Omar El Hariri [Photo: Wikipedia] Omar El Hariri [Photo: Wikipedia]

Remembering Omar El Hariri

Mon, Oct. 16, 2017
CAIRO – 16 October 2017: Monday marks the sixth death anniversary of the talented Egyptian actor Omar El Hariri.

To celebrate his life and legacy, Egypt Today presents a profile about his career in cinema, theater and TV.

Hariri was born in 1926 and graduated from the High Institute of Theater in 1947. As a child, he participated in the well-known film “Salama fy Kher.”

Straight out of school, Hariri continued his career on the stage of the National Theater and Youssef Wahby’s theater. The play “El Gheerah” [Jealousy] (1948) was his first stage role.

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Omar El Hariri [Photo: Youtube]
Hariri also performed a number of successful shows, such as “Enahom Yaqtelon El Hemeer” [They are Killing Donkeys] and “Masraa’ Cleopatra” [Cleopatra’s Death].
In 1950, he acted in his first major cinema role in “Avokato Madeha” [Madeha, the Lawyer].

Hariri travelled to Libya and established the National Theater there in 1968. After lecturing about theater and arts in Libya until 1976, Hariri returned to Egypt and enriched Egyptian cinema and TV with a number of remarkable roles.

El Hariri performed in 180 films, 85 TV series, and 32 plays.

“El Wad Sayed El Shaghal” [Sayed, the Servant Boy], “Sokkar Hanem” [Lady Sokkar], “Saken Osady” [My Neighbor], “El Banat” [The Girls], “Omar El Mokhtar” and “Maweed Maa’ El Hayah” [Appointments with Life] are some of his most beloved works.

Hariri passed away in 2011 at the age of 86.

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Omar El Hariri [Photo: Archive]
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