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Ramin Karimloo


Stage actor who all starred in London productions of Les Miserables as well as the Phantom from the Opera, and played the iconic Phantom in Like Hardly ever Dies. He started his profession playing in rock and roll rings after graduating from Alexander Mackenzie SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL in Ontario, Canada, afterwards executing in theatre businesses for Airtours and P&O Cruises. He starred as the Phantom in Appreciate Hardly ever Dies, a sequel towards the Phantom from the Opera, a job that gained him the difference of Best Professional in the 2010 Broadway.com Honours. He previously two sons, Hadley and Jaiden, with wife Mandy. He performed the titular personality in The Phantom from the Opera on stage, the same function Gerard Butler performed in the 2004 film version.

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Full Name Ramin Karimloo
Date Of Birth September 19, 1978
Place Of Birth Tehran, Iran
Height 1.83 m
Profession Stage Actor
Education Alexander Mackenzie High School
Nationality Iranian, Canadian
Spouse Mandy Karimloo
Children Jaiden Karimloo, Hadley Karimloo
Awards WhatsOnStage Award for Best Takeover in a Role, WhatsOnStage Award for Best Actor in a Musical, WhatsOnStage Award for Best Ensemble Performance
Nominations Tony Award for Best Lead Actor in a Musical, Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical, Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance
Movies Vendetta, The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall, Les Misérables in Concert: The 25th Anniversary, The Phantom of the Opera
TV Shows The Spa
Star Sign Virgo

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1His sons' names are Jaiden and Hadley. The youngest, Hadley, is named after Hadley Fraser.
2He is a close friend of Hadley Fraser. The two started Sheytoons, a folk rock band together in 2010.
3His entire part in The Phantom of the Opera (2004) is a picture of him in character and a single shot, lasting less than thirty seconds, of Gustave on his deathbed.
4He and Hadley Fraser appeared in the 25th anniversary concerts of both "The Phantom of the Opera" and "Les Misérables".
5He was the first actor to play all three of Christine's loves in "The Phantom of the Opera": he has played Raoul and the Phantom on stage, and makes a cameo as Christine's father in The Phantom of the Opera (2004).
6Won the 2011 Whatsonstage.com Award, The EMG Best Actor in a Musical, for his portrayal as the Phantom in "Love Never Dies". [February 2011]
7Last name is pronounced "Karim-loo". (Karim is pronounced quickly and rhymes with 'Karen'/'Karyn' - 'Kar' as in 'CARE', and 'rim' with a short i vowel).
8Became the youngest ever Phantom at age 28 in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera musical. (September 10, 2007 at Her Majesty's Theatre, London).
9Met his wife, an East Londoner, on a cruise ship.
10First name is pronounced "Rah-MEEN".



Life's Too Short2011TV SeriesScientologist
The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall2011The Phantom
Les Misérables in Concert: The 25th Anniversary2010TV MovieEnjolras
The Phantom of the Opera2004Christine's Father
Blue Bloods2015TV SeriesBarry Hamidi
Show People with Paul Wontorek2014TV Series
Vendetta2013New York Thug
The Spa2013TV SeriesCostas
The Rain2012ShortSam
The Royal Variety Performance 20112011TV MovieThe Phantom



The 68th Annual Tony Awards2014TV Special performer: "One Day More"
Les Misérables in Concert: The 25th Anniversary2010TV Movie performer: "Look Down", "The ABC Café/Red and Black", "Do You Hear the People Sing?", "One Day More", "Building the Barricade Upon These Stones", "At the Barricade Upon These Stones", "Javert's Arrival/Little People", "Night of Anguish", "The First Attack", "Drink with Me", "The Final Battle", "One Day More Encore" uncredited
The Michael Ball Show2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
CBS News Up to the Minute2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Alan Titchmarsh Show2007TV Series performer - 1 episode



Concert for America2017TV SpecialHimself
Working in the Theatre2016TV Series documentaryHimself
The Broadway.com Show2013-2014TV SeriesHimself
The 68th Annual Tony Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Performer & Nominee: Best Leading Actor in a Musical
Katie2014TV SeriesHimself
Vlogger 24601: Backstage at 'Les Miserables' with Ramin Karimloo2014TV SeriesHimself
Show People with Paul Wontorek2013TV SeriesHimself
Miss World 20112011TV MovieHimself - Performer
The Michael Ball Show2010TV SeriesHimself
Breakfast2010TV SeriesHimself - Actor
Loose Women2010TV SeriesHimself
The Alan Titchmarsh Show2007TV SeriesHimself / The Phantom

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CBS News Up to the Minute2009TV SeriesHimself

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