Dhafer L’Abidine
Actor and Director
Acting superstar Dhafer, already known for both his Hollywood roles and iconic performances in Arabic film and TV shows, made is directorial debut last year with the film GHODWA, a father-and-son drama set in a Tunisia still reeling from the aftershocks of the Jasmine Revolution a decade earlier. Premiering at the Cairo International Film Festival, it won a FIPRESCI prize and many more admirers. He has since starred in the upcoming Egyptian commercial film, THE SPIDER, and enjoyed great success with the soap opera BEIRUT’S BRIDE on MBC (3 seasons). He’s the first Arab actor to be named brand ambassador of Cartier, an association arranged by MAD Celebrity; and in collaboration with the French luxury brand, he turned up in March for a special event at Expo 2020’s Women’s Pavilion to advocate for gender equality and the empowerment of women.