BEST GREEK ACTORS AND ACTRESSES

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Ellie Lambeti
She studied theatre at Marika Kotopouli's drama school. She worked with Karolos Koun Art Theatre. She played at "Blood Wedding" (Federico García Lorca) and "The glass Menagerie" (Tennessee Williams) in the late forties. She also worked with Mrs Katerina (famous Greek actress at that time) and with Costas Moussouris's group in the early fifties...
“ great theatre actress and lead actress of Michael Cacoyannis ” - alx_konstantinou
 
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Melina Mercouri
Melina Mercouri was born in Athens, Greece on October 18, 1920. An early woman activist, she was elected to the Greek Parliament in 1977. Later Miss Mercouri was to become the first woman to hold a Senior cabinet post "Minister of Culture" in the Greek government. In 1971 she wrote her autobiography...
 
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Dionysis Papagiannopoulos
Dionyssis Papayannopoulos was born in 1912, in Diakofto, Greece. He studied at the Drama School of the National Theater of Greece, where he made his stage debut in 1938, appearing (as the Knight) in Shakespeare's "King Lear". During the next two decades he collaborated with many prestigious stage groups...
 
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Dimitris Horn
Dimitris Horn was born in 1921, in Athens, Greece. His father was Pantelis Horn, a well-known Greek playwright. He studied at the Drama School of the National Theater of Greece, where he made his stage debut in 1941. He collaborated with the National Theater many times in his career, but also made personal stage groups with famous actors...
 
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Dinos Iliopoulos
Born in 1913 (or 1915, according to some sources), in Alexandria, Egypt, but raised in Marseille, France. His family moved in Athens in 1935. He studied acting at the Drama School of Giannoulis Sarantidis and made his stage debut in a 1944 Athens production of Leo Lenz's "Lady I Love You." In 1946...
 
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Mairi Hronopoulou
Mary Chronopoulou was born in 1933, in Athens, Greece. She studied at the Drama School of the Greek National Theater, where she made her stage debut in 1953 as a member of the Chorus in Euripides' "Hippolytus". She had a fruitful theatrical career, appearing in many plays, like Lillian Hellmann's "The Little Foxes" (as Regina)...
 
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Manos Katrakis
Katrakis was born in Kissamos, Chania, Crete. He was the youngest of the five children of the merchant Charalambos Katrakis merchant and his wife Irini. In 1919 the family moved to Athens, where Manos, who had almost no acting experience, first appeared in theatrical scene. He made his debut aged just 18 years...
 
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Alekos Alexandrakis
Actor, Stella
Alekos Alexandrakis was born in 1928, in Athens, Greece. He studied at the Drama School of the Greek National Theater and made his stage debut in a 1949 Athens production of Daphne Du Maurier's "Autumn Tide". He soon became one of the best actors of his generation, appearing in Euripides' "Hippolytus" (title role)...
 
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Kostas Voutsas
Kostas Voutsas was born in Athens, in 1931. He studied at the Drama School of the Macedonian Conservatory of Thessaloniki and made his stage and screen debut in 1953. His breakthrough came in 1961, when Giannis Dalianidis gave him a key part in his phenomenally successful youth melodrama The Decline...
 
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Thanos Samaras
Trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Before drama school, he studied Art & Design at London Guildhall University and was working towards a bachelor's degree in Architecture, only to drop out upon getting accepted at RADA. He later attended the Stella Adler Conservatory in New York...
 
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Angeliki Papoulia
Actress, Kynodontas
She graduated from the theater school of "Empros" theater in 2000. She is a founded member of the "blitz" theater group (2004) and within this group she writes, directs and acts in their plays. She also has taken part in numerous successful films such as "Dog tooth" (winning in Cannes Festival "Un Certain Regard"...