Youssef Kerkour, a Moroccan actor, has been nominated for a BAFTA Award, one of the most prestigious British film awards, in recognition of his role as a Syrian refugee in the comedy series “Home”.
All BAFTA 2020 nominations were announced at the end of last week, after being delayed due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Having been raised in Rabat, the Moroccan actor was nominated in the category “best performance in male comedy” for his role as Sami Ibrahim in the British series broadcast on Channel 4.
The series, which was written by the British writer and actor Rufus Jones, tells the story of a Syrian asylum seeker Sami, who settles with a middle-class family in South London after being found hiding in the boot of their car after returning from a holiday in France.
The 41-year-old Youssef Kerkour left Rabat to join the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in London, where he currently lives. He is also known for his roles in the series “Dracula”, “Redemption”, “Criminal” and “Marcella”.