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Azan Ahmed

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Azan stars as Eddie Suleman in the ITV series VAN DER VALK alongside Marc Warren and recently seen in a guest role in ITVX’s new comedy COUNT ABDULLA. His television credits include; MOOD (BBC/Bonafide), HOPE STREET (BBC/Britbox), CASUALTY (BBC), and DOCTORS (BBC)

Film roles include; WHAT'S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT? (Instinct Productions) and NOW AND THEN (BFI)

Most recently, he was at the National Theatre playing the roles of Daulat & British Policeman in their stunning production of THE FATHER & THE ASSASSIN. Azan played the role of Ferdinand at Shakespeare’s Globe in their latest production of THE TEMPEST, directed by Diane Page. His other theatre credits include; CONSPIRACY (New Diorama Theatre & Underbelly Edinburgh), THIS ISN’T A TRUE STORY (Almeida Theatre), CACOPHONY (Yard Theatre) & NEVER SWIM ALONE (Etcetera Theatre). Pre-covid he was in rehearsals for JACK ABSOLUTE STRIKES AGAIN at the National Theatre, playing the role of Flight Sergeant Sampson.

Azan is also an award-winning writer. His debut play DAYTIME DEEWANE (Half Moon & Tour) won the 2023 Offie Award for Best TYA Writing. He is currently being mentored by Roy Williams as part of Hampstead Theatre's INSPIRE cohort.

Azan is the founder of DEEN & DUNYA, a platform for Muslim voices to be celebrated through poetry, music and performance – they have had enormous success to date selling out the Bush Theatre, Royal Court & The Globe.

Azan trained with the Bush Theatre Young Company and Almeida Young Company. He is a talented poet/spoken-word artist and made it to the finals of the Roundhouse Poetry Slam 2020. Prior to this he was a semi-finalist in the BBC Words First Scheme 2020, a programme developed to showcase spoken-word talent. He is also a 2021 recipient of Barbican Open Lab.

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