Most famous for playing Antonin Dolohov (one of Lord Voldemort's "Death Eaters") in the popular Harry Potter movies, this Albanian-French actor also appeared in such French films as Polisse and Mains Armées.
His early screen acting credits include roles in the 2002 film Glowing Eyes and the 2004 miniseries Sex Traffic.
He shared the screen with Kristin Scott Thomas in the 2010 movie Sarah's Key (French title: Elle s'appelait Sarah).
Born in Kosovo to a family of Albanian descent, he later settled in France.
He and Liam Neeson were both in the cast of the 2008, Pierre Morel-directed thriller, Taken.