Riz Ahmed

The Importance Of Riz Ahmed And His Emmy Win

Reem El-Shazly | Posted 19.09.2017 | UK Entertainment
Reem El-Shazly

On Sunday September 17 2017, Riz Ahmed became the first Asian and Muslim man to win an Emmy award. He also became the very first Muslim to win an Emmy...

Why Disney Shouldn't Be 'Struggling' To Find An Aladdin

Biba Kang | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK Entertainment
Biba Kang

To suggest that the inability to find an actor to play Aladdin is due to the difficulty involved in finding someone of Middle-Eastern/South Asian heritage who can act, sing and dance registers, to me, as the racial equivalent of the man who blames all of womankind for his inability to find a girlfriend. Maybe, love, the problem isn't them - it's you.

Our Struggle For Equal Opportunity Has Become Invisible To Governments Only Concerned With Counter Extremism

Basit Mahmood | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK
Basit Mahmood

I've seen plenty of campaigns and events aimed at the Muslim community dedicated to combatting extremism. Yet when I sit with friends I realise the sheer gap between what defines the lives of ordinary Muslims, desires for a sense of belonging, for equality, for a sense that we matter too and what governments and others think has come to define them.

Burberry Confused Dev Patel With Riz Ahmed At The BAFTA Awards

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Style

Burberry made a major mistake on Twitter during the 2017 BAFTAs, and people aren’t happy about it. The fashion house posted a photo of actor and rap...

Rogue One - Content With Being A Beautiful Mess

Harry Crawford | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Harry Crawford

The anticipation hasn't quite been on the same level as Force Awakens, so Rogue One was always going to be on the back foot. The decision to make it a standalone movie, free from the traditional constraints of the space opera franchise, seemed bold. But there's only one thing people care about: does Rogue One live up to, or trump, Force Awakens? Unfortunately it's not quite a black or white answer.

Why Everyone's Talking About 'The Night Of'

The Huffington Post | Caroline Frost | Posted 30.08.2016 | UK Entertainment

HBO’s ‘The Night Of’ has created the kind of buzz TV execs can only dream of since its debut in the US two months ago, and now it’s coming to ...

Caroline Frost

Riz Ahmed Points To 'A Quarter-Life Crisis For Men'

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Entertainment

Riz Ahmed is undoubtedly be one of Britain’s most in-demand young actors after starring in Chris Morris’s ‘Four Lions’, he may be one of Holly...

Caroline Frost

'We're All Tempted By The Consolations Of Simplicity'

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 13.11.2013 | UK Entertainment

"This film about a man trying to embrace his complexity, which can be a very confusing way to live, but ultimately enriching." Thus Riz Ahmed descr...

'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' Opens Venice (and People's Minds?)

Rollo Ross | Posted 31.10.2012 | UK Entertainment
Rollo Ross

The story not just touches on but firmly addresses concepts of journalistic and business ethics, international politics and intervention, racism, education, common human morals, and, as the title suggests fundamentalism.