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Periklis Christoforides (1907 – 30 September 1983) was an Ottoman-born Greek film actor. He appeared in 122 films between 1929 and 1979. He was born in Trebizond, Ottoman Empire, and died in Thessaloniki, Greece, following a stroke. His body was flown to Athens on the day of his death and buried the next day.
The Ottoman Empire, historically known to its inhabitants and the Eastern world as Rome (Rûm), and known in Western Europe as the Turkish Empire or simply Turkey, was a state that controlled much of Southeast Europe, Western Asia and North Africa between the 14th and early 20th centuries. It was founded at the end of the 13th century in northwestern Anatolia in the town of Söğüt by the Oghuz Turkish tribal leader Osman I. Although initially the dynasty was of Turkic origin, it was thoroughly Persianised in terms of language, culture, literature and habits. After 1354, the Ottomans crossed into Europe, and with the conquest of the Balkans, the Ottoman beylik was transformed into a transcontinental empire. The Ottomans ended the Byzantine Empire with the 1453 conquest of Constantinople by Mehmed the Conqueror.
Trabzon, historically known as Trebizond, is a city on the Black Sea coast of northeastern Turkey and the capital of Trabzon Province. Trabzon, located on the historical Silk Road, became a melting pot of religions, languages and culture for centuries and a trade gateway to Persia in the southeast and the Caucasus to the northeast. The Venetian and Genoese merchants paid visits to Trebizond during the medieval period and sold silk, linen and woolen fabric. Both republics had merchant colonies within the city – Leonkastron and the former 'Venetian castle – that played a role to Trebizond similar to the one Galata played to Constantinople. Trabzon formed the basis of several states in its long history and was the capital city of the Empire of Trebizond between 1204 and 1461. During the early modern period, Trabzon, because of the importance of its port, again became a focal point of trade to Persia and the Caucasus.
Thessaloniki, also known as Thessalonica, Saloniki or Salonica, is the second-largest city in Greece, with over 1 million inhabitants in its metropolitan area, and the capital of Greek Macedonia, the administrative region of Central Macedonia and the Decentralized Administration of Macedonia and Thrace. It is also known in Greek as η Συμπρωτεύουσα, literally "the co-capital", a reference to its historical status as the Συμβασιλεύουσα (Symvasilévousa) or "co-reigning" city of the Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Empire, alongside Constantinople.
Madame X is a 1954 Greek drama film directed by Orestis Laskos. It is based on the 1908 play Madame X by French playwright Alexandre Bisson (1848-1912).
The Fortune Teller is a 1956 Greek comedy film directed by Alekos Sakellarios.
The Girl from Corfu is a 1956 Greek comedy film directed by Yannis Petropoulakis. It was entered into the 7th Berlin International Film Festival.
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Michael Cacoyannis was a Greek Cypriot filmmaker, best known for his 1964 film Zorba the Greek. He directed the 1983 Broadway revival of the musical based on the film. Much of his work was rooted in classical texts, especially those of the Greek tragedian Euripides. He was nominated for an Academy Award five times, a record for any Cypriot film artist. He received Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Film nominations for Zorba the Greek, and two nominations in the Foreign Language Film category for Electra and Iphigenia.
William Castle was an American film director, producer, screenwriter, and actor.
Lionel Charles Jeffries was an English actor, director and screenwriter. He appeared primarily in films and received a Golden Globe Award nomination during his acting career.
Bryan Forbes CBE was an English film director, screenwriter, film producer, actor and novelist, described as a "Renaissance man" and "one of the most important figures in the British film industry". He directed the film The Stepford Wives (1975) and wrote and directed several other critically acclaimed films, including Whistle Down the Wind (1961), Séance on a Wet Afternoon (1964), and King Rat (1965). He also scripted several films directed by others, such as The League of Gentlemen (1960), The Angry Silence (1960) and Only Two Can Play (1962).
Thanasis Veggos was a Greek actor and director born in Neo Faliro, Piraeus. He performed in around 130 films, predominantly comedies in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, starring in more than 50 among them. He is considered one of the best Greek comedy actors of all time. His famous comedic catchphrase was "Καλέ µου άνθρωπε".
Dimitris Horn was a Greek theatrical and film performer of modern times.
Charles Friedman Haas was an American film and television director.
John Qualen was a Canadian-American character actor of Norwegian heritage who specialized in Scandinavian roles.
Lawrence Michael Andrew Goodliffe was an English actor known for playing suave roles such as doctors, lawyers and army officers. He was also sometimes cast in working class parts.
David Mervyn Johns was a Welsh film and television character actor who became a star of British films during World War II. In the postwar era, he worked frequently at Ealing Studios.
Walter Lassally was a German-born British-Greek cinematographer. He won the Academy Award for Best Cinematography in 1965 for the film Zorba the Greek.
Ted Post was an American director of film and television. Highly prolific, Post directed numerous episodes of well-known television series including Rawhide, Gunsmoke, and The Twilight Zone as well as blockbuster films such as Beneath the Planet of the Apes and Magnum Force.
Vasilis Avlonitis was one of the most famous old-school Greek comedians. He performed in numerous films and stage productions in the mid to late 1900s.
Paul Sylbert was an American Academy Award-winning production designer, art director, and set designer who directed on occasion.
Ebbe Langberg was a Danish actor and film director. He appeared in 45 films between 1946 and 1988.
Walter Rilla was a German film actor of Jewish descent. He appeared in more than 130 films between 1922 and 1977. He was born in Neunkirchen, Germany and died in Rosenheim, Germany.
Rolf Olsen was a German actor, screenwriter and film director. He appeared in 60 films between 1949 and 1990. He also wrote for 51 films and directed a further 33 between 1947 and 1990. He was born in Vienna, Austria and died in Munich, Germany.
Takis Christoforidis was a Greek actor and cousin of Periklis Christoforidis.
Voitheia! O Vengos faneros praktor 000 is a 1967 Greek spy comedy film directed by Thanasis Vengos, written by Napoleon Eleftheriou, and Nikos Tsiforos, and starring Thanasis Vengos, Zannino, Dimitris Nikolaidis, and Antonis Papadopoulos. The film was shot in black-and-white.
Thou-Vou falakros praktor, epiheirisis "Yis Mathiam" is a 1969 Greek spy comedy film directed by Thanasis Vengos, written by Giorgos Lazaridis, and starring Thanasis Vengos, Zannino, and Antonis Papadopoulos. The film was shot in black-and-white.