Adeel Akhtar

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  • Birth Place: London, England
  • Profession: Actor
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  • Trained with the National Youth Theatre.
  • One of his earliest jobs was to sell insurance over the phone.
  • When going to audition for drama school in New York in 2002, his airplane was diverted by fighter jets and he was wrongfully arrested at JFK airport for being a suspected terrorist.
  • Accepted a BAFTA award on behalf of director Chris Morris in 2011. 
  • Appeared in Hamlet with the Young Vic Theatre in 2011.


  • 2017, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2015, BAFTA Television Awards — Best Supporting Actor: Nominee
  • 2017, BAFTA Television Awards — Best Actor: Winner


  • Humayum Akhtar — Father


  • Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England (BA Hons in Law); The New School, Actors Studio Drama School, New York, New York, United States

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  • Birth Place: London, England
  • Profession: Actor