William Legue is a former high profile soccer player who by an incident “slipped” into an acting career. Since his first appearance on screen in 2003 his versatility has been evidenced by the varied of films and roles he has undertaken e.g. Kniven i Hjärtat, 10 first episodes (season one) of Bron /The Bridge, Hamilton 2, Ettor och Nollor/The Fat & The Angry. His mixed background as well as mastering Arabic, French, Swedish and English enables him to take on a vast variety of roles. All Films/TV Series and roles William has starred in have always been well thought out to show his width but also quality. From hit man to Police Officer – William was for example one of the first with foreign background to Star as a Police Officer in a Swedish production. All Films/TV Series have been a success e.g Bron / The Birdge, now a remake in both U.S and U.K. Competing and winning in e.g Prix Europa, Prize: “Best TV Series”, Banff Rockie Award, Prize: “Best Criminla Drama”, Swedish Kristallen, Prize: Drama of the Year and also nominated to a BAFTA in category “Best Foreign Series” but lost to the American Girl…
-Since the beginning William has featured in over 15 feature films, a hand full of short films and 3 larger theatre sets.
The passion William has for film / theatre is shown in his role interpretations and also his way of working on the side as a script consultant. His stories have influenced script writers as well as directors and have been shown when working as a script consultant, for instance in the Swedish TV series Kniven i Hjärtat directed by Agneta Fagerström and the Swedish TV production Ettor och Nollor /The Fat and The Angry, written by Oskar Söderlund and directed by Johan Renck where William also landed one of the leading roles. Ettor och Nollor or more known Internationally as The Fat and The Angry won Silver at the TV gala in Seoul, South Korea, first prize at the the C21 Drama Awards for Best non-English Drama. It also competed in Zürich Film Festival, where Said was also personally invited to represent the movie as well as Sweden.
In the spring of 2015 William filmed his first Hollywood production, a role as Amano in the film Opus of an Angel directed by Ali Zamani and followed with a Short Film, Theatre of Hate, in the fall the same year.
During spring 2014 William filmed two short films, Malik directed by Ömer Dogan, where Said played Samir a criminal gangster and Vaskduellen produced by Crazy Pictures AB where Said played President Barack Obama.
William is at the side of his acting very active within FC Ibra, a team in the sport of futsal indoor soccer, a team he is also a co-founder of. FC Ibra is an association that aims to inspire, motivate and develop kids and teenagers in Sweden. One important name for FC Ibra is Zlatan Ibrahimovic who lent his name to the association and also supports it. William is not only active on the field but also off as he continuously visit schools and meet youngsters to spread hope and dreams. William is for many youngsters a role model and give the hope that anything is possible if you just believe in yourself.
During 2014 William was selected to play soccer with “TV Laget”. A team of selected TV celebrities, real-life soccer heroes, movie stars and some other so-called celebrities who love to entertain and play soccer. They have played games and tournament (charity) through out the year. Last tournament for the season was a charity tournament in honor of the Swedish soccer legend from 94′ World Series – Klas Ingesson – “Hedra Klas Ingesson”. “TV Laget” won the tournament after beating the former Swedish National Team of 94′. William has continued to play with TV laget through out the 2015 season as well and is now ready for 2016.
William is involved in several project, co-operating with established Directors and Producers. All projects are international and have connection with Africa / Morocco as well as Europe / France. Being multicultural William is keen to utilize this and sees this great opportunity of collaboration and the benefits between these countries.