Amrou graduated from the University of Cambridge with a BA and M.Phil. in the History of Art. He was selected as one of the 15 emerging filmmakers by the 2016 NETWORK@ LFF programme; and his first short film Nightstand, which he also wrote and starred in, was executive produced by Stephen Fry, and picked up for DVD and Cinema distribution by Peccadillo Pictures. Amrou is the co-creator, co-writer, and lead actor of Nefertiti, a comedy series in development with Big Talk Productions and Channel 4 – which explores the scandalous double-life of an Egyptian Drag queen living in London with his strict Muslim mother.
He is also the creator, writer, and lead actor of feature film Abigail & Gabriel, about the odd-couple friendship between a homeless gay Iraqi in London, and a 70-year-old Christian widow – which is currently in development with Sarah Brocklehurst Productions, and secured a script commission with BBC Films. Amrou is currently writing/directing a short commission for NOWNESS about female drag queen Victoria Sin, being produced by Savannah James-Bayly (Fox Cub Films). Amrou is represented by Giles Smart & Kitty Laing at United Agents.
Articles by Amrou Al-Kadhi
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