British Hardman Swaps Violent Roles for Tender Character in Upcoming Rom-Com Miss You Already
Miss You Already, a British-American romantic comedy set for release later in the year, shows actor Mem Ferda’s soft side as he plays Ahmet, a friendly character. Starring Drew Barrymore, Toni Collette and Dominic Cooper, Ferda makes an appearance alongside some of Hollywood’s greatest actors to tell the touching tale of two friends’ fates.
Directed by the woman behind the highly successful Twilight films, Catherine Hardwicke, Miss you Already portrays the relationship between Jess and Milly, two childhood best friends. Both happily married, their lives are transformed when one becomes pregnant and the other becomes sick.
Mem Ferda says, “I can’t wait for Miss You Already to be released later on in the year – I’m really excited for the film’s reception as it’s something completely new for me. Working with two amazing actresses, Drew and Toni, was a dream come true and the script was equally remarkable. I think this film will touch a lot of people, and it was great to be involved in a classic romantic comedy. This is a fresh role for me, my fans are used to seeing me portray gangsters and baddies – so I hope they like watching Ahmed as much as I enjoyed playing him.”
At a height of 6 ft 2’, a brawler’s physique and ruggedly handsome looks, Mem Ferda has become notorious for playing roles of villains and crooks. The British hardman has featured in action-packed films such as Gunned Down, Ill Manors and Dirty Money. For this new role, Ferda had to put down the guns and swap violence for compassion as the character of Ahmet, who comforts the leading ladies.
Other stars gracing the screen in Miss You Already include Jacqueline Bisset and Paddy Considine, known for The World’s End and The Bourne Ultimatum. With a star-studded cast and a heartfelt screenplay by Morwenna Banks, Miss You Already is set to be the romantic comedy of the year.
2015 is an exciting time for London based actor Mem Ferda. In addition to soon-to-be Hollywood blockbuster Miss You Already, he has five other feature films due for release including A Punters Prayer, Dirty Money and Gunned Down featuring Craig Fairbrass. In Miss You Already audiences get to see a totally new side to Mem they haven’t had the chance to experience.
Stay tuned to find out more about Miss You Already and the official release date.
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Mem Ferda was born in South West London in 1963, and started acting from a young age. This led to graduating with a Postgraduate Diploma in Classical Acting from The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA). He went on to carve himself a successful career, landing a myriad of TV roles, commercials and films. Over the years he has taken on a notable list of ‘baddies’ roles, including Dusan (The Crew), Hakeem (The Veteran), Vladimir (ill Manors), Kamel Hannah (The Devils Double) and Ilir Duka (Dirty Money). He’s now showing his softer side in Miss you Already.