Thursday 1 of December, 2022
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Egyptian Actor Ahmed Dash Guest Stars in Marvel's Moon Knight

The young star seems to be having a good week in general, having also been appointed as an ambassador the UNESCO's 'Shabab Balad' initiative.

John Bichara

If you've been keeping up with 'Moon Knight', the Marvel superhero series about a guy with multiple personalities who goes through some truly crazy shenanigans after being blessed/cursed by an Ancient Egyptian god, then you might have noticed that the Egyptian influences run a little deeper than you might expect. The third episode just featured actor Ahmed Dash in a guest starring role, adding to the wealth of Egyptian talent that's elevating the show.

Mostly directed by Mohamed Diab and co-starring May Calamawy as leading lady Layla El-Faouly, with a soundtrack composed by Hesham Nazih, 'Moon Knight' also features Egyptian-British actor Khalid Abdalla and American-Egyptian award-winning cinematographer Karim El Hakim in some pretty deific roles. On top of that, 'Moon Knight' has cast Egyptian actors Amr Al Qadi, Zizi Dagher and Hazem Ehab for undisclosed roles in upcoming episodes.

Ahmed Dash seems to just be having a good week in general; outside the superhero world, UNICEF has appointed him as ambassador for 'Shabab Balad', an Egyptian version of their global initiative, 'Generation Unlimited'. The initiative is a partnership between world governments, the private sector and the youth to provide skills training to young people, and give them opportunities for employment, entrepreneurship and positive social impact.

Ahmed Dash's career began in 2014 when he took the lead role of 'La Mo'akhza', before taking part in critically acclaimed films like 'Clash' and appearing in successful TV dramas like 'Sabe' Gaar' and 'El Haramy'. He has also appeared in Ramadan series like 'Al Ekhteyar 2', 'Al Prince', and 'Meen Qal?!' Speaking of, ‘Moon Knight’ is kind of an honorary Ramadan series at this point, isn’t it?