After a long absence from television, Egyptian singer Mohamed Mounir recently began shooting the first scenes for the upcoming Ramadan television series Al-Moghanny (“The Singer”).
The series stars Rania Farid Shawky and is directed by Sherif Sabry. The script is a collaboration by a number of young script-writers, and resulted from a script-writing workshop that included poet Kawthar Mustafa.
Mounir, whose musical and acting career has spanned over three decades, is known as “the king” among his fans, in reference to his album The King is The King.
He incorporates a variety of different of genres into his music, including Nubian music, classical Arabic music, blues, reggae, and jazz.
He has also found success as an actor, with roles in 12 movies, four television series, and three plays.
His acting debut was in Hadouta Masriya (“An Egyptian Story”), by renowned director Youssef Chahine. He also featured on the film's soundtrack. He also acted in Chahine's 1997 film Al-Maseer (“Destiny”) and in Dunia in 2005, directed by Jocelyne Saab. He played himself in 2006's Mafesh Ghayr Keda (“Nothing But This”), directed by Khaled El-Hagar.
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