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Assad trained at the Manchester Metropolitan School of Theatre where he gained a BA (Hons) in Acting. 

Theatre credits include: THE WINTER’S TALE (RSC); A DOLL’S HOUSE (Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith); WHITE TEETH (Tricycle Theatre); CORIOLANUS (RSC/Barbican); SALOME (RSC); ARMS AND THE MAN (Watford Palace); A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich); EAST IS EAST NATIONAL TOUR (Jamie Lloyd Productions/ATG); BEHIND THE BEAUTIFUL FOREVERS (National Theatre, London); BEATS NORTH (Northern Stage/Curious Monkey); TYNE (Live Theatre and Theatre Royal Newcastle); GRIMM TALES (Northern Stage)

Television credits include: INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE (AMC); HOTEL PORTOFINO (PBS/ITV1); SMALL AXE (BBC/Amazon Studios); OUR GIRL S4 (BBC); VERA (ITV); APPLE TREE YARD (Kudos for BBC1); CUCUMBER (Red Productions for Channel 4)

Assad is regularly involved with workshopping new plays to include an UNTITLED DAVID EDGAR PROJECT and MOBY DICK for the RSC and CAPTAIN OF THE ENDS for the National Theatre; he can also be heard voicing Sathnam Sanghera’s critically acclaimed book, THE BOY WITH THE TOPKNOT.

He was last seen on screen alongside John Boyega in Steve McQueen’s drama for the BBC/Amazon Studios, SMALL AXE and in a BBC airing of RSC’s The Winter’s Tale in the lead role of Florizel, filmed during the pandemic following cancellation of the run at the RSC. 

Assad can currently be seen playing 'Armand' in AMC’s new series, INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE - a small-screen adaptation of Anne Rice’s iconic vampire novel. He will reprise the role for Series 2, due to premiere this year.

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