Raad Rawi stars in "Conan the Barbarian" (2011), opposite Jason Momoa, as Fassir.

British actor Raad Rawi is of Iraqi and Russian descent and spent his formative years in Cairo, Paris, and Geneva, before studying economics in California. He switched to drama and trained as an actor at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Rawi's extensive theater credits include classical and modern plays at the National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, Chichester Festival Theatre and London's West End, in works such as "King Lear," "Electra," "Bombay Dreams" and "Stuff Happens" (David Hare's play on the lead-up to the Iraq war). He has just finished a United States tour of the widely acclaimed production of "The Great Game: Afghanistan," which culminated in a special performance for the Pentagon in Washington D.C.

Rawi's recent films include "Green Zone," for director Paul Greengrass; "Traitor," with Don Cheadle and Guy Pearce; and "The Kingdom," with Jamie Foxx and Jennifer Garner. Some of his television appearances include "Murphy's Law," "Wire in the Blood," "MI-5" and "Silent Witness."


Hometown: Cairo, Egypt; Paris, France; and Geneva, Switzerland
Wife: Kate Gartside

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