine)
- Episode #1.28 ... Rafaat (as Dhaffer L'Abidine)
- Episode #1.27 ... Rafaat (as Dhaffer L'Abidine)
 2013 The Bible (TV Mini Series)
Uriah
- Kingdom (2013) ... Uriah
 2012 Hunted (TV Series)
Bernard Faroux
- Kismet (2012) ... Bernard Faroux
- Hourglass (2012) ... Bernard Faroux
- LB (2012) ... Bernard Faroux
- Mort (2012) ... Bernard Faroux
 2012 Destiny (TV Series)
Mohamed Ali Néji / Dali
- Episode #3.1 (2012) ... Mohamed Ali Néji / Dali
 2012 Vertigo (TV Series)
Diaa
- Episode #1.1 (2012) ... Diaa (as Dhaffer L'Abidine, credit only)
 2012 The Secret World (Video Game)
Samael (voice, as Dhaffer L'Abidine)
 2012 Fausse Note (as Dhaffer L'Abidine)
 2012 Benidorm (TV Series)
Mohammed
- Episode #5.6 (2012) ... Mohammed (as Dhaffer L'Abidine)
- Episode #5.5 (2012) ... Mohammed
- Episode #5.4 (2012) ... Mohammed
 2012 Black Forest (TV Movie)
Dr. Saxon (as Dhaffer L'Abidine)
 2011 Kingdom of Dust: Beheading of Adam Smith
Shakir (as Dhaffer L'Abidine)
 2011 Casualty (TV Series)
Omar Nasri
- Wild Horses (2011) ... Omar Nasri
- Fixed (2011) ... Omar Nasri
- To Have and Have Not (2011) ... Omar Nasri
- Memory Games (2011) ... Omar Nasri
- Common Vector (2011) ... Omar Nasri
 2011 Brink (Video Game)
Resistance (voice, as Dhaffer L'Abidine)
 2010 GoldenEye 007 (Video Game)
Additional Voices (voice, as Dhaffer L'Abidine)
 2010 Late December
Adam (as Dhaffer L'Abidine)
 2010 Masterpiece Mystery (TV Series)
Migrant Worker
- Wallander, Series II: Faceless Killers (2010) ... Migrant Worker (as Dhaffer L'Abidine)
 2010 Sex and the City 2
Mahmud
 2010 Centurion
Arm Wrestling Opponent
 2010 Dante's Inferno (Video Game)
Background Shade (voice)
 2010 Wallander (TV Series)
Migrant Worker
- Faceless Killers (2010) ... Migrant Worker
 2010 Strike Back (TV Series)
Hakim Al Nazeri
- Iraq: Part One (2010) ... Hakim Al Nazeri (as Dhaffer L'Abidine)
 2009 Tunis 2050 (TV Series)
Bilel (2011-2013) (voice)
 2009 31 North 62 East
Thierry Leroy (as Dhaffer L'Abidine)
 2009 Buried Secrets
Ali
 2009 The Omid Djalili Show (TV Series)
- Episode #2.3 (2009)
- Episode #2.1 (2009)
 2008 Coming Up (TV Series)
Passenger
- Lickle Bill Um (2008) ... Passenger
 2008 A Touch of Frost (TV Series)
Roman Cassell
- Mind Games (2008) ... Roman Cassell
 2007 The Whistleblowers (TV Series)
Mohamed Agiza
- Ghosts (2007) ... Mohamed Agiza
 2007 Rise of the Footsoldier
Emre Baran (as Dhaffer L'Abidine)
 2007 Thieves Like Us (TV Series)
Claude Delacroix
- The Footballer Job (2007) ... Claude Delacroix (as Dhaffer L'Abidine)
 2007 The Mark of Cain
Abdullah Omar
 2006 Medieval II: Total War (Video Game) (voice)
 2006 MI-5 (TV Series)
Sharaf
- Hostage Takers: Part 2 (2006) ... Sharaf
- Hostage Takers: Part 1 (2006) ... Sharaf
 2006 The Stone Merchant
1st Egyptian (as Dhaffer Labidine)
 2006 Children of Men
Dhafer
 2006 The Da Vinci Code
PTS Agent (uncredited)
 2006 Bombshell (TV Series)
Raman
- Episode #1.2 (2006) ... Raman (as Dhaffer L'Abidine)
 2006 A Different Dish (Short)
Son (as Dhaffer L'Abidine)
 2005 Doctors (TV Series)
Pete Demello
- Perfect Day (2005) ... Pete Demello
 2005 The Bill (TV Series)
Ali Hakimi
- 350: Keep it Out (2005) ... Ali Hakimi
 2002-2004 Dream Team (TV Series)
Marcel Sabatier
- Thrown to the Wolves (2004) ... Marcel Sabatier (as Dhaffer L'Abidine)
- Les mains sales (2004) ... Marcel Sabatier (as Dhaffer L'Abidine)
- Ghosts (2004) ... Marcel Sabatier (as Dhaffer L'Abidine)
- Chelsea Away (2004) ... Marcel Sabatier (as Dhaffer L'Abidine)
- In His Hands (2004) ... Marcel Sabatier (as Dhaffer L'Abidine)
 2004 Wire in the Blood (TV Series)
Hassan
- Sharp Compassion (2004) ... Hassan
 2003 Ekhwa wa Zaman (TV Mini Series)
Kais
 2002 Maria: Daughter of Her Son (TV Movie)
Giacomo di Zebedeo (as Dhaffer L'Abidine)
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Alternate Names:

Zafer El-Abedin | Dahfer L'Abidine | Dhaffer L'Abidine | Dhaffer Labidine

Height:

6' (1.83 m)

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