Reese Ahmed is a British film actor and musician. He became famous for his participation in the films "The Road to Guantanamo", "Stringer", "Rogue One." Star Wars Tales”, the television series“One Night”.
Rizwan Ahmed is the first Asian artist to win an Emmy award. He has released two albums. Ahmed is a fan of rapper Eminem. An extraordinary, original and controversial artist managed to build a creative career.
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Rizwan Ahmed was born in London on December 1, 1982. His parents were expats from Pakistan. Among the forefathers of the performer were historical figures, for example, the philosopher Mulla Mahmud Yaunpuri.
Reese was educated at the private Merchant Taylors' School, famous for your traditions. The future actor continued his education at the prestigious aristocratic college at the University of Oxford "Christ Church". He became the holder of a degree in philosophy, economics and politics.
To study acting, Ahmed entered London's Central Royal School of Drama and Speech, which Laurence Olivier and Vanessa Redgrave graduated from.
The first film experience of the actor was the film "The Road to Guantanamo" in 2006. The story tells about three British Pakistanis who found themselves in a difficult situation after the September 11 tragedy. After the wedding of friends in Pakistan, the friends ended up in Afghanistan.
Once in the field of vision of the US government, they ended up in Guantanamo prison, where for two years they were forced to confess to terrorism. Riz got the role of Shafik Rasul, one of the prisoners. The work was awarded the prize of the Berlin Film Festival.
In 2008 the actor took part in the work on the film "Trickster". The film tells the story of a day in the life of the drug dealer Shifty from one of the outskirts of London. For the leading role, for the first time, Ahmed was nominated for an Independent British Television Award.
A year later, the actor starred in Rage with Sally Potter alongside Jude Law and Judy Dench. In 2010, the political comedy "Four Lions" and the historical film "Centurion" about the Ninth Spanish Legion were released. Olga Kurylenko and Michael Fassbender took part in it. In 2011, viewers saw two tapes with Reese at once.
He starred with Freida Pinto. The charming actress won acclaim for her role in the Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire. In the adventure drama Black Gold, Antonio Banderas, Mark Strong, Tahar Rahim worked with him. The tape tells about the events that took place in the thirties of the last century on the Arabian Peninsula. In Slum Beauty, the characters Ahmed and Pinto are romantically involved. The film is based on the famous work "Tess of the D'Urberville family."
Reese has already worked with director Michael Winterbott in his debut film. Since 2012, the artist has participated in ten film projects for five years. Ahmed was finally assigned the status of a hero of the Hollywood "new wave".
The actor has been nominated for several awards for his performance of Rick in Stringer. " In the thriller, he was also played by Jake Gylenhaal, who received an Oscar nomination for his script. Ahmed's film portfolio was supplemented by a spy film from the Bourne series. It featured Matt Damon and Alicia Vikander. "Jason Bourne" brought Reese the character of a CIA technician.
Together with Rooney Mara, the actor starred in the drama "Una". The critic met the picture very favorably. In 2016, Ahmed starred in Lucas' legendary Star Wars. In the epic Rogue One. Star Wars Tales”in 2016, he became Bodhi Ruk, a resourceful pilot from the planet Jeda.
The performer's films include not only full-length projects, but also serials. He played both cameo and key roles. In 2007, Peter Kosminski, BAFTA winner, invited Reese to work on the highly social two-part drama Britz.
The film tells about the aggression of the second generation of emigrants against the country where they were born. The plot is based on the London attacks.
In the mini-series One Night, Reese portrayed Nasir Khan, the main character. The work made the performer the first ever Asian Emmy to win an Emmy for acting.
In 2018, a film project based on the Venom comics was shown. It tells the story of a supervillain in the Marvel Universe. Eddie Bork synthesizes himself with the most dangerous symbiote played by Tom Hardy. Ahmed became the wily head of the corporation by Calrleton Drake.
For a very long time, the press spread rumors that the villain-symbiote Carnage would just be performed by Reese. The move was very curious. But the director noticed that, according to the description, Drake is much older and has a completely different type. Reese is interested in music. He composes compositions, performs under the name Riz MC. His favorite genre is rap. He sincerely admires the work of Eminem, considers his composition "My Name Is" to be the greatest creation.
Especially for "Venom", where Reese was filmed, his idol recorded a track. Ahmed has released solo albums "Englistan" and "MICroscope". He co-authored the CDs with Himanshu Suri as part of the Swet Shop Boys hip-hop duo. The artist turned some of the compositions into video. For the Sour Times, he brought in Jim Sturgess and Plan B.
Often, the actor becomes the host of musical events. He hosted the Glastonbury Festival for Massive Attack. Reese does not like to talk about her personal life. Information about his marital status, whether he has a lover or a wife, is carefully hidden. It is known that he has no children yet.
The pictures published on his Instagram page only barely reveal the veil of secrecy. The actor is working on a promo for films released with his participation in 2018. This is a comedy western "Sisters Brothers" and "Venom".
His colleagues on the first project were Joaquin Phoenix and Jake Gyllenhaal. The tape is presented at the Venice festival. About the hero of the second tape, Reese says that he is not positioning him as a villain.