Tariq is a versatile artist with a rich background of Russian-Jewish and Iraqi-Muslim heritage. His debut play, ALI AND DAHLIA, inspired by his experiences working in Palestine was directed by Kerry Michael MBE and premiered to critical acclaim. The play earned three OffWestEnd award nominations, including most promising new playwright, and was a finalist for the best play award at the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain. Tariq was selected to be part of the Hampstead Theatre’s INSPIRE Writer’s Collective. He was also shortlisted for the BBC Writer’s Academy.
Tariq trained at the prestigious Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and has had an exciting career as a stage and screen actor. He has acted in many popular TV productions including: Death in Paradise, Spooks, Dr Who, George Gently, Law and Order, Lewis, and Shameless.
Tariq’s passion for storytelling extends beyond the theatre. As a former secondary school teacher and visiting university lecturer, he is passionate about education, and currently works as a tutor at RADA Business, part of the world-renowned Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. Here, Tariq trains companies around the world in personal impact and storytelling.
Tariq is currently working on several exciting new projects for television and theatre.