Egyptian star Amir El-Masry’s Limbo movie hits the French theaters



Sat, 21 May 2022 - 11:52 GMT


Sat, 21 May 2022 - 11:52 GMT

File: Amir El Masry in a scene from Limbo movie.

File: Amir El Masry in a scene from Limbo movie.



Prominent star Amir El-Masry’s Limbo movie will be released in French theatres.


This comes two years after competing within the Official Competition at the Cannes Film Festival.


Limbo toured international film festivals and received several awards and nominations, most importantly; the Best Director and Best Writer awards to Ben Sharrock and the Best Actor award to Amir El-Masry at the BAFTA Scotland Awards.


In addition, the film reaped three awards at the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) including the FIPRESCI Prize and the Golden Pyramidfor Best Film. 


In 2021, Limbo was nominated for the Outstanding British Film of the Year award at the BAFTA Film Awards.

In Ramadan season, 2022, star Amir El-Masry took part in the TV drama “ El Ekhteyar” (The Choice) part 3 which is considered as the most successful TV series within the Ramadan race. 


He also competed in the Egyptian box office with “Rita’s” movie.


Currently, El-Masry is waiting for the release of Rogue Heroes series soon in the UK.

On the international level, El-Masry was selected by The Playlist website within its list for the best acting performance for Limbo movie  in 2021.



 The most famous British critic Peter Bradshaw chose El-Masry in his list of the best actors this year, in an article he published on The Guardian’s website.


The Egyptian star also participated as a jury member for the best Arab film in the 43rd edition of the Cairo International Film Festival.

Born in Cairo and raised in London, Amir El-Masry is an Egyptian-British award-winning actor who worked with salient stars such as Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie, Olivia Colman, and Woody Harrelson.



El-Masry has had leading roles in successful Egyptian films including “Ramadan Mabrouk Abul-Alamein Hamouda” and “El-Talatah Yishtaghaloonha” ( Three of Them Are Deceiving Her).


Shortly after graduating from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), Amir started his acting career with Jon Stewart's debut feature Rosewater (2014). He has since starred in various critically acclaimed projects, establishing himself as an emerging British talent.

His breakout role came in early 2016 in the critically acclaimed mini-series The Night Manager, alongside Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie and Olivia Colman. In 2017, El-Masry took part in Woody Harrelson’s American film Lost in London, and the critically acclaimed BAFTA nominated mini-series The State. Later on, Amir portrayed the character of Ibrahim in the TV series Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan, which is nominated for three Primetime Emmys awards. He also took part in the BAFTA TV Award nominated series, Informer.


Among his most prominent works, is the lead role in The Arabian Warrior film, which is the first American/Saudi feature-length film. His participation in Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker is one of his most prominent cinematic steps. Currently, Amir El-Masry’s latest series Industry is airing on HBO platform. El-Masry competed within the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) with his film Limbo that received three awards, including the Golden Pyramid. In addition, the film took part in the Cannes Film Festival and won the TCM Youth Jury Award at the San Sebastian Film Festival.



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