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Raza Jaffrey

English Actor Best Known for his Roles in "Homeland," "Smash" & "Mistresses"

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Raza Jaffrey is an English actor and singer, most notable for playing the character of Zafar Younis in the BBC1 television spy drama Spooks / MI-5.

While at university he appeared in a number of plays at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, including The London Vertigo by Brian Friel, and at the Pendley Open Air Shakespeare Festival, including Henry VIII, and A Comedy Of Errors.

After graduating from the Old Vic, he worked extensively on stage, appearing in "Romeo and Juliet" (Haymarket Theatre, Leicester), Cyrano De Bergerac" (The Theatre Royal, Northampton and Tour), "East Is East" (Oldham Coliseum) and "14 Songs 2 Weddings and A Funeral" (Lyric Hammersmith, Birmingham Rep and Tour) .

His break came in 2001 when he was cast as Sky in "Mamma Mia!" at the Prince Edward Theatre, London, directed by Phyllida Lloyd. From this he went on to land the leading role in Andrew Lloyd Webber's production of A.R. Rahman's "Bombay Dreams" at the Apollo Theatre, London, directed by Steven Pimlott. He won rave reviews for his performance with the BBC hailing him as "the most exciting new leading man to emerge in a London musical since Hugh Jackman became an overnight star in the National Theatre production of Oklahoma."

After leaving Bombay Dreams he appeared in ITV1’s "M.I.T.: Murder Investigation Team," the HBO/BBC co-production Dirty War and the three part BBC Drama "Life Isn't All Ha Ha Hee Hee." In 2005 he began work on the BBC One spy drama series Spooks / MI-5, as agent Zafar Younis. During this time he returned to the stage playing Orsino in Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" at the Albery Theatre, London and was cast in the David Cronenberg film "Eastern Promises."

He then left "Spooks" to join the BBC One drama series "Mistresses" and went on to star in "Sharpe's Peril" alongside Sean Bean and the feature films "Infinite Justice," for which he won the Best Supporting Actor Award at the Kara Film Festival, The Crew and Harry Brown.

In 2010, he appeared in the follow-up feature film to "Sex and the City," "Sex and the City 2," as Gaurav. He then went on to star opposite Ashley Jensen as cheating boyfriend Mike in the BBC1 comedy "Accidental Farmer."

In 2011 he appeared as the French supervillain Cain on the NBC superhero drama "The Cape" before working for NBC again on the Steven Spielberg produced drama "Smash," airing in early 2012.

He was also the creator and co-producer of the dance show "RED," a celebration of dozens of styles of movement and dance featuring flamenco, salsa, capoeira hip-hop, belly dance, kathkali, break dance, ballet; brought together by their influences on and from India. He took the show to Johannesburg’s Nelson Mandela Theatre.

He has played the role of Billy Flynn in Chicago at the Garrick Theatre in London.

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Raza Jaffrey

English Actor Best Known for his Roles in "Homeland," "Smash" & "Mistresses"

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Raza Jaffrey Biography

Raza Jaffrey is an English actor and singer, most notable for playing the character of Zafar Younis in the BBC1 television spy drama Spooks / MI-5.

While at university he appeared in a number of plays at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, including The London Vertigo by Brian Friel, and at the Pendley Open Air Shakespeare Festival, including Henry VIII, and A Comedy Of Errors.

After graduating from the Old Vic, he worked extensively on stage, appearing in "Romeo and Juliet" (Haymarket Theatre, Leicester), Cyrano De Bergerac" (The Theatre Royal, Northampton and Tour), "East Is East" (Oldham Coliseum) and "14 Songs 2 Weddings and A Funeral" (Lyric Hammersmith, Birmingham Rep and Tour) .

His break came in 2001 when he was cast as Sky in "Mamma Mia!" at the Prince Edward Theatre, London, directed by Phyllida Lloyd. From this he went on to land the leading role in Andrew Lloyd Webber's production of A.R. Rahman's "Bombay Dreams" at the Apollo Theatre, London, directed by Steven Pimlott. He won rave reviews for his performance with the BBC hailing him as "the most exciting new leading man to emerge in a London musical since Hugh Jackman became an overnight star in the National Theatre production of Oklahoma."

After leaving Bombay Dreams he appeared in ITV1’s "M.I.T.: Murder Investigation Team," the HBO/BBC co-production Dirty War and the three part BBC Drama "Life Isn't All Ha Ha Hee Hee." In 2005 he began work on the BBC One spy drama series Spooks / MI-5, as agent Zafar Younis. During this time he returned to the stage playing Orsino in Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" at the Albery Theatre, London and was cast in the David Cronenberg film "Eastern Promises."

He then left "Spooks" to join the BBC One drama series "Mistresses" and went on to star in "Sharpe's Peril" alongside Sean Bean and the feature films "Infinite Justice," for which he won the Best Supporting Actor Award at the Kara Film Festival, The Crew and Harry Brown.

In 2010, he appeared in the follow-up feature film to "Sex and the City," "Sex and the City 2," as Gaurav. He then went on to star opposite Ashley Jensen as cheating boyfriend Mike in the BBC1 comedy "Accidental Farmer."

In 2011 he appeared as the French supervillain Cain on the NBC superhero drama "The Cape" before working for NBC again on the Steven Spielberg produced drama "Smash," airing in early 2012.

He was also the creator and co-producer of the dance show "RED," a celebration of dozens of styles of movement and dance featuring flamenco, salsa, capoeira hip-hop, belly dance, kathkali, break dance, ballet; brought together by their influences on and from India. He took the show to Johannesburg’s Nelson Mandela Theatre.

He has played the role of Billy Flynn in Chicago at the Garrick Theatre in London.

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Raza Jaffrey for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Raza Jaffrey, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Raza Jaffrey or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Raza Jaffrey?

    Booking fees for Raza Jaffrey, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Raza Jaffrey, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Raza Jaffrey?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Raza Jaffrey for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Raza Jaffrey for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Raza Jaffrey or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Raza Jaffrey or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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