Egyptian actor Amir El-Masry wins big at BAFTA Scotland awards

Mon, 2021-11-22 11:09

DUBAI: British-Egyptian actor Amir El-Masry grabbed another international award this week when he was named best actor in a feature-length film at the BAFTA Scotland awards for his role in the 2020 film “Limbo.”

Directed by British filmmaker Ben Sharrock, the movie features El-Masry as a Syrian asylum-seeker who finds himself living on a small Scottish island.

El-Masry took to Instagram to share a clip of the announcement. 

“Still can’t quite believe — major congratulations to the whole team,” he wrote. “To our amazing producer Irune Gurtubai and our maestro Ben Sharrock. Thank you for bringing me on this journey with you. To the whole cast and crew who worked tirelessly every day to make this film, thank you.”

The past year has been fruitful for El-Masry. In November 2020, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts announced its 2020 BAFTA Breakthrough Brit awards, with the young actor securing a spot on the list.

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