Mohamed and Dodi Al-Fayed The Crown actors

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Salim Daw described Mohamed Al-Fayed as an ‘incredible character’

The Crown season five’s third episode is dedicated to Mohamed and Dodi Al-Fayed. Mohamed Al-Fayed is an Egyptian billionaire who mingled with the upper class in England and eventually his son went on to have a relationship with Princess Diana. In episode three of The Crown’s fifth season, both Dodi and Mohamed are introduced and shows the purchase of the Ritz hotel in Paris and Harrods. But who are the actors portraying these real life figures? Here’s everything you need to know about Amir El-Masry, Salim Daw and Khalid Abdalla, the actors playing Dodi and Mohamed Al-Fayed in The Crown:

Amir El-Masry – Younger Mohamed Fayed

Amir El-Masry is a British-Egyptian actor who took on the role of younger Mohamed Fayed before he became Al-Fayed. Fans may recognise the 31-year-old from the 2020 movie Limbo, a drama comedy which explores the lives of asylum seekers who are awaiting the outcome of their applications on a remote Scottish Island.

When he was just 18 he won the Best Young Actor award at the Egyptian Oscars for his role in Ramadan Mabrouk Abou El-Alamein Hamouda. Amir also starred in the Netflix TV series The One and is currently starring in the BBC’s SAS Rogue Heroes. He is also starred in the BBC series Industry in 2020.

Salim Daw – Older Mohamed Al-Fayed

Mohamed and Dodi Al-Fayed The Crown actors

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Salim Daw plays older Mohamed Al-Fayed, in The Crown season five. Salim is known for starring in the TV series’ The Bureau and Tyrant. In 2015, Daw played the role of Sheikh Awadalla in the Netflix series Fauda. Daw appears twice in The Crown, in episode three and episode 10.

Daw called Al-Fayed a “fascinating character” and the depiction of him in The Crown captures “all the colours of Mohamed”. He said: “It’s so amazing to understand his perspective. You don’t have to agree with the way he made decisions for himself and his son, but you understand him and you feel him”.

“It’s very important for the story to know those Insights from the roots, where it all began, so that you can see why Mohamed was so eager to arrive at the top and why he wanted his son to be by his side. He came from nothing and he became everything,” Daw added.

Khalid Abdalla – Dodi Al-Fayed

Mohamed and Dodi Al-Fayed The Crown actors

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Khalid Abdalla was cast as Dodi Al-Fayed back in September 2021 and fans have finally been able to see his portrayal of the movie producer. Khalid is best known for his role in the 2007 movie The Kite Runner. He also starred alongside Oscar Isaac in the Marvel TV series Moon Knight.

Speaking on playing Dodi in The Crown, Khalid said: “There was a huge responsibility and a huge sense of privilege of stepping into this figure who all of us have heard about for the last 25 years but pretty much know nothing about.”

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