Samer Ismail

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Samer Ismail
Born (1985-07-08) 8 July 1985 (age 38)
Known forOmar (TV series)

Samer Ismail (Arabic: سامر إسماعيل; born 8 July 1985 in Homs, Syria)[1] 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.[2] The series was produced and broadcast by MBC. Some questioned his portrayal of the character of Omar, demanding to know Ismail's religious origin.[3] Ismail refused to reveal his religious denomination saying that this was a personal matter and was irrelevant to his role.[4] He also played the role of Azzam in the TV series Minbar al Mawta[5] directed by Rasha Sharbatji.[6] He will also appear in the upcoming film Cello, directed by Darren Lynn Bousman.[7]



  1. ^ Samer Ismail page
  2. ^ Okaz: المخرج حاتم علي: هكذا تم اختيار سامر إسماعيل لشخصية «عمر» (in Arabic)
  3. ^ مخرج"الفاروق": من قام بدور عمر مسلم سُنِّي (in Arabic)
  4. ^ [سامر اسماعيل: أداء شخصية الفاروق مسؤولية كبيرة جداً، وطائفتي تعنيني وحدي] (in Arabic)
  5. ^ DamPress: سامر إسماعيل لدام برس: خرجت من عباءة عمر ولا يوجد طرفٌ ينصف في سوريا (in Arabic)
  6. ^ Syria News: عابد فهد ينتقم من سامر اسماعيل ويحلق له شعره
  7. ^ 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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