Assad Zaman is a 33-year-old British film and television actor best known for playing a 514-year-old vampire called Armand in AMC’s TV series “Interview with the Vampire.”
Another work he is quite famous for is his portrayal of the character Anish Sengupta in the British drama TV series “Hotel Portofino.”
|33 years old
|May 10, 1990
|Newcastle upon Tyne
|Actor & Photographer
Early Life & Background
Assad Zaman (born on May 10, 1990), in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, is a British actor with roots tracing back to Bangladesh.
While his parent’s names remain unknown, it is known that they migrated from Bangladesh to England in the 1980s, seeking new opportunities and a different life.
The actor also has siblings, although their names have not been shared with the public.
As for Assad Zaman’s education, he pursued his passion for acting and successfully graduated from the Manchester School of Theatre with a Bachelor of Arts in Acting in 2013. Also, he has a BTEC National Diploma in Performing Arts.
Assad Zaman’s journey in acting started in 2014, when he had a remarkable start on the London stage, performing for the first time in the National Theatre’s “Behind the Beautiful Forevers.”
After this big achievement, he shifted to onscreen roles, making his debut in an episode of Russell T Davies’ show “Cucumber” on Channel 4. In that same year, Zaman went on a tour with Ayub Khan Din’s play “East is East,” expanding his experience in live theater.
In 2017, Zaman played Sathnam in the BBC One version of “Apple Tree Yard. He continued his stage ventures with Zadie Smith’s “White Teeth” at the Kiln Theatre in 2018, and later appeared in “The Funeral Director” on tour and “A Doll’s House” at the Lyric in Hammersmith in 2019. In 2020, Zaman added “The Winter’s Tale” to his list of stage achievements.
The year 2020 also saw Zaman in Steve McQueen’s “Small Axe” series, specifically in the Red, White, and Blue episode, confirming his reputation as a skilled actor in both movies and theater. Importantly, Zaman revisited “East is East” in 2021 at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre.
In 2022, Assad Zaman took the lead in the period drama “Hotel Portofino” as Dr. Anish Sengupta and also the character of Armand in the AMC series “Interview with the Vampire.” Some of the actors in Interview with the Vampire include “Jacob Anderson,” “Sam Reid,” and “Delainey Hayles.”
Also, he will be playing Lot in the yet-to-be-released project “This Is the Night Fall.”
As of the time of writing, Assad has chosen to keep details about his personal life private, and he has not shared any information about his wife or partner with the public.
Aside from acting, Assad knows how to play the acoustic guitar and he does landscape and nature photography.
|Interview with the Vampire
|The Saint of Southall
|TV Mini Series
|Apple Tree Yard
|National Theatre Live: Behind the Beautiful Forevers