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Azan Ahmed photo portrait

Azan Ahmed

For the National:

Azan Ahmed is an actor, writer and poet.


Azan Ahmed trained with the Almeida’s Young Company.


For the National: The Father and the Assassin and Jack Absolute Flies Again

Other productions include: The Tempest at Shakespeare’s Globe; Doctor Faustus at Caryll Churchill Theatre; Never Swim Alone for Etcetera; Cacophony and (This Isn’t) A True Story for the Almeida Young Company; Conspiracy at New Diorama and Underbelly Edinburgh; and Name, Place, Animal, Thing at the Almeida.


Count Abdulla, Van Der Valk III, Mood, Hope Street and Doctors.


What’s Love Got to Do with it? and the short films Crackdown and Recoil.


Azan Ahmed’s debut play Daytime Deewane at the Half Moon and on UK tour won the 2023 Offie Award for Best Writing. He produces Deen & Dunya, a poetry night celebrating Muslim voices. He is currently mentored by Roy Williams as part of Hampstead Theatre’s INSPIRE cohort.


(Published September 2023. Photograph by Ori Jones)