Ouidad Elma is a French-Moroccan actress. She is best known in the UK for her role in the BBC One drama series ‘The Last Post’ which also starred Jessie Buckley, Stephen Campbell Moore and Ben Miles. She also appeared in the TV mini series ‘The Red Tent’ alongside Minnie Driver, Rebecca Ferguson and Iain Glen.
2021 sees her with roles in ‘The Last Mercenary’, with Jean-Claude Van Damme, and ‘Miss Willoughby and the Haunted Bookshop’ which stars Nathalie Cox, Caroline Quentin and Kelsey Grammar.
She has appeared in a number of French-speaking TV shows & movies, such as in French TV comedy ‘Demi Soeurs’, movie short ‘La Lisiere’, and 2019 drama movie ‘Amin’. She also starred in Moroccan series ‘El Ghoul’.
Ouidad is gifted in languages. She grew up in Paris speaking bi-lingual French & Moroccan. She can speak French with a Moroccan accent or Moroccan with a French accent. Along with Moroccan, she has learned multiple Arabic languages; Egyptian Arabic, Syrian Arabic, Saudi Arabian & Yemeni Arabic. She speaks English with a French accent, Spanish & some German. She spends her time between London, Paris & Morocco.
Please watch her Last Post clips below to hear her Arabic accent.
Miss Willoughby and the Haunted Bookshop (Film, 2021) – role t.b.c., MSR Media
The Last Mercenary (Film, 2021) – 'Farah', Netflix
The Last Post (TV, 2017) – 'Yusra Saeed', BBC One
The Red Tent (TV, 2014) – 'Abi', Lifetime
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