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Egyptian comedian Ibrahim Nasr dies at age 74

The funeral prayers will take place at the Old St. Mark Church in Azbakiya today, after which he will be buried at the family gravesite in Abbasiya

Ahram Online , Tuesday 12 May 2020
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Well-known Egyptian actor Ibrahim Nasr passed away in the early hours of Tuesday.

The funeral prayers will take place at the Old St. Mark Church in Azbakiya today, after which he will be buried at the family gravesite in Abbasiya.

Born in 1946, Nasr graduated from the English literature department, yet he was interested in acting at an early age, and won several awards for acting in university plays. His impressions of famous actors were among the signatures that brought him to the spotlight.

He moved on to cinema, collaborating with renowned Egyptian directors. One of the important roles marking the start of his career was Al-Mohem El-Hob (1974) starring Adel Emam and Samir Ghanem

His other famous roles include those in Mr. Karate (1993) directed by Mohamed Khan, and Shams El-Zanaty (1991) directed by Samir Seif, where he acted alongside Adel Emam and Sawsan Badr.

In more recent years, Nasr appeared in X Large (2011) a film directed by Sherif Arafa and starring Ahmed Helmy, and The Cave (2018). He also appeared in numerous television series including Foq El-Sahab (2018).

He was also well-known for hosting the TV show Candid Camera, in which he impersonated a female in the character of Zakeya Zakaria. 

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