Farid Shawki Actor

Farid shawki

Farid Shawki Mohammad Abduh Badawi (Arabic: فريد شوقي محمد عبده بدوي‎) (July 30, 1920 in Cairo - July 27, 1998) known as Farid Shawki (Arabic: فريد شوقي ‎) was an Egyptian actor, screenwriter and film producer. In his life, he acted in 361 films, 12 plays and 12 television series; wrote 22 film scripts; and produced 26 films. He was also known as Malek El Terso ("The King of the Third Class" - a reference to his popularity among the poor, who bought third-class seats in movie theatres), as "Wahsh Ash shashah Al Arabiyah the Monster of the Arab Silver Screen" in honor of his various roles of beloved hero, as Farid Bay ("Sir Farid", an informal title of respect), and as Abu el-Banat ("father of all girls", a reference to his having five daughters and no sons). In a career spanning almost 60 years, Shawki starred, produced, or wrote the scenario of over 400 films - more than the films produced collectively by the whole Arab world - in addition to theatre, television and video plays. His popularity covered the whole of the Arab World, including Turkey where he acted in some films there, and directors always addressed his as ' Farid Bay' (Sir Farid) as a sign of respect.

Personal details

Date of birth
July 29th, 1920
Nationality
Egypt
Date of death
July 27th, 1998 at age of 78
Place of death
Cairo, Egypt
Cause of death
Cardiovascular disease

Family

Siblings
Spouses
Children

Movie performances

Average rating by genre

GenreNum. of titlesAvg. rating
Drama87.04
Crime56.94
Romance46.68
Comedy36.27
Musical26.5

1. Alexandria... Why? (1979)

Drama
played Mohsen's Father
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133.0
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Alexandria... Why? is a 1979 Egyptian drama film directed by Youssef Chahine. It was entered into the 29th Berlin International Film Festival, where it won the Silver Bear - Special Jury Priz. The film was selected as the Egyptian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 52nd Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee. The film portraits the early life of the director in his home city, Alexandria.

Awards

1979 Jury Grand Prix

Top cast

Ibrahim
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Arabic, English
Egypt, Algeria

2. The Bachelor Husband (1966)

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Hassan El-Seify

The Bachelor Husband is a 1966 film directed by Hassan El-Seify and Atef Salem.

Awards

Top cast

3. The Spy (1965)

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Niazi Mostafa

The Spy is a 1965 film directed by Niazi Mostafa.

Awards

Top cast

4. A Thousand and One Nights (1964)

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A Thousand and One Nights is 1964 film directed by Hassan Al Imam.

Awards

Top cast

5. The Crafty One (1964)

Adventure, Drama
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1 Show list

The Crafty One is a 1964 adventure and drama film directed by Henry Barakat.

Awards

Top cast

Zomoroda

6. Slaves of the Body (1962)

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Kamal Attia

Slaves of the Body is 1962 film directed by Kamal Attia.

Awards

Top cast

7. Antar bin chaddad (1961)

Drama, History, Romance
played Antar Bin Chaddad
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Niazi Mostafa

Antar bin chaddad is a 1961 film directed by Niazi Mostafa.

Awards

Top cast

8. My Wife's Husband (1961)

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Niazi Mostafa

My Wife's Husband is a 1961 film directed by Niazi Mostafa.

Awards

Top cast

9. Bidaya wa Nihaya (1960)

Drama
played Sultan
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Salah Erzine
,
2 Show list

Bidaya wa Nihaya is a 1960 Egyptian film directed by Salah Abouseif and based on the novel by the same name. It was the first film adapted from a novel written by Nobel Prize winner Naguib Mahfouz. At the 2nd Moscow International Film Festival in 1961, the film was nominated for the Grand Prix award. For her role as Nefisah, Sanaa Gamil won the award for Best Supporting Actress.

Awards

Top cast

Hassanein
Nefisah
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Kamal Korayem
Arabic
Egypt

10. The Iron Gate (1958)

Crime, Drama
played Abu Siri
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95.0
Gabriel Talhami
Mohamed Abu Youssef
,
Abdel Hai Adib
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Cairo Station is a 1958 Egyptian drama film directed by Youssef Chahine. It was entered into the 8th Berlin International Film Festival. The film was selected as the Egyptian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 31st Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.

Awards

Top cast

Hannuma
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Fouad El-Zahry
Alveise Orfanelli
Arabic
Egypt

11. The Tough (1957)

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The Tough is a 1957 Egyptian film directed by Salah Abouseif. It was entered into the 7th Berlin International Film Festival.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Wadid Sirry
Arabic
Egypt

12. Platform No. 5 (1956)

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Niazi Mostafa

Platform No. 5 is a 1956 film directed by Niazi Mostafa.

Awards

Top cast

13. I Have Been Made a Murderer (1955)

Crime, Drama
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I Have Been Made a Murderer is a 1955 film directed by Atef Salem.

Awards

Top cast

14. The Cheat (1954)

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Helmy Rafla

The Cheat is a 1954 film directed by Helmy Rafla.

Awards

Top cast

15. Sira` Fi al-Wadi (1954)

Crime, Drama, Romance
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125.0
2 Show list

Sira` Fi al-Wadi is a 1954 Egyptian romance/drama film directed by the acclaimed Egyptian film director Youssef Chahine and written by Helmy Halim and Ali El Zorkani. It starred Omar Sharif and Faten Hamama. This was the first film role that Omar Sharif played and it was this role that earned him stardom. In 1996, during the Egyptian Cinema centennial, this film was selected one of the best 150 Egyptian film productions. It was presented in the 1954 Cannes Film Festival under the name The Blazing Sky.

Awards

Top cast

Ahmed
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Arabic
Egypt

16. Ismail Yassin's Phantom (1954)

Comedy, Crime
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Hassan El-Seify

Ismail Yassin's Phantom is a 1954 film directed by Hassan El-Seify.

Awards

Top cast

17. He Stole My Wife (1954)

Comedy, Musical, Romance
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Hassan El-Seify

He Stole My Wife is a 1954 film directed by Hassan El-Seify.

Awards

Top cast

18. Foreman Hassan (1952)

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Foreman Hassan is a 1952 film directed by Salah Abouseif.

Awards

Top cast

19. Ana al-Madi (1951)

Crime, Mystery
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125.0

Ana al-Madi is a classic 1951 Egyptian crime film. The film was written and directed by Ezzel Dine Zulficar. It starred Imad Hamdi, Zaki Rostom, Farid Shawqi, and Faten Hamama.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Arabic
Egypt

20. Ghazal Al Banat (1949)

Comedy, Musical, Romance
played Cabaret Guest
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120.0
6 Show list

Ghazal Al Banat is a Egyptian film. It is Naguib Al Rihani's last film and was shown in cinemas after his death. Ghazal Al Banat was also the last appearance of Mohamed Abdel Wahab in a film. The film was produced by Anwar Wagdi, who was married to the female lead, Laila Mourad.

Awards

Top cast

Wahid
Laila
Mashallah
Cabaret Owner
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Arabic
Egypt

21. A Sleepless Man (1949)

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A Sleepless Man is a 1949 film directed by Youssef Wahby.

Awards

Top cast

22. The Angel of Mercy (1946)

Drama
played Zaki
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97.0
Gabriel Nahas
,
Ramses Naguib
2 Show list

The Angel of Mercy is a 1946 Egyptian drama film directed and written by Youssef Wahbi. It stars Wahbi, Faten Hamama, Raqiya Ibrahim, Farid Shawqi, and Nejma Ibrahim.

Awards

Top cast

Thoraya
Fouad Bek
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Sami Brail
Arabic
Egypt

TV program created 1

Title Year Network Num. of seassons Num. of epizodes Co-creators First epizode air date Last epizode air date Languages External resources
Albakhil Wa Ana 1991 15 1991

Starring TV roles

1. Albakhil Wa Ana

Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages
1991

Wikipedia

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