Philip was born in Geneva to Sephardi Jewish parents of Turkish origin and grew up in Istanbul before establishing his career in London. Philip recently wrapped THE DAY OF THE JACKAL starring Eddie Redmayne and PROTECTION. He can currently be seen in ITV’s BREATHTAKING.
He is a stalwart of British television and theatre whose recent work includes portraying Dad in the Royal Court’s BAGHDADDY and the popular ITV prime-time drama NO RETURN, opposite Sheridan Smith. He has received critical acclaim for his portrayal of Uday Hussein in HBO/BBC drama HOUSE OF SADDAM. Film credits include the BBC/Sundance TV drama THE HONOURABLE WOMAN, directed by Hugo Blick, Mike Leigh’s comedy drama HAPPY GO LUCKY and RED II (sequel to RED). On stage he appears regularly at the National Theatre, latterly playing leads in productions of OSLO and SALOME (both 2017). He most recently appeared on the London stage in the eponymous role of HENRY IV at the Globe.
Philip is also one half of the theatre making duo A2B with Nina Bowers. Their first full length show ENGLISH KINGS KILLING FOREIGNERS has been commissioned by the Camden People’s Theatre and will open in April ’24.
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