|Known for||Omar (TV series)|
Samer Ismail (Arabic: سامر إسماعيل; born 8 July 1985 in Homs, Syria) is a Syrian actor known for portraying the ancient character of Umar ibn al-Khattab, the second caliph of Islam in the pan-Arab television series Omar (TV series) directed by Hatem Ali. The series was produced and broadcast by MBC. Some questioned his portrayal of the character of Omar, demanding to know Ismail's religious origin. Ismail refused to reveal his religious denomination saying that this was a personal matter and was irrelevant to his role. He also played the role of Azzam in the TV series Minbar al Mawta directed by Rasha Sharbatji. He will also appear in the upcoming film Cello, directed by Darren Lynn Bousman.
- ElCinema.com: Samer Ismail page
- Okaz: المخرج حاتم علي: هكذا تم اختيار سامر إسماعيل لشخصية «عمر» (in Arabic)
- مخرج"الفاروق": من قام بدور عمر مسلم سُنِّي (in Arabic)
- [سامر اسماعيل: أداء شخصية الفاروق مسؤولية كبيرة جداً، وطائفتي تعنيني وحدي] (in Arabic)
- DamPress: سامر إسماعيل لدام برس: خرجت من عباءة عمر ولا يوجد طرفٌ ينصف في سوريا (in Arabic)
- Syria News: عابد فهد ينتقم من سامر اسماعيل ويحلق له شعره
- Wiseman, Andreas (9 November 2021). "'Cello': First Look At Jeremy Irons & Tobin Bell In Darren Lynn Bousman Horror Film Shot In Saudi Arabia". Deadline. Retrieved 23 March 2022.
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