Khalid Abdalla is an actor who works across fields, as a producer and filmmaker but also in cultural production and alternative media. He has acted leading roles in films including Paul Greengrass’s United 93 (2006) and Green Zone (2010), Marc Forster’s The Kite Runner (2007), Tala Hadid’s The Narrow Frame of Midnight (2014) and Danis Tanovic’s Tigers (2014). His more recent films include: Susanna White’s Our Kind of Traitor (2016), Justin Kurzel’s Assassin’s Creed (2016) and Faruk Sabanovic’s Birds Like Us (2017) – in which he plays a bat. In documentary film he has producing credits on Hanan Abdalla’s In the Shadow of a Man (2012) and the upcoming film by Hanan Abdalla & Cressida Trew, The Vote. He also appears as himself in Jehane Noujaim’s Oscar nominated The Square (2013). Khalid is a founding member of three collaborative intitiatives in Cairo – Cimatheque, Zero Production and Mosireen. Born in Glasgow and brought up in London, he lives in Cairo.
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