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Elham Ehsas

Elham was born in Afghanistan but now resides in London.  He is a skilled linguist, fluent in Dari and Pashto and with a strong working knowledge of Farsi, Hindi, Persian, Urdu and Arabic.

He most recently appeared as a guest lead Zemar in ‘Young Wallander’ (Netflix) and prior to that as series regular Jalal Haqqani in Season 8 of ‘Homeland’ (Showtime).

Other screen credits include –  ‘Informer’ (BBC/Amazon), ‘The Kill Team’ (Nostromo Pictures), ‘War Machine’ (Netflix), ‘Brussel’ (Endemol).

Theatre includes – ‘The Jungle’ (Young Vic, West End and NYC)

He has also worked as a producer, writer, and cinematographer for various short films. His first short, ‘Our Kind of Love’, was BAFTA long listed.

Title Role Director Producer
War Machine Kenny David Michod Netflix
Oksijan Jawaad Ed Watts
The Kill Team Shoaib Dan Krauss Temple Hill Productions
The Kite Runner Young Assef Marc Foster DreamWorks
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Studetn David Yates Warner Bros
Title Role Director Producer
Unforgotten S6 Asif (Series Regular) Various Mainstreet/ITV
Little America S2 Farouq Aron Gaudet & Gita Pullapilly Apple TV+
Shantaram Sebastian Modena (Series Regular) Bharat Nalluri Paramount TV/Apple
Young Wallander Zemar Ole Endresen Netflix/Yellowbird
Homeland Jalal Haqqani (Series Regular) Lesli Linka Glatter Showtime
The Informer Amir Jonny Campbell BBC/Amazon
Silent Witness Ittak Khoury Stewart Svaasand BBC
Brussel Mahmud Arno Dierickx Endemol
Title Role Director Producer
The Jungle Muzamil Stephen Daldry St Ann\'s Warehouse New York
The Jungle Muzamil Stephen Daldry West End Transfer/Playhouse Theatre & The Young Vic
Good Chance (Workshop) Ensemble Stephen Daldry National Theatre