Renowned Egyptian actress Aida Abdel-Aziz dies at 85

Ahram Online , Thursday 3 Feb 2022

Actress Aida Abdel-Aziz passed away on Thursday, at the age of 85, following a struggle with illness.

Aida Abdel Aziz

Born on 27 October 1936, Aida Abdel-Aziz graduated from the Higher Institute of Theatrical Arts in 1959.

She travelled to London with her husband where she pursued further theatre trainings.

Upon her return to Egypt, she began teaching theatre at the Teachers' Institute of Arts and supervised trainings of theatre troupes in projects linked to the Ministry of Education.

Abdel-Aziz's career included tens of roles in theatre and in cinema.

Her distinguised roles on stage included Antigon, Your Sons Egypt, and Seagull.

In Cinema, She took part in memorable films such as The Land (1970), and Something in My Chest (1971).

She also worked in The Queen’s Honey (1985), and The Panther and the Female (1987), Al Sitt Hoda (1996), and Heliopolis (2010).

In 1997, Cairo International Festival for Experimental Theatre honoured for her ensemble work in theatre.

The actress took roles in over 200 films and television series with many well known directors and star actors and actresses.

Her film roles include Al-nemr wa al-ontha (1987); Bawabat Iblees (1993); Afarit Al Asfalt (1996); Wall of Heroism (1998); Mahrous, the Minister's Attaché (1999); I Love Cinema (2004), Bedoon Reqaba (2009); and Al Harami wa Al Abeet (2013)

Her television work included Ayam Al Mounira (1994); Wanis' Daily Life (1994); The Game (1999), Devil's Tunnel (2008); The Fall of the Caliphate (2010); Malika fee al-Manfa (2010); and Heatwave (2013).

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