Anatol Yusef

About Anatol Yusef

Who is it?: Actor
Birth Day: July 20, 1978
Birth Place: Barking, East London, England, British
Education: Bristol Old Vic Theatre School (2000)
Occupation: Actor

Anatol Yusef

Anatol Yusef was born on July 20, 1978 in Barking, East London, England, British, is Actor. Anatol Yusef is a British actor who has worked in the television, film, as well as the theater industry. He became globally popular when he played the character of ‘Meyer Lansky’ in the American period crime drama television series’ Boardwalk Empire’. He also worked in the film ‘Last Orders,’ adapted from the original Booker Prize-winning novel by British writer Graham Swift. He has worked in many television shows in his almost three-decade long acting career and has appeared in several films as well. Yusef’s career started in the television industry back in the early 1990s, and he eventually joined the theater in the early 2000s. As a stage actor, he made a name for himself working in popular shows like ‘Under Milk Wood’, ‘Blackbird’, ‘Romeo and Juliet’, and ‘Macbeth’. He has received many ‘Screen Actors Guild Award’ nominations in his career, winning once in 2011.
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Popular As Anatol Yusef
Occupation Film & Theater Personalities
Age 45 years old
Zodiac Sign Leo
Born July 20, 1978 (Barking, East London, England, British)
Birthday July 20
Town/City Barking, East London, England, British
Nationality British

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Anatol Yusef’s zodiac sign is Leo. According to astrologers, people born under the sign of Leo are natural born leaders. They are dramatic, creative, self-confident, dominant and extremely difficult to resist, able to achieve anything they want to in any area of life they commit to. There is a specific strength to a Leo and their "king of the jungle" status. Leo often has many friends for they are generous and loyal. Self-confident and attractive, this is a Sun sign capable of uniting different groups of people and leading them as one towards a shared cause, and their healthy sense of humor makes collaboration with other people even easier.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Anatol Yusef was born in the Year of the Horse. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Horse love to roam free. They’re energetic, self-reliant, money-wise, and they enjoy traveling, love and intimacy. They’re great at seducing, sharp-witted, impatient and sometimes seen as a drifter. Compatible with Dog or Tiger.

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Upon graduating in 2000, Yusef was offered a role in Fred Schepisi's award-winning film Last Orders, playing the younger self of Bob Hoskins' "Ray" and working with British actors Sir Michael Caine, Dame Helen Mirren, Ray Winstone, David Hemmings, and Tom Courtenay.


In 2006, Yusef's performance as Mercutio in Bill Bryden's Romeo and Juliet at the Birmingham Rep was heralded as "sparkl[ing]" and "promisingly imaginative".


In 2008, Yusef appeared in the title role of a New York off-off Broadway production of Richard III, and was described by Backstage as "a superlative actor" and "magnetic". Anatol has since remained in New York City. He has worked both throughout New York City, and at The Studio Theatre in Washington, D.C., his most recent production being A Movement of the Soul, playing Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, for which he learned American Sign Language.


In 2010 he was cast as Meyer Lansky in HBO's Boardwalk Empire, first appearing in Episode 7 of Season 1, "Home" and recurring throughout the remainder of the series. In an interview with The Morton Report, Yusef described Lansky as self-educated, a massively intelligent overachiever and "a ruthless, ruthless man". Anatol's characterization of Mr. Lansky has been recognized in many publications, including author and critic Clive James's article on Martin Scorsese, as well as Michael Noble's review of the show on Den of Geek.


In 2014 he appeared in Channel 4's BAFTA-nominated Southcliffe, receiving special mention in an article by IndieWire on the best TV episodes of 2014.

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