Philip Arditti

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Philip Arditti
Born Geneva, Switzerland
Residence London, United Kingdom
Citizenship United Kingdom
Occupation Actor
Years active 2004–present

Philip Arditti is a Swiss-Italian/Jewish Sephardic theatre and television actor, famous for his role as Uday Hussein in the four episode House of Saddam television docudrama. He also appeared in the film Red 2, a sequel to 2010's Red.

Early years[edit]

Arditti was born in Geneva and grew up in Istanbul and moved to London in 1999. He graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 2004.


He began his TV and film career in some of British television's most popular series including Casualty, Spooks and Silent Witness. He also appeared in the British comedy drama film Happy-Go-Lucky.

His theatre work at the National Theatre includes England People Very Nice (2009), Blood and Gifts (2010), Holy Rosenbergs (2011). His radio plays include Snow (adapted from the novel by Orhan Pamuk) and [1]

In 2013, he appeared in Turkish television series Son and in the film Singing Women directed by Turkish film director Reha Erdem. In 2014 he appeared in the BBC/Sundance TV drama The Honourable Woman directed by Hugo Blick opposite Maggie Gyllenhaal where he played Saleh Al-Zahid.

On the stage he played Yossarian, the New York bombardier, in Joseph Heller's stage adaptation of his novel Catch 22 on a UK national tour directed by Rachel Chavkin.

In 2014, he played a goatherd in the Game of Thrones episode, The Laws of Gods and Men.


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