Well-known Egyptian actor Sayed Ragab announced on DX Media Egypt’s YouTube channel that he will be presenting stories from Egypt’s heritage every Tuesday.
Greeting viewers in a brief message, Ragab says, "I have decided to visit you every Tuesday to tell you a variety of stories from our beautiful heritage. Tell me if you like them."
Ragab's storytelling is part of the These Are Stories (Dee Hawadeet) launched by DX Media, a new digital platform which promises in its brief to create content that will include stories about "the strong classical tradition and work practices of the founders but infused with modern media tools, skills and forms," with topics touching on "history, football, drama, music and nostalgia."
On 26 April, DX Media launch its activities with a short episode of Dee Hawadeet presenting the history of Fawazeer Ramadan narrated by Mohamed Hatem to script by Mohamed Al Waziri.
Ragab's stories will be a new series on the same channel, with the actor presenting his own stories about the country's heritage.
Born in 1950, Sayed Ragab has become one of the best-known Egyptian film actors. He began his acting career in theatre, where he still occasionally performs, while his film career launched with Small Dreams ('Ahlam Saghira'), a 1993 film directed by Khaled El-Hagar and starring Mervat Amin and Salah El-Saadani.
His unique talent, theatre and onscreen character helped Ragab move fast from secondary to leading roles, becoming one of the most sought-after actors of his generation.
Ragab continued to collaborate with El-Hagar, including in his award-winning 2011 film Longing (El-Shou'), to which Ragab wrote the script and acted alongside Sawsan Badr.
Ragab appeared in many other movies and television series collaborating with well-known directors and actors. His most recent works include acting in the short film Habib (2019), feature film Sons of Rizk 2 (2019), television series Nasr El-Saeed (2018) and Crossroads (2020).
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