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Khaled El Sawy Contracts Coronavirus


Sun 17 Jul 2022 | 10:14 AM
Yara Sameh

Prominent Egyptian actor Khaled El Sawy announced Saturday on Twitter that he had contracted the coronavirus.

On July 15, Dr. Mohamed Awad Taj El-Din, Advisor to the President of the Republic for Health and Prevention Affairs, warned of a new wave of coronavirus, stressing that Egypt has entered the sixth wave and everyone must recommit to all precautionary measures again.

He added that the pandemic is still present and the virus comes in waves.

The Eight

El Sawy was recently seen in the star-studded TV series “The Eight”.

The series also starred Hesham Selim, Asser Yassin, Ghada Adel, Mahmoud Al Bezzawy, Reem Moustafa, Mahmoud Alaa, Mondher Rayahneh, Mustafa Al-Banna, Waddah Swar, and Khalid Saqr.

Ahmed Medhat directed the project from a screenplay by Turki Al-Sheikh.

https://youtu.be/c37GlfpB_f0

El Sawy, born in Alexandria on November 25, 1963, studied law at Cairo University and started acting while at college at the university’s theater.

After his graduation in 1985, he studied directing at the Academy of Arts till 1993,  then started working as an assistant director in the film “Samaka we Arbaa’ Oroush” (A Fish and Four Sharks).

El Sawy served as a director for several of the Nile International network’s satellite channels.

The acclaimed actor co-founded the Egyptian Foundation for Theater Enthusiasts and wrote plays “Haflet Maganin” (Crazy Party), and “Operette El Darfil” (The Dolphin Operette), which he won the Taymour Award for Theatrical Ingenuity in 1991 and 1992 respectively.

El Sawy’s career includes a variety of distinct roles in several films, including “Emaret Yacoubian” (Yacoubian Building), “Keda Reda”, “Cabaret”, “El Farah” (The Wedding), and “El Feel El Azraq” (The Blue Elephant).

He also starred as a lead in television series like “Tofahet Adam” (Adam’s Apple) and “Khatem Suleiman” (Suleiman’s Ring).