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Riz Ahmed


Riz Ahmed (born 1 December 1982), also known as by his stage name, Riz MC and birth name Rizwan Ahmed, is a British Pakistani actor, rapper, and activist. As an actor, he has won one Emmy Award, out of two Emmy nominations, and was also nominated for a Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild Award, and three British Independent Film Awards. See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 8 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »

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(2016)
(2014)
Four Lions Omar
(2010)
Venom Carlton Drake / Riot
(2018)

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  Hamlet (pre-production)
Hamlet
 2018 Venom
Carlton Drake / Riot
 2018 The Sisters Brothers
Hermann Kermit Warm
 2017 Charli XCX: Boys (Video short)
Boy
 2017 Girls (TV Series)
Paul-Louis
- The Bounce (2017) ... Paul-Louis
- All I Ever Wanted (2017) ... Paul-Louis
 2017 Swet Shop Boys: Aaja ft. Ali Sethi (Video short)
Riz MC
 2016 The OA (TV Series)
Elias Rahim
- Invisible Self (2016) ... Elias Rahim
- Empire of Light (2016) ... Elias Rahim
- Paradise (2016) ... Elias Rahim
- Away (2016) ... Elias Rahim
 2016 Star Wars: Rogue One
Bodhi Rook
 2016 T5 aka Terminal 5 (Video short)
Riz MC
 2016 City of Tiny Lights
Tommy Akhtar
 2016 Una
Scott
 2016 The Night Of (TV Mini-Series)
Nasir 'Naz' Khan
- The Call of the Wild (2016) ... Nasir 'Naz' Khan
- Ordinary Death (2016) ... Nasir 'Naz' Khan
- Samson and Delilah (2016) ... Nasir 'Naz' Khan
- The Season of the Witch (2016) ... Nasir 'Naz' Khan
- The Art of War (2016) ... Nasir 'Naz' Khan
 2016 Jason Bourne
Aaron Kalloor
 2014 Nightcrawler
Rick
 2013/I Out of Darkness (Short)
Male
 2013 Closed Circuit
Nazrul Sharma
 2012 Ill Manors
Aaron
 2011 The Fades (TV Mini-Series)
Neil
- Pilot (2011) ... Neil
 2011/II Black Gold
Ali
 2011 Trishna
Jay
 2010 Centurion
Tarak
 2010 Four Lions
Omar
 2009 10 Minute Tales (TV Series)
Joseph
- The Three Kings (2009) ... Joseph
 2009 Freefall (TV Movie)
Gary
 2009/I Rage
Vijay
 2008 Dead Set (TV Mini-Series)
Riq
- Episode #1.5 (2008) ... Riq
- Episode #1.4 (2008) ... Riq
- Episode #1.3 (2008) ... Riq
- Episode #1.2 (2008) ... Riq
- Episode #1.1 (2008) ... Riq (uncredited)
 2008 Baghdad Express (Short)
Talal
 2008 Wired (TV Mini-Series)
Manesh Kunzru
- Episode #1.3 (2008) ... Manesh Kunzru
- Episode #1.2 (2008) ... Manesh Kunzru
- Episode #1.1 (2008) ... Manesh Kunzru
 2008 Shifty
Shifty
 2007 Britz (TV Movie)
Sohail Wahid
 2006 Berry's Way (TV Movie)
Amir
 2006 The Path to 9/11 (TV Mini-Series)
Yosri
- Episode #1.2 (2006) ... Yosri
- Episode #1.1 (2006) ... Yosri
 2006 Banglatown Banquet (TV Movie)
Razual
 2006 The Road to Guantanamo (Documentary)
Shafiq
 2005 Got Soul (Short)
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5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Post 9/11 Blues is an observational satire about the surreal circus of fear at that time. It's a generational thing. See more »

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Inspired equally by jungle and hip-hop, Ahmed first got involved with music directly in his mid-teens, cutting his teeth on pirate radio and in battle-rap competitions, of which he won many. He was selected as a BBC Introducing artist in 2007, playing the Glastonbury Festival and the BBC Electric Proms. See more »

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