Today marks the birthday anniversary of late renowned Egyptian actor Ahmed Ramzy, fondly known as “Playboy”
Born in 1930 to an Egyptian father and a British mother, Ramzy started his acting career after his graduation from the English school “ Victoria College ” in Alexandria where he met his classmate Omar Sharif, they became best friends since then.
Ramzy is not among us anymore, but he still remains immortal in the hearts of his ardent fans. On his birth anniversary, many fans took to their social media accounts and penned down a sweet message for the remarkable actor.
As soon as his pictures surfaced on social media platforms, many Arab and Egyptian fans were quick to react to the photos.
A user called Rahma Selim said, “May God rest his soul in peace and give us the strength to bear this irreparable loss!” He was such a quintessential gentleman and one of the greatest talented actors of all times.”
After finishing school, Ramzy enrolled in the Faculty of medicine for 3 years, before transferring to the Business school, which he ultimately dropped to pursue his career in acting.
In the early 1950s, the handsome man made his debut in Ayyamna al-Holwa (Our Best Days)), along with Faten Hamama, Abdel Halim Hafez, and his lifelong friend and schoolmate Omar Sharif.
In his early roles, Ahmed Ramzy didn’t care about the size of the role. However, he was the leading man in Love and Tears, his second role in which he starred alongside Faten Hamama, according to Elcinema.com
In 1955, Ramzy’s breakthrough in (Our Sweet Days) shifted cinema at the time, influencing filmmakers to move toward taking the risk of hiring younger actors. Before Ramzy’s appearance, many roles were held by older actors who were often visibly beyond an age to convincingly play younger characters.
During this time, Ahmed Ramzy became known for taking roles in youth films, along with his lifetime friend however Sherif was drawn to enter the world of Western cinema.
In a career spanning over 50 years, he has worked in one hundred films and 2 television series.
Throughout his long-standing career, the iconic actor featured in many notable films, such as ( Days and Nights ), (Chahine’s Conflict in the Harbour) (Adrift on the Nile, and Love in the Rain, both adapted from novels by Naguib Mahfouz.
In addition to the above-mentioned, the talented star participated in Italian films, (The Son of Spartacus, I Giardini del Diavolo), (Heroes Without Glory),( Si può fare molto con 7 donne), and (You Can Do A Lot With Seven Women).
Moreover, he is known for joint collaborations and associations with legendary Egyptian stars like Abdel Halim Hafez and Faten Hamama.
Despite his success, he felt that he had not accomplished much. These experiences failed to satisfy Ramzy, and he acknowledged them as uncalculated ventures, according to Maspero Zaman.
Unfortunately, Ramzy passed away at his house in Marina on 28 September 2012