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Majid is an Iraqi Australian filmmaker and film and stage actor. He has been acting for over 35 years. He also directed whilst teaching drama in Lebanon for four years and written his own works. He has won many awards in his home country of Iraq and has been a member of the Iraqi National Theatre Company, and was a long-time member of the Iraqi Theatre Artists Syndicate.


Since arriving in Australia, Majid has appeared in more than 25 plays in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide including, Kan Yama Kan directed by Robin Laurie, Getting in directed by Jean-Pierre Mignon, Subclass26A directed by Bagryana Popov at 45 Downstaires for which he got Green Room Best Actor Award nomination 2005, Homebody /Kabul by Tony Kushner directed by Chris Bendal, The Cove season, 8 short plays by Daniel Keen and directed by Matt Scholton for which he got another Green Room Best Actor Award nomination 2009, Between Heaven and Her by Dodo Gombár and directed by Lech Mackiewicz, LaMama Theatre, Uncle Vanya by Chekhov directed by Bagryana Popov, LaMama Theatre and Tales Of A City By The Sea, written by Samah Sabawi and directed by Lech Mackiewicz, La Mama Theatre. Majid was also seen at Belvoir St Theatre in The Cool Room and In Our Name, a play Written and directed by Nigel Jamieson.


His screen credits include an actor and cultural consultant in the feature films Ali’s Wedding and Lucky Miles and many other roles in short films and TV series like City Homicide, Rush and Stateless. Majid played Samir in the 6 episode TV series House of God for ABC, coming on Jan 2024.


Majid was MAV and MTC ambassador for 2014 and 2015. He holds a Master degree with honor in Community Cultural Development from Victorian College Of The Arts / Melbourne University.

Majid Shokor

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