Meet the three Australian actors set to play John Ibrahim in new mini-series Last King of The Cross

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Meet the three Australian actors set to play John Ibrahim in new mini-series Last King of The Cross

Filming is underway on John Ibrahim’s much anticipated TV drama Last King of the Cross.

The upcoming mini series will see former Home and Away star Lincoln Younes play the nightclub identity.

According to The Daily Telegraph, production kicked off this week and filming will take place in Western Sydney and various locations around Kings Cross. 

The young John is played by Australian actor Mason Mansour, 10, while the teenage Ibrahim is played by UK actor, singer and songwriter Malek Alkoni.

Younes said it was an honour to play the character.

‘This is a larger than life story and I’m proud to be part of it,’ Younes said in a statement, after being hand-picked to play the role by Ibrahim himself.

Leading role: Aussie actor Lincoln Younes is set to play John Ibrahim after an exhaustive search spanning almost two years. It's understood Younes - who has Lebanese heritage - beat out a number of other actors

Leading role: Aussie actor Lincoln Younes is set to play John Ibrahim after an exhaustive search spanning almost two years. It’s understood Younes – who has Lebanese heritage – beat out a number of other actors

Familiar face: Ibrahim was born in Tripoli, Lebanon and emigrated to Australia in the early 70s before making his way in Sydney's nightlife scene - a rise which will form the backdrop of the upcoming series

Familiar face: Ibrahim was born in Tripoli, Lebanon and emigrated to Australia in the early 70s before making his way in Sydney’s nightlife scene – a rise which will form the backdrop of the upcoming series

‘Kings Cross was Sydney’s most iconic melting pot of entertainment and I can’t wait for it to be brought to life on TV.

‘Spanning decades, Last King Of The Cross is intergenerational, and I am so looking forward to bringing the character of John Ibrahim to screen alongside both Mason and Malek.’ 

A spokesman for the production said that one of the sets this week in Chullora was turned into the devastation of war-torn Tripoli during Lebanon’s bitter civil war, thanks to the magic of the production team.

Talent: McShane, 79, seen here in Deadwood, will play Ezra Shipman, a fictional Kings Cross crime boss in the new show, which is based on the memoir of colourful Sydney identity John Ibrahim

Talent: McShane, 79, seen here in Deadwood, will play Ezra Shipman, a fictional Kings Cross crime boss in the new show, which is based on the memoir of colourful Sydney identity John Ibrahim

Ibrahim was born in Tripoli, Lebanon and emigrated to Australia in the early 70s before making his way in Sydney’s nightlife scene – a rise which will form the backdrop of the upcoming series. 

Both local and international actors have been cast in the upcoming Paramount+ crime drama.

They include Outlaw King’s Callan Mulvey, Under­belly’s Damian Walshe-Howling, Alien: Covenant’s Tess Haubrich, Arrow’s Matt Nable and John Wick’s Ian McShane.

Multi-award winning writer-director Kieran Darcy-Smith will direct the crime-drama. 

Inspiration: Inspired by Ibrahim¿s best-selling book of the same name, Last King Of The Cross

Inspiration: Inspired by Ibrahim’s best-selling book of the same name, Last King Of The Cross

The real John Ibrahim pictured recently (with partner Sarah Budge and friend Mim Salvado at Kyle Sandilands' baby shower)

The real John Ibrahim pictured recently (with partner Sarah Budge and friend Mim Salvado at Kyle Sandilands’ baby shower)

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