Mem Ferda

Mem Ferda is a celebrated British actor, award-winning film producer, and now poet whose profound life journey resonates through every facet of his creativity. Born in South West London to a Turkish Diplomat Father and a polyglot Mother, he developed a passion for acting from a very young age. After achieving a BSc Psychology Honours degree and a master’s degree in business administration (M.B.A), he pursued acting training and graduated with a Postgraduate Degree in Classical Acting (PGDA) from the prestigious LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art). He’s enthusiasm to perfect his craft led to further classes and workshops at RADA (Royal Academy of Dramatic Art). With over 200 film and TV credits, he has starred alongside Hollywood heavyweights, often portraying heroic and villainous characters. His performances have seen him share the screen with Ray Liotta and Jason Statham in Guy Ritchie’s Revolver (2005), Idris Elba in Legacy (2010), and Dominic Cooper in The Devil’s Double (2011).

In 2012, Mem starred as a lead in Nicolas Winding Refn’s remake of the cult film Pusher. Mem later appeared with Drew Barrymore and Toni Collette in Miss You Already (2015), giving a warm and charming performance.

Mem is bilingual, speaking English and Turkish fluently; he has a mastery of accents from Eastern European to American and native English accents. At 6ft 2, Mem captivates audiences with his rugged charisma and commanding presence. Drawing from life as colourful as some characters he leaves burnt into our memories, Mem imbues his performances with authenticity. When he was a child, he observed an assassination attempt on his father. During his rebellious teens, he narrowly avoided being the getaway driver in a real-life heist! Through sheer luck, he also cheated death from the Marchioness disaster of 1989.

Mem’s life experience has been invaluable in bringing audiences such authentic characters to every performance. The constant demand from casting directors and global fans has kept Mem striving for more in acting and producing. Often landing lead roles in genre films, which include Hard Tide (2015), Smoking Guns (2016), Breakdown (2016), Eliminators (2016) and London Heist (2017). Alongside his acting and producing career, Mem is a dedicated philanthropist, supporting various international charities.

 After a devastating accident in 2023, Mem unveiled his literary talent through the raw, cathartic poetry collection HAPPYAGONY – a selection of Poems by Mem Ferda. Drawing from the dramatic highs and lows of his profound journey, Mem’s artistry now extends from the screen to the written word, connecting with fans worldwide through his uniquely powerful voice. The collection will be available for worldwide distribution in 2024; publishers have already translated it into many languages. With his memoirs soon to follow. Mem will be returning to the silver screen in 2026, headlining two exciting thrillers as a leading man.

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