“Lord of the Rings” star Andy Serkis is coming to MEFCC 2023 in Abu Dhabi.


Meet Hollywood stars, A-listers coming to Abu Dhabi for MEFCC

Returning for its 11th edition to celebrate movies, TV, comics, art, and gaming in UAE, the “region’s largest pop culture festival” is coming back to town!

The Middle East Film & Comic Con 2023 (MEFCC) will be “bigger and bolder” because it won’t just offer fans anime workshops and expositions but the chance to meet famous, accomplished, and best-loved examples in motion pictures.

It will be a three-day extravaganza from March 3 to 5 and will take place at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). Like other festivals, one of the most exciting parts is to meet and greet the line-up of various Hollywood stars attending the event, and MEFCC 2023 has revealed the first set of celebrity guests.

Here’s the line-up of Hollywood stars in MEFCC 2023:


Andy Serkis

Famous for his motion-capture performances in blockbuster films like the Planet of the Apes, and The Hobbit, the British actor, writer, and filmmaker, Andy Serkis confirmed his attendance for this year’s MEFCC.

He is one of the “highest-grossing actors of all time” and is known for being involved in triple-A franchise blockbusters like Batman, The Lord of the Rings, Planet of Apes, Star Wars, Marvels, The Avengers, and Venom.


Matt Smith

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One of the greatest incarnations of Doctor Who and the menacing anti-hero in House of the Dragon will thrill fans as Matt Smith is coming to MEFCC.


Zach Aguilar

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If you are a fan of the famous Japanese manga series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, meet the voice behind the main protagonist Tanjiro Kamado, Zach Aguilar.

Zach Aguilar is a Los Angeles-based voice actor best known for his roles as Tanjiro Kamado in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Aether in Genshin Impact, Byleth in Fire Emblem: Three Houses/Super Smash Bros, and Calem in Pokemon Masters.


Paige O’Hara

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Meet the American actress and singer who voiced Belle in the “Oscar-winning Disney film classic” Beauty and the Beast, Paige O’Hara.


Christopher Sabat

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All pop-culture nerds would be dying to attend the MEFCC now that Christopher Sabat schedules to join the event.

Christopher Sabat is the voice artist behind Vegeta, Yamacha, Mr. Popo, Kami, and Piccolo of one of “the most successful manga and anime series of all time,” Dragon Ball.


Anthony Daniels

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Anakin Skywalker must be so proud as C-3PO will come to visit Abu Dhabi!

Anthony Daniel is a famous actor best known for his portrayal as C-3PO and Obi-Wan Kenobi in one of “the highest-grossing media franchises,” Star Wars. He is also the voice of “Legolas” in The Lord of the Rings.

Mike and Patty Peraza

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The married Disney Master Artists, famous for their combined filmography of animated movies like The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Anastasia, and Duck Tales, have plans to pack and join too!

The countdown to MEFCC 2023 is on, and surely more celebrity guests are still left to be confirmed.


Joining the celebrity guests in MEFCC 2023 is the UAE star and Emirati countertenor, Alira.

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Organizers confirmed to that the Emirate singer would perform a mini-concert on March 5.

With Alira’s unique musical talent as a male soprano who can sing on high notes, it will surely be another unforgettable MEFCC. RZSP/Expat Media

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