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Mehdi Dehbi
Belgian actor

Mehdi Dehbi

Mehdi Dehbi
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Intro Belgian actor
Is Actor Theatre director Theater professional Film actor Television actor
From Tunisia Belgium
Field Arts Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 5 December 1985, Liège, Belgium
Age 36 years
Star sign Sagittarius
Conservatoire national supérieur d'art dramatique
Royal Conservatory of Brussels
London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
The details (from wikipedia)


Mehdi Dehbi (born 5 December 1985) is a Belgian actor and theatre director, known for his roles in La Folle Histoire d'amour de Simon Eskenazy [fr] (2009, English title: He is My Girl), L'Infiltré [fr] (2011), Le Fils de l'Autre (2012, English title: The Other Son), Mary Queen of Scots (2013), and A Most Wanted Man (2014). In 2020, he played the titular character in the Netflix series Messiah.

Early life

Mehdi Dehbi was born on 5 December 1985 in the Hôpital de Bavière [fr] in Liège. From the age of ten, Dehbi attended the Académie Grétry [fr] theater and music school, which had been established in the hospital building where he had been born.

At the age of sixteen his first lead role in a feature film was in Le Soleil assassiné [fr], directed by Abdelkrim Bahloul and produced by the Dardenne brothers, for which he was nominated as Best Actor at the Joseph Plateau Awards.

After studying drama and music at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, then at the CNSAD in Paris, and finally at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, he pursued his career in film and theater.

In 2012 Mehdi directed his first play, Les Justes by Albert Camus at the Théâtre de Liège. The show toured in France and Germany in 2013 and in 2014 Mehdi Dehbi was nominated for the Découverte (Discovery) Prize at the 2014 Prix de la critique [fr] awards as a director.


Year Title Author Director
2007 Romeo and Juliet William Shakespeare John Baxter
2009 Terre Sainte Mohamed Kacimi Sophie Akrich
2009-10 Baïbars le mamelouk qui devint sultan Marcel Bozonnet Marcel Bozonnet
2010 Splendid's Jean Genet Cristèle Alves Meira
2011 Gare de l'Est Sophie Akrich Sophie Akrich
2012 Romeo and Juliet William Shakespeare David Bobée [fr]

Theatre directing

Year Title Author Director Notes
2012-2014 Les Justes Albert Camus Mehdi Dehbi Théâtre de Liège, Théâtre des Tanneurs [fr] (Brussels), Théâtre du Jeu de Paume [fr] (Aix-en-Provence), Fast Forward Theater Festival (Braunschweig)

Nominated for the Découverte Prize at the 2014 Prix de la critique awards [fr]

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