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Riz Ahmed • Shooting Stars 2012
UK

Interview

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London-born Oxford graduate Riz Ahmed landed his first film acting role in Michael Winterbottom and Mat Whitecross' The road to Guantanamo [+see also:
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during his studies at the Central School of Speech and Drama. His lead performance in Eran Creevy's Shifty [+see also:
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then won him the Best Actor award at the Geneva Film Festival and a Best Actor nomination at the BIFAs.

He followed this in 2009 with Sally Potter's Rage [+see also:
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and Neil Marshall's Roman epic Centurion before securing a second Best Actor BIFA nomination for his performance in Chris Morris' debut feature Four Lions in 2010. He has since been cast in leads for Jean-Jacques Annaud’s Black Gold, Michael Winterbottom’s latest feature Trishna [+see also:
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, and Mira Nair's The Reluctant Fundamentalist.


Shooting Stars 2012

Hilmar Gudjônsson - Iceland

Jakub Gierszal - Poland

Bill Skarsgård - Sweden

Max Hubacher - Switzerland

Anna Maria Mühe - Germany

Ana Ularu - Romania

Antonia Campbell-Huges - Ireland

Adèle Haenel - France


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