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Occupation  Actor, director
Spouse  Wadia Khoury (m. 1976)
Role  Actor

Name  Makram Khoury
Years active  1970–present
Awards  Israel Prize
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Full Name  Makram Jamil Khoury
Born  30 May 1945 (age 77) (1945-05-30) Jerusalem, British Mandate of Palestine
Education  Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Children  Clara Khoury, Jamil Khoury, Rula Khoury
Movies and TV shows  The Cut, The Syrian Bride, A Tale of Love and Darkness, Desert Dancer, House of Saddam
Similar People  Clara Khoury, Hiam Abbass, Eran Riklis, Jamil Khoury, Fatih Akin

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Makram Jamil Khoury (Arabic: مكرم خوري‎‎, Hebrew: מכרם ח'ורי‎‎) is an Israeli Arab actor, born 30 May 1945 in Jerusalem. He was the youngest artist and the first Arab to win the Israel Prize, the highest civic honor in Israel.


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Makram is active in films, on the stage, and on television.

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Makram J. Khoury was born in 1945, into a Palestinian Christian family, in the al-Sheikh Jarrah section of Jerusalem to his father, who was a judge, and his mother, a teacher. The Khoury family fled to Lebanon during 1948 Arab-Israeli War. A year later, they returned to what had become the new State of Israel. The family took up residence in the port city of Acre, near Haifa. Educated there and in the nearby village of Kufr Yasif, Khoury finished high school in 1963. He then entered the Hebrew University of Jerusalem but later dropped out and pursued a career as an actor.

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Khoury trained in Israel and from 1970 to 1973 he studied for three years at the Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in London, England. He later became involved with the Cameri Theater in Tel Aviv and the Haifa Municipal Theater, continuing as a member of the latter for twenty years.

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Makram has recently returned to Haifa following a year-long tour playing Tierno Bokar in Peter Brook's 11 and 12.


His eldest daughter, Clara Khoury, is a rising actress in Israel and Palestine, having recently appeared in three films that garnered international attention, Rana’s Wedding (2002), The Syrian Bride (she played the daughter of the character played by Makram) (2004) and Lipstikka (2011). His son Jameel Khoury is also an actor, and appeared in Ridley Scott's film Body of Lies (2008).



  • 2017 : Unlocked
  • 2015 : Wounded Land
  • 2015 : A Tale of Love and Darkness by Natalie Portman
  • 2014 : Atlit
  • 2014 : The Cut
  • 2013 : Desert Dancer by Richard Raymond
  • 2013 : Complicit by Niall MacCormick
  • 2013 : The Physician
  • 2012 : The Inheritance by Hiam Abbass
  • 2010 : Miral by Julian Schnabel
  • 2009 : Italians by Giovanni Veronesi
  • 2008 : Etz Limon by Eran Riklis
  • 2006 : Djihad!
  • 2006 : Forgiveness by Udi Aloni
  • 2005 : Munich by Steven Spielberg
  • 2005 : Free Zone by Amos Gitai
  • 2004 : The Syrian Bride by Eran Riklis
  • 2003 : Ha-Mangalistim by Yossi (Joseph) Madmoni, David Ofek
  • 2001 : The Body by Jonas McCord
  • 1997 : Shvil Hahalav by Ali Nasser
  • 1995 : The Tale of the Three Lost Jewels by Michel Khleifi
  • 1994 : Les Patriotes by Eric Rochant
  • 1992 : Lahav Hatzui by Amos Kollek
  • 1990 : Le Cantique des Pierres by Michel Khleifi
  • 1989 : Esh Tzolevet by Gideon Ganani
  • 1987 : Wedding in Galilee
  • 1986 : Hiuch HaGdi by Shimon Dotan
  • 1985 : Gesher Tzar Me'od by Nissim Dayan
  • 1984 : Kasach by Haim Gil
  • 1983 : Michel Ezra Safra U'vanav by Nissim Dayan
  • 1982 : Mitahat La'af by Jacob Goldwasser
  • 1979 : Imi Hageneralit by Joel Silberg
  • Theater


  • 2010 : Tierno Bokar in11 and 12 director by Peter Brook
  • 2015 : Shylock in the RSC production of The Merchant of Venice
  • Television


  • 2006 : House of Saddam - HBO
  • 2004 : The West Wing created by Aaron Sorkin
  • 2014 : Zaguri Imperia
  • 2015 : Homeland
  • Awards

  • 1987 : Khoury was awarded the Israel Prize for acting.
  • References

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