Nadim Sawalha is a Jordanian-born British actor who played Aziz Fekkesh in the 1977 film The Spy Who Loved Me and the Tangier police chief in The Living Daylights. His second cinematic appearance was as a hotel manager in the 1974 romantic comedy A Touch of Class, which was originally meant to star Roger Moore until he withdrew from the project in order to play Bond in Live and Let Die. Sawalha also appeared in over one hundred other television shows and movies in the course of his career, including Diana: Last Days of a Princess (where he played Mohammed Al-Fayed) and the 1990 series House of Cards.
His daughter Julia, also an actress, established during a television appearance that her father is uncertain of his date of birth and only that it is between September 7 and 9. He has three daughters, two of whom followed him into the business, and his brother is comedian Nabil Sawalha.
Sawalha's latest film credit is in the 2018 comedy Tel Aviv on Fire. He is also credited as having acted in the BBC Radio 4 miniseries A Tale of Two Cities: Aleppo and London.