Photos: 93rd Annual Academy Awards
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May 3, 2021
Gallery Update Public Appearances

I’ve updated the gallery with photos of Riz attending the 93rd Annual Academy Awards last week.

Feature: How ‘Sound Of Metal’ Changed Everything
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May 3, 2021
Feature Gallery Update Photoshoots

Darius Marder’s Sound of Metal went into 2019’s Toronto International Film Festival without a distributor. Now, a year-and-a-half on, it’s a six-time Oscar nominee and perhaps the most hard-fought of all of this year’s crop of Best Picture candidates. Joe Utichi meets Marder and stars Riz Ahmed and Paul Raci to take stock of a

News: Riz Ahmed is the first Muslim nominated for lead actor Oscar
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Mar 15, 2021
Movie Projects News

Riz Ahmed made history Monday as the first Muslim nominated for the Oscar for lead actor with the recognition for his role in “Sound of Metal.” Actor Mahershala Ali became the first Muslim actor to win an Oscar when he took home the statuette for supporting actor for “Moonlight” in 2017 and won the same

Feature: Riz Ahmed for Esquire Magazine
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Feb 26, 2021
Feature Gallery Update Interview Photoshoots

In his latest film, Sound of Metal – in which Julie Andrews teaches some Austrian children to sing Iron Maiden (Ed: fact check?) – Riz Ahmed plays a workaholic musician, a drummer, who suddenly goes deaf on tour and joins a deaf community to learn how to adjust to his new life. The first step

Feature: Riz Ahmed for W Magazine
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Feb 26, 2021
Gallery Update Interview Photoshoots

In his performance as Ruben in Sound of Metal, a film about a drummer who loses his hearing, Riz Ahmed helped break barriers between the deaf and hearing communities—and gained critical acclaim in the process. As the British actor tells it, the most impactful part of playing this role was the lessons he learned along

Feature: Riz Ahmed for Clash Magazine
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Feb 9, 2021
Gallery Update Interview Photoshoots

River Runs Deep: Riz Ahmed Interviewed “I’m proud of all the work I’ve done, but’s it’s also important we evolve…” Riz Ahmed has emerged as an unfiltered voice for the marginalised and minoritized, with totemic performances across music and film. For years, Ahmed has embraced the gift and burden of representation. Now, he’s ready to

Video: Steven Yeun & Riz Ahmed Actors on Actors Full conversation
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Jan 30, 2021
Interview Video
Coverage: Los Angeles Times Actors Roundtable
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Jan 21, 2021
Gallery Update News Photoshoots Video

Impostor syndrome: Everybody feels it, even Hollywood’s most seasoned stars. In a conversation recorded last month, actors Delroy Lindo, Riz Ahmed, Steven Yeun, Gary Oldman and George Clooney copped to the pangs of self-doubt they’ve experienced in their careers and the “jet fuel” that’s helped them power through. “This idea of the impostor syndrome, it’s

News: Variety’s ‘Actors on Actors’ Season 13 Line Up
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Jan 21, 2021
News

Variety and PBS SoCal announced today the actor lineup and schedule for the thirteenth season of their three-time Emmy Award-winning series Variety Studio: Actors on Actors. The new season was filmed entirely from the actors’ homes and includes exclusive one-on-one conversations between top acting talent from potential contending movies in this year’s Academy Awards race.

Feature: Riz Ahmed for The Hollywood Reporter
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Jan 20, 2021
Feature Gallery Update Photoshoots

With his buzzy performance in ‘Sound of Metal’ — which required him to learn sign language and drumming — plus a new wife and a booming company, the soft-spoken actor and rapper is having his loudest year yet. Back in summer 2018, Riz Ahmed was preparing for a classroom scene for his latest film, Sound