Arsher Ali is a British actor who rose to prominence after playing the role of Hassan Malik in the Chris Morris-directed comedy film . His other roles include Adil 'A-Rab' Hussein in the comedy drama Four Lions , Waleed Ahmed in the Beaver Falls Channel 4 drama , and Malik Suri in Complicit BBC drama . The Missing
He is also known for his theatre work, most notably as a regular lead performer at the
Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon.
Ali has been very vocal about the challenges faced by an ethnic actor in the industry and his continual fight against racial
typecasting. [2 ] [3 ]
He is currently writing his first feature film.
Hobbies [ edit ]
Ali is die-hard fan of
Nottingham Forest Football Club. He has been a season-ticket holder for many years and often writes articles for the Nottingham Post covering Forest. His favourite former Forest player is Des Walker.
He is also a devoted fan of
cricket and is a member of Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club. Ali played the sport in high school and was a prolific fast medium-bowler. He cites Wasim Akram, Shahid Afridi, Steven Mullaney and Samit Patel as some of his favorite players. Internationally, he follows the [4 ] Pakistani Cricket Team as well as the England Cricket team, owing to his dual heritage.
Personal life [ edit ]
Ali is a Sunni Muslim and is married to actress
Roxy Shahidi, whom he met at the Royal National Theatre in 2007. [5 ] [6 ] [7 ]
Filmography [ edit ]
Television [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
External links [ edit ]