MAD Celebrity Ahmed Magdy
MAD Celebrity Ahmed Magdy
MAD Celebrity Ahmed Magdy
MAD Celebrity Ahmed Magdy
MAD Celebrity Ahmed Magdy
MAD Celebrity Ahmed Magdy

Ahmed Magdy

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Born in Cairo, Egypt, Ahmed Magdy is a multi-talented filmmaker, actor and a UNFPA Champion. He graduated from the Faculty of Law at Ain Shams University, then joined Al-Tamy Theater Troupe and worked as an actor and assistant director for three years. His debut film is the independent short documentary Magra Al Seil (Riverbed) (2007). Afterwards, Magdy took part in a workshop titled Al Zat Wa Al Madina - Al Qahira (The Self and the City- Cairo), through which he directed his documentary film, Zizo (2007). After that, he directed the film Keika Bel Crema (Cream Cake) (2008) that received the Jury Award at each of the Algerian Independent Film Festival and the Jordan Independent Short Film Festival, in addition to the Silver Hawk award at the Arab Film Festival in Rotterdam.

In cooperation with the Center for Migration and Refugee Studies (CMRS) of the American University in Cairo (AUC), Magdy directed the documentary film Ila Al-Bahr (To the Sea). The film participated in the Abu Dhabi Film Festival in 2009, the festival which he visited again in 2012 as a member of the Short Films Competition Jury. In 2013, Magdy received the SANAD Development Grant from the Abu Dhabi Film Festival, and the AFAC Production Grant in 2014 for his debut narrative feature, The Giraffe (2018).

In November 2018, The Giraffe world premiered at the 40th Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF). Written, directed and filmed by Magdy, The Giraffe received wide critical acclaim during its international premiere at the Marrakech International Film Festival, where Lebanese film critic Mohammed Rouda stated that The Giraffe is the best Arab film of the year. The film screened at many regional and international film festivals, including the Festival International du Film Transsaharien de Zagora in Morocco, Aswan International Women Film Festival, Cairo Cinema Days, Festival Cinémas du Sud in Lyon, France, Masr Dot Bokra Film Festival, Aarhus Arab Film Festival in Denmark, Dhaka International Film Festival in Bangladesh, and the Palestine Cinema Days. The Giraffe was theatrically released in Egypt and the UAE.

As an actor, Magdy took part in many highly-acclaimed films, such as Asafeer Al Neel (Birds of the Nile), Microphone, The Gate of Departure, Ali, the Goat and Ibrahim, which won him the Best Actor Award at the Trophées Francophones du Cinéma in Sénégal, EXT. Night, Seif Tagreeby (Experimental Summer), Nawara, and Mawlana, alongside a number of successful TV series, including Al Ahd: Al Kalam Al Mubah, El Beyout Asrar, La Tottfe' Al Shams, Le A’la Se’r, Wahet El Ghoroub, and Family Size. Currently airing on MBC4, Magdy stars in the rom-com TV series El Anesa Farah, which is adapted from the American TV show Jane the Virgin. Receiving wide audience acclaim for his performance, he plays Shady, who faces relationship problems with Farah, played by Asmaa Aboul Yazeed.

As part of his ongoing efforts to raise awareness on protecting the environment, Magdy took part in a campaign that calls for limiting the use of plastic products using #KefayaPlastic (#EnoughPlastic) on his Instagram page. The campaign became a huge success after Magdy appeared in a video to support its cause. Being a women's rights activist, he was honored at the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence event, organized by the British Council, European Union and Cairo University, in November 2019. During his speech, Magdy talked about the character of the abusive husband he played in Naseeby W Esmetak TV series (Gadwal El Darb story) and the importance of ending violence against women.

Through playing different and notable roles in the past few years, Magdy has managed to secure his place in the industry. He recently finished shooting his scenes for his new film 2 Talaat Harb, which he stars in and produces, marking his second production work. Talaat Harb 2 is directed by veteran director and producer Magdy Ahmed Aly. His upcoming projects include Forsa Thanya TV series, where he stars alongside Egyptian actress Yasmine Sabri. Airing in Ramadan 2020, the TV series is directed by Morcous Adel and written by Mostafa Gamal Hashem and Mohamed Sayed Bashir. As a director and screenwriter, Magdy started working on his second feature film, The Crow.

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Filmography
Director
  • 2018 La Ahad Honak (The Giraffe)
  • 2009 Ila Al-Bahr (To the Sea)
  • 2008 Keika Bel Crema (Cream Cake)
  • 2007 Zizo
Actor
  • Soon 2 Talaat Harb
  • Soon Hazr Tagawol (Curfew)
  • 2018 Layl/ Khariji (EXT. Night )
  • 2017 Seif Tagreeby (Experimental Summer)
  • 2017 Mawlana (The Preacher)
  • 2016 Ali Mizah wa Ibrahim (Ali, the Goat and Ibrahim)
  • 2015 Nawara
  • 2014 Bab Alwadae (The Gate of Departure)
  • 2014 Nosba (The Tea Cart)
  • 2012 Tark Al Abwab (Knocking on Doors)
  • 2011 Microphone
  • 2009 Asafeer Al Neel (Birds of the Nile)
Tv Series
Actor
  • Soon Forsa Tanya (Second Chance)
  • 2019 El Anesa Farah (Miss Farah)
  • 2018 Bel Hagm el A'eli (Family Size)
  • 2017 Wahet El Ghoroub (Sunset Oasis)
  • 2017 Le A’la Se’r (For The Highest Price)
  • 2017 La Tottfe' Al Shams (The Sun Will Never Set)
  • 2015 El Beyout Asrar (Homes Have Secrets)
  • 2014 Al Ahd: Al Kalam Al Mubah (The Covenant)
  • 2013 Al Da'eya (The Preacher)
  • 2012 Ser A’lani (A Public Secret)
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Awards & Honors
Awards
  • 2018 Best Actor Award at the Trophées Francophones du Cinéma, Sénégal for Ali, the Goat and Ibrahim
  • 2012 Newcomer Award at the Arab Satellite Channels Festival, Egypt for Ser A’lani (TV Series) - Keika Bel Crema (Film)
  • 2009 Special Mention at the Independent Film Festival of Oran, Algeria, for Keika bel crema
  • 2009 Silver Hawk at the Arab Film Festival in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, for Keika bel crema
  • 2009 Special Mention at the Jordan Independent Short Film Festival, Jordan, for Keika bel crema
  • 2009 Jury Award at the Independent Film Festival, Algeria, for Keika bel crema
Nominations
  • 2009 Corto del Med, France, for keika bel crema
  • 2009 Egyptian National Film Festival, Egypt, for keika bel crema
  • 2009 Abu Dhabi Film Festival, UAE, for Ila Al-Bahr
  • 2008 Cairo Independent Film Festival, Egypt, for keika bel crema
  • 2008 Egyptian National Film Festival, Egypt, for keika bel crema
A Big Warm Heart
  • Magdy is a UNFPA Champion who is known for his interest in environmental issues and animal rights, along with his activities to protect them.
  • As part of his ongoing efforts to raise awareness towards the importance of preserving the environment, he participated in a campaign that calls for limiting the use of plastic products through his Instagram account using #KefayaPlastic (#EnoughPlastic).
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