|Born||1977 (age 37–38)
Saleh Bakri is a Palestinian theater and film actor from Israel. He began his career in the theater. Bakri is a graduate of the Beit Zvi School for the Performing Arts in Tel Aviv. Saleh is the son of actor and film director Mohammad Bakri, brother of actors Ziad and Adam Bakri.
Theater and film career
In 2007, he appeared in his first two films: The Band's Visit and Salt of this Sea by Annemarie Jacir, which premiered at Cannes in 2008. "Salt of this Sea" was Saleh Bakri's debut performance in an Arab film and went on to be Palestine's official submission for the Academy Awards. "The Band’s Visit" also won numerous prizes and awards. The following year he portrayed Elia Suleiman's father Fouad in The Time That Remains.
He was the protagonist of Sharif Waked's work To be continued in 2009 portraying a Palestinian martyr who reads what was supposed to be the text that testifies to his approaching obliteration but emerges instead as tales from A Thousand and One Nights. Other projects include Laila's Birthday by Rachid Masharawi, playing a small role next to his father, Annemarie Jacir' second movie When I Saw You and a short movie titled Fireworks directed by Italian director Giacomo Abbruzzese.
Film and television credits
|2007||The Band's Visit||Khaled||Original title: Bikur Ha-Tizmoret|
|2008||Salt of this Sea||Emad||Original title: Milh Hadha al-Bahr|
|2009||The Time That Remains||Fuad|
|2011||The Source||Sami||Original title: La Source des Femmes|
|2012||When I Saw You||Layth||Original title: Lamma Shoftak|
- "The Band's Visit Official Website". Sonyclassics.com. Retrieved 2013-04-22.
- Believing: Hany Abu-Assad's Omar Gets Standing Ovation in Cannes, Huffington Post
- "When I Saw You - The Film لما شفتك". Facebook. Retrieved 2013-04-22.