British actor Mem Ferda, who portrays Kamel Hannah, Saddam Hussein’s body guard and food tester, in the new biographical drama ‘The Devil’s Double,’ attended the New York and UK premieres for the film. The New York premiere was held on July 25, 2011, in anticipation of the movie’s North American release on July 29. The actor attended the premiere with his co-star, fellow British actor Dominic Cooper, who portrays Latif Yahia and Uday Hussein in the film.

Ferda then attended the UK premiere of ‘The Devil’s Double’ on August 1 at London’s Vue Cinema in Leicester Square. He once again attended the premiere with Cooper, as well as Yahia. Ferda was also accompanied by his wife, Rabia. The film is set to be released in the UK on August 12.

‘The Devil’s Double,’ which was directed by Lee Tamahori, follows Yahia’s journey as he is forced to act as a body double for Uday, Saddam’s oldest son. Once Yahia realizes how power-hungry and sadistic Uday is, including ruthlessly killing Hannah, he tries to escape his new, brutal lifestyle.

Written by: Karen Benardello

Mem Ferda in The Devils Double

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By Karen Benardello

As a graduate of LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic, Karen Benardello serves as ShockYa's Senior Movies & Television Editor. Her duties include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, and scribing movie, television and music reviews and news articles. As a New York City-area based journalist, she's a member of the guilds, New York Film Critics Online and the Women Film Critics Circle.

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