Veteran Egyptian writer Lenin El-Ramly has died at the age of 74, after a long struggle with illness.
Details regarding the consolation marquee and the funeral have not been revealed yet.
El-Ramly was born on August 18, 1945, and had formed a successful artistic duo with prominent actor Mohamed Sobhi, and together they presented many important works, including plays “The Lesson is finished O Stupid” and “Takharif”, and movie “The agent 13”.
In addition to excelling in presenting comedy, he also presented important works in Egyptian cinema, including the movie “The Terrorist” and “Bakhit and Adela”.
Among his notable screen written TV series are “Hend and Dr. Noman”, “Hekayt Mezou” and “Mubarak Galk Weld”.
El-Ramly had also directed many films, television, and theater.
He was born in a politically engaged family. His mother was Souad Zuhair; he published his first short story in Sabah El-Kheir Magazine, in 1956.
In 1970, El-Ramly obtained his bachelor’s degree in Theater Critics and Theater Literature at the High Institute for Theater Art.
He started writing social comedies and series for television during his study, in 1967. At the beginning of the 21st Century, his work is still broadcasting.
El-Ramly founded his own theater company in 1980, called “Studio 80”, aiming to present a different type of plays on stage than what usually could be seen at commercial plays. His theater plays have been staged in the Arab world, as well as in France and Australia.
El-Ramly had founded in 1993 his second theater company, called “Studio 2000”.
In 1994, he rewrote his debut from 1967 and introduced as movie “Al-Erhabi” (The Terrorist) co-starring Adel Emam, which gained him stardom in his own country and abroad.
Up to 2005, El-Ramly wrote 40 plays in Arabic that have been staged in the theatre, in which three of them were translated into English, and others translated in other languages, like “The Prisoner” which was staged in Danish.
He received many awards including Soad Al- Sabah Award from Kuwait, and the Prince Claus Award from the Netherlands.