Assad trained at the Manchester Metropolitan School of Theatre.
Theatre credits include: 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: OUR GIRL (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.
Assad is currently playing Florizel in A WINTER'S TALE, directed by Erica Whyman alongside PERICLES for director Blanche McIntyre in the current RSC Season at Stratford-Upon-Avon. Both productions can be seen later in the year at the Barbican in London.