8 July 1988
|Other names||Javid Iqbal|
Shazad Latif (born Iqbal Amin; 8 July 1988) is a British actor, who starred as Tariq Masood in the BBC TV series Spooks, Clem Fandango on Toast of London, and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in Penny Dreadful. In 2017 he was cast as Chief of Security Ash Tyler in the CBS All Access television series Star Trek: Discovery. He will portray Captain Nemo in the upcoming live-action series Nautilus.
Latif was born Iqbal Amin, in London and is of mixed Pakistani, English and Scottish descent. He grew up in Tufnell Park, North London. His father was Javed Iqbal, a Pakistani. He studied at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and performed in many stage productions including King Lear, playing Cornwall, and Richard Sheridan's comedy School for Scandal, as Joseph Surface. He left the school a year early to take up his role in Spooks.
Spooks was his first major role on television, as the highly skilled technician and data analyst Tariq Masood. He appeared in all three series of Toast of London as the recurring character Clem Fandango, one of the studio staff recording the voiceover artist Steven Toast (Matt Berry).
In 2017, Latif was cast in the role of Lieutenant Ash Tyler in Star Trek: Discovery, after initially being announced as playing a Human. It was later revealed that Latif had also portrayed the Klingon Voq in the series, credited under his late father's name to conceal a related plot twist.
Shazad Latif played ISIS fighter Bilel in the 2018 thriller film Profile by Timur Bekmambetov. The film takes place entirely on computer screens. It premiered at the 68th Berlin International Film Festival where it won the Panorama Audience Award.
|2015||The Man Who Knew Infinity||Chandra Mahalanobis|
|2015||The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel||Kushal|
|2020||Dear Jesus||N/A||Short film; executive producer|
|2021||Falling for Figaro||Charlie|
|TBA||What's Love Got to Do With It?||Post-production|
|2009–2011||Spooks||Tariq Masood||17 episodes|
|2010||The Silence||Yousef||3 episodes|
|2011||Fresh Meat||Riz||Episode: "#1.2"|
|2011||Comedy Lab||Bobby||Episode: "Kadadaasses"|
|2011||Black Mirror||Mehdi Raboud||Episode: "The National Anthem"|
|2012||Silk||Ibrahim Ali||Episode: "#2.5"|
|2013||My Mad Fat Diary||Dr. Nick Kassar||5 episodes|
|2013||Jo||Nasser||Episode: "The Opera"|
|2013||Love Matters||Satpal||Episode: "A Nice Arrangement"|
|2013–2015||Toast of London||Clem Fandango||16 episodes|
|2014||Salting the Battlefield||Jez Nichols||Television film|
|2015||Ordinary Lies||Rick O'Connor||4 episodes|
|2016||Penny Dreadful||Dr. Henry Jekyll||8 episodes|
|2017–2019||Star Trek: Discovery||Ash Tyler/Voq||20 episodes|
|2019||The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance||Kylan (voice)||5 episodes|
|2021||The Pursuit of Love||Alfred Wincham||3 episodes|
|TBA||Nautilus||Captain Nemo||Main role|
|2022||Toast of Tinseltown||Clem Fandango||5 Episodes|
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- "Bristol Old Vic actor spooked by BBC success". Clifton People. 22 January 2014. Archived from the original on 22 January 2014. Retrieved 16 October 2017.
- "Spooks: Behind the scenes on the new series". Daily Record. 4 November 2009. Retrieved 16 October 2017.
- Connolly, Kelly (12 May 2016). "Penny Dreadful: Shazad Latif on Jekyll and Frankenstein's relationship". Entertainment Weekly.
- Andosca, Joe (14 October 2017). "Exclusive: Shazad Latif On Lt. Tyler's Inner Turmoil And Chemistry With Burnham". TrekMovie.com. Retrieved 16 October 2017.
- Holloway, Daniel (12 December 2016). "'Star Trek: Discovery' Casts Klingons Chris Obi, Shazad Latif, Mary Chieffo". Variety. Retrieved 16 October 2017.
- Kroll, Justin (11 November 2021). "Shazad Latif Tapped To Play Captain Nemo In Disney+ Series 'Nautilus', Michael Matthews On Board To Direct". Deadline. Retrieved 20 November 2021.
- Wiseman, Andreas (25 May 2021). "'Freegard': Herbert Kloiber's Night Train Media Boards James Norton & Gemma Arterton Thriller; Cast Rounds Out Ahead Of Shoot". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 25 May 2021.