British-Egyptian actor Amir El-Masry nominated for the British Independent Film Award

Ahram Online , Monday 6 Nov 2023

British-Egyptian actor Amir El-Masry has been nominated for the British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) in the category of Best Supporting Performance.

Amir El-Masry
Amir El-Masry (Photo: AFP)

El-Masry was nominated for his role in Naqqash Khalid’s debut feature film, In Camera (2023).

He is one of the ten contestants vying for the Best Supporting Performance. 

The film's lead actor, Nabhaan Rizwan, has also been nominated for BIFA's Best Lead Performance. 

According to the film's brief, In Camera "follows Aden - played by Rizwan - a young actor in a cycle of nightmarish auditions. After he receives multiple rejections, Aden takes it upon himself to find a new part to play."

The winners will be announced at the BIFA ceremony on Sunday, 3 December 2023. 

Born in Cairo in 1990 and raised in London, El-Masry's career kicked off with roles in Egyptian films, earning him Best Young Actor at the Egyptian Oscars in 2009.

Graduating from The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art in 2013, he appeared in Jon Stewart's debut feature Rosewater and various acclaimed TV series before his breakthrough role in The Night Manager (2016), followed by Lost in London (2017), The State (2017), and Age Before Beauty (2018). In 2019, he landed a role in Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker, and a year later in Ben Sharrock’s Limbo.

El-Masry was cast in the fifth season of Netflix’s historical drama The Crown. He portrayed the young Egyptian billionaire Mohamed El-Fayed.

Other notable credits include playing the lead in the first American-Saudi feature, The Arabian Warrior.

In 2023, El-Masry appeared in two films -- Club Zero by Jessica Hausner and In Camera by Khalid Naqqash -- establishing his strong presence in international cinema and television. 

In Camera premiered at the 57th Karlovy Vary Film Festival (30 June – 8 July 2023).

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