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The sky’s the limit for rising star Fady Elsayed who has lit up the screen in films like Brotherhood and My Brother the Devil, and recently joined the world of Doctor Who in spin-off series, Class

London-born actor Fady Elsayed caught the attention of many for his role in the acclaimed film My Brother the Devil. His gritty portrayal of Mo, a young Egyptian immigrant caught up in crime as his older brother deals with his sexuality, saw him nominated for Best Newcomer at the 2012 London Film Festival. Elsayed, who’s half-Egyptian himself, says, “That’s the film that really put me on the map as an actor and I believe is the reason I am in the position I’m in today.” His life could have taken a different turn, however, as he was a keen sportsman growing up: “From a young age, I’d always known that I wanted to be something big. Initially I thought it was going to be football; I had always dreamed of becoming a professional footballer. I was always very good at sports,” he says.

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The new Winter issue of Winq is all about our Men of the Year. We have created a very special special edition and are honouring the great, the gay and the good from the worlds of Activism, Business, Culture, Media, Music, Sport and Travel. The brilliant Mark Gatiss is our well-deserved Man of the Year and talks Sherlock, Doctor Who and the perils of Donald Trump in an eight-page interview. Diver Chris Mears talks winning gold in Rio and bags the Sport Award, Dan Mathews is our Activism Award winner and reveals an extraordinary life with PETA, plus we chat to Bright Light Bright Light about his smash album Choreography, journalist Owen Jones, author Jonathan Harvey, master perfumer Roja Dove and more. Read full interviews with all winners and check out our stunning style, homes and culture sections. The wait is over - Winq is the luxury lifestyle magazine for gay men.
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