Fady Elsayed is an British-Egyptian actor who was born and raised in Islington, London, where he grew up playing football. He has studied a variety of fields in college that include Media, Drama and Psychology. Fady made his foray into acting with director Sally El Hosaini in a role that he auditioned for after learning from a friend that the director was looking for an Egyptian to play it, and he later was picked up for it.
Fady marked his breakthrough in 2012 through My Brother the Devil that propelled his name for a Best British Newcomer award nomination at the BFI London Film Festival. Fady’s talent caught the attention of several international filmmakers and soon he starred in a number of international films, including: Penny Dreadful, starring Eva Green, in which he played the role of a vampire, Class that is derived from the well-known adventure series Doctor Who, River TV series, starring renowned Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgård, A Private War, starring Rosamund Pike, and Danish film Daniel by director Niels Arden Oplev, in addition to other film and TV projects.
The year 2020 marked one of Fady’s most successful years, where he starred in a number of international TV series, including Baghdad Central and Little Birds, as well as the short drama film Ending. He is currently working on a number of cinematic projects as well that include the two films Faith and LondonBoys.
He is currently preparing for a second season of the Gangs of London.