David Atrakchi

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David Atrakchi
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Born (1977-12-10) 10 December 1977 (age 37)
Occupation Actor

David Atrakchi (born December 10, 1977) is an actor best known for his role of Malcolm Manville in Transporter 3.[1] He played Lanyon in the 2011 thriller Faces in the Crowd.[2]


Born in Former Yugoslavia, David Atrakchi spent his childhood in Opatija, and Baghdad, Iraq. Now based between Paris and New York, he studied theater, dramatic arts and film at New York University with esteemed acting coach Jack Waltzer,[3] a member of the Actors Studio. In 2005 he became one of the founding partners of the French film production company and artists collaborative FullDawa Films.[4] He has directed & produced[5] several short films as well as a documentary for UNESCO titled A World for Inclusion [6] featuring Philip Seymour Hoffman.

With his company FullDawa Films, he has recently handled the production services and coproduced the feature film, My Old Lady (film), by Israël Horovitz alongside American production company Deux Chevaux Inc. in New York, L.A based Krasnoff/Foster Entertainment, BBC Films & COHEN Media starring Kevin Kline, Maggie Smith and Kristin Scott Thomas.

Movie career[edit]

David's first lead role was in the independent movie Broken Idyll by Victoria Raiser.[7] In 2008, he appeared as Malcolm Manville alongside Jason Statham and François Berléand in Transporter 3 by Olivier Megaton, produced and written by Luc Besson. Later David appeared in a series of 5 short films for Tag Heuer -Meridiist by director Pierre Morel.

In 2010, he shoot for Fred Vargas book adaptation "Un Lieu Incertain" by Josée Dayan,[8] starring alongside Jean-Hugues Anglade, Charlotte Rampling and Pascal Greggory. The same year David filmed Faces in the Crowd in Canada.[9] Directed by Julien Magnat, it stars Milla Jovovich, Julian McMahon, Sarah Wayne Callies, Michael Shanks and Marianne Faithfull.

In Spring 2011, he shot for Blind Watching in Portugal by Andrzej Jakimowski with Alexandra Maria Lara and Edward Hogg and two episodes for Canal+ in Pragues as "Yves d'Allègre" in Borgia written by Tom Fontana with John Doman. David shot in November 2011 "Au Nom D'Athènes" a 2X52' for the network Arte as Xerxes with Persian dialogue. The same year he is shooting for HBO in Toronto throughout May 2012, Transporter: The Series directed by Bruce McDonald (film director) with Chris Vance (actor) and Delphine Chanéac.

In 2013, David stars and produces Camille Delamarre (Brick Mansions) directorial debut film Last Call collecting over 20 nominations worldwide such as Montréal World Film Festival, Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films, Festival européen du film court de Brest. He also receives several acting nominations and one acting award [10] at the Festival du film de Vendôme for Pour la France directed by Shanti Masud.

He is also the leading actor of the official video directed by Antony Hoffman (Red Planet (film)) [11] for the Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4, aired for the first time 4 March 2014, during the Geneva Motor Show.

David is now shooting the movie House of Time directed by Jonathan Helpert with Pierre Deladonchamps, Julie Judd, Esther Comar, Julia Piaton, Bengamin Wamgermee and Maxime Dambrin

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