About Haqi Ali
Haqi was born in Birmingham, England.
As a teenager he was a member of the St Pauls Youth Theatre where he found his passion to perform, act and write. He then went on to train at The Birmingham School of Speech and Drama.
Haqi started his career as a stand-up comedian where he gained notoriety following his performance at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival’s “So Your think Your Funny Comedy Competition” and tour in 1993. He went on to build a successful career as a comedic actor and stand up comic. Haqi has also featured In BBC’s Network East, as a stand up comic.
TV work includes: for the BBC Citizen Khan, Man Like Mobeen andDoctors.
Film work includes:for Goldwyn Films Waiting For The Barbarians; for Paramount Pictures Jungleland; for NetflixJawbone; a Bollywood Film called Chall Mera Putt. He also featured in the award-winning film Get the Picture in 2004.
Theatre work includes Every Thing Must Go with Friction Arts; The Decent with Midlands Actors Theatre; Salty Waters with Pubanat, Fifth Cup with Castaway Arts and King Lear with RSC Open Stages.
He was an Official Nominee for the BATSFF 2015 Best Supporting Actor, for his role in the film Go With God in 2014.
Haqi is also a talented scriptwriter and film Director and has gone on to write screenplays and had his directorial debut film; ‘Return’.
He is also a film Editor: Mr Creep (Short film); Return (Feature Film) and Tainted Love (Short Film).
When he is not working as an actor Haqi also facilitates and brings film, theatre and drama production to youth communities who don't usually have accesses to performing arts.