Hanan Turk studied at the Ballet Institute, became a member of the Cairo Ballet Group and later, the Classic Ballet Group. In 1991 she burst onto the acting scene starring alongside Nadia El-Gendy in Raghba Motawahesha, directed by Khayry Bishara. One of Egypt’s foremost actresses, Hanan has managed to make her mark on Arab audiences in a number of Egyptian films including, Youssef Shahine’s Al-Mohager, Al-Massir and Al-Akhar. She also starred in a selection of successful TV series including Al-Sabr Fel Malahat, AlMal We Al-Banoun, Lan A’esh Fe Gelbab Aby, Amira Men Abdeen and Opera Aida. In 2005 Hanan played the lead role in the film Dunia, directed by Jocelyne Saab. The film attracted a lot of attention not only in Egypt but also in Europe with its controversial topic, female circumcision.

Accolades

Hanan Turk
Best Actress, 2007

Hanan Turk

Best Actress, 2007

Hanan Turk

Cut and Paste (Kas Wa Lazk)

Hanan Turk studied at the Ballet Institute, became a member of the Cairo Ballet Group and later, the Classic Ballet Group. In 1991 she burst onto…

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Films

Cut and Paste
2007

Cut and Paste (Kas Wa Lazk)

Egypt
2007

Cut and Paste (Kas Wa Lazk)

After turning thirty, Gmilla’s dreams of emigrating abroad have collapsed. She meets Youssef who is also thinking of traveling and they make a pact that…

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