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 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. Internationally, he follows the Pakistani Cricket Team as well as the England Cricket team, owing to his dual heritage.
Ali is married to actress Roxy Shahidi and is of the Zoroastrian faith.
|2012||All in Good Time||Etash|
|2015||A Patch of Fog|
|2011||Silent Witness||Zak Khan|
|2011-2012||Beaver Falls||Adil "A-Rab" Hussain|
|2013||The Guilty||DS Vinesh Roy|
|2014||The Missing||Malik Suri|
|2015||Arthur & George||George Edalji|
|2015||Doctor Who||Bennet||"Under the Lake" / "Before the Flood"|
|2016||Line of Duty||PC Hari Bains||Series 3|
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