Morgan Freeman is back at it, doing it big again, performing the role of a Moorish Sheikh. On August 19th, witness the inspirational story of perseverance and redemption. #BENHUR.
Morgan Freeman has the experience and bloodline to do an excellent job at assuming the personality characteristics of the medieval era (5th to 15th century) Moslem [Muslim].
A DNA test whose results were displayed on the show African American Lives 2 (2008) stated that Morgan’s genetic ancestry is: *83% West African *17% European. The medieval Moors ruled Iberia (Spain, Portugal and Southern France) for almost a thousand years without interruption.
Freeman’s last film appearance in Propria Persona was as “Azeem Edin Bashir Al Bakir” in the movie “Prince of Thieves“. He co-starred alongside Kevin Costner. See Morgan Freeman role as the Moor “Azeem Edin Bashir Al Bakir” in “Prince of Thieves”
The Ben-Hur film is an adaptation of Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ which is a novel by Lew Wallace published by Harper & Brothers on November 12, 1880, at the time it was considered “the most influential Christian book of the nineteenth century”.
The name Ben-hur derives from the Hebrew for one of King Solomon’s twelve district governors (1 Kings 4:8); it also means “Son of white linen”.
Morgan Freeman’s latest classic role is as Sheik Ilderim an Arab [Moor]. Ilderim’s role in the story is as the trainer of Judah Ben-Hur to become a champion charioteer.
Ilderim agrees to let Judah Ben-Huraa a Jewish prince of Jerusalem drag race his chariot at Antioc to avenge his brother, Messala.
Judah is also descended from Judaean [Hebrew-Israelite] Nobility. See Morgan Freeman’s New Role As Sheik Ilderim-Ben-Hur (2016 film)