Philip Arditti

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Philip Arditti
Geneva, Switzerland
ResidenceLondon, United Kingdom
CitizenshipUnited Kingdom
Years active2004–present

Philip Arditti is a Turkish/Jewish Sephardic theatre and television actor, famous for his role as Uday Hussein in the four episode House of Saddam television docudrama. He also appeared in the film Red 2, a sequel to 2010's Red.

Early years[edit]

Arditti was born in Geneva and grew up in Istanbul and moved to London in 1999, he graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 2004.


He began his TV and film career in some of British television's most popular series including Casualty, Spooks and Silent Witness. He also appeared in the British comedy drama film Happy-Go-Lucky.

His radio plays include Snow (adapted from the novel by Orhan Pamuk) and [1][permanent dead link]

In 2013, he appeared in Turkish television series Son and in the film Singing Women directed by Turkish film director Reha Erdem; in 2014 he appeared in the BBC/Sundance TV drama The Honourable Woman directed by Hugo Blick opposite Maggie Gyllenhaal where he played Saleh Al-Zahid.

In 2014, he played a goatherd in the Game of Thrones episode, The Laws of Gods and Men.


On the stage Arditti played Yossarian, the New York bomb aimer, in Joseph Heller's stage adaptation of his novel Catch-22 on a UK national tour directed by Rachel Chavkin.He is a regular performer at London's National Theatre, including roles in England People Very Nice (2009), Blood and Gifts (2010), Holy Rosenbergs (2011). In September 2017 he played Uri Savir in J.T. Rogers's stage play Oslo at the venue's Lyttelton auditorium, accompanying the production when it transferred to the West End in the following month.[1][2]



  1. ^ "Philip Arditti". National Theatre. Retrieved 21 September 2017.
  2. ^ Billington, Michael (18 September 2017). "Oslo review – the political gets personal as tense peace talks are given epic sweep". The Guardian.

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