Georgian actor Merab Ninidze appears in the 7 th season of Homeland
11 April, 2018
Georgian actor Merab Ninidze appears in the 7 th season of Homeland
Celebrated and internationally famous Georgian actor Merab Ninidze stars in the seventh season of the popular American TV series Homeland.

The information is already published on the IMDB page of the TV series.

For the first time, Georgian actor participated in the 9th episode of the season 7, called Useful Idiot, where Ninidze played the role of a senior Russian
intelligence chief. The episode named Useful Idiot has already been released and got 9,2 rating on IMDB.
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Merab Ninidze appears in Homeland. A still from the movie

However, in the 9th episode of the season 7 the audience was not able to see him and could only hear the actor’s voice. The audience will be able to see him for the first time in the 11 th episode.

As a reminder, Georgian actor also played the main character in the BBC TV series McMafia, which appeared on the screen at the end of 2017. He played the role of Vadim Kalyagin, a member of the Russian Mafia. The TV series is the joint production of by BBC, AMC and Cuba Pictures.
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Merab Ninidze as Vadim Kalyagin in McMafia

The story of the TV series is about the global mafia. The script of the TV series is as follows: Russian family mafia member, who was raised in England, is trying to start his own business and escape his past.

However, the tragic accident still pushes him back to the criminal world. He is forced to go back to the criminal world and protect his loved ones.
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Georgian actor played the main character in the BBC TV series McMafia

As for the Homeland TV series, an American spy thriller television series developed by Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa is based on the Israeli series Prisoners of War which was created by Gideon Raff.

The series stars Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison, a Central Intelligence Agency officer with bipolar disorder, and Damian Lewis as Nicholas Brody, a U.S. Marine Corps Scout Sniper. Mathison had come to believe that Brody, who was held captive by al-Qaeda as a prisoner of war, was "turned" by the enemy and poses a threat to the United States. The series focuses on a storyline that evolves from this premise, together with Mathison's ongoing covert work.
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Merab Ninidze

The series is broadcast in the U.S. on the cable channel Showtime, and is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios (formerly Fox 21). It premiered on October 2, 2011. The first episode was made available online, more than two weeks before the television broadcast, with viewers having to complete game tasks to gain access.
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Ninidze in McMafia

The series have been renewed for a seventh and eighth season; the eighth is planned to be the final season by the creators. The seventh season premiered on February 11, 2018.
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The series have received generally positive reviews

The series have received generally positive reviews, with its first two seasons gaining near universal praise. It has several awards, including the 2011 Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Drama and the 2012 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series for its first season, the 2012 Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Drama for its second season, as well as the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series and Lead Actress in a Drama Series for Damian Lewis and Claire Danes, respectively.
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Merab Ninidze is a recognized Georgian actor

As for Merab Ninidze, he is a recognized Georgian actor who starts in both local and international films. He was born on November 3, 1965 in Tbilisi, Georgia. He is best known for the movies Nowhere in Africa (2001), Bumazhnyy soldat (2008) and Bridge of Spies (2015).
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Merab Ninidze in 1984 drama film Repentance. Photo courtesy National Library of Georgia

In Georgia, Ninidze is best known for his role in 1984 drama film Repentance.

Repentance (Georgian: Monanieba) is a Georgian film directed by iconic Georgian director Tengiz Abuladze. The movie was made in 1984, but its release was banned in the Soviet Union for its allegorical criticism of the Soviet regime.
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In Repentance, Ninidze played the grandson of the City Mayor

In Monanieba, Ninidze played the grandson of the City Mayor, Varlam Aravidze, the antagonist character.

Repentance is the movie against Soviet ideology. When the Mayor, Varlam Aravidze dies one the next day after the funeral his corpse turns up in the garden of his son's house. The corpse is reburied, yet it reappears again in the garden. A woman, Ketevan Barateli is arrested and accused of digging up the corpse. She defends herself and states that Varlam does not deserve to be buried as he supported Stalinim method of rule and terror as well as was responsible for the disappearance of her parents and her friends. The movie reflects a tragic story of the thousands of victims of the Soviet regime.
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Ninidze in Hostages, a 2017 drama film

Ninidze also starred in Hostages, a 2017 drama film directed and written by Rezo Gigineishvili and co-written with Lasha Bugadze. It was screened in the Panorama section at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival. The film is based on true story and tells about Georgian terrorist group attempting to hijack a plane in 1983.

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