Rahim is competing in the Leading Actor category for his role in the thriller-drama ‘The Mauritanian’.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) 2021 has included French-Algerian actor Tahar Rahim in its long-lists.
The 39-year-old star is competing in the Leading Actor category for his role in the thriller-drama The Mauritanian, set for release on Feb. 26.
The film, which also stars actors Jodie Foster, Benedict Cumberbatch and Shailene Woodley, tells the story of Mohamedou Ould Salahi, who fights for freedom after being detained and imprisoned without charge by the US government after the 9/11 terror attacks.
Tahar was also nominated in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama category at the 2021 Golden Globes for the same role.