Egyptian Actor.

Mohey Ismail

An Egyptian artist, whose full name is Muhyiddin Muhammad Ismail, was born on November 8, 1946, in Kafr al-Dawwar, Buhaira Governorate. His father is one of the senior educators in the governorate, while his mother was the daughter of the village mayor. He has 5 siblings and 3 sisters.

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Egyptian Actor.

Mohey Ismail

An Egyptian artist, whose full name is Muhyiddin Muhammad Ismail, was born on November 8, 1946, in Kafr al-Dawwar, Buhaira Governorate. His father is one of the senior educators in the governorate, while his mother was the daughter of the village mayor. He has 5 siblings and 3 sisters.

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An Egyptian artist, whose full name is Muhyiddin Muhammad Ismail, was born on November 8, 1946, in Kafr al-Dawwar, Buhaira Governorate. His father is one of the senior educators in the governorate, while his mother was the daughter of the village mayor. He has 5 siblings and 3 sisters.

Mohy Ismail studied philosophy at the Faculty of Arts, then joined the acting department at the Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts. He worked for a while at the National Theatre, and he is one of the founders of the Hundred Chairs Experimental Theater at the Czech Cultural Center in 1969.

Mohy Ismail started his artistic career at the National Theatre, where he performed many plays, including: "The Black Night, Suleiman Al-Halabi, The Caucasian Chalk Circle". Soon, he turned to television and participated in the series “La Tatfi’ al-Shams” in 1965. After that, his works continued in many series, most notably: “Night and Men, Sons in the Storm, Bustan al-Shouq, Sergeant Doesn’t Sleep, People of the Cave, Private Detective, Cleopatra.”

As for his cinematic debut, it was in 1969 through the movie “The Well of Deprivation” in front of Cinderella Souad Hosni, and after it the movie “The Enemy Brothers”, which is considered his true artistic start. After him, he presented many famous films, including: “Keep in mind from Zouzou, the bullet is still in my pocket, Mawlid Ya Dunya, Execution of a High School Student, Someone Who Hears a Need, The Treasure.”

Mohy Ismail was famous for playing complex and difficult roles and characters that go through complex problems, so he focused his energy on embodying human psychological struggles, and he became specialized in these roles until he was called the "pioneer of psychodrama". He is also called "Caesar".

Mohy Ismail participated in world cinema with two films, “The Patrol” and “Heroes of Glory” with international director Roberto Montero in 1971.

Mohy Ismail is known for his wide culture and his love of reading as well as writing, as he published a set of books and novels that achieved a wide spread and were translated into more than one language, namely: "The Insane, Traveler at the Gate of God, The Wounds of Souls, The Boy of the Age, The Complications of the Human Soul."


Mohy Ismail was selected as a member of the International Jury for World Films at the Alexandria Film Festival during its 35th session.

The movie “Keep in Mind from Zozo”, in which the artist Mohy Ismail participated, joined the list of the 100 best films in the memory of Egyptian cinema, according to the critics’ referendum, as it ranked No. 79.

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Award of the Society of Film Writers and Critics in Egypt in 1975.
Best Film Actor Award from the Ministry of Culture for his role in the movie "The Enemies Brothers" in 1975.
The "Tashkent" International Film Festival Award in Russia for his role in the movie "The Enemies Brothers" in 1976.
Best Actor Award for his role in the movie "Execution of a High School Student" in 1982.
Appreciation Award for all his works from the Cairo Film Festival in 1986.
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Cinematic Creativity Award from the Egyptian community in New York in 2003.
Pioneer Psycho-Drama Award in Cinema from the Canadian Parliament in 2010.
Honored by the Film Society Festival in 2016.
A shield of honor from the Sudanese Prime Minister in 2018.
Honoring from the National Theater Festival in 2019.
Honored by the Egyptian Catholic Center Film Festival in 2019.
Honored by the Sharm El-Sheikh International Festival for Youth Theater in 2019.
Honor from the Luxor African Film Festival in 2021.

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