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Born Gameel Abu-Bakr Raateb (November 1928 – Cairo) is an Egyptian actor. In 1940s, Gameel first appeared in the film “Al-forsaan al-thalaatha i.e. The three musketeers”, his family refused the idea and his scenes were removed. Raateb traveled to Paris to study Law and Economy, yet he preferred studying Theatre and appeared in Shakespeare’s “Much ado without nothing (1947)”. To provide living expenses, Gameel worked in small jobs besides acting and then became a notable member of the “Comédie Française”. American filmmaker Carol Reed presented Gameel Raateb in “Trapeze (1956)” along with Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis and Gina Lollobrigida. Gameel also showed in many TV series like; “Rehlat al-million i.e. The journey to be a millionaire” and “Sonbol ba’d al-million i.e. Sonbol..a millionaire”. He played the villain his unique way and excelled in authoritarian and aristocrat roles especially with Faaten Hamaama in “Hekaaya waraa koll baab i.e. A story behind every door”.
August 18, 1926, Cairo, Egypt
September 19, 2018
1956 TrapezeStefan 1962 Lawrence of ArabiaMajid 1964 OSS 117: Panic in BangkokAkhom 1964 Male CompanionLe maharadjah (uncredited) 1967 To Commit a MurderBelloum 1968 Young Wolves 1972 Take Care of Zuzu 1978 Up the Precepice 1985 The High 1986 The Beginning 1995 Tuyour Al Dhalam 1996 A Summer in La GouletteHadj Beji 2008 The AquariumYoussef's Father 2008 The Baby Doll Night 2010 Turk's HeadAramLimited to the 15 most popular items