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Actor Riz Ahmed attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.

Riz Ahmed in Talks to Play Hamlet for Netflix

Arguably, the most sought-after acting role of all time isn’t James Bond, or Doctor Who even, but Hamlet — and the latest actor to be linked with it is Emmy award-winner, Riz Ahmed. According to Deadline, he’s currently in talks to star in a new adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragedy bound for Netflix. If true, he’ll be added […]

Riz Ahmed attends HBO’s Post Emmy Awards Reception at The Plaza at the Pacific Design Center on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

‘The Night Of’ Star Riz Ahmed Triumphs Over Big-Name Rivals at 2017 Emmys

The Night Of star Riz Ahmed was a surprise winner at the Emmys last night (September 17), in a category we predicted would be one of the night’s most hotly contested. His performance as Nasir “Naz” Khan in The Night Of beat fan favorites Benedict Cumberbatch and Ewan McGregor, not to mention his The Night Of co-star John Turturro, Genius […]

Actor Riz Ahmed attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.

Could Riz Ahmed Be Joining Tom Hardy in the Spidey Universe?

Upcoming Marvel movie Venom has already found its lead in Tom Hardy, and it looks like he’s about to be joined by one of his compatriots. Variety is reporting that Rogue One star Riz Ahmed is in talks to play an undisclosed role in the film, though sources did tell the publication he will be playing a “popular […]

Benedict Cumberbatch attends the Virgin TV BAFTA Television Awards at The Royal Festival Hall on May 14, 2017 in London, England.

The Stars React to This Year’s Emmy Award Nominations

Nominations for the 2017 Emmys were announced yesterday (June 13), with Saturday Night Live and Westworld coming out on top, scoring a massive 22 nods each in a year when heavy hitter Game of Thrones (23 noms in 2016) wasn’t eligible for any awards. A host of Anglo faves also got a nod, from Sherlock‘s Benedict Cumberbatch, The Crown‘s Claire […]

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WATCH: Riz Ahmed Destroys James Corden in Epic Rap Battle

Not content with going up against Adam Lambert for the role of Queen frontman, James Corden has challenged real-life MC Riz Ahmed to an epic rap fight. It all happened last night (April 17) on The Late Late Show with James Corden, when Riz took part in the regular “Drop the Mic” spot. Celeb guests […]

Actor Riz Ahmed attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.

WATCH: Riz Ahmed Can’t Stop Making ‘Rogue One’ Audition Tapes

Riz Ahmed, probably best known these days for his breakout role in HBO’s The Night Of, has talked before about how desperate he was to be cast in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, but until now we just assumed he was exaggerating. The British actor and rapper eventually starred as former Imperial pilot and rebel Bodhi Rook, […]

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10 Stars We’ll Be Seeing Much, Much More of in 2017

There are the Tom Hiddlestons and Benedict Cumberbatches of the world, but you know what: We don’t want to focus only on our favorites. So let’s spread the love and put the spotlight on some talent we think are really going places — with some new faces, and some already well on their way. Here’s just some of […]

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WATCH: ‘The Night Of’ Star Riz Ahmed Raps About ‘Downton Abbey’

Be honest now. Did you know Riz Ahmed was British? One person who had no idea was Stephen Colbert. The late-night host was forced to admit last night (August 29) that he had assumed Riz, like his character Nasir “Nas” Khan in the critically acclaimed HBO drama The Night Of, was from Queens. “I did not know that you were English […]

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