Marwan Kenzari in 2013
|Years active||2008 – present|
Life and career
Kenzari began acting as a teenager when a girl he was seeing signed them up to audition for the Dutch version of the musical Chicago. He has acted in films and TV series in his native Netherlands since 2008. In 2013, he won a Golden Calf for Best Actor at the Netherlands Film Festival for his role in the feature film Wolf (2013). The film was translated into Russian by Russian film translator Andrey Efremov and screened at the 2013 VOLOGDA Film Festival.. In 2014, he won a Shooting Stars Award at the Berlin International Film Festival.
Kenzari speaks Arabic, Dutch, French and English. He can be seen in the English-language films Collide and Ben-Hur. In the 2015 film Bloedlink, he appears in a long scene completely naked. It was announced that Kenzari would play the villain Jafar in Disney's live-action adaptation of Aladdin.
|2008||Katia's Sister||Giac||Mijke de Jong|
|2009||The Last Days of Emma Blank||Martin||Alex van Warmerdam|
|2010||Loft||Tom Fenneker||Antoinette Beumer|
|2011||Rabat||Zakaria||Victor D. Ponten & Jim Taihuttu|
|2012||Black Out||Youssef||Arne Toonen|
|Accused||Det. Ron Leeflang||Paula van der Oest|
|Grab My Heart||Richard||Kees van Nieuwkerk|
|The Promise||Emre Ogan||Terry George|
|2017||The Mummy||Malik||Alex Kurtzman|
|What Happened to Monday||Adrian Knowles||Tommy Wirkola|
|Murder on the Orient Express||Pierre Michel||Kenneth Branagh|
|2018||The Angel||Ashraf Marwan||Ariel Vromen|
|2008–2010||Flikken Maastricht||Luca de Keyzer||TV series, 7 episodes|
|2009||Maite was hier||Vuc||TV movie|
|2012||Van God Los||Frank Hendrikx||TV series, 1 episode|
|2012–2013||Penoza||Mustafa||TV series, 8 episodes|
- "International Star You Should Know: Marwan Kenzari". Variety. 2014-03-14. Retrieved 18 March 2015.
- (in Dutch) Gouden Kalf winnaars Archived 2 April 2015 at the Wayback Machine, Netherlands Film Festival. Retrieved on 28 March 2015.
- "Marwan Kenzari, The Netherlands". Shooting Stars. Retrieved 18 March 2015.
- Kroll, Justin (2017-08-04). "Disney's Live-Action 'Aladdin' Reboot Casts 'Mummy' Actor as Jafar". Variety. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
- "Disney's Aladdin remake has finally found its Jafar". 2017-08-06.
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