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Arsher Ali.

Arsher Ali is a British actor who rose to prominence after playing the role of Hassan Malik in the Chris Morris-directed comedy film Four Lions. His other roles include Adil 'A-Rab' Hussein in the comedy drama Beaver Falls, Waleed Ahmed in the Channel 4 drama Complicit, and Malik Suri in BBC drama The Missing.

He is also known for his theatre work, most notably as a regular lead performer at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Ali has been very vocal about the challenges faced by an ethnic actor in the industry and his continual fight against racial typecasting.

He is currently writing his first feature film and working on a TV adaptation of the book 'The Cotton Harvest' by AK Nawaz.

Hobbies. Edit

Ali is die-hard fan of Nottingham Forest Football Club. He has been a season-ticket holder for many years and often writes articles for the Nottingham Post covering Forest. His favourite former Forest football player is Des Walker.

He is also a devoted fan of cricket and is a member of Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club. Ali played the sport in high school and was a prolific fast medium-bowler. He cites Wasim Akram, Shahid Afridi, Steven Mullaney and Samit Patel as some of his favorite players. Internationally, he follows the Pakistani Cricket Team as well as the England Cricket team, owing to his dual heritage.

Personal life. Edit

Ali is a Sunni Muslim and is married to British Iranian actress Roxy Shahidi.


Arsher is a graduate of East 15 Acting School.

Filmography. Edit

Film Edit

Year Title Role Notes 2010 Four Lions Hassan
2012 All in Good Time Etash
2013 Complicit Waleed Ahmed
2015 A Patch of Fog
2015 Remainder

Television Edit

Year Title Role Notes 2009 Wallander Jamal
2011 Silent Witness Zak Khan
2011-2012 Beaver Falls Adil "A-Rab" Hussain
2013 The Guilty DS Vinesh Roy
2014 The Missing Malik Suri
2015 Arthur & George George Edalji
2015 Doctor Who Bennet "Under the Lake" / "Before the Flood"
2016 Line of Duty PC Hari Bains Series 3
2017 Ackley Bridge Samir Qureshi