In the Bab Al-Sharia neighborhood in Cairo on September 15, 1934, Izzat Hassan Al-Alayli was born, who was known after entering the field of acting asIzzat Al-Alayli, Of a father who worked as an accountant while his mother was a housewife and he has five female sisters: “Ismat, Effat, Anayat, Nujat and Fatima.”
In his childhood, he built a theater inside the apartment, after his parents left and allowed the neighbors to watch what he was doing in terms of shows and monologues in exchange for a “penny”, and at that time he was keen on art, cinema and theater, and he used to watch worksYoussef WahbiوNajeeb Al-Rihani.
3 months imprisonment after an assassination attemptJamal Abdulnasser
In 1950, Izzat Al-Alaili read an announcement in front of the office of a lawyer in the Sayyida Zeinab neighborhood, asking those wishing to volunteer with the Fedayeen in Ismailia to register their names to participate, and at that time he decided to participate and went to Ismailia and contributed to the transfer of weapons to the fedayeen there, but after the attempt to assassinate Gamal Abdel Nasser in the area Mansheya in Alexandria in 1954, he was arrested and imprisoned for a period of 3 months, after it became clear that the lawyer who registered his name with him belonged to the Muslim Brotherhood, but he was released later and considered the prison period as important in his life as he got to know the great thinkers and intellectuals at this time Then, he focused on his studies until he graduated from the Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts in 1960 until he started his life from Macebro and worked as a programmer in order to be able to take care of his sisters after his father’s death. The first program he participated in preparing was “Today’s Journey”, through which he toured in Various governorates in Egypt.
First chance to act withFarid al-AtrashAnd the beginning of its launch
The dream of acting haunted youIzzat Al-Alayli, Until he got a chance to appear in a few scenes in the movie “A Message from an Unknown Woman”, presented by Farid Al-Atrash andLubna Abdel Aziz, Which drew attention to him, and a year later he participated in the film “Cairo”, which is a joint Egyptian-British production, after which he presented “The Spy”, “The Unknown Man”, “Mr. Balti”, “Girls Camp”, “Qandil Umm Hashem” and ” 3 Faces of Love and the series “Never Will I Die”
Era of stardom and movie “Earth“WithYoussef Shaheen
In 1970, the start was towards stardom and exclusivity, after he participated in the character of “Abdel Hadi” in the movie “The Land” in front of Mahmoud El Meligy and Yahya Shaheen, and the film is considered a sign of Egyptian cinema directed by Youssef Chahine, and at this stage also he presentedIzzat Al-AlayliMany tournaments, whether at the level of cinema or theater and even television, so he participated in the movie “Shellet Al-Nas” and “Frightened of Something” and “Defective Ya Lulu Eib” and “I will write your name on the sand” and “The Dawn Visitor” and “People and the Nile” and a play “Our Children in London,” “The Innocents,” the Algerian film, “Mr. Faber’s Mill,” “Don’t Leave Me Alone,” “On Whom We Shoot”, “Al-Saqqa is Dead,” “The Insanity”, the series “Oh Oh Time,” “The Thief and the Dogs” .
And he was competingMahmoud YassinAt that time, he worked with the stars, so he participated in “The Choice” against Souad Hosni, and “Two-Sided” in front of Shadia, “and he won the championship againstFaten HamamaIn the movie “No Consolation for Women.”
A bold film that has been banned from showing
Despite his romantic and sober personal roles throughout, he presented during his career a film known for his boldness entitled “Wolves do not eat meatFilmed in 1973, the appearance of the heroineNahed SherifThe film Almost Naked was banned from showing at the time, and some considered it pornographic.
Eighties and constant stardom and the pinnacle of success
In the 1980s the glow continuedIzzat Al-AlayliAlso, it remained the common denominator of many successful works, including “the powerful”, “The Dirty Game”, “People of the Summit”, “Tied Against the Unknown”, “Qadisiyah”, “The Unknown”, “Al-Ins and the Jinn”, “The Tyrant” and “Al-Bendira.” And “Dakka Zar”, “Berries and sprouts,” “The Last Pursuit”, “Heirs,” “Do not destroy me with you,” “The Harem’s Cage”, “A Virgin and Three Men,” “The Harem’s Cage”, “Patience in the Navigations” and The well of betrayal and the “forest of men”.
Among the series, “The Rest of Time is an Hour,” “The Last Meeting,” “Wakel Al-Bahr,” “Gate of the Metwally,” the radio series, “Shatha Al-Andalus,” and “Imam al-Tabari”.
In the nineties, he continued to participate in works such as “Explosion”, “Love Also Die”, “Balagh to Public Opinion”, “The Execution of a Qadi” and “A Night of Honey”, and starred as his character in the movie “The Citizen of Egypt”, which he shared with Omar Sharif, and he also participated in “Al-Baree and Al-Jallad”, “Desouki Effendi in Al-Masif”, “The Road to Eilat,” “Al-Madinah Dogs”, “Winds of Fear”, “Days of Anger”, “Something in My Chest”, “New Street” and “Dreams Deferred” and the play “Goodbye, Bakwat.”
Searching for comfort and a little bit of work as the third millennium begins
With the beginning of the third millennium and the emergence of a new wave of cinema and dramas, he decidedIzzat Al-AlayliParticipating in a few works and taking the greatest amount of rest, so he participated in films including “Do not kill the love” and “Granita” and the series “Guard Weapon” and “The Profession is a Doctor” and “Liqaa As-Sahab” and “Eib Ya Doctor” and “Amana Ya Lail” And “Autumn Beach” and “Hassan Basri” and “Mansouriya”.
In 2010, he participated in the series “The Community”, which achieved great success at the time of its release, and then in 2017 the series “”Lovers PalaceHe participated in the 2018 movie.Diamond dirtAnd the series “Family Registration” in 2019.
Youssef Shaheen’s films starUmm KulthumI supported him
After the movie “The Earth”, he also participatedIzzat Al-AlayliIn many films of the late director Youssef Shaheen, including “The Choice” in front of Souad Hosni and “Alexandria Why”, he said that Shaheen is a big madman with a child’s spirit and he is one of the important poets in cinema.
He revealed that Umm Kulthum supported him when he was subjected to a state of severe grief, due to the attack on him after the presentation of one of his films, and she said to him, “You think of our Lord who placed the talent in you, so he will abandon you”, so that the sadness changes immediately and decides to continue his artistic career.
The death of his wife disrupted the series “Palace of Lovers” and he was sad at his home at the death of his nephew
Surprisingly, in 2017, the son of his sister died, and it was then at a seminar when he learned the news and had to leave her, so that his wife, Mrs.Sana Al-HadidiAfter a struggle with illness, she is the mother of his son, the doctor, “Mahmoud Al-Alayli,” who previously participated in acting and media work as well, and participated in the series “Hikayat Banaishha” and in the story of “The Night Girl” in front ofLeila Alawi, His son was arrested on charges of bounced checks, but he was released after reconciling with the person who filed a lawsuit against him.
A film about his biography and various honors
During his artistic career, he wonIzzat Al-AlayliMany honors, and a biographical film produced by the National Center for Theater, Music and Folk Art was shown at a ceremony honoring him from the National Theater. The International Higher Institute for Media also launched the book “Izzat Al-Alayli, the Artist of the Egyptian Land” in its third session, and received an honorary shield from the ART Festival and honored From the Oran Arab Film Festival, and also honored by the Oscar of Arab Film Festival and the Dubai Film Festival award.
Regret for meeting Mubarak
AdvertiseIzzat Al-AlayliHe regretted the meeting of former President Mohamed Hosni Mubarak, with a delegation of artists, and said that after the January 25 revolution in 2011, he discovered that this meeting was to beautify the image of Mubarak, and not as he believed for the sake of reform and interest in art.
The artistic community in Egypt was traumatized by his deathIzzat Al-AlayliFebruary 5, 2021, at the age of 86.
The sad news was announced by his son Mahmoud Al-Alaili, who wrote on his own account on the social networking site: “This morning, the artist’s father, Izzat Al-Alaili, passed away. The funeral prayer is held after the afternoon prayer at Al-Marwa Mosque next to Dreamland Hospital.”