Lior Ashkenazi

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Lior Ashkenazi


From True-To-You 'Questions And Answers' (December, 2005):

What are some of your favorite classic films or recent ones you've seen?

Mary Pluenneke Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

hello Mary My favourite in the last few years has been Late Marriage starring Lior Ashkenazi. It's one of those rare films wherein the entire cast is excellent, and the film is powerful without one single special effect or any sound trickery. Lior Ashkenazi more recently starred in Walk On Water, which is also worth seeing."

In 2007:

"My favourite actor is an Israeli, Lior Ashkenazi, and my favourite singer was born in Iraq and now lives in Egypt. So I'm not a part of Little Britain. And by that, I don't mean the show, obviously."

Morrissey meets Lior Ashkenazi in 2008.

Lior presented Morrissey with DVDs at their meeting:
Late Marriage
Walk On Water
Yossi & Jagger
Ba'al Ba'al Lev (AKA Gotta Have Heart)
Buah, Ha (AKA The Bubble)
The Band's Visit
See posts #36 & 37 in this thread for a translation of Lior's account of their meeting in "Yediot Ahronot" (translation provided by member 'davdavon').

From Autobiography, Morrissey observes:

"By July 4th we headline at Hyde Park on a Friday of 25,000 strong. The actor Lior Ashkenazi flies over from Israel just to see the concert. Standing next to him backstage, it is difficult for me to shine, for some people are too in-spot to be matched, and Lior is such a person."

(Morrissey refers to the Wireless Festival, Hyde Park, July 4, 2008).

Wikipedia Information


Lior Ashkenazi (Hebrew: ליאור אשכנזי; born 28 December 1968) is an Israeli actor, voice actor, comedian and television presenter. Regarded as one of the best performers of his generation in Israel, he is recognized for his versatile work across independent films, television and the stage. He has received numerous accolades, including three Ophir Awards. A graduate of Beit Zvi, he began his career on the Israeli stage. He had a breakout role playing Zaza, the son of Georgian Jewish immigrants in Late Marriage (2001). He also starred in Walk on Water (2004), Footnote (2011) and Foxtrot (2017). He is also known to international audiences for his role in Golda (2023). He has appeared on television in Our Boys (2019), Valley of Tears (2020) and most recently in Hulu's We Were the Lucky Ones (2024).