Ash Atalla

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Ash Atalla
Born (1972-06-18) 18 June 1972 (age 46)
NationalityEgyptian, British
OccupationTelevision producer
Years active1999–present
Known forRoughcut TV

Ash Atalla (born 18 June 1972)[1] is an Egyptian-born British television producer responsible for producing several British TV series such as The IT Crowd, The Office and Man Stroke Woman. He has also made cameo appearances in productions such as Ricky Gervais' Politics.

Atalla made his first appearance on TV in 1999 when he co-presented a Channel 4 series on disability, Freak Out. In 2007, Atalla set up Roughcut TV, an independent production company. Atalla and Roughcut produced Trinity for ITV2 in 2008.[2] Roughcut TV has since produced multiple shows for all the UK's major broadcasters, including Trollied (Sky 1), Cuckoo (BBC Three), World's Craziest Fools - Starring Mr. T (BBC Three), Anna & Katy (Channel 4), People Just Do Nothing (BBC Three), Mad Mad World (ITV 1) and Top Coppers (BBC Three). Roughcut also released its first iOS app in January 2013 - The Official Mr. T app.

Atalla developed polio as a baby, and uses a wheelchair. He was born into a middle-class family in Cairo.[3] He emigrated to London due to his father's job.[4]

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  1. ^ "Birthdays". The Guardian. United Kingdom. 18 June 2014. p. 41.
  2. ^ Holmwood, Leigh (2008-07-15). "ITV2 plans 'sex, drugs and murder' drama to follow Billie Piper hit series". Guardian Media Group. Retrieved 2012-10-17.
  3. ^ This Week, 4 July 2013
  4. ^ "Interview: Ash Atalla, producer, The Office (Evening Standard) by David Rowan, 2004-02-11". Archived from the original on 2011-07-16. Retrieved 2007-06-05.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)

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