Abhin Galeya

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Abhin Galeya
Born UK

Abhin Galeya is a British stage and screen actor. He trained at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art and won his first professional role at the National Theatre before he graduated. From there he has steadily worked his way through numerous TV, film and theatre roles.

Recently he played one of the lead roles in the terrorist thriller Cleanskin, starring Sean Bean, Charlotte Rampling, James Fox, Michelle Ryan and Tuppence Middleton. He gained a positive critical reception for his performance in this. Variety wrote 'Bean is as watchable as ever, as is the consistently impressive Galeya.' Screen International referred to Abhin Galeya as 'perhaps the real star of the film,' and also wrote 'Sean Bean and Abhin Galeya have the gravitas.' The Peoples Movies wrote 'Galeya embodies perfectly the two sides of his character. The Arts Desk wrote 'the enemies in this case are in the lean and brooding form of Ash (a powerful performance by Abhin Galeya). GQ wrote of the character Ash 'played by the scene stealing Abhin Galeya.'

Other film work includes starring opposite James Mcavoy, Paul Bettany and Kirsten Dunst in the film Wimbledon and playing the lead role in the indie feature The Blue Tower which went on to win the 'Best UK Feature' award at the 2008 Raindance Film Festival.

Television work includes roles in the Emmy award winning Rome(HBO/BBC), Waking the Dead, 10 Days to War - written by the award winning Ronan Bennet exploring the events surrounding the war in Iraq, playing Police Constable Arun Ghir in the Bafta award winning TV series The Bill, Robin Hood and playing detective constable Simon Tait in the series M.I.T. Recently he played the lead role of Madani Wasem in the final ever episode of the hit BBC show Hustle. He also appears in the BBC drama series White Heat written by Bafta winning Paula Milne.

Stage work includes The Container at the Young Vic where the London Paper wrote of his work 'Abhin Galeya is a revelation.' The Evening Standard wrote 'Abhin Galeya is particularly distinguished as Jemal.' Whats on Stage wrote 'exciting young actor Abhin Galeya adds the human edge.' He was also appeared in all three plays in the 'Not Black and White' season at London's Tricycle theatre. The three plays explored race politics in Britain and they were Category B by Roy Williams, Seize the Day by Kwame Kwei Armah and Detaining Justice by Bola Abagbe.

Filmography[edit]

(2013) "Fresh Meat" (One episode) - Hassan

(2012) "Hustle" (One episode) - Madani Wasem

(2011) "Cleanskin" - Ash

"The Bill" - PC Arun Ghir (2008–2009)

(2008) "10 Days to War"- Mamoon

(2007) "Robin Hood" - Nasir

(2007) "Holby City"- Vikram Popat

"Doctors" - Amar Jindal /Matt Whitehead(2005–2007)

(2006) "Bad Girls" - Pete

(2006) "Totally Frank" - Ash

(2005) "Rome" - Oedipus

(2005) "Waking the Dead"- Harry

(2005) "M.I.T.: Murder Investigation Team" - DC Simon Tait 4 episodes

(2005) The Blue Tower - Mohan

(2004) "Casualty"- Ajay Singh

(2004) Wimbledon - Vijay

(2003) The Inspector Lynley Mysteries" If Wishes Were Horses - Satnam Gualti

(2003) Final Demand- Bashir

(2002) "First Degree"- Jay

(2001) "Judge John Deed" - Young Jury Man

(2001) "Down to Earth"- Steve

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