Who is Adeel Akhtar, is the Les Miserables star married and what else has he been in?January 12, 2019
YOU may recognise him from Four Lions, The Dictator or The Night Manager to name a few.
But now Adeel is on our screens in the BBC adaptation of Les Mis. Here’s everything you need to know about the actor…
Who is Adeel Akhtar?
Adeel Akhtar was born on 18th September 1980 in London and is an actor.
His father is a Pakistani lawyer and he credits his mother – who is Kenyan- as the living person he most admires because she “smuggled me into the National Youth Theatre during summer time when my dad didn’t want me to be an actor.”
He was educated at Cheltenham College before training at the Actors Studio Drama School in New York.
Adeel has starred in a multitude of TV and film productions since 2002 when he made his onscreen debut in Let’s Roll: The Story of Flight 93.
In 2017 he won a British Academy Television Award for Best Actor and in 2016 he was made a patron of Half Moon Theatre.
Is the Les Miserables star married?
Adeel is married with a son.
The actor is careful to protect his wife’s identity so little is known about her including her name.
However, in interviews he has spoken about the fact that she’s a documentary-maker.
Speaking to the Guardian he said: “My wife says she married the tired-looking, older, not very fit version of Riz Ahmed.”
What else has Adeel been in?
Adeel is best known for his role as Muslim extremist Faisal in Chris Morris’s 2010 film Four Lions.
Since then he has gone on to star in The Dictator, The Night Manager, The Big Sick and Victoria and Abdul to name a few.
He’s now starring as Monsieur Thenardier in the BBC adaptation of Les Miserables.
Later this year he stars in mystery-comedy Murder Mystery which co-stars Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston.