The Honorable Woman

Cast Members

Lubna AzabalPlays Atika Halabi


Lubna Azabal was born in Belgium and attended The Kleine Academie and Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles before launching her career in acting.Her numerous film appearances include André Techine's Loin; Robert Kechichian's Aram; Michel Deville's Un Monde Presque Paisible; Tony Gatlif's Exils (Cannes 2004 – Stage Directing Award); Hany Habbu Assad's Paradise Now (winner of the Golden Globes 2006 "Best Foreign Language Film"); Tadmor & Nattiv's Strangers (for which she won Most Promising Actress at the Jerusalem Film Festival); Jalil Lespert's 24 Mesures; Ridley Scott's Body of Lies; Denis Villeneuve's Incendies; Braden King's Here; Ralph Fiennes' Coriolanus and recently Claudio Cupellini's Alaska.Lubna won the Black Pearl Award 2010 (Abu Dhabi Film Festival) for "Best Actress" for her role in the film Incendies. She also won the Genie Award for "Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role"  at the 31st Genie Awards and the Magritte Award for "Best Actress" at the 2nd Magritte Awards.On television she has been seen in Bajo El Mismo Cielo (Sous le Meme Ciel); On Acheve Bien les DJ and in the BBC One series Occupation. Most recently, Lubna appeared in THE HONORABLE WOMAN  where she stars opposite Maggie Gyllenhaal.