Makram Jamil Khoury (Arabic: مكرم خوري, Hebrew: מכרם כורי) is a Palestinian born Arab-Israeli actor, born 30 May 1945 in Jerusalem. He was the youngest artist and the first Arab to win the Israel Prize, the highest civic honor in Israel.
Makram Jamil Khoury
30 May 1945
(m. after 1976)
Makram is active in films, on the stage, and on television.
Makram J. Khoury was born in 1945, into a Palestinian-Christian family, in the al-Sheikh Jarrah section of Jerusalem to his father, who was a judge, and his mother, a teacher. The Khoury family fled to Lebanon during 1948 Arab-Israeli War. A year later, they returned to what had become the new State of Israel. The family took up residence in the port city of Acre, near Haifa. Educated there and in the nearby village of Kufr Yasif, Khoury finished high school in 1963. He then entered the Hebrew University of Jerusalem but later dropped out and pursued a career as an actor.
Khoury trained in Israel and from 1970 to 1973 he studied for three years at the Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in London, England. He later became involved with the Cameri Theater in Tel Aviv and the Haifa Municipal Theater, continuing as a member of the latter for twenty years.
His eldest daughter, Clara Khoury, is a rising actress in Israel, having recently appeared in three films that garnered international attention: Rana’s Wedding (2002), The Syrian Bride (she played the daughter of the character played by Makram) (2004) and Lipstikka (2011). His son Jameel Khoury is also an actor, and appeared in Ridley Scott's film Body of Lies (2008).
- 1979: Imi Hageneralit (by Joel Silberg)
- 1982: Mitahat La'af (by Jacob Goldwasser) - Detective chief inspector Ben-Shooshan
- 1983: Michel Ezra Safra U'vanav (TV Mini-Series, by Nissim Dayan) - Michel
- 1984: Kasach (by Haim Gil)
- 1985: Gesher Tzar Me'od (by Nissim Dayan)
- 1986: Hiuch HaGdi (by Shimon Dotan) - Col. Moshe Katzman
- 1987: Wedding in Galilee - The governor
- 1989: Esh Tzolevet (by Gideon Ganani) - Anton
- 1990: Torn Apart - Mahmoud Malek
- 1990: Le Cantique des Pierres (by Michel Khleifi)
- 1992: Lahav Hatzui (by Amos Kollek) - Ahmed Shafik
- 1994: Les Patriotes (by Eric Rochant) - Barak
- 1995: The Tale of the Three Lost Jewels (by Michel Khleifi) - Abu Iman
- 1997: Shvil Hahalav (by Ali Nasser) - Mukhtar
- 2001: The Body (by Jonas McCord) - Nasir Hamid
- 2003: Ha-Mangalistim (by Yossi (Joseph) Madmoni, David Ofek) - Ezra
- 2004: The Syrian Bride (by Eran Riklis) - Hammed
- 2005: Free Zone (by Amos Gitai) - Samir aka "The American"
- 2005: Munich (by Steven Spielberg) - Wael Zwaiter
- 2006: Forgiveness (by Udi Aloni) - Dr. Isaac Shemesh
- 2006: Djihad! (TV Movie) - Médecin hôpital
- 2008: Etz Limon (by Eran Riklis) - Abu Kamal
- 2009: Italians (by Giovanni Veronesi) - Hamed (first segment)
- 2009: Carmel (by Amos Gitai)
- 2010: Miral (by Julian Schnabel) - Governor Khatib
- 2012: The Inheritance (by Hiam Abbass) - Abu Majd
- 2013: Complicit (TV Movie, by Niall MacCormick) - Colonel Hazem Ashraf
- 2013: Farewell Baghdad - Nouri El Saeed
- 2013: Sukaryot - Salach
- 2013: The Physician - Imam
- 2014: Magic Men - Avraham Kofinas
- 2014: Desert Dancer (by Richard Raymond) - Mehdi
- 2014: The Cut - Omar Nasreddin
- 2014: Atlit - Mafous
- 2015: A Tale of Love and Darkness (by Natalie Portman) - Al Hilwani
- 2015: Wounded Land
- 2015: Abulele by Jonathan Geva - Hani
- 2016: Everything is Broken up and Dances - Shlomi
- 2017: Unlocked - Yazid Khaleel
- 2017: Wajib
- 2018: The Tower
- 2018: Le'at Yoter - Voice Over
- 2019: Spider in the Web - Nader
|2010||11 and 12||Tierno Bokar|
|2015||The Merchant of Venice||Shylock||Performed in the Royal Shakespeare Company|
|2004||The West Wing||Chairman Nizar Farad||6 episodes|
|2008||House of Saddam||Tariq Aziz|
|2014||Zaguri Imperia||Superintendent Hazan|
|2015||Homeland||Samir Khalil||2 episodes|
|2020||Messiah||Mullah Omar||3 episodes|
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- "Strolling Players review". strollingplayers.com. Archived from the original on 2011-07-16. Retrieved 2011-01-14.
- "Israel Prize Official Site - Recipients in 1987 (in Hebrew)". Retrieved 2009-07-03.