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Syrian actors’ distinguished roles

As usual, distinguished Syrian actor Abdul Munem Amayri takes part in important TV roles that unveil his distinguished manner and reflect his prodigious skill and rich culture.

The year 2012 was very prolific for Amayri. He appeared as Mahdi, Samer and Akil in Eye Blink, Naked Spirits and The Hours of Embers respectively moving between three different worlds. Mahdi was the unlucky brother for a sister called Hadiya, (played by distinguished Syrian actress Amal Arafeh). Mahdi falls in a trap following another in his search for money which is quickly spent because he is a gambler. However, he is a simple hearted man who does not know malice.

     In “Naked Spirits”, we found him malicious but misled character who is greatly involved in love, suspicion and revenge.

In “The Hours of Embers”, he appeared as Akil, a character teeming with humanitarian aspects which vanish when he feels injustice and tries to prove that his friend Allam was guiltless. 

Other successful roles for Amayri was in Spotlight  which reflected the great talents of the actor through playing various characters in panels that deal with the people’s social, economic and political aspirations in a daring approach. He also played important roles in “Our Tale Hasn’t Finished Yet” and “The Key” by director Hisham Sharbatji.

Qusay Khuli is another outstanding actor who starred in “Naked Spirits” through the character of Salah, a barber who falls in love by accident with a woman who betrayed her husband.

In “The Hours of Embers”, he played Jaber , the character who focuses on the negative aspects and social illnesses  of the Arab society and means of uprooting them.

Since her role in Khan al-Harir (silk caravansary), Syrian actress Shukran Murtaja has achieved strong presence in many TV series. In 2012, she played a distinguished role in “The Hours of Embers”; she appeared as Um Zein who is a lovely character despite her evil behaviour and search for problems. Another important role she played was Um Abdoh, the miser character who lives on parsley and mint she took from the land of her husband in order to avoid spending any penny.
Syrian actor As’ad Fidda has taken part in a TV series titled “The Blue Lamps”, which he considered a masterpiece of art that sheds light on an important period in the history of Syrian coast. The script was written by Husein Abdul Karim based on a novel written by famous Syrian writer Hanna Minah.


K. Q.