Egyptian-British actor Fady El Sayed joins Gangs of London's cast in second season

Ahram Online , Tuesday 29 Jun 2021

Gangs of London tells the story of London being torn apart by the turbulent power struggles of its international gangs

Fady El Sayed

Egyptian-British actor Fady El Sayed started shooting his scenes in the second season of the serial drama Gangs of London.

The actor will star in the series that had a successful first season and received wide audience acclaim across the world.

The drama's cast includes Ṣọpẹ Dìrísù, Michelle Fairley, Brian Vernel, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Lucian Msamati, Paapa Essiedu, Valene Kane, Orli Shuka, Asif Raza, and Narges Rashid.

El Sayed joins the cast in the second season, together with Waleed Zuaiter, French rapper Jasmine Armando, Salem Kali and Aymen Hamdouchi.

According to the brief on IMDb, Gangs of London "tells the story of London being torn apart by the turbulent power struggles of its international gangs and the sudden power vacuum that's created when the head of London's most powerful crime family is assassinated."

The season 1 was directed by Gareth Evans, Corin Hardy and Xavier Gens. Hardy will continue as the lead director of season 2 for four episodes. Marcela Said and Nima Nourizadeh will join him to direct two episodes each.

"Fady marked his breakthrough in 2012 through My Brother the Devil that propelled his name for a Best British Newcomer award nomination at the BFI London Film Festival. Fady’s talent caught the attention of several international filmmakers and soon he starred in a number of international films, including Penny Dreadful, starring Eva Green, in which he played the role of a vampire, Class that is derived from the well-known adventure series Doctor Who, River TV series, starring renowned Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgård, A Private War, starring Rosamund Pike, and Danish film Daniel by director Niels Arden Oplev," reads the actor's biography provided by MAD Solutions.

The year 2020 marked one of Fady’s most successful years, when he starred in a number of international TV series, including Baghdad Central and Little Birds, as well as the short drama film Ending. He is currently working on a number of cinematic projects as well that include the two films Faith and London Boys. 

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