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Essa Zahir

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Essa Zahir, born in 1967 is a British actor of Iranian origin. He studied art before discovering his real passion was in acting. He took acting classes at various schools, but it wasn't until going ... read full biography
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5' 5" (1.65m) | Performs 33-38 & 9 more performer profile details
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27 titles
Films in Production (1 title) Budget Status
The Bones on Greenwich Shore
Art Lecturer Art Lecturer   See fewer
£15K
Post-Prod
Past Film & Video (10 titles) Budget U.S. Gross Worldwide
The Thompsons (2012)
Persian Man Persian Man   See fewer
$3MM
Outside Bet (2012)
Adr Voice Adr Voice   See fewer
$7.5MM
The Great Ghost Rescue (2011)
Weightlifter Ghost Weightlifter Ghost   See fewer
Women Without Men (2009)
Amir Khan Amir Khan   See fewer
$176K
For a Moment, Freedom (2008)
Secret service man Secret service man   See fewer
€3.5MM
The Dark Knight (2008)
Prisoner on Boat (uncredited) Prisoner on Boat (uncredited)   See fewer
$185MM
$535MM
$1B
Tooth (2004)
Cart Driver (uncredited) Cart Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
$12MM
The Score (1996)
(Short) - Patay Singh 'Patz' Patay Singh 'Patz'   See fewer
Foggy Notion (1995)
(Short) - Peiman Peiman   See fewer
£30K
Captives (1994)
Inmate 'Pope' (uncredited) Inmate 'Pope' (uncredited)   See fewer
Past Television (10 titles) Episodes
The Bill (2009)
(TV Series) - Atash (1 episode, 2009) Atash (1 episode, 2009)   See fewer
Conviction: Breaking Point (Jul 8, 2009) Season 25, Episode 41 - Atash Atash   See fewer
1
Caught in a Trap (2008)
(TV Movie) - Adr Voice Adr Voice   See fewer
House of Saddam (2008)
(TV Mini-series) - Depot Manager (1 episode, 2008) Depot Manager (1 episode, 2008)   See fewer
Episode #1.3 (Dec 14, 2008) Season 1, Episode 3 - Depot Manager Depot Manager   See fewer
1
Munich: Mossad's Revenge (2006)
(TV Movie) - Plo victim Plo victim   See fewer
Bremner, Bird and Fortune (2004)
(TV Series) - Afghan minister of opium (1 episode, 2004) Afghan minister of opium (1 episode, 2004)   See fewer
Episode dated 16 October 2004 (Oct 16, 2004) Afghan minister of opium Afghan minister of opium   See fewer
1
A Line in the Sand (2004)
(TV Movie) - Iranian Gaurd Iranian Gaurd   See fewer
Dick and Dom in da Bungalow (2004)
(TV Series) - Fat Egyptian Belly Dancer (1 episode, 2004) Fat Egyptian Belly Dancer (1 episode, 2004)   See fewer
Episode #3.45 (Feb 21, 2004) Season 3, Episode 45 - Fat Egyptian Belly Dancer Fat Egyptian Belly Dancer   See fewer
1
Pompeii: The Last Day (2003)
(TV Movie) - House Slave (uncredited) House Slave (uncredited)   See fewer
Second Nature (2003)
(TV Movie) - Henchman (uncredited) Henchman (uncredited)   See fewer
The American Embassy (2002)
(TV Series) - Algerian Terrorist (3 episodes, 2002) Algerian Terrorist (3 episodes, 2002)   See fewer
Long Live the King (Apr 1, 2002) Season 1, Episode 4 - Algerian Terrorist Algerian Terrorist   See fewer
3
Self (5 titles) Budget U.S. Gross Worldwide
Ancient Mysteries (2017)
(TV Series) - Himself - Petra Citizen (1 episode, 2017) Himself - Petra Citizen (1 episode, 2017)   See fewer
The Undiscovered Secrets of Petra (Oct 27, 2017) Season 2, Episode 5 - Himself - Petra Citizen Himself - Petra Citizen   See fewer
BBC Newsnight (2017– )
(TV Series) - Himself, playing surveillance suspect Himself, playing surveillance suspect   See fewer
The Real Tower of Babylon (2017)
Herodotus Herodotus   See fewer
Spy School Pilot (2002)
(TV Series) - Hostage Taker (1 episode, 2002) Hostage Taker (1 episode, 2002)   See fewer
Episode #1.6 (Mar 12, 2002) Season 1, Episode 6 - Hostage Taker Hostage Taker   See fewer
The Booker Prize 2001 (2001)
(TV Special) - Frankie Frankie   See fewer
Other (1 title) Budget U.S. Gross Worldwide
Battlefield 3 (2011)
(Video Game) - PLR General (voice) PLR General (voice)   See fewer

Additional Credits

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Commercials (3 titles) Role / Position Company / Director
2007 "Diageo Responsible Drinking" *
Kebab Man
Outsider/ "Dom & Nick"
2003 "The Times (newspaper sport supplement)" *
Running Commuter
2am Films/ V. Mckinley
2000 "McDonald's Builders Saurus" *
Builder
2am Films/ Russel England
Theater (2 titles) Role / Position Company / Director
1993 One Night Stand *
Soldier
The Wall Theatre/ Angie Kind
1991 Danny And The Deep Blue Sea *
Danny
Springfield Theatre Club/ Tony Longhurst
Modeling (2 titles) Role / Position Company / Director
2006 Carling Black Label *
Ali Baba
Wyatt Clark & Jones/ Chris Frazer Smith
1995/96 "SPELLBOUND" Exhibition *
"Actor whose surname starts with letter Z"
The Hayward Gellery (London UK) Peter Greenaway
Industrial (6 titles) Role / Position Company / Director
2007 "Emergency Services" *
Foam Officer
Vector Command/ Simon Officer
2005 "Grayling Face To Face" *
Foreign Technician
F.V.E.L/ Jill Fieldhouse
2003 "Lonely Hearts" *
Tony
Amatis Productions/ David Pollock
2003 "First Aid" *
Various Roles
Video Towl/ Steven Saunders
2000 "G Force 2000" *
Commuter
O.F.A.V.P.L/ Boyed Catling
1992 "Need To Know" *
Arif
S.S.V.C/ Barnie Broom
Internet (2 titles) Role / Position Company / Director
2010 "UCHL Private Care" *
Patient
Brandcast Media/ Charlie Grieve
2009 "BBC Worldwide Open University" *
Applicant
Jacaranda Productions/ Jack Price
Voice Over (2 titles) Role / Position Company / Director
Outside Bet (2011) *
"Shouting Jockey"
Gateway Films/ Sacha Bennett
Caught in a trap (2008) *
Office Worker
Greenlit Productions/ Michael Samuels
Film (12 titles) Role / Position Company / Director
2012 The Thompsons *
Persian Man (taxi cab driver)
Film Harvest/ Mitchell Altieri & Phil Flores
2009 "Women Without Men" *
Amir Khan
Essential Films/ Shirin Neshat
2008 "For A Moment Freedom" *
Secret Service Man
Wega Films/ Arash T.Riahi
2008 "House Of Saddam" *
Depot Manager
BBC-HBO/ Jim O' Hanlon
2004 "A Line In The Sand" *
Iranian Guard
Anglia Television/ James Hawes
2003 "Second Nature" *
Henchman
Ben Bolt
1997 "The Score" *
Patz
Mountain Films/Anil Rao
1996 "Tomorrow Will Be Too Late" *
Elvis Impersonator
S.I.A.D/ Simon Ragoonanan
1996 "Working For Sally" *
Stephan
Bournmouth Uni/ Peter Allanson
1995 "Foggy Notion" *
Peiman
Independent/ Philip Martin
1994 "Tartar Sauce" *
Marco
P.A.M.S/ Fritz Kohle
1992 "Roundabout" *
Vandal
L.I.F.S/ A. Papacosta
Television (10 titles) Role / Position Company / Director
2012 "Great Crimes & Trials: anti mafia wars" *
Umberto Santino
World Media Rights/Kim Hogg
2010 "Battle For The Gulf" ep- 'Battle for Lebanon' (Documentary for Al-Arabiya) *
Terror Leader
ORTV International/ Charlie Smith
2009 "The Bill - Conviction" *
Atash
Talkback Thames/ Karl Neilson
2009 (unreleased) "The Atomic Republic Of Iran" (Documentary for Al-Arabiya) *
Political Activist
ORTV International/ Charlie Smith
2006 "Munich: Mossad's Revenge" *
PLO Victim
Tom Whitter
2004 "Dick and Dom in da Bungalow" *
Egyptian Belly Dancer
BBC/ Simon Hepworth
2004 "Bremner, Bird And Fortune" *
Afghan Minister Of Opium
Steve Connelly
2002 "American Embassy - 3 episodes" *
Algerian Terrorist
Stephen Cragg
2001 "The Booker Prize" *
Frankie
London Weekend Television/ P. Horthorne
2002 "Spy School - Ep6" (BRAVO) *
Hostage Taker
Ten Alps/ E. Venner
Video Games (1 title) Role / Position Company / Director
Battlefield 3 (2011) *
Al Bashir's General + PLR Soldier
Electronic Arts Inc/ Tom Keegan
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