MAD Celebrity Ahmed Malek
MAD Celebrity Ahmed Malek
MAD Celebrity Ahmed Malek
MAD Celebrity Ahmed Malek
MAD Celebrity Ahmed Malek
MAD Celebrity Ahmed Malek
MAD Celebrity Ahmed Malek

Ahmed Malek

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Ahmed Malek is a young and aspiring actor whose penchant for acting has cemented his name as an up-and-coming Egyptian talent. His exceptional acting skills were first recognized when he was picked for the role of Hassan Al-Banna in the TV hit THE BROTHERHOOD (2010), launching him to another level, where he became a sought-after rising young star.

He worked with Egyptian star Ghada Abdelrazek and director Mohamed Samy in two TV series — MA'A SABQ ALESRAR (2012), for which he received the Dear Guest Award for Best Young Actor — and THE STORY OF HAYAT(2013).

Among his notable filmography is SHEIKH JACKSON, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and took part in the BFI London and El Gouna film festivals.

Moreover, he starred in CLASH — which opened the Un Certain Regard section at the Cannes Film Festival — HEPTA: THE LAST LECTURE — the highest-grossing romantic film in the history of Egyptian cinema — and NIGHT/EXT which held its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival‎.

Malek made a significant appearance during the 2017 Ramadan season in LA TOTFE' AL SHAMS, which captivated viewers and created a buzz on social media

In 2018, Malek was chosen for TIFF's 2018 Rising Stars Program.

Later in 2019, he made his international debut in Roderick MacKay's feature film debut THE FURNACE, co-starring with acclaimed Australian actor David Wenham.

The film world premiered at the Venice International Film Festival and had its Arab world premiere at El Gouna Film Festival in 2020.

In the same year, Malek was a panelist on the Arab Stars of Tomorrow panel during the 42nd Cairo International Film Festival.

In December 2020, Malek was honored by GQ Middle East with the Breakthrough Actor in 2020 Award in recognition of his journey and remarkable achievements throughout the year.

He was also on the cover of the magazine, which featured some of the world's best fashion houses, including Hermès and Dior.

He also appeared in Hadi El Bagoury's film QAMAR 14 alongside Shereen Reda, Yasmine Ra'eis, and Khaled El Nabawy. It premiered at the fifth Gouna Film Festival before being released in Egyptian theaters.

He also worked on BIMBO — an 8-episode drama by Amr Salama that was screened on Shahid.

He also appeared in the 13-episode TV drama INVESTIGATION, which was produced by Aroma and streamed on the WATCHIT platform.

In 2022, Malek starred in KIRA & EL GEN by the dynamic duo Marwan Hamed and Ahmed Mourad, the film based on Ahmed Mourad’s best-selling novel 1919.

Ahmed Malek also appeared in Ahmed Helmy's social-comedy film ANOTHER ONE, which was released on Eid El Fitr 2022.

Later that year, Malek starred in Netflix's THE SWIMMERS, a film based on the true story of Yusra and Sara Mardini, Syrian refugee sisters who made it to the Olympics.

Egyptian-British filmmaker Sally El Hossainy directed the film, which she co-wrote with British screenwriter Jack Thorne.

Furthermore, THE SWIMMERS opened the 47th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), was featured at the BFI London Film Festival, and had its MENA premiere at the 44th Cairo International Film Festival.

Malek’s latest film MATAR by activist Hassan Akkad — who won a BAFTA for his BBC documentary EXODUS: OUR JOURNEY TO EUROPE — is currently available on WatchBear Network.

MATAR demonstrates how difficult it is for asylum seekers to live on London's dangerous streets, as well as how difficult it is for thousands of migrants to live in this country.

The script is based on the experiences of Syrian refugee and cinematographer Ayman Alhussein.

Malek co-stars in the film with BAFTA nominee Youssef Kerkour (HOUSE OF GUCCI, HOME) and Elmi Rashid Elmi (DUNE).

Shortly after, in June 2023, he was announced as Cartier’s latest brand ambassador in the region.

Recently, Malek’s new BBC series BOILING POINT produced by WaterBear — in which he stars alongside British actor Stephan Graham — was released to stellar audience reviews. The series, which is based on the film, follows the relentless pressure that builds up in a restaurant kitchen as a head chef wrangles his team on the busiest day of the year.

Malek also graced the cover of the September issue of GQ Middle East wearing both Cartier and Dior, shortly after becoming Dior’s first Male Ambassador for the Middle East for Fashion and Fragrance and Cartier’s Middle East Ambassador.

As of 2024, Ahmed’s been busy working on his ambassadorship duties for both Cartier and Dior, going on to feature alongside a star-studded lineup of Cartier’s ambassadors and friends of the house for their iconic Trinity 100 campaign.

Malek also became one of the selected few to view the Dior Winter 2024 collection as their Middle East Ambassador for Fashion and Fragrances while attending the Kim Jones show for the French fashion house.

Ahmed Malek Egyptian Actor
Social Media Fans
  • 2023 MATAR
  • 2022 The Swimmers
  • 2022 Kira & El Gin
  • 2022 Wahed Tani
  • 2022 Qamar 14 (Full Moon)
  • 2020 Anha (About Her)
  • 2020 The Furnace
  • 2020 Ras El Sana (New Year’s Eve)
  • 2019 El Kenz 2 (The Treasure 2)
  • 2019 Al Deif (The Guest)
  • 2018 Leil Kharegy (EXT. Night)
  • 2018 El Kwaissen (The 'Kowess' Family)
  • 2018 Eyar Nari (Gunshot)
  • 2017 Sheikh Jackson
  • 2016 Eshtebak (Clash)
  • 2016 Hepta: El Mohadra Al Akheira (Hepta: The Last Lecture)
  • 2015 Ahwak (I Love You)
  • 2015 The Fourth Generation (Algeil Alrabea/Four G)
  • 2015 Regatta
  • 2014 El Gezira 2 (The Island 2)
  • 2012 Geddo Habibi (Dear Grandpa)
Tv Series
  • 2022 Tahqeeq (Investigation)
  • 2021 Bimbo
  • 2021 Nasl El Aghrab (Breed of the Strangers)
  • 2020 Nemra Etnein (This Other Thing)
  • 2019 Zay El Shams (Like the Sun)
  • 2017 La Totfe' Al Shams (The Sun Will Never Set)
  • 2016 Afrah AlQoba (Celebrations of Al-Qobba)
  • 2013 Hekayet Hayah (Story of Hayah)
  • 2012 Ma'a Sabq Alesrar (Premeditation)
  • 2010 Al-Gama'a (The Brotherhood)
A Festival Fixture
Ahmed Malek has been a recurrent face on the red carpet on many international and regional film festivals. He attended the screening of his film Clash at the prestigious Un Certain Regard Section at Cannes Film Festival (2016). His film Sheikh Jackson by Amr Salama, premiered in the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and took part in the BFI London Film Festival, and El Gouna Film Festival. Malek's recent film Ext. Night landed its world premiere at the 2018 Toronto International. His latest film The Furnace world premiered at Venice International Film Festival in 2020, where his astounding performance and fashion choices caught the attention and won the hearts of audiences and critics alike.
Awards & Honors
  • 2020 Malek received a Special Mention at the Catholic Center Cinema Festival for his role in THE GUEST
  • 2020 He was honored by GQ Middle East with the Breakthrough Actor in 2020 Award in recognition of his journey and remarkable achievements throughout the year.
  • 2018 He also received the Best Supporting Actor Award for his performance in SHEIKH JACKSON film at the 44th Egyptian Cinema Film Association Festival (2018).
  • 2012 Malek received the Dear Guest Award for Best Young Actor for his performance in MA'A SABQ ALESRAR TV series
  • 2018 A Jury Member of the Short Film Competition at the 2nd El Gouna Film Festival
  • 2017 Selected among the list of the Berlinale Talents at the Berlin International Film Festival
  • 2017 Picked as one of the five promising Arab stars and filmmakers in the Arab Stars of Tomorrow at the 14th Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF)
  • 2017 A Jury Member of the Realtime Competition at the Shnit Worldwide Shortfilmfestival (2017)
A Big Warm Heart
    Due to his keen interest in social issues, Malek also took part in a campaign entitled One Click to Move by the Helm Foundation, which is interested in the issues of the persons with disabilities. Moreover, he contributed to the campaign by Ahl Masr Foundation to support the treatment of burns. Malek also participated in campaigns related to issues of migration and refugees. He was one of the volunteer actors of the World AIDS Day campaign, which aims to raise awareness about the HIV epidemic launched by the UN, and participated in the video White Point, launched by the UN, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health to combat the disease.
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