The Lucky King Yahya Al-Fakharani … the owner of a thousand masks on the screen and in the theater


His chubby body, red face, green eyes and a laughing tone of voice that reflects spontaneity and sarcasm, as well as his spontaneity and fondness for diversifying his personalities so that they are not repeated even once, and his keenness not to lock him in his age in a certain type of role All these elements constituted the passage of the 75-year-old Egyptian artist Yahya Al-Fakharani to the Arab art audience.

For more than 4 decades, he has been progressing in cinema, on stage, and doing television dramas annually, diversifying his roles. He wears a hateful evil mask in the movie “Killer Jealousy”, a citizen sacrifices everything in order to combat corruption in the series “No”, a straight chemist who is crushed by drug gangs in “Al Kif”, an aristocrat in “Nights Al Helmeya”, and an older brother who lover in “Al Layl.” And the last one, “and an Israeli officer in” the execution of a dead. ”

He is also a forged painter in “Love in the Dungeon”, an accountant at a nightclub in “A Public Sector Dancer,” an English elderly person in “Al-Khawaja Abdul Qadir,” an Arab sheikh in “Sheikh Al-Arab Hammam,” and a king in the play “King Lear”, and so continued Yahya Diversification persuaded him until he put on the mask of the devil himself in the series “News”.

Against tyranny in all its forms

The follower of Al-Fakharani’s performance touches his brightness more in roles that involve rejection of tyranny in its forms, since his theatrical beginnings, when Nour al-Sharif participated in the play “Bachelor in Peoples’ Governance” in 1978, or through his role in the movie “Al-Kif” in 1985, when he was confronted until the last He fell asleep and with all my power to tyranny the leader of the drug gang (Jamil Ratib).

Likewise, in the 1994 drama “No”, in which Al-Fakharani (Abdel-Mutaal Mahjoub) cried out against corruption and tyranny, he was imprisoned and his life destroyed after his release from his prison, and he found his name included in the death register, and lost his family and his savings, before he started A journey to prove his identity again.

Also in the series One Thousand and One Nights “Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves” in 1995, where the poor woodcutter “Ali Baba” revealed the secret that opens the cave of thieves overflowing with theft, so he decided to confront them in his innate way, and take what they seized from the great tyrants.

And in the series “Justice has many faces” in 2001, when he played the role of businessman Jaber Mamoun Nassar, who had a good reputation and lived a stable family life in his town, before his life was turned upside down after he discovered that he was an illegitimate child, so he decided to fight a battle against tyranny. Society in its oppression of children of unknown parentage.

He also confronted the tyranny of the family who refused to fall in love with his marriage to a singer in the series “The Night and the End” in 2003, and he refused the tyranny of the southern community to exclude the foreigner and refused to marry him in the series “Khawaja Abdel Qader” in 2012, in the role of an Englishman who became Muslim and settled in Upper Egypt during the period Forties, he suffered from the reservation and rejection of being a foreigner.

A lucky ride

Yahya Al-Fakharani began his artistic career on television with veteran Abdel Moneim Madbouly in “Days of Fun” 1972, before taking his first theatrical steps with Salah Al-Saadani in “Love and Farkasha” 1974, then he went to the cinema in the movie “Ah Ya Lail Ya Zaman” 1977.

So that his star returned to shine more with Madbouly again in “My dear sons, thank you” in 1979, before he established his feet on television with his comedic role in “Fasting Siam” 1980, then he continued his cinema career in 1982 in “The Journey of Misery and Love” with Mahmoud Yassin, and “suit Very special “with Farid Shawky.

In the early eighties, he starred with major stars, starting with “Killer Jealousy” with Nour Al-Sharif in 1982, “Love in the Dungeon” with Adel Imam in 1983, “He went out and did not come back” with Farid Shawky in 1984, and “Al-Kif” and “Execution of the Dead.” With Mahmoud Abdel Aziz 1985, the year in which he presented his best comedic theatrical role in “Public Sector Dancer”.

After his remarkable cinematic brilliance, fortune smiles to him in 1987, and he has the opportunity to share the throne of television drama with its great star Salah Al-Saadani (Mayor Suleiman Ghanem), through the role of Salim Al-Badri in “Layali Al-Helmiya” until 1995.

From art to politics

Al-Fakharani continues the journey of television control after his successful cinematic experience with Faten Hamama in the 1993 movie “The Land of Dreams”, then he presents the role of a father who is fighting a sharp struggle with the temptation of a woman who promises money to secure the future of his children, in “Half Rabie Al Akher” 1996, and he follows it in the series “Zizinia” 1997.

At the height of his success, he decided to freeze his cinematic path at the 1998 movie “Mabrouk and Bulbul”, preferring to continue his theatrical brilliance with the wonderful “King Lear” 2001, which represented a big step in his theatrical career.

Then he continues his unique dramatic variations in the series “Yarrabi fi Ezzou” 2007, “Sheikh Al-Arab Hammam” 2010, and the series “Wanous” about the seduction of Satan and the responsibility of man in 2016, to be the last of which is “family size,” which is his fourth work with Mervat Amin in 2018.

Thus, the total of Al-Fakharani’s artistic life, which is nearly half a century ago, totaled 117 works, for which he won more than 50 awards, and included: 39 cinematic films, 41 TV series, in addition to 1998 Fawazir and 3 other television nights, 13 plays, and 11 series. Radio, and 9 acts of audio performance, including the role of the narrator in “The Yacoubian Building” in 2006, the voice performance of the voice of the sailor in the cartoon series “Human Stories in the Qur’an” 2012, the voice of Judge Safi al-Din in the series “Stories of Verses in the Quran” 2015, and the international cartoon film Toy Story.


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