Firass Dirani

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Firass Dirani
Firass Dirani.jpg
Born Firass Dirani
(1984-04-29) 29 April 1984 (age 30)
Sydney, Australia
Occupation Actor
Years active 1998-present

Firass Dirani (pronounced Feh-ress; born 29 April 1984) is a Lebanese Australian film and television actor [1] known for his roles of Nick Russell, the Red Mystic Ranger on Power Rangers Mystic Force, Charlie on the 2009 Australian film The Combination, and as John Ibrahim on the 2010 series Underbelly: The Golden Mile.

Early life[edit]

Of Lebanese descent, Dirani was born in Sydney in 1984. He trained at the Actors College of Theatre and Television in Sydney central. The College set up a scholarship there in his honor.

Career[edit]

Dirani pursued his acting career in Hollywood before receiving a call to play the role of John Ibrahim in Underbelly: The Golden Mile. In April 2010, Dirani was named Cleo Bachelor of the Year.[2]

Films include Killer Elite, which starred Jason Statham, Clive Owen, Yvonne Strahovski and Robert De Niro. Dirani won the Logie for Most Popular New Male Talent and the Graham Kennedy award for most outstanding new talent, at the 2011 Logie Awards.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Television[edit]

Theatre[edit]

  • Sydney Dream Ball (2003) as Aerial Acrobat
  • Stories (2003)
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream (2003) as Puck
  • Kid Stakes/Other Times (2003)
  • The Tempest (2004) as Caliban

Awards[edit]

Dirani has won several Logie Awards. In 2011, he won two awards - winning the Most Outstanding New Talent and the Most Popular Male New Talent awards, for his role in Underbelly: The Golden Mile. In 2013, he was nominated for the Most Popular Actor award for his roles in The Straits and House Husbands.

References[edit]

  1. ^ McWhirter, Erin (6 February 2010). "Underbelly's Firass Dirani - the day I met John Ibrahim, the King of the Cross". heraldsun.com.au. Retrieved 11 April 2010. 
  2. ^ "Firass Dirani is Cleo Bachelor of the Year". The Sydney Morning Herald. 29 April 2010. Retrieved 29 April 2010. 

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