Dhafer L'Abidine (Photo: courtesy of MAD Solutions company)
CAIRO – 11 February 2018: Famed Tunisian actor Dhafer L'Abidine signed a contract to play the leading role in Orbit Showtime Network's (OSN) upcoming marketing campaign, which has a theme of how storytelling bonds people.
MAD Solution, L'Abidine’s exclusive agent, announced that he was chosen for his dazzling storytelling talent and ability to reach to people of different ages.
L’abdine is the gentle handsome Tunisian star who quickly captured the hearts of fans. For an actor, handsomeness may help to get into others hearts but to stay in it, he has to own another kind of beauty; that of talent, perseverance and hard work.
L’abdine has all these qualities, which made him a megastar within a short time period. Born in Tunis in 1972, L’abdine was a professional football player until the age of 23 before he was severely injured and could not play for two years. In those two years, he worked in the modeling field. After his recovery, he was 25 years old and could no longer play football professionally.
L’abdine loved watching movies, art and acting, and decided to take acting classes. In 2000, he traveled to the United Kingdom and settled there. He joined the Birmingham School of Acting and graduated in 2002.
At that time, he was given the opportunity to participate in a British series called "Dream Team," where he played the role of a French football player over two seasons (2002-2004). L’abdine is fluent in Arabic, English, French, Spanish and Italian, which has allowed him to work in a number of international series like ‘’Wire in the blood’’ in 2004, ‘’the Bill’’ and ‘’the Doctors’’ in 2005.
In 2006, he participated in three international movies: “A Different Dish,’’ ‘’Children of Men’’ and ‘’Mercante di Pietre.’’ In the same year, he was involved in two series: ‘’Bombshell’’ and ‘’the Spooks.’’
In 2008, he had a role in the Tunisian series "Maktoob," where he played the character of Mohamed Ali and won widespread fame in Tunisia. In the same year, he hosted the Carthage International Film Festival. He started his acting career in Egypt in 2012 with the Egyptian series ‘’Vertigo’’ alongside fellow Tunisian star Hend Sabry.