2016 is a breakout year for Riz Ahmed who finds himself in the lead role in acclaimed HBO drama ‘The Night of’ as well as supporting roles in the latest Jason Bourne film and Star Wars: Rogue One. A British-Pakistani, Riz graduated from Oxford before pursuing a career in the arts. He initially gained some recognition for his music work with his satirical song ‘post 9/11 blues’ before transitioning to acting. In his career he has demonstrated great versatility with films ranging from the dark comedy Four Lions, to the well received thriller Nightcrawler.
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