Dimitris Nikolaidis

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Dimitris Nikolaidis
Δημήτρης Νικολαΐδης
Born1922
DiedJanuary 1993 (aged 7071)
Athens, Greece
Occupationactor

Dimitris Nikolaidis (Greek : Δημήτρης Νικολαΐδης; 1922 – 21 January 1993) was a Greek actor.

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Career

He was born in 1922 in Asia Minor and died on January 1993. His journey of life began on a ship that headed from Constantinople (now Istanbul) to Piraeus, between them two youngsters, Eftalia and Nikos. His family moved to Greece to escape the Turkish raids. During his transfer trip, his father got sick.

The family settled in Athens as the father's sickness did not retreat (the problem was mainly genetic as from the father's organism that shook an enzyme, it cleand the blood without knowing that revived the body). He died soon after at Sotiria hospital from galloping pneumonia. Nine days earlier Dimitris was born.

From his young age he loved sports even track and field. He was a good student which he was one of the 30 children that passed with scholarship from the Experimental School in Kolonaki which it was the greatest school in Athens on Skoufa(s) St(r).

During the enemy occupation he had work and power in resistance. In 1942 Khun ( or Coon) ran the Art Theatre with a company that used students that included himself. It had a debut in 1944 with his student Alekos Solomos O Teleftaios Asprokorakas

He participated in Mrs Katerina's company in 1945 in which he stayed until 1949 ; he later went on with Vasilis Logothetidis with a play by Alekos Sakellarios. For four years, he played with other companies and in 1954 returned again to act with Logothetidis for three years in films not only with as Logothetidis' character.

He met his wife Souli Sabah, a friend of Ilia Livykou, in Athens after the trip that Souli made in Egypt which she stayed (a year before she welcomed to the company) and a month later, recognized on September 15, 1955.

In film, he made his first movie The Girl From the Neighbourhood in 1954 with Smaroula Giouli, Giorgos Fountas, Orestis Makris, etc. He also played in international roles including America, America by Elia Kazan. He played in 80 movies.

In the summer of 1965, he played and directed his first theatrical play at the Minoa Theatre Mia Pentaras Niata (Μια Πεντάρας Νιάτα) by Pretenteris-Gialamas which was successful. That was his beginning. Without directing, he appeared several times as an actor in theatrical play Oute gata oute zimia (No Cats, Not Even a Damage) by Alekos Sakellarios-Giannakopoulos Agapi mou Paliogria (Αγάπη Μου Παλιόγρια) with Paul Vassiliadis - Lakis Michailidis, etc.

His last role on stage was in 1980 in I erotiarides by Vasos Andrianos.

He worked with several stars including Elli Lambeti, Tzeni Karezi, Lambros Konstantaras, Costas Voutsas, etc.

On the small screen, from his great success are Ekeines kai Ego with Lambros Konstantaras. He still liked his friend and fellow actor and theatrical writer Kostas Pretenteris. Together appeared in O Thyroros which he played a Bulldozer.

In films, he directed only one movie, a comedy, called I gynaika mou trellathike with Mairi Aroni and Lambros Konstantaras.

His wife was Souli Sabah (or Sambach) (born 1931 in Cairo), an actress and director. They directed on YENED with a serial Ekeines ki ego with Lambros Konstantaras.

Filmography

YearFilmTransliteration and translationRole
1954 The Girl From the Neighbourhood 'Το κορίτσι της γειτονιάς
To koritsi tis geitonias
Didis
1959 Pos pernoun i pandremeni Πώς περνούν οι παντρεμένοιSotos
1959 Na petheros na malama Να πεθερός να μάλαμαMenelaos
1960 Nights in Miramare Νύχτες στο Μιραμάρε
Nychtes sto Miramare
director
1960 Egklima sta paraskinia Έγκλημα στα παρασκήνια-
1961 Ziteitai pseftis Ζητείται ψεύτηςPanagis Dervissis
1961 Poia einai i Margarita Ποια είναι η Μαργαρίτα'
Who is Margarita
Georges
1961 O palikaras Ο παλικαράςDetective X
1961 The Smart Bird Το έξυπνο πουλί
To exipno pouli
Filotas
1961 Exo oi kleftes Έξω οι κλέφτες
Get the Thieves Out
Mr. Petsomenos
1961 Eftyhos trelathika Ευτυχώς τρελάθηκαa psychiatrist
1962 Zito i trela Ζήτω η τρέλαLeon Karfis
1963 Polytehnitis kai erimospitis Πολυτεχνίτης κι ερημοσπίτηςTheodoros
1963 Chtypokardia sto thranio Χτυποκάρδια στο θρανίοa professor
1963 O Giannis ta 'kane thalassa Ο Γιάννης τα 'κανε θάλασσαa doctor
1964 I Will Make You Queen Θα σε κάνω βασίλισσα
Tha se kano vasilissa
Nikos
1964 Prodossia Προδοσία-
1964 Despoinis diefthyntis Δεσποινίς διευθυντήςCaptain Gelebourdezos
1965 Gie mou gie mou Υιέ μου υιέ μου-
1966 Ispraktor 007 Εισπράκτωρ 007Telis
1967 Otan ta psaria vgikan sti steria Όταν τα ψάρια βγήκαν στη στεριάa dentist
1968 Kapetan fantis bastouni Καπετάν φάντης μπαστούνιZissis
1968 O tzanabettis Ο τζαναμπέτηςSavvas (Vavvas) Fotinos
1969 O paramythas Ο παραμυθάςa psychiatrist
1970 O pehnidiaris Ο παιχνιδιάρηςMember Bastounas
1971 Efoplistis me to zori Εφοπλιστής με το ζόριManolis Karnezis
1972 I Rena einai offsaint Η Ρένα είναι οφσάιντ
Rena is Offside
Antonis
1973 A Taste of Greece Γεύση από Ελλάδα
Gefsi apo Ellada
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