|Born:||March 18, 1966|
London, England, UK
Biography and career Edit
Hassan was born and raised in New Cross, South London, England into a Turkish Cypriot family. He trained and worked as an amateur boxer and ran various nightclubs and restaurants before he began acting. He is the owner, chairman, and occasional coach of the Dartford football club Greenwich Borough, and currently runs an Eltham Boxing Gym.
Hassan began acting after a chance meeting with an agent led to a bit part on the long-running British soap opera EastEnders in 2001, followed by appearances in Murder City and The Bill. He made his film debut opposite Orlando Bloom in The Calcium Kid (2004) and the same year appeared in Matthew Vaughn's acclaimed thriller Layer Cake, starring Daniel Craig.
Hassan has since worked steadily in film, with his imposing frame often landing him the role of the heavy. His film roles include Batman Begins (2005, with Rade Serbedzija and T.J. Ramini), Eastern Promises (2007), Kick-Ass (2010, with Xander Berkeley), Clash of the Titans (2010, with Alexander Siddig), and The Double (2011, with Stana Katic and John Meier). Recent television appearances include NCIS (with Cameron Daddo and Pauley Perrette) and Dracula (2014, with Thomas Kretschmann).
Hassan is married with two children.
- "Jack Is Back" (behind-the-scenes footage)