Arabian Nights

TV miniseries (2000) USA. Hallmark Entertainment
Playing time: 180 Mins. This miniseries aired on April 30/May 1, 2000 on the American TV channel ABC.
Directed by: Steve Barron

The magical stories of A Thousand and One Nights come alive as the beautiful newlywed, Scheherazade (Mili Avital) tries to keep her husband, the powerful and handsome Sultan (Dougray Scott), from executing her. By telling him a different story each night, she is able to put off her execution another day. All the stories you thought you knew are spun to life: Aladdin (Jason Scott Lee) and the Genie (John Leguizamo); Ali Baba (Rufus Sewell) and the forty Thieves; and, Black Coda (Tcheky Karyo). Eventually, these stories not only win her freedom, but the sultan's heart as well. (ABC)

Oded's role
Scheherazade starts with the story of Ali Baba and the forty thieves. In this episode Oded Fehr plays thief #2. You can see him in the background a few times and he even has a few lines, but his role is actually very small.


Mili Avital (Scheherazade), Alan Bates (Storyteller), James Frain (Schahzenan), Tcheky Karyo (Black Coda / Nasrudin), Jason Scott Lee (Aladdin), John Leguizamo (Genie), Vanessa Mae (Princess Zobeide), Dougray Scott (Schariar / Amin), Rufus Sewell (Ali Baba), Jim Carter (Ja'Far), Peter Guinness (Chief Executioner), Hugh Quarshie (Mustappa), Pik-Sen Lim (Aladdin's Mother), Amira Casar (Morgiana), Andy Serkis (Kasim), Ayesha Dharker (Coral Lips), Alexis Conran (Prince Ali), James Callis (Prince Ahmed), Hari Dhillon (Prince Hussain), John Hallam (Demon), Alexei Sayle (BacBac), Jamila Massey (Safil), Nadim Sawalha (Judge Zadic), Leon Lossek (Dr. Ezra), Junix Inocian (Hi-Ching), Stanley Lebor (Faisal), Jane Lapotaire (Miriam), Stephan Kalipha (Nouz), Benedict Wong (Hassan), Orgun Gitir (Executioner's Assistant), Inday Ba (Heart's Delight), Melanie Gutteridge (Fair Face), Burt Kwouk (Caliph Beder), Henry Goodman (Sultan Billah), Maureen O'Farell (Sultana Billah), Tony Osoba (Sultan Badr Al-Din), Emma Lewis (Sultana), Roger Hammond (Jerome Gribben), Oded Fehr (2nd Robber)

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