has marked success as an actor in Great Britain, and the Middle East.
Before his sky-rocketing breakthrough in the Arab world, Dhafer L'Abidine enjoyed a successful career in the West, appearing in international film productions such as Children of Men, Sex and the City 2, Centurion, Black Forest and Rise of the Footsoldier.
Born in Tunisia, Dhafer relocated to the UK to join the Birmingham School of Speech & Drama, from which he graduated with a Diploma in Professional Acting Studies in 2002. After graduating, Dhafer made his acting debut in the UK in the popular TV series Dream Team (Sky TV), where he remained for two seasons. He then went on to appear in numerous British television dramas, including Spooks (BBC), Strike Back (Sky TV/CINEMAX), Wallander (ITV), Wire in the Blood (ITV) and Hunted (BBC/HBO). Recently, Dhafer appeared in Fearless on ITV and Crossing the Borders on channel 4.
He played a key role in season 5 of the French series Engrenages on Canal+, and the American series Transporter on TNT and HBO Canada. In 2018, he will be seen in the American TV series The Looming Tower, based on the book of the same name, which aired in February 2018 on Hulu.