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 (2006), Sex and the City 2 (2010), Centurion (2010), Black Forest (2012), Rise of the Footsoldier (UK), in addition to the Sci-Fi film South of Hope Street that is expected to be released in 2018.
Born in Tunisia, Dhafer studied Computer Science, while working as a model at Metropolitan in Paris. He then moved to the UK to join the Birmingham School of Acting, from which he graduated with a Professional Acting Diploma in 2002. A year later, 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). He recently starred in season 5 of the French series Engrenages on Canal+ and the American series Transporter on TNT and HBO Canada. Most recently, Dhafer appeared in the two British TV series Fearless and Crossing the Borders, besides his role in the American TV series North 40, based on the book The Looming Tower, which started airing in February 2018.