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Lewis Alsamari

Penguin-Random House published author + creator of content (Movie • TV Shows • Games • Comics)


Lewis Alsamari is a British Producer-Writer, best known for his leading acting role in Universal Studios’ Oscar-nominated, BAFTA winning movie ‘United 93’, the BerlinAle winning BBC film ‘Occupation’ and new US movie “Blackline”.

Alsamari is a new-media producer and member of the Producers Guild of America (PGA) and the Television Academy "The Emmys" (ATAS), an interactive video games publisher and screenwriter member of Writers Guild of America (WGA) and published International author known for his acclaimed autobiography Out of Iraq published by the Penguin-Random House Group in 5 languages worldwide. Crown USA Published it as Escape From Saddam in North America.

The book chronicles Alsamari’s real life story as an Iraqi soldier back in the 1990’s who escaped Saddam Hussein’s brutal army & military intelligence.

While escaping, Alsamari was shot in the leg, chased by and almost eaten alive by desert wolves crossing over to Jordan on foot. He continued arduously fleeing across the Middle East and South East Asia to finally reach the UK - where he grew up as a child - and sought political asylum.

Alsamari had to return back to the Middle East on a stint operation to rescue his family who were being tortured by the same Iraqi military intelligence he was due to serve. The book adaptation is finding its way to the screen. Alsamari trained as a British lawyer (LLB Hons degree; a.k.a Juris Doctor) at London Metropolitan University, then trained as an actor at the prestigious London Academy of Music & Dramatic Arts (LAMDA) and is a black-belt Muay-Thai fighter.

Alsamari performed in the Edinburgh Fringe award winning play ‘What I Heard About Iraq’. Other screen credits include BBC series: ’Taggart’; ‘Spooks’ (aka MI-5 in the US), BBC TV film ‘Last Flight to Kuwait’ & ‘Black September’.

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