Roy Khalil is of Palestinian/Irish descent. Roy trained as an actor at the world renowned Drama Centre London under the tutelage of Christopher Fettes, Yat Malmgren and Reuven Adiv. These legendary teachers were also the mentors of Anthony Hopkins, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth to name but a few.Roy trained as a playwright at the Royal Court Theatre under Simon Stephens and his first full length play The Greatest Fight: Ali vs USA has been commissioned and has had two developmental workshops at the Royal National Theatre Studio, developed with the late Tim Pigott-Smith.Roy has directed theatre plays at Hampstead Theatre and at the Edinburgh Festival. He trained in film directing under Zoran Velkovic at Raindance.On the screen, Roy has appeared in numerous national commercials and has won a Channel 4 ComedyLab commission to produce a pilot in collaboration with Talkback.
Roy is the co-Founder of SE1 Productions Ltd and the charity Grenfell Voices CIC whose films have been covered widely in print and national press including BBC Newsnight, Jon Snow on C4 News as well as nominated for awards at Raindance Film festival 2018, Manchester International Film Festival 2019 as well as being nominated for the Evening Standard Citi Progress 1000 awards 2018 for most influential Londoners.