This autumn, HIMESH PATEL (Jack) will be seen in Tom
Harper's film The Aeronauts, where he performs alongside Felicity Jones and
Eddie Redmayne. The biographical action adventure explores the quest of pilot
Amelia Wren and scientist James Glaisher as they embark on a journey to make
discoveries in a hot-air balloon. Written by Jack Thorne, The Aeronauts will be
released by Amazon Studios in November.
Patel's latest project sees him join the cast of Avenue 5, a new sci-fi
comedy created, written and executive produced by Armando Iannucci. Set in the
future in the world of space tourism, Patel will begin filming the new series
starring alongside Hugh Laurie, Josh Gad and Zach Woods.
Patel has also finished filming on a six-part BBC2/Working Title TV adaptation
of Eleanor Catton's Man Booker Prize-winning novel, "The Luminaries," an
adventure mystery, which tells the story of a pair of star-crossed lovers
navigating life in the midst of New Zealand's 1860s gold rush. Taking on the
role of Emery Staines, Patel stars opposite Eva Green, Eve Hewson and Marton
Showcasing his comedic talents, Patel can currently be seen in Morwenna Banks
and Jo Brand's Channel 4 sitcom Damned alongside Brand, Alan Davies and Kevin
Eldon, having reprised his role as Nitin.
Other notable work includes the award-winning play People, Places & Things
(New York transfer) directed by Jeremy Herrin and starring Denise Gough, and Don
Juan in Soho, directed by Patrick Marber and starring David Tennant and Adrian
Scarborough. Patel has acted as associate producer on Sarmad Masud's feature
debut My Pure Land, having starred as 'Pavan' in Masud's short film Two Dosas,
winner of Best Short Comedy at the London Short Film Festival in 2015. Patel
made his acting debut in 2007 in the role of Tamwar Masood in the hit BBC soap
opera EastEnders, which he played until 2016.