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List of notable or famous screenwriters from Egypt, with bios and photos, including the top screenwriters born in Egypt and even some popular screenwriters who immigrated to Egypt. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Egyptian screenwriters then this list is the perfect resource for you. These screenwriters are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known screenwriter from Egypt is included when available.

List people range from Ahmed Ghoneimy to Atom Egoyan.

This historic screenwriters from Egypt list can help answer the questions "Who are some Egyptian screenwriters of note?" and "Who are the most famous screenwriters from Egypt?" These prominent screenwriters of Egypt may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Egyptian screenwriters.

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Abdel Hai Adib is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Egypt
Abdel Hai Adib Died at 79 (1928-2007) Abdel Hey Adib was a screenwriter.

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Abo El Seoud El Ebiary is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Egypt
Died at 59 (1910-1969) Abo El Seoud El Ebiary was an Egyptian comic screenwriter, playwright, lyricist, and journalist. He wrote for journalism in the 1950s in "Al Kawakeb" or "The Planets" and ...more

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Adam Azmy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Egypt
age 31 Adam Azmy is a digital compositor and cinematographer.

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Ahilleas Kyriakidis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Egypt
age 72 Ahilleas Kyriakidis is a screenwriter, film director, actor and film producer.

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Ahmad Abdalla is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Egypt
age 39 Ahmad Abdalla El Sayed Abdelkader is an Egyptian film director, editor and screen writer. His debut feature film is Heliopolis; his second film is Microphone. He studied music in the 1990s and ...more

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Ahmed Alaidy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Egypt
age 43 Ahmed Alaidy, أحمد العايدي, is an Egyptian novelist, born on December 24, 1974. He is the author of the novel Being Abbas El Abd, أن تكون عباس العبد. He studied marketing at Cairo University, ...more

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Ahmed Ghoneimy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Egypt
age 32 Ahmed Ghoneimy is a film director, film producer, screenwriter and cinematographer.

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Ahmed Khaled is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Egypt
age 39 Ahmed Khaled is a film director and a screenwriter.

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Ahmed Rashwan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Egypt
age 48 Ahmed Rachwan is a film director, screenwriter, film producer and actor.

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Amr Salama is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Egypt
Amr Salama age 35 Amr Salama is a film director and a screenwriter.

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Ash Atalla is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Egypt
age 45 Ash Atalla is an Egyptian-born British television producer responsible for producing several British TV series such as The IT Crowd, The Office and Man Stroke Woman. He has also made cameo ...more

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Atom Egoyan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Egypt
age 57 Atom Egoyan, OC is a Canadian stage director and film director. Egoyan made his career breakthrough with Exotica, a film set primarily in and around the fictional Exotica strip club. Egoyan was ...more

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Barry Trivers is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Egypt
Barry Trivers Died at 74 (1907-1981) Barry Trivers was a screenwriter.

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Daoud Abdel Sayed is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Egypt
Daoud Abdel Sayed age 72 Daoud Abdel Sayed is an Egyptian director and screenwriter. He was born in Cairo in 1946. He started as the assistant of Youssef Chahine in The Land. He made several critically acclaimed films, ...more

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Ezzel Dine Zulficar is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Egypt
Died at 44 (1919-1963) Ezzel Dine Zulficar was an Egyptian film director, screenwriter, actor, and producer.

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Farid Shawki is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Egypt
Died at 78 (1920-1998) Farid Shawqi Mohammad Abduh Badawi known as Farid Shawqi was an Egyptian actor, screenwriter and film producer. He acted in 361 films, 12 plays and 12 television series; wrote 22 film scripts; ...more

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George Michel Serkeis is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Egypt
George Michel Serkeis age 74 George Michel Serkeis is an actor, film producer, film director and screenwriter.

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Giuseppe Guarino is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Egypt
Giuseppe Guarino Died at 78 (1885-1963) Giuseppe Guarino is a film director and screenwriter

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Goffredo Alessandrini is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Egypt
Died at 74 (1904-1978) Goffredo Alessandrini was an Italian script writer and film director. He also acted, edited, and produced some films. He practiced athletics in his youth, winning a title of Italian champion on ...more

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Guy Magar is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Egypt
age 70 Guy Magar is a film director.

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Hala Elkoussy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Egypt
age 44 Hala Elkoussy is a film director, a screenwriter and a film editor.

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Heba Yossry is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Egypt
Heba Yossry is a film director and screenwriter.

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Jihan El-Tahri is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Egypt
Jihan El-Tahri is a writer, director and producer of documentary films. She is a French and Egyptian national. In 1984, she received her BA in political science, and in 1986 her MA in Political ...more

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Julian Fellowes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Egypt
age 68 Julian Alexander Kitchener-Fellowes, Baron Fellowes of West Stafford DL, known professionally as Julian Fellowes, is an English actor, novelist, film director and screenwriter, as well as a ...more

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Khaled Hafez is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Egypt
age 55 Khaled Hafez is a film director, film producer, screenwriter and cinematographer.

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Mahmoud el-Meliguy is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Egypt
Died at 73 (1910-1983) Mahmoud el-Meliguy was an Egyptian screenwriter and an actor of film, theatre, and television. He started his career playing minor roles, but achieved stardom in the late 1930s. A popular and ...more

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Mohamed Diab is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Egypt
Mohamed Diab Mohamed Diab is a screenwriter.

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Mohamed Khan is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Egypt
age 75 Mohammed Khan is a film director, producer, screenwriter, and actor.

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Muhammad Aladdin is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Egypt
age 38 Muhammad Aladdin, also known as Alaa Eddin is an Egyptian novelist, short story writer, and script writer. His first collection of short stories was published in 2003, and he is the author of ...more

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Namir Abdel Messeeh is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Egypt
Namir Abdel Messeeh age 44 Namir Abdel Messeeh is a film director and a screenwriter.

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Niazi Mostafa is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Egypt
Niazi Mostafa Died at 75 (1911-1986) Niazi Mostafa was a film director and screenwriter.

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Nikos Perakis is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Egypt
age 73 Nikos Perakis is a Greek writer and film director. He has studied at the Fine Arts Academy of Munich. At that time he worked as a set and costume designer. His 1984 film Loafing and Camouflage ...more

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Nikos Tsiforos is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Egypt
Died at 61 (1909-1970) Nikos Tsiforos was a Greek screenwriter and film director. He wrote 64 films between 1948 and 1970. He also directed 17 films between 1948 and 1961.

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Omar Shama is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Egypt
age 42 Omar Azmy Shama is an Egyptian screenwriter and film producer born in Cairo, Egypt. Following university, he worked as a reporter at the Associated Press news agency. He later quit his job to ...more

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Ovidio G. Assonitis is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Egypt
age 75 Ovidio Assonitis is an independent film producer and businessman.

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Riccardo Freda is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Egypt
Died at 90 (1909-1999) Riccardo Freda was an Italian film director. He was born to a Neapolitan family. He left studies in Milan in 1933 and entered the Experimental Center for Cinematography and he soon began work as ...more

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Robert Harari is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Egypt
Died at 72 (1906-1978) Robert Harari was a screenwriter.

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Sally El Hosaini is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Egypt
Sally El Hosaini is a British-Egyptian film director and screenwriter. Her debut feature film, My Brother the Devil received huge critical acclaim and won multiple international awards, ...more

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Sherif El Azma is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Egypt
Sherif El Azma Sherif El Azma is a film director and screenwriter.

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Sofia Seirli is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Egypt
age 70 Sofia Seirli is an actress and screenwriter.

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Tamer Hosny is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Egypt
age 40 Tamer Hosny is an Egyptian singer, actor, composer, director, songwriter. Hosny first came to attention, when he appeared on mix tapes with other Egyptian artists. He launched his solo career ...more

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Yousry Nasrallah is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Egypt
age 66 Yousry Nasrallah is an Egyptian film director.

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Youssef Chahine is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Egypt
Died at 82 (1926-2008) Youssef Chahine was an Egyptian film director active in the Egyptian film industry since 1950. He was credited with launching the career of actor Omar Sharif. A critically acclaimed director ...more