Captivating and an immensely talented actor, Shazad Latif has made a name for himself in the UK and the US for the characters he has created on screen. Currently, Latif can be seen in the new CBS series Star Trek: Discovery (the second season starts in January 2019).
The series returns more than 50 years after it first premiered, and is set about 10 years before Captain Kirk’s five-year mission. Latif shines as Lieutenant Tyler, a Starfleet officer in the Federation. On the film front, Latif can be seen in the Lionsgate film The Commuter opposite Liam Neeson and Vera Farmiga. Directed by Jalume Collet-Serra, the film follows a businessman who is caught up in a criminal conspiracy during his commute to work.
Born and raised in London, Shazad Latif (who is English, Scottish, and Pakistani) attended the “Bristol Old Vic Theatre School” and after one year secured his first television role as Tariq Masood in BBC One’s Spooks. Subsequent television roles include Salting the Battlefield, and the BAFTA nominated series My Mad Fat Diary. In 2012 he landed the regular role of Clem Fandango in multi-award winning comedy Toast of London, as well as receiving critical acclaim for his appearance in BBC One’s Ordinary Lies.
Additional recent credits for Latif include starring as Dr. Henry Jekyll on the hit gothic thriller Penny Dreadful for Showtime/Sky, and appearing as Chandra Mahalanobis in The Man Who Knew Infinity (IFC Films) alongside Jeremy Irons, Dev Patel, Toby Jones, and Stephen Fry. Latif is also well known for his role as Kushal in The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (Fox Searchlight Pictures) which was released worldwide in spring 2015. He appeared alongside Maggie Smith, Dev Patel, Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, and Richard Gere.
You can’t wait to see which stories Shazad Latif will tell about Star Trek: Discovery and his other projects at FedCon. Autograph and photo shoot tickets are available in the Ticket-Shop.