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Assad Zaman

Assad Zaman

BA (Hons) Acting Graduated 2013

Playing age18 - 25
Height6' 0''
Eye colourBrown
Hair colourBlack


Assad Zaman is set to play Rashid in the new AMC seven-episode series INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE, adaptated from Anne Rice’s book.

Assad is appearing as Anish Sengupta in HOTEL PORTOFINO with Anna Chancellor, an Eagle Eye Drama for PBS/ITV1.

Congratulations to Assad who 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. Assad features also as Asif in award winning BBC/ Amazon Prime Drama 'Small Axe', starring John Boyega

Assad is currently on tour with ETCT's stunning production of 'The Funeral Director' by Iman Quereshi.

Assad will soon be appearing in the next series of Vera on ITV and can currently be seen in the role of Millat Iqbal in 'White Teeth' at the newly refurbished Kiln Theatre.

Congratulations to Assad for his role as Sathnam in Apple Tree Yard and in Coriolanus and Salome at the RSC.

Assad is currently playing ‘Sathnam’ in Apple Tree Yard for the BBC

Productions whilst training

Captain Jemmy Campbell RM / John Ascott / Harry BrewerOur Country's GoodChris Honer
Bill (Still Life)Tonight at 7.30 (originally Tonight at 8.30)Chris Hayes
Stevens (Ways and Means)Tonight at 7.30 (originally Tonight at 8.30)Chris Hayes
KosykhIvanovDavid Salter
Billy DownsThe LibertineDavid Shirley
RedillonSauce For The GooseGabriel Gawin
HamletHamletDavid Salter

Professional credits

ZeadSteerageSue McGeorge
BoyThe Frozen Ballerina (Short Film)Lee CoatesTen-a-Penny Productions


  • Clowning (Mick Barnfather)
  • Acting for Camera (Karen Henthorn)
  • Stage Combat (Renny Krupinski & Kaitlin Howard)
  • Animal Studies (Jackie Snow)
  • Acting for Radio (Melanie Harris)
  • Singing (Ian Chesworth)
  • Impulse/Ensemble Performance (Christopher Sivertsen - The Awake Project)
  • Period Dance (Jackie Snow)
  • Writing (Charlie Moritz)

Other training

BTEC National Diploma in Performing Arts


Geordie (Native), Pakistani, Middle Eastern General, General Scottish, RP, Cockney

Other skills

Stage Combat (APC First), Singing (tenor), Full UK Driving Licence, Guitar, Physical Theatre, Improvisation