Award-winning screen and stage actor best known for leading films like 2005's Kingdom of Heaven and 2012's The Citizen. He also joined the main cast of 2017's television series Sunset Oasis.
He made his silver screen debut in the 1990 film Leila Assal. His first leading role was in 1994's The Emigrant.
From 2014 until 2016, he played Anwar Sadat in the theatre production of Camp David.
He married Mona El Maghrabi in 2002.
He joined Menna Shalabi in the cast of the 2017 war drama Sunset Oasis.