Tunisian Culture Minister، Mohamed Zein El Abdeen will honor the renowned Egyptian actor، Mohamed Sobhi later today، Tuesday at the Arab and Mediterranean music center in Sidi Bou Said.
Sobhy، an Egyptian actor، writer and theatrical director was born in Cairo in 1948. In 1967، he caught attention by playing the role of “Hamlet” during his final exams at the Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts. At the time he wrote، starred and directed “Hamlet،” using his unique theatrical vision.
Sobhy graduated with honors and was appointed as a demonstrator to the institute.
Sobhy started his theater career by performing in minor roles in famous plays alongside great actors like Salah Mansour، Mohamed Awad، Fouad el-Mohandes، and Mohamed Negm among others.
His first minor yet influential role was in the famous play “Hello Shalaby” in 1970. Sobhy’s first leading role was in “Entaha el Dars Ya Ghabi” (The Lesson is Over، Stupid).
Sobhy’s theatrical repertoire includes “Al Joker” (The Joker)، “Al Hamagy” (The Barbarian)، “Weghet Nazar” (A Point of View)، and “Carmen” among others.
He performed in many popular soap operas، the most famous being “Fares bela Gawad” (A Knight Without a Horse) and the immortal series “Yawmeyat Wanees” (Wanees’s Diaries)، which has aired seven seasons.