In his early career, Adeel Akhtar performed in a number of projects at Half Moon Theatre before moving onto a successful film and TV career. He is best known for his roles in the films Four Lions, Pan, Convenience and The Dictator. Two further films will be released shortly – Hampstead and The Big Stick. He is presently filming Victoria and Abdul. Adeel’s TV work includes Utopia (playing Wilson Wilson, for which he was nominated for both a BAFTA and Royal Television Society Award), The River, Capital, The Night Manager and Murdered by My Father, for which he won the Leading Actor BAFTA Television Award.
Adeel became a patron of Half Moon Theatre in autumn 2016.
“I am delighted to be a patron for a company that I had the pleasure of working for in my early career including a role I undertook in a deeply effecting piece that was performed in schools unpacking transitioning from primary to secondary school. I applaud their unending and on-going championing of work with and for all children and young people regardless of their ethnic, religious and socio economic backgrounds – providing access to the creative arts either with idea pursuing it as a career or for self-development”.