Iconic Egyptian actor Mohamed Sobhy gears up for new theater shows

Eslam Omar , Tuesday 22 Feb 2022

Egypt’s leading production company United Media Services (UMS) group signed on Monday a cooperation protocol with iconic Egyptian theatre director and actor Mohamed Sobhy.

Mohamed Sobhy

The cooperation includes a new project for producing a number of fresh theatrical shows, as well as discovering and training new talents.

This comes as part of UMS’ initiative, under Managing Director Hassan Abdallah, to boost Egyptian theatre, which started with Ashraf Abdel-Baky’s show ‘Kenz El-Donia’ starring a number of special needs talents.

Sobhy, who set a record in building theatres in Egypt with five theatre halls, is currently presenting his latest comedy musical ‘Nogoum El-Dohr’ at Sonbol City theatre on Cairo-Alexandria Road.

The 1970 graduate of the Higher Institute of Theatrical Arts launched his fruitful career in 1968, performing in over 40 theatre shows, 22 films and 25 TV series, with many being among the most popular Arab classics.

With Al-Karnak (1975) and Hona Al-Qahera (1985) being among his most notable films, Sobhy was the maker of 'Enta Horr', 'Al-Joker', 'El-Hamagy', 'El-Hamagy', 'Takhareef', 'Weghet Nazar' and other significant shows. Sobhy garnered a huge fan-base through his few but influential series, including Sonbol and Yawmeyat Wanis, which aired between 1994 and 2013 with a total of about 300 episodes.

The chairman of Sharm El-Sheikh International Theater Festival for Youth, Sobhy recently celebrated his 50-year career by paying tribute to over 100 artists in an event titled '50 Sana Fann' (50 years of art).

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