Industry: Culture & Society
Born in Belgium to a Moroccan father and a Spanish mother, Lubna Azabal’s striking beauty quickly brought her to the attention of local and international filmmakers.
Her first major role in Vincent Laloo’s short film J’adore le Cinéma led her to the Golden Globe-winning Palestinian political thriller, Paradise Now. Soon Hollywood came calling with a small part in Ridley Scott’s Body of Lies and this year she will star alongside Gerard Butler, Ralph Fiennes, Vanessa Redgrave and James Nesbitt in Roman adventure Coriolanus. Along the way she also picked up the Black Pearl Award at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival for Best Actress for the film Incendies.