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Egyptian Actor Sherihan Makes Her Highly Anticipated Return to Acting


Photo: Kareem Nour via Instagram/@sherihanofficial

Considered one of Egypt’s most iconic actors, Sherihan will soon make her return to the limelight after an absence of almost 30 years. Partaking in a play about the life of Coco Chanel, the formerly retired actor is said to have worked alongside Medhat Al-Adl, the play’s author to bring to life the story of world-famous fashion designer, Coco Chanel. Having been filmed last year and scheduled for release this year, the play’s premiere has now been indefinitely postponed on account of the coronavirus pandemic, however, Al-Adl confirms it will eventually be shown in one of the major theaters in Cairo that befits Sherihan’s expansive artistic repertoire.

“[This play] will be a mark in the history of Sherihan, in our history and in the history of theater,” said Al-Adl in reference to the impending release. Noting that it will also be aired in cinemas across Saudi Arabia during the country’s next Riyadh Season; a cultural festival of auctions, fashion shows, concerts, and more, the playwright said that details of this arrangement are pending the recovery of the President of the General Entertainment Authority in Saudi Arabia, Counselor Turki Al-Sheikh, who will soon hold working sessions with the play’s producer, Jamal Al-Adl.

Further noting that the play will first premiere on stage before being shown on television, Al Adl confirmed the inclusion of more than nine original songs that were written and filmed last year. Having started her artistic life at the age of four, Sherihan will undoubtedly play a pivotal role in bringing the story to life. With an expansive portfolio that comprises theatre, cinema, and television, the actor has garnered significant success, primarily for presenting her billboards during the month of Ramadan. After suffering a rare type of cancer in the early 2000s, the actor retreated from the spotlight, only to make her highly anticipated return in 2017, where she performed in a celebration held in Cairo to inaugurate her return to acting through another piece written by Medhat El Adl.

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