Mido Hamada

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Mido Hamada
ميدو حمادة
Born 1971 (age 43–44)
Cairo, Egypt
Residence London, UK
Citizenship Germany
Alma mater Oxford School of Drama

Mido Hamada (Arabic: ميدو حمادة‎; born 1971) is a German-Egyptian actor in film, theatre and television. He attended the Oxford School of Drama and now lives in London.

His roles include Ahmed Shah Massoud in the television mini-series The Path to 9/11 and smaller roles in the British television film Hannibal: Rome's Worst Nightmare and the series Feel the Force. In 2004, he played in the film Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow. In the 2011 film Unknown, Hamada played a Saudi sheikh involved in an assassination attempt at a Berlin hotel and in funding biotechnological research.

Hamada has also appeared in the Fox series 24 as Samir Mehran, a rogue intelligence agent from the fictional Middle Eastern country of Kamistan who assassinates its president Omar Hassan (Anil Kapoor). He served as the season's arch-villain for most of its episodes.

He appeared again in a Fox series on Terra Nova, where he portrayed Guzman, one of the colony security personnel and a trusted colleague to Commander Nathaniel Taylor.

Hamada currently plays in the Showtime series Homeland, playing a key member of a terrorist cell planning an attack on the United States. He most recently finished shooting a film The Situation where he played Zaid, an Iraqi photographer. He portrayed "The Butcher" in the film American Sniper.[1]


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