We absolutely are crazy about Riz Ahmed, the English Actor who in recent years has seen his star rise rather quickly stateside. In addition to starring in HBO Series The Night Of this year, Ahmed turned heads in a acclaimed 2014 Thriller Nightcrawler alongside Jake Gyllenhaal. While we have yet to see his performance in acclaimed TIFF ’16 Selection Una (which he had to cancel an appearance for) with another of our favourites Rooney Mara, we soon will see him on many screens in STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE, for which he was in town for today.
With a whirlwind Press Day schedule, Ahmed with little notice to viewers, appeared on Breakfast Television, CP24 Breakfast and Your Morning. In the afternoon he shared the spotlight with Ryan Reynolds on The Social, that Canuck in town doing good at Sick Kids’ Hospital. He celebrates his 34th birthday tomorrow!
We gave it a shot and found Ahmed, who was was a great sport about the Selfie. We cannot wait to see him come back hopefully soon with his Hip-Hop Duo SWET SHOP BOYS, which just concluded their tour in multiple cities in support of their Album, Cashmere.