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.
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