Arsher Ali

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Arsher Ali
Born Nottingham, England[1]
Occupation Actor

Arsher Ali is a British actor who rose to prominence after 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]

He is currently writing his first feature film and working on a TV adaptation of the book 'The Cotton Harvest' by AK Nawaz.


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.[4] Internationally, he follows the England Cricket team.

Personal life[edit]

He is a graduate of East 15 Acting School.

He married actress Roxy Shahidi in a private ceremony in 2015. [5][6][7]



Year Title Role Notes
2010 Four Lions Hassan[3]
2012 All in Good Time Etash
2013 Complicit Waleed Ahmed[8]
2015 A Patch of Fog
2015 Remainder


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[9]
2014 The Missing Malik Suri
2015 Arthur & George George Edalji
2015 Doctor Who[10] Bennet "Under the Lake" / "Before the Flood"
2016 Line of Duty PC Hari Bains Series 3
2017 Ackley Bridge Samir Qureshi


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