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Gamil Ratib

Born Gameel Abu-Bakr Raateb (November 1928 – Cairo) is an Egyptian actor. In 1940s, Gameel first appeared in the film “Al-forsaan al-thalaatha i.e. The three musketeers”, his family refused the idea and his scenes were removed. Raateb traveled to Paris to study Law and Economy, yet he preferred studying Theatre and appeared in Shakespeare’s “Much ado without nothing (1947)”. To provide living expenses, Gameel worked in small jobs besides acting and then became a notable member of the “Comédie Française”. American filmmaker Carol Reed presented Gameel Raateb in “Trapeze (1956)” along with Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis and Gina Lollobrigida. Gameel also showed in many TV series like; “Rehlat al-million i.e. The journey to be a millionaire” and “Sonbol ba’d al-million i.e. Sonbol..a millionaire”. He played the villain his unique way and excelled in authoritarian and aristocrat roles especially with Faaten Hamaama in “Hekaaya waraa koll baab i.e. A story behind every door”.

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Aug 18, 1926 In Cairo, Egypt
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Trapeze 1956-05-30
Latest Project:
Series Yomyat Wanees 2021
Known For
Poster of Poussière de diamant
Poster of Bayt Elkwaml
Poster of The High
Poster of Whom Should We Shoot?
Series Yomyat Wanees Abu Al Fadl Jadallah Ewees Abdulhaq 2021
Movie Yesterday Virgile 2018-08-01
Movie Un nuage dans un verre d'eau Monsieur Noun 2012-01-26
Movie Turk's Head Aram 2010-03-31
Movie The Baby Doll Night 2008-05-28
Movie The Aquarium Youssef's Father 2008-02-08
Series Knight Without a Horse Richard 2002-12-05
Movie Love Trip Ezz Bec 2001-12-15
Movie Al-Saher Unknown 2001-12-30
Movie Stand-by Doctor 2000-05-29
Movie Wanees' Family Unknown 1997-06-25
Movie A Summer in La Goulette Hadj Beji 1996-12-25
Movie Birds of Darkness 1995-08-15
Movie Jusqu'au bout de la nuit Unknown 1995-09-13
Movie The Lady from Cairo Unknown 1992-01-02
Movie Poussière de diamant 1991-01-02
Movie The Third Class عوف 1988-07-24
Movie Bayt Elkwaml Unknown 1986-01-01
Movie The Innocent Dr. Ali Khalefa 1986-01-02
Movie The Beginning Unknown 1986-08-15
Movie Adieu Bonaparte Unknown 1985-05-17
Movie The High 1985-09-16
Movie Love in a Jail Cell Unknown 1983-02-14
Movie The North Star Nemrod Lobetoum 1982-03-31
Movie Shaaban Under Zero Unknown 1980-02-20
Movie A woman in my blood Unknown 1978-08-01
Movie Up the Precepice Unknown 1978-10-02
Movie Whom Should We Shoot? Rushdy 1975-12-08
Movie Take Care of Zuzu Unknown 1972-01-02
Movie L'Atlantide Ben Cheikh 1972-02-24
Movie Young Wolves 1968-04-01
Movie To Commit a Murder Belloum 1967-04-07
Movie OSS 117: Panic in Bangkok Akhom 1964-06-12
Movie Male Companion Le maharadjah (uncredited) 1964-11-04
Movie Lawrence of Arabia Majid 1962-12-10
Movie Deuxième bureau contre terroristes Unknown 1961-05-31
Movie Trapeze Stefan 1956-05-30