Sunday 19 November 2017

British actor who had Hollywood roles joins Kurdish fighters in battle against Islamic State

In this handout photo provided by Kurdish journalist Mohammed Hassan, taken on May 19, 2015, Michael Enright, center, a British actor who has had minor roles in Hollywood films, wears the Kurdish fighters military uniform after he joined them battling against the Islamic State group, near Tel Tamr town, northeast Syria. (Mohammed Hassan via AP )
In this handout photo provided by Kurdish journalist Mohammed Hassan, taken on May 19, 2015, Michael Enright, center, a British actor who has had minor roles in Hollywood films, wears the Kurdish fighters military uniform after he joined them battling against the Islamic State group, near Tel Tamr town, northeast Syria. (Mohammed Hassan via AP )
Michael Enright, right foreground, a British actor who has had minor roles in Hollywood films, wears the Kurdish fighters military uniform and flashes the victory sign after he joined them battling against the Islamic State group, near Tel Tamr town, northeast Syria. (Mohammed Hassan via AP )
Michael Enright, left, a British actor who has had minor roles in Hollywood films, gives a thumbs up with Kurdish journalist Mohammed Hassan, right, as he holds his AK-47 and wears the Kurdish fighters military uniform after he joined them battling against the Islamic State group, at Tel Khenzeer village, near Ras el-Eyn town, northeast Syria. (Mohammed Hassan via AP )

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A British actor who has had minor roles in Hollywood films has joined Kurdish fighters battling the Islamic State group in Syria.

Michael Enright, who played a deckhand in Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, appears in a video released by the Kurdish People's Protection Units, known as the YPG.

It shows him in a trench with other fighters firing an assault rifle.

In the video, posted on the YPG's Facebook page, Mr Enright says "Isis are dangerous to every human being alive."

Michael Enright, right foreground, a British actor who has had minor roles in Hollywood films, wears the Kurdish fighters military uniform and flashes the victory sign after he joined them battling against the Islamic State group, near Tel Tamr town, northeast Syria. (Mohammed Hassan via AP )
Michael Enright, right foreground, a British actor who has had minor roles in Hollywood films, wears the Kurdish fighters military uniform and flashes the victory sign after he joined them battling against the Islamic State group, near Tel Tamr town, northeast Syria. (Mohammed Hassan via AP )

He calls for weapons and medical aid for the Kurdish fighters, describing them as "my havals", the Kurdish word for comrades.

The actor also played minor roles in Knight And Day and Old Dogs, according to the IMDb online entertainment database.

Michael Enright, left, a British actor who has had minor roles in Hollywood films, gives a thumbs up with Kurdish journalist Mohammed Hassan, right, as he holds his AK-47 and wears the Kurdish fighters military uniform after he joined them battling against the Islamic State group, at Tel Khenzeer village, near Ras el-Eyn town, northeast Syria. (Mohammed Hassan via AP )
Michael Enright, left, a British actor who has had minor roles in Hollywood films, gives a thumbs up with Kurdish journalist Mohammed Hassan, right, as he holds his AK-47 and wears the Kurdish fighters military uniform after he joined them battling against the Islamic State group, at Tel Khenzeer village, near Ras el-Eyn town, northeast Syria. (Mohammed Hassan via AP )

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