Shazad Latif

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Shazad Latif
Born July 1988 (age 26)
Occupation Actor
Years active 2010–present

Shazad Latif (born July 1988[1]) is an English actor, who starred in the BBC TV series Spooks as the highly skilled technician and data analyst Tariq Masood in series 8-10.[2]

Early life[edit]

Born in London of mixed Pakistani, English and Scottish descent, Latif grew up in Tufnell Park, North London. He studied at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and performed in many stage productions including King Lear, playing Cornwall, and Richard Sheridan's comedy, School for Scandal, as Joseph Surface. He left the school a year early to take up his role in Spooks.[3]


Latif's professional theatre credits include playing Ricky Roma in Glengarry Glen Ross at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Mumbai Tales at the Blue Elephant Theatre in London.[4]

Spooks was his first major role on TV.

Personal life[edit]

While his character on the show Spooks is a technological expert, in real life Latif is a self-proclaimed technophobe.[5] He currently[when?] lives in Camden, London.[6]


Year Title Role Notes
2009–11 Spooks Tariq Masood Series 8–10 (Main role; 17 episodes)
2010 The Silence Yousef 3 episodes
2011 Fresh Meat Riz 1 episode
Comedy Lab Bobby 1 episode
Black Mirror Mehdi Raboud 1 episode
2012 Silk Ibrahim Ali 1 episode
2013 My Mad Fat Diary Dr. Nick Kassar 5 episodes
Jo Nasser 1 episode
Love Matters Satpal 1 episode
2013–present Toast of London Clem Fandango TV series
2014 Salting the Battlefield Jez Nichols TV film
2015 Ordinary Lies Rick O'Connor 4 episodes
2014 The Man Who Knew Infinity Film
2015 The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Kushal Film


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