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Rizwan Abbasi

Rizwan Abbasi

A city boy through and through, Rizwan Abbasi grew up on the streets that make up the heart of Glasgow, Scotland. Born in the Gorbals, Abbasi moved with his Indian-born parents to the city centre, where he attended Woodside Secondary School. His father passed away when he and his siblings were young, so Abbasi sold The Evening Times and collected ginger bottles for money.

He left school with no qualifications and wanted to join the Navy, but instead ended up working at a clothes stall in Islington Market in Edinburgh every weekend. After spending time in Edinburgh, he set his sights on moving to an even bigger city, and enrolled at a leading drama school, The Drama Centre, in London in 1989. Before long he also landed himself an agent.

Abbasi played the role of Kevin, in the UK mystery/crime series Silent Witness, starring Amanda Burton. He also appeared opposite Helen Mirren and Alan Rickman in Diomidies at London's Royal National Theatre, as well as playing a regular character in BBC Scotland's flagship drama series Rivercity.

Domino is Abbasi's first starring role in a major motion picture.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.

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