LONDON: The British life magazine organized an honorary dinner for the Ertugrul star Engin Altan Duzyatan, the main character in the Turkish TV series “Resurrection of Dirilis Ertugrul, presenting him with the “best actor” award in a ceremony held by Pakistani-British society at the Royal Regency Hall in the capital London, on Sunday.
The producer of the series, Kemal Tekden, was also awarded the “best producer” award, while RGB production, owned by producer Umit Sonmez, was given the “organization” award.
Qurban Hussain and Wajid Khan from the British Parliament’s House of Lords, the opposition Labor Party’s Imran Hussain, a former member of the European Parliament Sajjad Karim, and Turkey’s Consul General in London Bekir Utku Atahan also attended the dinner.
Speaking to Turkish media after the award ceremony, Altan Duzyatan praised the organizers for arranging a very “enjoyable event.” The actor also said that he would visit the House of Lords and the lower house of the British Parliament, the House of Commons. “This invitation was an honor for me,” he added.
The actor further said, he missed playing characters from daily life and therefore might take a break from historical productions.
Explaining that he has been working on an international motion picture project, Altan Duzyatan said, “We are also developing new projects with the production company I own. Besides, we are evaluating projects from other companies. It is too early to talk about them yet, but we have new projects that we will be announcing in a month or two.”