The Egyptian actor Kamal El-Shennawy died on Monday 22 August at the age of 89 after a long battle with disease.
El-Shennawy has acted in more than 200 films and television series, directed one film and produced five films. He also wrote the screenplay for the film Wadaa Fil Fagr (Goodbye at Dawn).
Born on 26 December 1921 in Mansoura, Egypt, El-Shennawy started with an artistic leaning towards the visual arts. He held exhibitions and worked as an art teacher for two years, but turned to acting in 1947 with the film Ghany Harb (Riches of War).
Some of his important films include Al Less Wal Kelab (The Thief and the Dogs), which is based on a novel by Naguib Mahfouz; the political thriller, Al Hareb (The Fugitive) written by Raafat El Meehy; Al Karnak, also based on a novel by Naguib Mahfouz and Al Ragol Alazy Faqad Zeloh (The Man Who Lost His Shadow).
His funeral will take place Monday at noon at the Moustafa Mahmoud Mosque in Mohandiseen.