philip arditti
actor writer theatre maker voiceover artist

Philip grew up in Istanbul and is trilingual working in English, Turkish and French.

Based in London he trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and first became known for his portrayal of Uday Hussein in House of Saddam on BBC/HBO.

Philip was part of the founding the Arcola Theatre

acting

Copenhagen by Michael Frayn dir. Polly Findlay - Theatre Royal Bath

Guest appearance on 2 eps of Domina an Ancient Roman Drama filmed in Italy dir. David Evans - on NOW TV / SKY

Narrated Ep 2 of short story Stillicide by Cynan Jones - BBC Radio 4 https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0007n58/episodes/player

writing & collaborations

EXTINCT - a play about the tensions within a Turkish/Jewish family during the Gezi Park protests in 2013

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on and off henry is a two hander devised show exploring nationalism from the perspective of children and outsiders. Made with fellow Globe Ensemble member Nina Bowers

Partly autobiographical and partly taken from Shakepeares’ Histories this project seeks to unpick the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves

other

Philip is in the Steering Committee of MENA Arts UK - a new arts organisation for live & recorded arts professionals who are connected to the MENA+ region (Middle East, North Africa and the surrounding area).   https://www.menaarts.uk

past work
OSLO

Role : Uri Savir
Director : Bart Sher
National Theatre/West End

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GLOBE ENSEMBLE '19

SHAKESPEARE HISTORIES

GLOBE THEATRE

SANCTUARY

Role : Da Silva
Director : Oskar Thor Axelsson/Enrico Maria Artale
APPLE TV/STARZ

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Honourable Women

Role : Saleh Al-Zahid
Director : Hugo Blick
TV Series BBC

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HOUSE OF SADDAM

Role: Uday Hussein
Director: Alex Holmes
4 part mini series HBO/BBC

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DA VINCI'S DEMONS

Role : King Ferdinand
Director : Paul Wilmshurst
TV series BBC Worldwide/Starz

BROTHERHOOD

Role : Rafiq
Director: Matt Taabu
Short Film: 14 min

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10 DAYS TO WAR

Role: Haidar
Director: Bruce Goodison
13 min short film BBC

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