Adeel Akhtar

Adeel Akhtar Movies and TV Shows

Akhtar is known for the bumbling Muslim extremist Faisal in Chris Morris's film Four Lions.[3] Other comedic performances include Gupta in The Angelos Epithemiou Show,[4] Maroush in The Dictator[4] and Smee in Joe Wright and Pan.[5] Akhtar has also won acclaim for his dramatic performances: in 2015, he was nominated for a BAFTA for Best Supporting Actor for his 2014 role as Wilson Wilson on Channel 4's Utopia.[6] He played shopkeeper Ahmed alongside Toby Jones in the BBC mini-series Capital,[7] and DS Ira King in the BBC's River.[8] Reviewing River in The Daily Telegraph, Michael Hogan wrote, "This series was beautifully written by Abi Morgan, stylishly directed, and most of all, superbly acted. The quieter, less showy supporting players also shone. Not just stalwarts [...] but fresher faces: Adeel Akhtar as River's endlessly patient sidekick and Georgina Rich as his psychiatrist".[9] In 2016 Akhtar appeared as Shahzad in the BBC one-off drama Murdered by My Father. He won the 2017 BAFTA award for Lead Actor for this role,[10] the first non-white actor to do so.[11] He also appeared as Rob Singhal in the acclaimed BBC miniseries based on John le Carré's The Night Manager.[12] His latest role is as Billy in the 2019 critically acclaimed series on BBC Three, Back to Life, written by Daisy Haggard and Laura Salon. Adeel became a patron of Half Moon Theatre in autumn 2016.

Personal info

  • Gender: Male
  • Date of birth: 9/18/1980 (43 years old)
  • Place of birth: London, England, UK
  • twitter: adeelakhtar1234
  • instagram: adeelakhtar
Year
Genre
IMDB
TMDB
Available on the following streaming services in the UK
Fool Me Once
IMDB 6.8
TMDB 73%
role:
Sami Kierce
Not available
2024

Crime

Drama

Mystery

6.8
73%
Not available
Murder Mystery 2
IMDB 5.7
TMDB 66%
role:
The Maharajah
2023

Action

Comedy

Mystery

5.7
66%
Enola Holmes 2
IMDB 6.8
TMDB 77%
role:
Lestrade
2022

Adventure

Crime

Mystery

6.8
77%
Sherwood
IMDB 7.4
TMDB 72%
role:
Andy Fisher
2022

Crime

Mystery

7.4
72%
2022

Drama

6.5
65%
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Ali & Ava
IMDB 6.7
TMDB 76%
role:
Ali
2021

Drama

Romance

6.7
76%
2021

Drama

History

6.8
71%
Robin Robin
IMDB 7.0
TMDB 71%
role:
Dad Mouse (voice)
2021

Adventure

Animation

Family

7.0
71%
2021

Comedy

Drama

Music

6.6
64%
Sweet Tooth
IMDB 7.7
TMDB 79%
role:
Dr. Aditya Singh
2021

Drama

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

7.7
79%
Enola Holmes
IMDB 6.6
TMDB 73%
role:
Lestrade
2020

Crime

Drama

Mystery

6.6
73%
The Nest
IMDB 6.3
TMDB 62%
role:
Steve
2020

Drama

Romance

6.3
62%
Murder Mystery
IMDB 6.0
TMDB 63%
role:
The Maharajah
2019

Action

Comedy

Crime

Mystery

6.0
63%
Back to Life
IMDB 7.5
TMDB 75%
role:
Billy
2019

Comedy

Drama

7.5
75%
2018

Comedy

Drama

6.4
61%
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Ghosted
IMDB 6.3
TMDB 64%
role:
Dr. Barry Shaw
2017

Comedy

6.3
64%
Victoria & Abdul
IMDB 6.8
TMDB 70%
role:
Mohammed
2017

Drama

History

6.8
70%
Hampstead
IMDB 6.1
TMDB 60%
role:
Donald's Lawyer
2017

Comedy

Romance

6.1
60%
The Big Sick
IMDB 7.5
TMDB 74%
role:
Naveed Nanjiani
2017

Comedy

Drama

Romance

7.5
74%
The Last Dragonslayer
IMDB 5.6
TMDB 59%
role:
Mr. Brittles
2016

Adventure

Comedy

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

5.6
59%
The Night Manager
IMDB 8.0
TMDB 79%
role:
Rob Singhal
2016

Crime

Drama

Mystery

8.0
79%
Capital
IMDB 6.9
TMDB 75%
role:
Ahmed
2015

Drama

6.9
75%
River
IMDB 8.0
TMDB 76%
role:
Ira King
2015

Crime

Drama

8.0
76%
Convenience
IMDB 5.9
TMDB 58%
role:
Shaan
2015

Action

Comedy

5.9
58%
Pan
IMDB 5.7
TMDB 60%
role:
Sam Smiegel
2015

Adventure

Family

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

5.7
60%
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2015

Drama

6.8
53%
Utopia
IMDB 8.4
TMDB 81%
role:
Wilson Wilson
2013

Action

Adventure

Drama

Mystery

8.4
81%
The Dictator
IMDB 6.4
TMDB 61%
role:
Maroush
2012

Comedy

6.4
61%
Four Lions
IMDB 7.3
TMDB 70%
role:
Faisal
2010

Comedy

Crime

Drama

7.3
70%
Traitor
IMDB 6.9
TMDB 66%
role:
Hamzi
2008

Action

Crime

Drama

Thriller

6.9
66%

FAQs

Some movies or TV shows available in the UK starring or involving Adeel Akhtar are, for example, Murder Mystery 2, Enola Holmes 2 and Sherwood.
The streaming services with the largest selection are Prime Video, Amazon and Google Play.
The best StreamHint ratings are Utopia (8.3), The Night Manager (8.0) and Sweet Tooth (7.8).
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