Ardalan Esmaili

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Ardalan Esmaili (2014)

Ardalan Esmaili (born March 22, 1986 in Tehran ) is a Swedish theater and film actor .


Born in 1986 in Iran's capital Tehran , Ardalan Esmaili grew up in the Swedish province of Västerbotten . After graduating from Stockholm University, he received greater attention for his role in the one-person play No Title , which was shown at the Stockholm Civic Theater. This was followed by an engagement at the Royal Dramatic Theater , the Swedish National Theater, in Stockholm.

Esmaili played the terrorist Iyad in the television series Greyzone - No Way Out . This was followed by work for Sea Fever by Neasa Hardiman.

Esmaili was named European Shooting Star at the 2019 Berlinale .

He is in a relationship with the Swedish writer, presenter and actress Evin Ahmad .

Filmography (selection)

  • 2007: Ett-Två-Tre Martyr! (Short film)
  • 2016: Kommissar Beck (TV series, 1 episode)
  • 2017: The Charmer (Charmøren)
  • 2017–2020: Rebecka Martinsson (TV series, 9 episodes)
  • 2018: Greyzone - No Way Out ( Greyzone , TV series, 10 episodes)
  • 2019: Ser du månen, Daniel
  • 2019: Dominoes
  • 2019: Sea Fever



Berlin International Film Festival

Web links

Commons : Ardalan Esmaili  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Ardalan Esmaili. In: Retrieved May 2, 2020.
  2. ^ A b Ardalan Esmaili: "Jag ville bli som Al Pacino". In: Retrieved May 2, 2020 (Swedish)
  3. a b c Ardalan Esmaili. In: Retrieved May 2, 2020.
  4. Carolin Werthmann: Terrorist against her will. In: Süddeutsche Zeitung, September 12, 2018.
  5. Skellefteåskådis i Scarface-directors nya film. In: Retrieved May 2, 2020.