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Polterheist on Amazon!


News just in, Polterheist is now available to watch on Amazon prime and to download! Watch our talented Sid under take the role of a ruthless gangster in this Northern Gritty Dark Comedy, click to link to order your own very copy now!

And The Nomination goes too.



We are excited, thrilled and happy to announce that Sid has been Nominated for Best Actor for his role as Tariq in Polterheist, at this years Unrestricted View Horror Film Festival in London. We are so very proud of him, keep reaching for those stars Sid!

How To Be Lucky


We are delighted to announce that Sid has been cast in an original new play titled 'How To Be Lucky.' This verbatim one man show explores the Syrian refugee crisis and what it means to survive and rebuild. The Play will be touring around Yorkshire with the wonderful "An Invisible Man Theatre' for more information visit their website here



News Just IN, Sid's Latest feature Film, Polterhiest will have it's Yorkshire Premier in the City of Bradford, where it was shot ,at the brand new exciting Venue The Light Cinema. Poleterhiest is Described as one of the most original British films of the year, this one is not to be missed

A Step in the Right Direction!


Sid was approached by the fabulous Amber Personal Management earlier this year and after a conversation or two, the agency now welcomes sid to the APM family and will work with Sid closely to represent him within the industry, we cannot wait to see what the future holds for our Sid! Follow APM on twitter here @ambermgmt 


The Big Big Premier!

2nd June 2018

Sid’s recent role in original feature film ‘Polterheist’ was celebrated at the premiere in Leicester Square last month. The film was nominated for ‘Best Film’ as part of the British Independent Film Festival.


The film is gathering plenty of attention and we’re excited to see where it’s celebrated next.

The One Man Show!

November 1st, 2017

Sid has recently wrote, directed and performed his first one man show, Nikah. With the assistance of Co-director Leah Francis, the team has successfully created a original piece of theatre which is fully supported by Arts Council England. This working progress show debuted to a sell out audience in Bradford's Theatre in The Mill before continuing the tour down south where it was performed at Londons Oval House and London's Camden Peoples Theatre.


The show will be entering further redevelopments before going on a  bigger tour.

Read the synopsis about the show below! 

'Nikah is the intimate story of a boy from Bradford – Siddique.

His name may sound foreign, but he’s very, very British. A cup of Yorkshire tea fills him with comfort and he enjoys all the things a typical 15-year old lad would.

But he has a dark story to tell. His world is about to contort and twist into a nightmare that even he can’t understand; where the people who should love and protect him, take advantage of his naivety and abuse his freedoms.


He is being forced to marry, but he doesn’t know who she is, or what this will mean for him. 


Nikah is the inspiring one-man story of endurance, empowerment and the realisation of the self.'

Playing Cops and Robbers


April 8th, 2017


Sid has recently finished filming with Bristol based production company Band Films. Sid stars as the disgruntled detective in this Film Noir-esk Commercial for Metrotile. You'll see Sid jumping from rooftop to rooftop to catch his thief, check back for the finished product! 

Sid's One Man Show

February 9, 2017

Sid has been working as associate artist to the radical theatre company known as Tribe Arts, who have secured funding for another exciting venture later this year: a one-man show, being developed by Sid himself, watch this space for updates


September 18, 2016

Sid star's a leading role in the new short film, Polterhiest wriiten and directed by Dave Gilbank. This short dark comedy follows two gangsters who kidnap a psychic to find out where the man they murdered buried the loot. You can watch the fim here.


Sid Akbar Ali takes on The Crystal Maze

July 26, 2016​


Sid Akbar Ali can be found leading teams around the challenge that is the Crystal Maze! It does mean of course, that he’s now London based and Bradford Native.

December 18th – Sid Akbar Ali

December 24, 2015

Sid has been a busy boy this year. Multiple roles on stage, exciting short film projects and guest roles in shows like ‘Banana’ for E4. You’ve most likely seen him dancing on the beach in Thailand for Sainsbury’s and their ‘Twist your favourites’ commercials. Just in case you haven’t – click here! Happy Holidays Sid!

Sid’s leading role

September 8, 2015


Catch Sid Akbar Ali’s latest leading role as ‘Martin’ in the new Sainsbury’s ad.

And if you haven’t seen it yet – here’s a link!


Sid spent a week in Thailand shooting with the team last month and we love the finished product!

Sid Akbar Ali on the small screen

January 28, 2015

Sid is currently appearing in ‘Banana’ for E4

Awards to be won on both sides of the Atlantic

 August 27, 2013


After winning plaudits at the Raindance Film Festival here in the UK, Strings, starring ADs own Sid Akbar Ali, had now been officially selected for the Portland Film Festival for its US Premiere. A painfully raw account of teenage love and described as, “Exciting and Dangerous,” this auteur produced film is one export to be truly proud of. We certainly are!

Copy right Sid Akbar Ali 2017 ©

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