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Navid Negahban - legion, homeland, aladdin (2019)

Photo Costs: $40
Photo Times: 

Saturday 20th October - 3pm
Sunday 21st October - 4pm
Monday 22nd October - 4pm

Autograph Costs: $30
Autograph Times (Times are subject to change): 

2.30pm to 5pm all three days

Panel Times (Times are subject to change):

Sunday 21st October - 2pm, Stage Two
Monday 22nd October - 1pm, Stage Two Marvel TV panel with Gregg Sulkin

Navid Negahban, though sometimes called “the man of a thousand faces,” is still most widely regarded for his portrayal of “Abu Nazir” on the Emmy award‐winning Showtime Series HOMELAND opposite Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, and Damian Lewis. His quiet and composed portrayal of the dangerous al‐Qaeda leader won him worldwide recognition and made his character a household name after just two seasons. On screen, Navid’s star continues to rise.

Navid currently stars in FX’s LEGION created by Noah Hawley and starring opposite Dan Stevens, Aubrey Plaza, and Jean Smart. Based on the Marvel Comics by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz, LEGION is the story of “David Haller” (Dan Stevens), a man who believed himself to be schizophrenic only to discover that he may actually be the most powerful mutant the world has ever seen. Navid portrays “Ahmal Farouk”aka “the Shadow King,” a malevolent presence in Haller's mind who takes on several different forms.

In the summer of 2019, Navid will next be seen in Disney’s remake of ALADDIN directed by Guy Ritchie. Navid stars opposite Will Smith, Naomi Scott, and Mena Massoud in this live‐action re‐ telling of the classic 1992 animated Disney film.

Earlier this year, Navid starred in TWELVE STRONG: THE STORY OF THE HORSE SOLDIERS opposite Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, and Michael Peña. The film was released January 19, 2018 and is produced by Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Black Label Media. The story follows a team of US Special Forces who head into Afghanistan following the aftermath of September 11th and enlist the help of a local warlord (Negahban) to fight off Taliban forces.
Other credits include AMERICAN ASSASSIN for CBS Films opposite Michael Keaton, Dylan O’Brien, Sanaa Lathan, and Taylor Kitsch. Produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura, the film reunites Navid with HOMELAND executive producer Michael Cuesta, the film’s director. Navid also stars in SAND CASTLE alongside Henry Cavill and Nicholas Hoult. Netflix premiered the film on April 21, 2107.

Additional upcoming film credits include the espionage thriller DAMASCUS COVER opposite Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Olivia Thirlby, and John Hurt and Gerard Barrett‘s BRAIN ON FIRE, which premiered at the 2016 Toronto Film Festival. The film is based on Susannah Cahalan’s memoir of the same name and Navid stars opposite Chloe Grace Moretz, Richard Armitage, Carrie‐Anne Moss, Thomas Mann, and Jenny Slate.

Navid also stars in the independent film BABA JOON, inspired by director Yuval Delshad’s life. The film follows three generations of men who struggle to manage a ramshackle turkey farm in an isolated desert community of Farsi‐speakers. Navid portrays “Yitzhak,” who has given his life to the farm and wants nothing more than to see his young son take over his life’s work. The film premiered at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival and went on to win five Ophir Awards, the equivalent of the Israeli Oscar.

Navid is a stand‐out in Clint Eastwood’s AMERICAN SNIPER opposite Bradley Cooper. He portrays “Sheikh Al‐Obodi,” an Iraqi local paid to help the snipers locate their targets. The film went on to be the top grossing film of 2014 and was nominated for countless awards including six Academy Award Nominations.

Other feature credits include significant supporting roles in BROTHERS starring Tobey Maguire and Jake Gyllenhaal; CHARLIE WILSON’S WAR starring Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts and Amy Adams; and WORDS AND PICTURES with Clive Owens and Juliette Binoche. Navid also stars in Henry Hughes’ DAY ONE which was nominated for an Oscar for Best Short Film, Live Action in 2015.

The versatile scene‐stealer has drawn critical praise as IRK delegate “Jamot” on the final season of Fox’s hit series, 24, and has a diverse TV portfolio that includes guest work on CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, THE CATCH, SCORPION, LAW AND ORDER: SVU, VEEP, THE MESSENGERS, CSI:NY, THE CLOSER, THE WEST WING, WITHOUT A TRACE, THE SHIELD, among many others.

Navid recently received a historic BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) nomination for his performance as “Hajj Agha” in the video game series 1979 Revolution: Black Friday, marking the first time a Middle Eastern & Muslim actor has been nominated in this category. The series, based on the Iranian revolution, was granted support from the Doris Duke Foundation in partnership with Sundance Institute’s New Frontier Program for the Islamic Art’s New Frontier Fellowship.

Born in Mashhad, Iran, Navid caught the acting bug at the age of eight, when his portrayal of an old man drew laughter from a large audience at an elementary school play. His passion for acting led him to Germany where he spent eight years honing his theatrical skills prior to arriving in the United States. He is fluent in English, Farsi and German. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, studying anthropology, shooting pool, driving and playing poker.

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