As Kalu
As Kalu

in "Behind the Beautiful Forevers", National Theatre

Assad Zaman


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: A WINTER'S TALE (RSC for BBC4); SMALL AXE (BBC/Amazon Studios); 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 shooting a regular character on a new series for PBS Television (to air on ITV1 in the UK) - more details to be announced later this year.