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Nom de naissance Souad Faress

Souad Faress is a Ghanaian stage, radio, television and film actress. She is now best known within the United Kingdom for her portrayal of the solicitor Usha Gupta, in the long-running BBC Radio 4 serial The Archers.


A Ghanaian Arab, Faress was born in Ghana to Irish and Syrian parents, she appeared in two episodes of the BBC serial I, Claudius (1976) as a slave girl (shouting fire) and as a dancer who at Messalina's (second and bigamous) marriage party realises troops are coming to arrest them. In another early BBC appearance, she played the character Selma in the Blake's 7 episode 'Horizon'. Since then, Faress has had substantial roles in films such as My Beautiful Laundrette (1985) and Sixth Happiness (1997), as well as much stage work around the UK.

In October 2001 she appeared briefly in Coronation Street as Dev Alahan's mother Umila.

She has been exploring playwriting as a medium since before 2004.

Souad Faress also appeared as the Old Rani in The Sarah Jane Adventures serial The Mad Woman in the Attic in October 2009.

She currently plays Jay Faldren's grandmother Maryam Shakiba in Casualty.

Faress appeared in an episode of popular nursing drama No Angels as lead character, Anji Mittel's aunt Di. Faress appeared briefly as a hospital doctor in "The Dead of Jericho", the first episode of Morse.

In 2016 she will join the HBO series Game of Thrones in Season 6.

Le plus souvent avec

Stanley Myers
Stanley Myers
(1 films)
Kim Vithana
Kim Vithana
(1 films)
Mick Audsley
Mick Audsley
(1 films)
Hugo Speer
Hugo Speer
(1 films)
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Filmographie de Souad Faress (3 films)

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Bhaji on the Beach, 1h41
Réalisé par Gurinder Chadha
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Drame, Comédie
Acteurs Kim Vithana, Jimmi Harkishin, Akbar Kurtha, Shaheen Khan, Zohra Sehgal, Rudolph Walker
Rôle Rekha
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A community group of British women (mostly Punjabis of various faiths) of all generations from Great Britain, take a group day out to the Blackpool Illuminations. The tensions of the generation gap torn between tradition and modernism as well as the personal upsets and issues of the women and girls come to boiling point as they spend the day out.
My Beautiful Laundrette, 1h33
Réalisé par Stephen Frears
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Drame, Comédie, Comédie dramatique, Comédie romantique, Romance
Thèmes Alcoolisme, L'immigration, Le racisme, Sexualité, La précarité, Homosexualité, LGBT, LGBT
Acteurs Gordon Warnecke, Daniel Day-Lewis, Saeed Jaffrey, Roshan Seth, Souad Faress, Shirley Anne Field
Rôle Cherry N. Ali
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Un jeune immigré pakistanais en Angleterre, Omar, cherche à exploiter une laverie automatique, avec l'aide de son oncle et d'un ami d'enfance, Johnny, qui devient son amant.