Dhafer L'Abidine has marked success as an actor in Great Britain, and the Middle East.

Before his sky-rocketing breakthrough in the Arab world, Dhafer enjoyed a successful career in the West, appearing in international film productions such as Children of Men (2006), Sex and the City 2 (2010), Centurion (2010), Black Forest (2012), Rise of the Footsoldier (UK) and the upcoming film A Hologram for the King , directed by Tom Twyker and starring Tom Hanks. Born in Tunisia, Dhafer moved to the UK in 1999 to pursue his acting career where he won a place at the prestigious Birmingham school of Speech and Drama. He graduated with a University of Birmingham Diploma in Professional Acting Studies in 2002.

Dhafer made his acting debut in the UK in the popular TV series Dream Team on Sky TV, where he remained for two seasons. He then went on to appear in numerous British television dramas including Spooks (BBC) , Strike Back (SkyTV/CINEMAX) , Wallander (ITV) , Wire in the Blood (ITV) and Hunted (BBC/HBO) . He recently starred in season 5 of the French series Engranages on Canal+ and the American series Transporter on TNT and HBO Canada.

Always keen on appearing in TV dramas in the Arab world, Dhafer starred in the hit TV series Taht Al Saytara in 2015, for which he won Best Actor in an Egyptian Drama. He won critical acclaim for his performances in Farq Tawqeet (2014), Neran Sadeqa (2013), Vertigo (2012) and Zakerat Al Jassed (2010), which featured an array of A-list stars from across the region. He also starred in the Tunisian feature film Fin December (2010) and Tunisian TV series Maktoub (2008) . A successful TV presenter, Dhafer has several successful TV shows under his belt including Ameer Al Shu’ra (2007) , a prestigious talent show competition which searches for the most talented poets in the Arab region. The show was extremely successful and attracted more than 20 million viewers in each live episode. Dhafer has recently hosted the Arab world version of the international game show The Cube for Dubai TV. Dhafer is currently the face of Vodafone Egypt .
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Production Company
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Halawat Al Dounia Selim Mahgoub Hussein El Manbawy Beelink Productions
Caramel Series Raja Abi ElNasr Ellie Habib Eagle Films
Fearless Series Youssef Attar Pete Travis ITV channel
Crossing The Border series Amir Maqqar Peter Kosminsky Channel 4
Al Khoroug TV series Omar Mando El Adl Aroma Pictures
24 Kirats Samy Laith Hijo Eagle Films
Taht Al Saytara Hatem Tamer Mohsen El Adl Group
I Need a Man 2 Khaled Mohamed Mostafa Associates for Media Productions, O3 and Eagle Films
I Need a Man Khaled Batoul Arafa and Mohamed Mostafa Associates for Media Productions, O3 and Eagle Films
TRANSPORTER THE SERIES 2 Olivier Dassin Eric Valette HBO/TNT
ENGRENAGES series 5 Tarek Ziani Various, Canal +/BBC
LAW AND ORDER Tarik Mahmoud Joss Agnew Kudos/ITV
FAREK TAWKEET Samih Islam Khayri MBC TV/El Nahar
CASUALTY Omar Various BBC productions, BBC1
WALLANDER Imran Hettie Macdonald Left Bank Pictures Ltd,BBC
THE BLACK FOREST Dr Saxon Patrick Dinhut UFO Productions, SYFY TV
STRIKE BACK Hakim El Naseri Daniel Percival Left Bank Pictures, SKY TV
NIRAN SADDIQUA Rafat Khaled Mari MBC TV/ Dream TV
DHAKERAT EL JASSAD   Najdat Anzour Abu Dhabi TV
A TOUCH OF FROST Ramon Cassell Paul Haris Yorkshire Television/ITV
THE WHISTLEBLOWERS Mohammed Aziza John McKay Carnival/ITV
THE MARK OF CAIN Abdullah Omar Marc Munden Red Prod/Channel4
THIEVES LIKE US Claude Delcroix Ben Kellett BBC
MAKTOUB Ser 1,2,3,4 Dali Sami Fehri Cactus Productions
SPOOKS aka MI-5 Ser 5 Sharaf Andy Hay Kudos/BBC
THE MESSAGE Antonio Johnny Daukes BBC
THE BILL Ali Hakimi Alan MacMillan ITV
DOCTORS Pete de Mello Christiana Ebohon BBC
BOMBSHELL Raman Jim Loach Shed Productions
DREAM TEAM Ser 6 & 7 Marcel Sabatier Various Sky TV
IKHWA WA ZAMEN Kais Hamadi Arafa RTT
WIRE IN THE BLOOD Hassan Terry McDonough ITV
TALEK INCHA Chedli Moncef Dhouib Manara Productions!
Production Company
Esmat Abu Shanab
Hassan Abu Da'n Sameh Abdel Aziz
Ahmed El Sobky
Hassan Tom Tykwer
Playtone/Primeridian Entertainment/X-Filme Creative Pool
FAUSSE NOTE Maurice Majdi Smiri Underground productions
SEX AND THE CITY 2 Mahmud Michael Patrick King New Line/Universal
CENTURION Vigo Neil Marshall Centurion Films Ltd
31 NORTH 62 EAST Thierry Leroy Tristan Loraine Fact Not Fiction Films Ltd
FIN DECEMBRE Adam Moez Kammoun Sindbad Films
RISE OF THE FOOTSOLDIER Emre Baran Julian Gilbey Carnaby Prod
THE STONE MERCHANT Saphyd Renzo Martinelli Renzo Martinelli Films
AGAPÉ Shaker Heath Jones Agapé Films Ltd
THE CHILDREN OF MEN Zaphyr Alfonso Cuaron Universal Pictures
THE DA VINCI CODE PTS Agent Ron Howard Columbia Pictures
THE HUNT FEAST Adel Nabil Melah Hannaywood Productions
MARIE LA FILLE DE SON FILS Giacomo Fabrizio Costa Atlantis Productions
Production Company

THE CUBE Game Show Middle East (series 1), Dubai TV,Michel Sanan

PRINCE OF POETS Game Show Middle East (Series 1), Abu Dhabi TV