• Friday, June 09, 2023


Riz Ahmed: Going Rogue

Riz Ahmed as Bodhi Rook in Rogue One

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Riz Ahmed has just celebrated his 34th birthday, but with his slender physique, cut-glass cheekbones and neat, jet-black hair, the Rogue One star could pass for a teenager. It’s hard to believe a decade has passed since the British-Asian actor emerged as one of the most interesting figures in British cinema in Michael Winterbottom’s docu-drama The Road to Guantanamo. A dozen movie roles in the intervening years have won him acclaim for the virtuosity of his performances and diversity of acting choices. But even he could not have predicted the stratospheric turn his career would take in 2016. “It was…

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