Arsher Ali

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Arsher Ali
Born 9 April 1984 (age 34)
Nottingham, England[1]
Occupation Actor

Arsher Ali is a British actor best known for playing the role of Hassan Malik in the Chris Morris-directed comedy film Four Lions. His other roles include Adil 'A-Rab' Hussein in the comedy drama Beaver Falls, Waleed Ahmed in the Channel 4 drama Complicit, and Malik Suri in 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]

Personal life[edit]

He is a graduate of East 15 Acting School.

He married actress Roxy Shahidi in a private ceremony in 2010. The couple had their first child, a daughter in January 2018. [4][5][6]



Year Title Role Notes
2010 Four Lions Hassan[3]
2012 All in Good Time Etash
2013 Complicit Waleed Ahmed[7]
2015 A Patch of Fog
2015 Remainder
2017 The Ritual Phil


Year Title Role Notes
2009 Wallander Jamal
2011 Silent Witness Zak Khan
2011–2012 Beaver Falls Adil "A-Rab" Hussain[2]
2013 The Guilty DS Vinesh Roy[8]
2014 The Missing Malik Suri
2015 Arthur & George George Edalji
2015 Doctor Who[9] Bennet "Under the Lake" / "Before the Flood"
2016 Line of Duty PC Hari Bains Series 3
2017-18 Ackley Bridge Samir Qureshi Series 1-2


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