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Majid Mehdizadeh

Majid Mehdizadeh

Majid is an actor (Luke Jerdy is his professional name), theatre director, writer and teacher with over ten years professional experience in the TV, Film and Theatre industry.

As an actor he has worked extensively in TV, Film and Theatre. Notable work includes playing series regular Jesse Donovan in Hollyoaks (Channel 4), starring as Efrahim in the feature film Chosen (Netflix), appearing in The Girlfriend Experience (Amazon Prime) and performing the lead role of Albert in War Horse in London’s West End.

Other companies he has worked with include BBC, The National Theatre, Everyman & Playhouse Theatres, Theatre 503, Theatre by the Lake and Royal Exchange Theatre.

As a writer he gained a place on the prestigious Playwriting Programme at the Everyman Theatre, Liverpool in 2018. Since graduating he has written, co-directed and performed Y’MAM (Young Man’s Angry Movements) at the Liverpool Everyman and Soho Theatre. The show received four stars from The Guardian and The Stage. He directed new play Give Me the Sun at the Blue Elephant Theatre, London in 2022.

He has also worked closely with UK charities Change Grow Live, Baby People, The Old Electric Sunshine Project and Football Beyond Borders, hosting workshops and discussions with the young people they work with.

“I value an open, tolerant and collaborative space in which students can freely express themselves without judgement. Detailed, specific acting work to achieve a sense of real life is important to me when pursuing a naturalistic approach to the craft.”